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.
When Adam Savage visited Peter Jackson's collection of cinema props, costumes, and artifacts, they opened up legendary Hollywood make-up artist John Chambers' CIA make-up and prosthetics kit. Chambers supposedly used kits like this to help the CIA disguise its agents!
When Adam Savage visited Peter Jackson's collection of film props, costumes, and artifacts, they examined the original stop-motion armature from the original 1933 film. Adam and Peter talk about this prized prop and its role in Hollywood special effects history.
Earlier this year, we visited Peter Jackson's cave--his collection of movie props, costumes, and cinema artifacts that inspire his filmmaking. Here are some photos from our visit, which let us get up close with iconic movie characters and the practical props, puppets, production ephemera and that made up their worlds.
Earlier this year, Adam Savage visited Peter Jackson in his cave--his world-class collection of props, costumes, and cinema artifacts that inspired him as a young filmmaker and continue to inspire him. Adam and Peter examine a prop you may recognize: the faceplate for the Hal 9000 computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey.