A live-action movie adaptation of Ghost in the Shell is on the way, as you may have heard, and excitement levels vary from person to person after the controversial casting of Scarlett Johansson in the lead role.
But anyone who’s a fan of movies—no matter what their thoughts on this movie happen to be—appreciates the use of practical effects, and Ghost in the Shell has some incredible ones. Mythbusters star Adam Savage and his Tested YouTube channel paid a visit to the special effects masters over at Weta Workshop recently, where he was shown some of the work they created for Ghost in the Shell. More specifically, the robot geisha. A great deal of work went into creating them, and there’s a phenomenal amount of detail to appreciate. This video alone doubles my interest in the movie simply knowing they went this route over digital effects when possible.
Mythbusters star Adam Savage and his YouTube channel Tested are back with the third video of their visit to Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit director Peter Jackson‘s unbelievable movie prop collection, which could make any movie fan weep with envy. I know I have. Nine times.
The first part of the series focused on a Hal 9000 faceplate from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. The second part moved on to something near and dear to the King Kong (2005) director’s heart, an armature from the original 1933 King Kong. In the third video found below, we get to see some interesting pieces that aren’t actually movie props but are tied to movies: the makeup kits of John Chambers, who worked on numerous classic titles but was also the man who helped the CIA set up the fake movie production seen in Ben Affleck’s Best Picture winner Argo. John Goodman played Chambers in the movie.
A couple of weeks back we were treated to a visit to Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit director Peter Jackson‘s incredible museum-like movie prop collection when Mythbusters star Adam Savage visited for his YouTube channel Tested.
While the collection has thousands of treasures, the first video mainly focused on only one of Jackson’s props, the faceplate for Hal 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey. An awesome prop, of course, but it made me sad we didn’t get to see much more of the collection. I hoped it would be the first of a series of videos, and, well, here we are! A second video of Savage’s visit to Jackson’s collection has been released, this time looking at perhaps the most prized possession of the King Kong (2005) director: an original 1933 King Kong armature.
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Any movie fan would love to put together an impressive collection of authentic movie props. Unfortunately, most can’t afford such a hobby. The Lord of the Rings, King Kong, and The Hobbit director Peter Jackson is not one of those people.
Jackson has a massive movie prop collection. So many, in fact, that the area he keeps them in looks more like a museum than a personal collection. Mythbusters star Adam Savage was able to hang out with Jackson and take a tour of this unbelievable collection for the YouTube channel Tested. Unfortunately, while we do get lots of peeks at the amazing props Jackson owns, most of the video focuses on only one. I’m hoping this is simply the first in a series of videos, because I sure would like to see a lot more of this collection. But for now, we have the video you can see below.
Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth from Futurama is not exactly the most popular character for all of those cosplayers out there to attend conventions as. But of all of those who have dressed up as the (sometimes a bit nutty) professor, this is likely the best you’ll find…with a little help from a talented makeup artist, that is.
Frank Ippolito is a makeup and effects artist best known as a contestant on the first and fifth seasons of Syfy’s reality competition Face Off, and he’s also worked on movies like Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and The Chronicles of Riddick. He’s also a Futurama fan.
Ippolito joined up with the folks over at Tested to make the ultimate real-life version of Professor Farnsworth, and you can see what he came up with in the video below.