Mike Passes On His SFX Wisdom At The Into Film Festival And At Film Maltese Islands‹ Back to News


Somehow, amongst preparing for a big upcoming film shoot (which, between you and me, has involved rather a lot of loud explosion tests in our backlot), Artem's CEO Mike Kelt has been hopping about the UK and even flying out to Malta to pass on all his knowledge to the next generation of SFX makers.

Mike was invited by Film Maltese Islands, a further education centre for Film and TV training, to give masterclasses to a team of students. Alongside the talks that he gave, Mike led a number of practical sessions to give the students a range of hands-on experience. Here he is teaching about fire, wind, smoke and rain effects. 

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Since his return from Malta, Mike has recently also enjoyed giving talks in both London and Glasgow at this year's Into Film Festival, an educational charity that puts film at the heart of the educational and personal development of children and young people across the UK.

Deborah Lott, Producer at Into Films, said: 'Thank you so much for taking the time out and doing two amazing events for us during the Into Film Festival.  We've had great feedback from the schools and they loved seeing how all these effects are really done. Having people from the film industry come and talk to young people is invaluable and we couldn't hold these event if people like yourselves didn’t get involved. Thank you for taking time out of your very busy schedule, it was very much appreciated and I hope we can do more with you guys in the future. Artem ROCK!!'

It's always a pleasure to be invited to participate in such good causes, and we look forward to seeing all the fresh, new talent moving up into the film industry.