Join Us for Our Monthly Lecture & Industry Networking
FREE for All IMIS Members (not a member? find out how to become one here)
£8.00 for Non-Members
£6.00 for Streaming Access ONLY
Come join us as Mike Kelt, CEO of Artem, the UK’s largest permanent physical SFX company, will talk about the physical SFX industry. He will:
- Discussion of how Special FX has changed
- Show how new technology has revolutionised the business
- Demonstrate specific examples of recent work, particularly in pyrotechnics
- During the talk there will be a few demonstrations, and the need for a couple of volunteers!
Don’t Miss the Chance to Meet with Others in Industry and Learn More about Special FX!
Artem was founded in 1988, mainly working on TV physical effects and commercials. The company grew fast, doubling its workshop space within a few years. Outgrowing their facilities, Artem moved into a purpose-built designed building of 18,000sqft on a local vacant site and opened shop in Glasgow a few years after that, to attract work to Scotland, and service the northern areas of England.
The company now work on a wide variety of projects across a range of business sectors. From museums and exhibitions, to live events such as the current ‘Take That’ tour or the 2012 Olympic ceremonies, feature films to TV drama and commercials.
Film Credits Include:
- In the Heart of the Sea
- Hot Fuzz
- X-Men: First Class
- The Da Vinci Code
- The Brothers Grimm
- Batman Begins
- Reing of Fire
6:30pm (BST) – Pre-Event Networking
7:00pm (BST) – Presentation Begin
7:45pm (BST) – Break
8:00pm (BST) – Interview/Q&A
8:30pm (BST) – Event Wraps Up/Networking
Regent Street Cinema
309 Regent Street
Bryan currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the International Moving Image Society (IMIS). Before coming to the UK in 2012, Bryan grew up in the mid-west US where he learned of his passion for telling interesting and inspiring stories. He has a desire to pass on the knowledge he has to anyone looking to further their skills or enter the industry.