Adam Savage at Tippett Studio: Cease-Movement Poker Face Marvel

On this newest video from Adam Savage’s Tested, the special-effects designer, former MythBusters host, and noted nerd-culture aficionado visits legendary animator Phil Tippett’s Tippett Studio in Berkeley, CA, the place he talks with stop-motion grasp Tom “Gibby” Gibbons about a standout puppet from a standout episode of Rian Johnson’s Peacock series Poker Face.

If you happen to watched Poker Face, you’ll instantly recall Natasha Lyonne’s character befriending Arthur, an growing old animator performed by Hollywood veteran Nick Nolte, within the episode “The Orpheus Syndrome”—after which puzzling via his homicide. Arthur’s spent a lifetime haunted by a movie-set demise he’s sure was his fault, and he works via that guilt by recreating the doomed film with stop-motion miniatures. (Tippett, in fact, has no such tragedy in his previous—which is as an alternative stuffed with Oscars and acclaim—however he did lately launch an incredible stop-motion opus, Mad God, after toiling on it for 3 many years.)

Get pleasure from this behind-the-scenes, or relatively beneath-the-skin, look as Savage and Gibbons rise up shut and private with the Cyclops creature seen in Poker Face. (If you happen to don’t wish to watch the total YouTube video for some cause, Examined additionally tweeted out a shorter version.) It’s very cool to see all of the creativity, technical wizardry, and inspiration (Ray Harryhausen will get a shout-out, natch) that went into the completed product.

Adam Savage Learns How Trendy Cease-Movement Puppets Are Made

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