Adam Savage gets up close with the one-of-a-kind 3D-printed endoskeleton Weta Workshop made for the upcoming Ghost in the Shell. Chatting with Weta Workshop technician Jared Haley in the studio's 3D modeling room, Adam learns about the experimentation and prototyping necessary to make this gobsmackingly beautiful prop.
We go behind the scenes at Weta Workshop to learn how their costume fabricators made the unique silicone "Thermoptic" suit that Scarlett Johansson wears in the upcoming Ghost in the Shell. With Tested's own Danica wearing the costume, Adam Savage chats with costume technician Flo Foxworthy about the design and challenge of making this skin-toned practical suit!
Adam Savage visits Weta Workshop to get up close with some of the practical props the effects studio made for the upcoming film Ghost in the Shell. Weta Workshop's Richard Taylor shows Adam the mechanical geisha masks and animatronic puppets his team created, and how Weta Workshop used new fabrication and design technologies to make these props possible.
In September 2016, Adam Savage visited the Toronto set of Syfy's The Expanse, and spent some time with their talented prop master, Jim Murray, and Jason Ehl from Backbone Engineering. Here are some photos from that meeting.
At Weta Workshop, we stop by the mold and cast department, where artists make the prosthetic makeup applications that transform actors into elves, dwarves, and orcs. We meet Kim Docherty, senior prosthetics artist, who explains how a silicone prosthetic like a dwarf's nose is made from start to finish at the shop.
Adam Savage geeks out over model painting at Weta Workshop's paint department! Chatting with senior painter Jules German, Adam learns how the Weta Workshop artist creates the paint master for a scaled diorama from The Hobbit, as well as discussing tips and techniques for model makers of any skill level.
For the Fan-O-Rama live action Futurama short film, Cinema Relics used motion control technology for its Planet Express ship shots. We chat with the film's effects director to learn how their team heavily modified a model kit to adapt it for stop-motion filming!
While on the set of The Expanse, Adam talks to friend and showrunner Naren Shankar about the challenges of bringing a complicated sci-fi book series to television and the importance of maintaining diversity in the casting.
I'm a superfan of Syfy's The Expanse, so I was very excited to spend time on set to see how the show is made and to talk to the people responsible for creating its immersive world: the costumes, the props, the sets, the special effects. And now the special I filmed for Syfy is available for streaming!
Ever wonder what's it like to stand on the deck of a spaceship you'd WRITTEN into being? Superfan Adam visits the Toronto set of SyfY's The Expanse and chats with co-authors and producers Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck about the process of adapting the book series into the television show. Season 2 of The Expanse premieres Wednesday, Feb. 1 on Syfy.
We're beyond excited for this week's release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and to celebrate the occasion, Anovos sent us one of their beautiful fiberglass Death Trooper helmet replicas, made from scans of the original prop. We show off the helmet's accuracy with details to please the most obsessive prop collecting fans.