Do THIS If You Hate Your Job

From Adam Savage’s Tested. Has Adam ever felt stuck in a job, and what did he do about it? What’s a good bag to transport tools, and what’s the best way to label the individual containers within organizational cases? In this live stream excerpt Adam Savage answers questions from Tested members Projects in Dad’s Garage,…

F*ck You, Pay Me

From Adam Savage’s Tested. What’s the best way to get paid as a freelancer? How do you assess the viability of a new member of your workshop team? In this live stream excerpt Adam Savage answers these questions from Tested members @leemarsh3569 and @C2Lawson, whom we thank for their support. Join this channel to support…

A Blast From Adam Savage’s Past

From Adam Savage’s Tested. Join Adam in this walk down memory lane as he reconnects with a piece of costuming that was part of his early jobs working behind the scenes of San Francisco’s famed Beach Blanket Babylon musical revue! Shot by Josh Self and edited by Norman Chan Music by Jinglepunks Subscribe for more…

A Story About Jamie’s Beret

From Adam Savage’s Tested. Does Adam Savage still have one of Jamie Hyneman‘s berets? What advice would Adam give someone who’s just learning airbrushing? What’s a convincing stand-in for ivory? In this live stream excerpt, Adam answers these questions from Tested members @TwilightKnight626, @micksdarwinlife274 and @NathanielSalzman, whom we thank for their support! Join this channel…

Adam Savage Learns the Infamous “Henson Stitch!” (In Support of @PuppetNerd)

From Adam Savage’s Tested. Aid for @PuppetNerd / Adam Kreutinger’s Cancer Journey: https://www.gofundme.com/f/aid-for-adam-and-his-family Adam Savage LOVES puppets, and he’s used many of the skills he’s learned from puppet making into his costume builds over the years. So when the Jim Henson Company invited Adam down to the Creature Shop to learn the legendary "Henson stitch"…

Adam Savage’s New Knockout Punches!

From Adam Savage’s Tested. Enjoy this excursion into the wide range of hole-making tools that Adam has in his workshop. From the trusty unibit to hole saw kits, Adam gives a quick primer on how he chooses what tools to use for cutting holes in a variety of materials. And thanks to viewer Dan, Adam…

Weirdest Movie Adam Savage Has Ever Seen

From Adam Savage’s Tested. During his travels, does Adam Savage ever seek out specific locations where his favorite movies were filmed? What’s the weird movie he’s ever seen, and what’s his favorite Old Hollywood film? In this live stream excerpt Adam answers these questions from Tested members @Thomas_Esson, @PRM420 and @ryanpeck, whom we thank for…

The Problem with Adam Savage’s Favorite Pencil

From Adam Savage’s Tested. Among the tools Adam always keeps at arm’s reach in his workshop is his favorite mechanical pencil: the venerable PaperMate Sharpwriter #2. But he’s noticed something disappointedly different about the newest models of this pencil, and it has everything to do with color. What product did YOU love that underwent a…

Adam Savage’s Favorite Novel-to-Movie Adaptation

From Adam Savage’s Tested. Which "unfilmmable" story would Adam Savage most like to see hit the screen? Which novel-to-movie adaptation is Adam’s favorite? In this live stream excerpt, Adam answers questions from Tested members @Andrew Montgomery and @ianrigby7395, whom we thank for their support. Join this channel to support Tested and get access to perks,…

Adam Savage Prototypes a Travel Bag Upgrade!

From Adam Savage’s Tested. Adam couldn’t be happier with his EDC 4 bucket bag (one of his favorite things from last year!), and prototypes a rigid bag topper that he can use for upcoming trips. It’s going to take bending sheet aluminum to perfectly match the opening of the bucket bag, with some clever functionality…

Adam Savage Tours the Ghostbusters Firehouse Upstairs Set!

From Adam Savage’s Tested. Warning: Light spoilers within for those of you who haven’t seen Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire! The production of Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire built more than just the ground floor of the iconic Firehouse set–they fleshed the living quarters above in a fully-realized multi-story shooting set! Adam and Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire’s Production Designer Eve…

How MythBusters Explosion Sounds Were REALLY Made

From Adam Savage’s Tested. What’s the first movie Adam Savage ever watched? What practical and/or old-school special effects BLEW Adam away, and what films could Adam not wait to show his sons? And what experience does Adam have with foley? In this live stream excerpt, Adam answers these questions from Tested members @mrgoorn, @ScaledCreations, @user-zy2hl6nl5n,…

Films Adam Savage Thinks Should NEVER Be Remade

From Adam Savage’s Tested. How does an artist start making props, and there communities that can help? How should a costume designer create a portfolio? What’s Adam Savage’s take on movie remakes? In this live stream excerpt Adam answers questions from Tested members @ADHDMedia, @adamg8016 and @Silver Defender, whom we thank for their support. Join…

Adam Savage Finishes His Blade Runner 2049 Cosplay!

From Adam Savage’s Tested. After getting access to one of the screen-used coats from Blade Runner 2049, Adam finally completes his Officer K cosplay with a few weathering and detailing sessions on his K coat replica and screen-accurate boots! Follow along as Adam applies multiple layers of paint, powder, and distressing to his coat before…

Adam Savage Upgrades His Lab Oven!

From Adam Savage’s Tested. Why does Adam need a laboratory oven in his workshop? Adam explains the origins of this unique tool he makes use of on a regular basis, and implements a long-awaited upgrade to its front door: installing a digital temperature readout. But where’s the best place to install the new thermocouple? Shot…

Adam Savage Visits The Ghostbusters Research Lab Set!

