Bill of Punished Props Academy shares a few of his favorite things from 2018, including a Destiny figure, Sea of Thieves art book, foam for cosplay fabrication, and his new favorite lens for making videos!
With Adam on the road for his holiday break, we welcome special guest Ariel Waldman–host of our Offworld show–on the podcast this week to hear about her recent monthlong trip to Antarctica. Will and Norm have so many questions about what life is like living at McMurdo station, and Ariel’s stories do not disappoint. Enjoy this bonus end-of-year episode, and have a Merry Christmas and happy holidays, everyone!
Tested producer Joey shares his favorite things of the year, including LED lights for production, handy elastic ties for fixing odds and ends, his new video editing keyboard, and tabletop board game picks!
To wrap up the year, we present our annual tradition of sharing our favorite things from the year, including gear tested, tools discovered, and projects completed. Norm kicks things off with recommendations for a new shop tool, interesting camera tech, and favorite garage kits of the year!
For our last episode of Projections for the year, we review Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders, Weta Gameshop’s impressive augmented reality action game. Plus, we take a look at another new Magic Leap experience, Luna: Moondust Garden, and its approach to storytelling in augmented reality.
The gang can’t stop gushing about the new Spider-Man film as we dive into a deep review of Into the Spider-Verse, (first spoiler-free, then full-on spoilers!). Plus, we talk about the latest in pop culture, technology news, and the regrettable demise of Star Wars Sphero toys. It’s the last podcast of the year from the office!
Adam puts together the very complex and intricate assembly of 3D printed and machined parts for his NASA ACES spacesuit helmet replica. This helmet includes contributions from multiple makers, including The Broken Nerd, Punished Props, and Shawn Thorsson. And as is sometimes the case with a One Day Build, this build isn’t without its complications.
Joey tests the Tilta Nucleus-Nano, a wireless follow focus system for controlling the lens on his Panasonic GH5 camera. This lens control system was made to work with Tilta’s handheld gimbal rig, and Joey explains how he would use this kind of lens control system in a professional production, and why the price for this wireless follow focus is noteworthy.
Adam Reedman asked Adam, “If money, time, etc. weren’t a factor, which full-size working prop would you want to make?” Here’s Adam’s answer!