With the warm-up build completed, Adam takes on assembly duties as Norm and Simone tackle knolling and sub-assemblies. I think we’re starting to get good at this!
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.
For our last podcast of 2016, we present our Spoilercast discussion of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story! As always, we start off with spoiler-free discussion about a bunch of new films, but then dive deep into the new Star Wars film. Plus, Adam shares what might be his favorite film of the year!
To kick off the new season of LEGO with Friends, we’re starting an ambitious Technic build! Adam, Simone, and Norm break open the box and start sorting through the 3,900 pieces of this Bucket Wheel Excavator set!
Adam Savage and the team at Tested go backstage at The Lion King during its run in San Francisco! We visit the musical’s puppet shop, where puppet supervisor Michael Reilly walks us through the numerous intricate and varied puppets and masks used in the performance and shows us how they’re maintained in his traveling workshop!
Shot and edited by Joey Fameli
Production coordinated by Kristen Lomasney
Music by Jinglepunks
Our video producer Joey tests and reviews the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera, giving you a behind-the-scenes look at how he’s used this small formfactor camera for a variety of Tested shoots, and its post-production workflow. Here’s how we used the BMMCC for timelapses, mounting in vehicles, and even on extended trips abroad.
Additional Camera Testing Burke Doeren
Review Shot and Edited by Burke Doeren
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.
In Tested’s trip to New Zealand earlier this year, Adam stopped by Weta Workshop to meet Peter Lyon, Weta’s Master Swordsmith. Spending a day with Peter, Adam learns how the armorist designed and created the swords for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films, and learns swordmaking to fabricate his own Strider-inspried blade!
South by South Lawn was a gathering of artists, entrepreneurs, thinkers, and makers at The White House to share ideas, art, and action. And at the event, Adam chats with world-renowned chef José Andrés to learn how clean cookstoves and fuels like GoSun’s solar-powered cookers are one way to fight hunger and poverty around the world.