From Adam Savage’s Tested. Warning: Light spoilers within for those of you who haven’t seen Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire! Adam joins Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire’s Production Designer Eve Stewart on a tour of the Ghostbusters’ research labs as seen in the new film! From an upgraded containment unit to experimental pieces of ghost-busting gear, here’s how Winston…

The State of Mixed-Reality Gaming in 2024

From Adam Savage’s Tested. We go hands-on with Laser Dance, Starship Home, and other mixed-reality games shown at this year’s Game Developers Conference! With both the Meta Quest 3 and Apple Vision Pro now in the hands of gamers, we chat with developers about how they’re implementing mixed reality and hand-tracking technologies across each platform.…

Adam Savage’s New Stanley Yankee Screwdriver!

From Adam Savage’s Tested. Adam receives a tool from the Tested mailbox: a vintage Stanley "Yankee" screwdriver. While this kind of spiral ratcheting screwdriver is no longer made by Stanely, its satisfying push and pull action is timeless. Plus, Adam reveals the film prop inspiration for his ILM modelmaking toolbox. Thanks to David J Bruce…

Adam’s Shop Improvements That Were DUDS

From Adam Savage’s Tested. What is Adam Savage’s favorite gradual shop improvement, and whose workshops have impressed him? How can shop ceilings best be utilized, and what’s a shop infrastructure improvement Adam made that was a dud? In this live stream excerpt Adam answers these questions from Tested members @lo pro java, @ianrigby7395, Michael Schnell,…

Why You Have to Worry All the Time (in Filmmaking)

From Adam Savage’s Tested. How does Adam Savage keep his head on straight when an entire production is depending on him? What was Adam’s most artistically challenging film, and what does he think has been the most important technical innovation in filmmaking in recent years? In this live stream excerpt Adam answers these questions from…

Adam Savage Builds a Magic Prop Knife!

From Adam Savage’s Tested. Adam builds a prop knife worthy for a magician friend that, unlike every knife he’s seen previously as magic props, is actually worthy of stage presence. Its particular shape and dimensionality is inspired by iconic dive knives, making this a fun replica machining project. Adam also gives a primer on precision…

Adam Savage’s Issue With A.I.-Generated Art

From Adam Savage’s Tested. How does Adam Savage feel about A.I. being used in filmmaking? What’s something Adam never noticed about a prop until he saw it in person? What has the biggest impact on portraying emotion in a film: actor, script, score or lighting? In this live stream excerpt Adam answers these questions from…

The Original Ten Commandments Props!

From Adam Savage’s Tested. In our final video previewing props and film artifacts from this week’s Propstore Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction, Adam checks out two epic props that feel larger than life: the sword of Darkness from Legend (1985) and the titular tablets from Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments (1956)! Adam scrutinizes the sculpt…

Does Adam Savage Get Anxious Using Some Tools?

From Adam Savage’s Tested. What are the various saws (table saw, band saw, chop saw, circular saw, and the like) used for besides the obvious? Has Adam Savage ever struggled with anxiety around scary tools? Adam answers these questions from Tested members Vickie Bligh and David Marden, whom we thank for their support and questions!…

Tools That Disappoint Adam Savage

From Adam Savage’s Tested. What machines would Adam Savage add to his shop if he had more room? Is any part of Adam’s shop designed out of spite? What tools have disappointed Adam, and which do their job REALLY well? Adam answers these questions submitted by Tested members @C2Lawson, James The Cyclist, Luna Replicas and…

Adam Savage Upgrades His Sewing Machine!

From Adam Savage’s Tested. Adam’s beloved Sailrite sewing machine gets a minor upgrade with a custom-sewn fabric cover and lighting bank to keep this workbench at the ready for any cut and sew projects. It’s a straightforward infrastructure build for the most part, but then the cutoff grinder gets put to use… Air Belt Sander:…

Personal Tragedy’s Effects on Creativity

From Adam Savage’s Tested. When Adam Savage makes props in his shop, is he doing it for money or out of passion for the source material? Does Adam have any advice for a maker is struggling after losing his wife of 34 years to cancer? In this live stream excerpt, Adam answers these questions from…

The Puzzle Orb Prop From Cabin in the Woods!

From Adam Savage’s Tested. We’re always excited to find film props that have actual mechanical functionality built into their design, so Adam was thrilled to check out the Hellraiser-inspired puzzle orb as seen in The Cabin in the Woods. Even though it was only briefly seen in the film, its panels are intricately detailed and…

Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: Polyhedron Compound With Matt Parker!

From Adam Savage’s Tested. Watch @standupmaths complementary video: "The Many Cubes Hidden Inside a Dodecahedron" here: https://youtu.be/oTWeuyDMgwo After lulling Adam Savage into a "false sense of plausibility," our friend, mathematician Matt Parker of @standupmaths and @numberphile, is BACK! This time, he’s brought along his dream project of creating a compound of five tetrahedra (aka a…

What Adam Savage Loved (and Hated) About M5

From Adam Savage’s Tested. How does Adam Savage balance his workspace with creature comforts? Did Jamie’s shop infrastructure practices influence Adam’s own, and was there anything he loved or hated about M5? Does Adam plan to rework his loft? In this live stream excerpt Adam answers these questions from Tested members @philredbeard, @josieMayday and @DFriendly.…

Apple Vision Pro In-Depth Review!

From Adam Savage’s Tested. It’s finally time to break down and analyze the technology and experiences of Apple Vision Pro in our comprehensive review. One month after its release, we’ve learned so much about what Apple calls Spatial Computing, uncovering interesting design choices and finding the utility in this $3,500 headset. Here’s a demonstration, discussion,…