Adam welcomes costume makers Kevin Gossett and Rob Fitch to the cave for the unveiling of his newest cosplay: Captain America’s stealth suit from The Winter Soldier! Adam, Kevin, and Rob discuss the challenges in replicating the fabric and pattern for this suit, and why it’s one of their favorites from the MCU. Be sure to check out Kevin and Rob’s other amazing costume work!
At the San Francisco production of Hamilton, Adam Savage goes backstage with cast member Rick Negron (King George), visiting the wig and makeup room and learning what it takes to put on this amazing show every night. Find tickets for Hamilton in San Francisco here.
Norm and Kishore complete the duocast trifecta in this big news week! We discuss the surprise announcement of Disney’s new CEO, trends from New York Toy Fair, the next Xbox’s technical specs, Tesla Model Y deliveries, and Facebook acquisition of a major VR game developer. Plus, we dive into Picard episode 5 spoilers and reveals at the end of the show!
One of Adam’s favorite objects in the cave is his life-size T-Rex skull, which hangs above the shop’s pool table. He’s long wanted to hide a fitted lamp inside that skull, which is today’s One Day Build! This project falls into the category of quick and dirty builds that allows Adam to work fast and cut a few corners to get the results he wants as efficiently as possible!
You know those little square black power transformers that come with nearly every new electronic you get? We call them “Wall Warts”. The problem is that they often don’t have written down on them which device it charges. That’s why every single new adapter that comes into Adam’s house gets a small label made for it, describing exactly what electronic thing it belongs to. These label makers can make very small labels (Adam puts his name on all camera equipment in unobtrusive spots) or larger and colorful labels depending on the make and model you want to invest in.
In this Ask Adam, Adam answers McCauley Photography’s question about his arm tattoo (which is a ruler, if you haven’t noticed it). You can ask your own question in the comments section below or on social media (tagged #AskAdamSavage)!
In Toronto, Adam Savage tours Tim Barraball’s shop Acme FX, where many of the practical effects for The Expanse are produced. From electronics to metal-working to pyrotechnics to even RAIN and SNOW, Tim and his team do it all, and Adam is in heaven seeing what tools and materials they use to achieve their amazing special effects!
Adam brings out a few pieces from his prop archive, including set pieces and test casting from his days working at the ILM model shop. Each piece has its own story about how Adam fabricated it or how it ended up in his collection–little pieces of practical effects history.
Adam goes back stage on the San Francisco touring production of Hamilton to check out a few of the numerous hand and stage props used for the musical. The show’s prop master gives us an up-close look at some of the iconic objects from the show, from King George’s scepter to Hamilton’s dueling pistols!