Artem Case Studies

Hackers United Artists

Hackers is a 1995 American cyberpunk thriller film directed by Iain Softley and starring Jonny Lee Miller and Angelina Jolie. Artem's team of creative designers were asked to create a 'fly through' model of the 'City of Text' - a futuristic cityscape representing the memory cache of a state of the art supercomputer.

Our team of special effects technicians created a complete model (approximately 15 metres by 7 metres), including the base, which had to be made from transparent acrylic sheet to allow for internal illumination. Vinyl masks covered the base with a circuit board pattern and lithe film transparencies were hand-animated to show scrolling text.

The motion control shoot involved multiple passes for each shot to build up the density of the final image with the complex animation.

  • Film
  • Mechanical Rigs
  • Models & Miniatures
  • Visual Effects Elements
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