We pay homage to Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar by building model kits based on the practical miniatures used in the film’s production. Frank and Norm each make a Ranger spaceship, showing painting, masking, and weathering for this scale model.
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.
Welcome to PROJECTIONS, a new show about the latest in virtual and augmented reality. This inaugural episode kicks off with a discussion of depth in VR games, an exclusive hands-on preview of The Mage’s Tale, and a spotlight on the rEvolve accessory prototype for the HTC Vive. Let us know what you think, and what you’d like to see in future episodes!
While in the prepping stages for their next collaboration, the Bits to Atoms team meets up to dissect a past personal project. Jeremy shares his mini Pinball Cabinet, which he built with a custom board to illuminate and animate like its life-size counterpart. Here’s how he designed it!
Tested’s Sean Charlesworth steps in to join Simone and Angus to tackle the LEGO Excavator set–finally, progress! But even Sean isn’t prepared for the level of LEGO geekery that Angus brings to the build table.
We’re all recording remotely this week as Adam begins his nationwide tour of the Brain Candy stage show! Adam talks about the process of scripting, blocking, and rehearsing the show, working with Michael Stevens, and a big milestone for his kids. Plus, we discuss some recent films we’ve seen! (We’ll hope to have video next week!)
Adam, Simone, and guest Angus MacLane wrap up the Yellow Submarine in this week’s fun-filled build, while geeking out on LEGO and animation. Next up, the Excavator!
Look what’s arrived at the Tested office from New Zealand! Our friends at Weta Workshop sent us a prototype of their upcoming GKR: Heavy Hitters tabletop game, featuring awesome miniature robots designed at Weta’s collectibles workshop. We check out the pieces and give an overview of the game, which is being launched as a Kickstarter campaign.