Saving Movie Heritage
♦ Tested has been one of Tripwire’s favourite behind the scenes shows for quite some time now and this week, they visited Tom Spina, who runs a studio that restores classic movie and TV props, so we just had to share this video with everyone here…
Adam Savage visits the workshop of Tom Spina, where Tom and his team have made a business repairing, restoring, and preserving iconic props and artifacts from our favourite films and television shows. Adam and Tom discuss the restoration process, examining animatronic puppets from Rick Baker’s studio made for Gremlins 2.
Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage are champions of science and technology, who worked on special effects for seminal Hollywood films before teaming up ten years ago to educate and entertain millions of viewers around the world. Through the course of his 25 years of work in the effects industry, Jamie has had his hand in producing effects for over 800 commercials, dozens of feature films, and has built hundreds of prototypes. Adam has multiple hobbies and is passionate about restoring his vintage four-wheel drive vehicle, and researching and accruing new pieces for his movie prop collection. When not shooting shows or working on pet projects, Adam and Jamie travel the country to corporate events, museums, and colleges, for groups as small as 20 and as large as 20,000, telling tales of experiments, explosions, and hijinks. Tested is their home on the web.