Adam sits down for an insightful conversation with award-winning makeup and hair designer Lesley Vanderwalt on the set of Alien: Covenant.
Adam Savage steps into the Sound Recordist Ben Osmo's audio mixing truck on the set of Alien: Covenant to learn how environment and creature audio is used during filming to aid in actors' performances. Ben also shares the growls and roars of the new alien that appear in the film!
Joey tests and reviews the Fujinon MK 18-55 zoom lens, which is notable for its price as a entry-level cine lens. Using it on a variety of location shoots and Tested productions, Joey demonstrates how professional cinema lenses operate and perform differently than still photography lenses for video, and why you would want to use one on your camera.
Adam Savage explores the massive built sets of Alien: Covenant and chats with visual effects supervisor Neil Corbould about the resurgence of practical effects to complement cg effects in blockbuster filmmaking. Adam also gets up close with some familiar Alien universe props in the creature fabrication workshop!
Adam cannot contain his excitement as he visits the spacesuits shop on the production of Alien: Covenant! Meeting with costume designers Janty Yates and Michael Mooney, Adam tries on one of the amazing new spacesuits from the film and sits with Janty to discuss how design works with technology to make these suits possible.
We get a surprise package from our friends at Prop Store, previewing their auction of screen-used props and costumes from Terminator Genisys. Included is a sweet costume worn by John Connor, a remote detonator, and a very familiar photograph!
On the set of the upcoming Alien: Covenant, Adam Savage learns about the array of prop guns and knives used in filming by production armorist John Bowring! Adam then stops by the breakaway effects department to see how the various alien, human, and synthetic bloods and fluids are made and used to great effect on screen!
Adam loves wearing his Totoro cosplay at conventions, and is surprised to find another Totoro cosplayer at this year's Silicon Valley Comic Con (also coincidentally named Adam!) We get a look at Adam's extensive upgrades to his costume, and hit the floor in a double Totoro incognito!
Adam Savage visits the production of Alien: Covenant to learn how Ridley Scott and his creative collaborators bring us back into the Alien universe. In this first episode of our behind-the-scenes series, Adam tours the massive set of the Dreadnought as it's being built, painted, and weathered to life by the production team in preparation for filming!
For this year's Silicon Valley Comic Con, Adam goes incognito in one of his favorite cosplays--Chewbacca! This upgraded Chewie is a bit different than the Wookiee costume he wore a few years back, with a new bandolier, bowcaster, and mask. Plus, Adam rigs up an animitronic C-3PO to wear on his back, complete with custom dialogue!
Replica prop builder Nick Tierce is an unabashed fan of Disney's Tomorrowland, and has built a beautiful replica of the jetpack that George Clooney's character makes in the film. We chat with Nick about the process of piecing together his replica and why this prop and underappreciated film is so meaningful to him.