Artem Case Studies
BMW Cones Carnage Films / FCB Inferno
"This was a challenging but thoroughly enjoyable project.The finished cones looked absolutely stunning and the shoot was great fun to do"
Shaun Donovan - Artem Supervisor and Designer
Agency: FCB Inferno
Production Company: Carnage Films
Director: Mark Jenkinson
The Mill in London provided a basic design for small mobile “cones”. CAD designer Colin Foster calculated the dimensions from the designs and created produced engineering drawings and toolpaths in SOLIDWORKS. These were output to our 3 axis CNC router to make patterns for vac-forming and our Objet 3D printer.
Sixteen “cones” were produced as separate parts to allow for ease of fabrication, finishing and servicing on the shoot. There were five vac-formed pieces and three 3D printed parts for each cone as well as LED lights, a small self-contained power supply and wheels
Six of the “cones” were radio controlled and had a bespoke chassis and a modified R/C car drive system and steering installed. The remaining cones were largely static or “pushed” in a straight line so just had the chassis and wheels installed. All of the “cones” were installed with 3.5m of high powered RGB LED light strips and reflectors to provide a stunning visual display. The lights could be changed from green to red by radio control on the mobile “cones” and by a simple switch on the static ones.
The “cones” were detailed with carbon fibre vinyl pieces designed in-house and cut on our vinyl cutter, and the vac formed cones finished in a 2 pack silver paint finish to achieve a beautiful metallic lustre.
- CNC Machining & 3D printing
- CAD CAM
- Electronic Design
- Mechanical Rigs
- Models & Miniatures
- Floor Effects