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The Chemistry of Death 

Floor Effects

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Based on Simon Beckett’s best-selling novels, crime drama, The Chemistry of Death, follows forensic anthropologist, David Hunter, reluctantly assisting the police with a series of murders in Norfolk and on a remote Scottish Island.

Project Details 

Artem provided standby effects to the production – having bases in both West London and Glasgow proved a significant advantage in dealing with filming locations so far apart.

Our standby effects team created extreme storm conditions throughout the Scottish section of the shoot.

Safe, controllable car burns are a regular request for drama series.

Interior shot of the burning car. Controllable gas flame effect.

An interior explosion caused a cottage roof and door to collapse.

Woodland atmospherics created with layflat smoke set-ups.

Layflat smoke set-up.

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And also... 

Clinic fire effect achieved through controllable gas flames. The camera is shooting from behind the cast member playing the fireman, through the window. An Artem technician is hiding from shot in the foreground.

Artem also provided a stabbing blood rig and prop knife.

The Chemistry of Death was released in January 2023 and is available to stream directly on Paramout+ or via AppleTV.

See the trailer here.

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