Bafta Scotland

Thursday 28 March

Creating the Impossible: The Olympian Task of Special Effects

Time: 18:30
Venue: Glasgow Grosvenor Cinema
Location: Glasgow

Artem Special Effects

Danny Boyle’s Olympic Opening Ceremony reflected the key themes and priorities of the London 2012 Games. Entitled Isles of Wonder, it was a ceremony designed 'for everyone'.

Mike Kelt is the CEO of Artem Special Effects, a physical special effects company, based in London and Glasgow, celebrating 25 years of designing and producing every special effect imaginable including prosthetics, pyrotechnics, models, miniatures, atmospherics, animatronics, special costume, mechanical rigs and puppets. Mike is an active Supervisor on TV and Film projects, including the current hit British film, Welcome To The Punch. He sits on the Board of UK Screen, the trade body for the Facilities sector, and on the British Screen Advisory Council.

This event will be followed by networking drinks in the Mezzanine area of Grosvenor Café Bar, in association with Creative Clyde.

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Mike Kelt will talk about how his company, Artem, was involved in a huge range of scenic props and effects for the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony; including the impressive molten metal and smoke effects of the industrial revolution, telescopic beds, an impossibly large child catcher, giant puppets, a flying house, and a 50m Octobus.

This event will be followed by networking drinks.