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.
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For those who watched Poker Face, you’ll instantly recall Natasha Lyonne’s character befriending Arthur, an getting old animator performed by Hollywood veteran Nick Nolte, within the episode “The Orpheus Syndrome”—after which puzzling by way of his homicide. Arthur’s spent a lifetime haunted by a movie-set loss of life he’s sure was his fault, and he works by way of that guilt by recreating the doomed film with stop-motion miniatures. (Tippett, after all, has no such tragedy in his previous—which is as an alternative stuffed with Oscars and acclaim—however he did just lately launch an incredible stop-motion opus, Mad God, after toiling on it for 3 a long time.)
Take pleasure in this behind-the-scenes, or moderately beneath-the-skin, look as Savage and Gibbons rise up shut and private with the Cyclops creature seen in Poker Face. (For those who don’t wish to watch the complete 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.
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