Returning to The Crystal Maze After 20 Years – The Challenges and How We Overcame Them


There’s been a tremendous amount of excitement building up over the last few months around the new immersive experience in central London: the reincarnation of The Crystal Maze, which – who could forget it? – first appeared as a weekly gameshow on Channel 4 in the 90s.  The gameshow saw competing teams being guided through various fantasy adventure zones, where their phys...


Bringing Visual Merchandising to Life - Some Options For the Brave!


How often is the design/concept stage of a project interrupted by the thought that something would be expensive, or too complicated, or not possible in the time?  Visual display need not be static, and with the boundaries blurring in the media generally, why not import a bit of the razzmatazz of film-making into the retail environment? This March, Artem’s CEO Mike Kelt was invited to...


Controlling the Weather: Mike Kelt on Opening Episode of 'Too Much TV'


It’s not every day that you get to stomp about in the rain, dance around in the snow, get lost in the fog and blown off your feet by the wind. And yet – controlling the weather is just one of the wide range of things we like to do here at Artem. We recently provided weather effects for the current series of Call the Midwife, for example. It’s always a pleasure welcoming v...