Artem Case Studies

Virgin TiVo Smuggler

Artem were approached by Virgin Media to create a 3ft long silicone salmon for their new TivO adverts, starring Richard Branson and David Tennant. 

This was a quick, but fun job, starting with a giant Atlantic salmon being delivered to us to take a life cast from.  The fish was cast with a silicone skin and a foam core, making it lightweight as the brief called for it to be swung around a lot in shot!

It was painted by Laura, one of our special efects technicians, with specialist silicone and oil paints to replicate the shiny, wet texture of a salmon, paying careful attention to the mix of dark blues, greens, greys, pearl and pink colours of its skin. You can now see our salmon on Virgin Media's new TiVo advert with David Tennant using it as a formidable weapon!

You can see the ad here.

  • Commercials
  • Animation & Puppets
  • Sculpture
  • GRP & Composite processes
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