Guests arrived at the Artem headquarters for an evening showcasing the award-winning company's physical special effects, from pyrotechnics to atmospherics. Artem was part of the opening and closing ceremonies at the 2012 Olympics and Paralymics in London.
A game guest--dressed in a specially rigged jacket--takes a bullet for the team. Artem awarded a prize for Best Stunt Death.
Other guests have the fun of taking on fake wounds.
And the chilling result!
A lucky few participants went home with their very own face casts, made by the prosthetics division, as well as some gruesome bruises.
A closer look at the process.
The Artem team shows its explosive side. The Artem arsenal includes smoke guns and wind machines.
A guest approves!
And the grand finale: The total destruction of a staff member’s car, which was flipped over in the course of the explosion.
London-based special effects producer Artem treats guests to an explosive evening, showcasing the company's FX prowess. Photos by Alex Nightingale Smith.
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