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    Adam Savage Meets Aardman Animations' Puppets!

    A special visit to the cave this week as two friends from Aardman Animations visit Adam and bring along some of their amazing stop-motion animation puppets! Jimmy and Gary work at Aardman's model shop, and show Adam the intricate details that go into each puppet. Plus, a surprise for Adam!

    Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Bear Costume!

    We timewarp back to the week before Comic-Con for this One Day Build, in which Adam builds the head for his grizzly bear costume! Adam explains how he sketched out the design for the character, how he experimented with its forms, and how the suit comes together. But the head is the most important part!

    Adam Savage as Kylo Ren Incognito at Comic-Con 2016!

    For this Comic-Con incognito walk through the show floor, Adam does something different and gets suited up from a booth in the exhibit hall. Dressed as Kylo Ren (costume by Anovos), he ventures out to meet other Star Wars cosplayers and visits the Lucasfilm booth to see some collectibles up close.

    Adam Savage Incognito as a Bear at Comic-Con 2016!

    It's time for Adam's Incognito walk through San Diego Comic-Con! This year, Adam's costume is a creature of his own creation--a bear suit that's more realistic than cartoonish. But he also couldn't help making it pop-culture related, so he made it inspired by the Leonardo DiCaprio film, The Revenant, complete with a Leo prop!

    Adam Savage's Star Trek Beyond Costume

    Adam and Norm geek out over the new Star Trek Beyond uniform and pick out the differences from the past films in the franchise. Here are some close-up details for replica costume makers to scrutinize, including what's behind the seams. Adam of course tries it on!

    Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Kylo Ren's Costume Gorget!

    Sewing is the focus of this week's One Day Build, as Adam works on a piece of his in-progress Kylo Ren cosplay by making the costume's gorget. Adam talks about finding the reference and design for this neck piece, demonstrates patterning, and gets to work at his sewing station!

    Ask Adam Anything #11: On Sketching

    This week, Adam answers a question about how he uses sketching to aid in the planning of his projects, and how sketching is different than drawing schematics and blueprinting. If you have a question or something you want to share with Adam, post in the comments below!

    Inside Adam Savage's Cave: Prop Shop Kylo Ren Helmet

    Adam adds a new prop replica to his collection: Kylo Ren's helmet from Star Wars: The Force Awakens! This is actually Adam's second Kylo Ren helmet--he has a modified Black Series Voice Changer helmet and now this high-end model by Prop Shop. We examine the prop to admire its fabrication and detail.

    Ask Adam Anything #10: Organizing Research Reference

    Adam answers a question about how he collects and organizes reference images and data for his many projects on his laptop. His database of research material is massive! If you have a question or something you want to share with Adam, post in the comments below!

    Adam Savage's Maker Faire 2016 Talk!

    It's been called the Maker Faire Sermon, but you know it as Adam's annual talk at the Maker Faire festival. This year, Adam spoke on a mechanical giraffe, sharing stories about his recent visits to maker spaces around the country, bouts of self-doubt, and his mission going forward. Plus, some great questions from the crowd!

    Adam Savage's Large Vacuum Forming Machine

    Adam wipes the dust off of his old large vacuum forming machine and uses it for an ongoing Apollo spacesuit project! Here's a primer on vacuum forming and how it's been used in special effects and prop-making. Adam's machine has a few quirks, so let's see how it performs!

    Ask Adam Anything #9: Working Music

    This week, Adam answers a question about what music he listens to in the cave while he's working on projects. Adam digs up his current favorite playlist and runs through some of his favorite songs and artists. If you have a question or something you want to share with Adam, post in the comments below! (Music recommendations as well.) We'll be back next week!

    Premium: Adam Savage in Conversation with Neill Blomkamp

    Along with the Alamo Drafthouse theater in San Francisco, we hosted a screening of one of our favorite films: District 9. After the screening, Adam interviewed director Neill Blomkamp on stage to talk about the making of the film, his design aesthetic, and what kind of projects he's interested in working on. (This full interview is available for the Tested Premium Member community now, and will be released later on YouTube. If you haven't joined the Tested Premium Member community, you can do so right here.)