For the first season of The Mandalorian, ILM went back to their roots to make a scale miniature of the Razor Crest ship and filmed it with a custom-designed and machined motion control camera system. Adam Savage chats with his former colleagues--Visual Effects Supervisor John Knoll and veteren modelmaker John Goodson--to learn how they revived this classic Star Wars filming technology and what it brought to the look of the show.
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!
How do you make dangerous scenes safe, especially where zero gravity is involved? Adam Savage chats with stunt coordinator Matt Birman, who has worked on the Expanse since day one, about the challenges of balancing story, location, safety and expense. Watch The Expanse seasons 1 through 4 on Amazon Video.
The Expanse takes its characters outdoors in season 4. Adam Savage speaks to costume designer Joanne Hansen about the modifications she and her team made not only to accommodate story, but also the actual harsh conditions the actors faced while filming. Plus, a spotlight on Chrisjen Avasarala's AMAZING clothes! Watch The Expanse seasons 1 through 4 on Amazon Video.
Viewers of The Expanse know well the Savage Industries storyline, introduced in season 3. While on set, Adam Savage talks with Kim Sison, first assistant graphic designer, who not only designed the show's iteration of his company's logo, but many of the signs, labels, patches and brands you see as well! Watch The Expanse seasons 1 through 4 on Amazon Video.