Hear Adam Savage discuss problem solving at Maker Faire Bay Area 2010.
Adam Savage has spent his life gathering skills that allow him to take what's in his brain and make it real. He's built everything from ancient Buddhas to futuristic weapons, from spaceships to dancing vegetables, from fine art sculptures to animated chocolate and just about anything else you can think of.
The son of a filmmaker/painter and psychotherapist, Savage has been making his own toys since he was allowed to hold scissors. Having held positions as a projectionist, animator, graphic designer, carpenter, interior and stage designer, toy designer, welder, and scenic painter, he's worked with every material and process he could get his hands on - metal, paper, glass, plastic, rubber, foam, plaster, pneumatics, hydraulics, animatronics, neon, glassblowing, mold making and injection molding, to name just a few.
Since 1993, Savage has concentrated on the special-effects industry, honing his skills through more than 100 television commercials and a dozen feature films, including Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace and Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Galaxy Quest, Terminator 3, A.I. and the Matrix sequels. He's also designed props and sets for Coca-Cola, Hershey's, Lexus and a host of New York and San Francisco theater companies.
Not only has he worked and consulted in the research and development division for toy companies and made several short films, but Savage has also acted in several films and commercials - including a Charmin ad, in which he played Mr. Whipple's stock boy, and a Billy Joel music video, "Second Wind," in which he drowns.
Today, in addition to co-hosting Discovery Channel's "MythBusters," Savage teaches advanced model making, most recently in the industrial design department at the San Francisco Academy of Art. Somehow, he also finds time to devote to his own art - his sculptures have been showcased in over 40 shows in San Francisco, New York and Charleston, W.Va.
Process involved in finding a solution to a problem. Many animals routinely solve problems of locomotion, food finding, and shelter through trial and error. Some higher animals, such as apes and cetaceans, have demonstrated more complex problem-solving abilities, including discrimination of abstract stimuli, rule learning, and application of language or languagelike operations. Humans use not only trial and error but also insight based on an understanding of principles, inductive and deductive reasoning (seededuction; induction; and logic), and divergent or creative thinking (seecreativity). Problem-solving abilities and styles may vary considerably by individual.
Person like this Savage should go to jail. Laughing at the suffering of animals you had eating cartoon, and forced to feed on each other just to be cool and earn more money, he should just be deeply ashamed of himself.
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iPad had my new favorite way yes we do favoriteway to give talks on me you can read the key word there really are soI used to play it pool place to play billiards quite seriously I played about twoto three hours a day from each nineteen two aged twenty three and whatever nineteen eightya really great player close get close to being really really good there is there's somethingin me to play a game really well the night I don't have to have tohave this not as competitive spirit you have to have this sort of killer instinct reallymuch Tony was the second huge store billiards in the middle twentieth century we must gohe said that in order to be a good pool player you had to be willingto spot her grandmother spot means give her get anyone to get your grandmother forty ninepoints yet to be willing to give your grandmother of forty nine point lead in thegame to fifty points it to be willing to give her a forty nine point leadand then you have to be willing to beat her I don't have that I don'thave that moment I don't have that killer instinct um I competitive but I got asgood as cool as I've got a bunch of other skills I got enough to seehow truly good and excellent practitioner is not good enough to match many of you andI get a room full of skill collectors like knowing many know that once you startto learn something new start to really understand how a really good people are back anddo it the start to see how it fits what you're doing there are some thingsin and pool someone once said that in order the utility in billiards and cool tosee a ball into a pocket is only twenty percent of playing the game and ittook me three years about a thousand hours of playing pool before it actually understood whatthey meant the theaters that I cut my teeth in San Francisco it's a skill it wasa lot of Berkeley Rep climate Peter Eureka Theatre Beach Blanket Babylon travel on George toits performance works project our tow that ability to play well with others gives you tremendousamount of opportunity theater is all about the big picture literally the big picture it's aboutwhat's going on onstage therefore walk prop should look pretty good the seen from about asfar away so it could have been perfect if the prop is telling the story it'snot that thing and of itself one works towards telling the story I never see theother thing that probably TV is indestructible I'd never cease to be amazed how actors destroyedwelded steel things in one show despite seemingly him going at any rate the cogs inthe nude scene of feeder need to talk to each other which is good because thepeople I've found are really talkative by nature and since the process and theater is abouta zillion years old and is very little difference between the production of Hamlet today andproduction of Hamlet three hundred years ago because this process is sold as brutal secrecy whichmeans that there's plenty of room to learn which is good for me because one ofthe things I've learned up till then was that that was good at learning skills andfeeder I became like a sponge carpentry electronics freaking pull street lights at this mindset paintingeverything I could get my hands on I pointed towards I asked if I could tryit sometimes I tried it for free until it had the skills to get paid todo it they reached out a press briefing that I wanted to wear Cedar as I'vesaid before I talk quite graphically before Peter led to a job in film which islike the routes to roots in in some respects their differences there's more secrecy people arepaler little more highly specialized they're bigger budgets which always means more micro managing and morestress but im still I've learned that this wide array of skills that I brought wasan accident there's this thing that happened once they started doing special effects everything old manwas a God that I got you something to pay the rent so I'm going tomy coveted feeder that I come home and I'd make some sculpture or I'd make arobot or do something that I want to do and what I stared me in therolling into into the film industry the special effects I just noticed after about six monthsto have made a sculpture and having spent time shifting my attention from skilled skill Iknew that I could only focus my attention on one thing at the time and therecame this point which I thought like I was making the transition from being a sculptorto working in special effects my calves apply to all of my creative skill in thisnew field and it was weird it was a departure I was willing to go withit has the money was really good and at twenty six years old I finally feltlike I felt something that was a viable career something that I could actually call herrear I also made a promise to myself I wasn't going to say that I useto be an artist I know my mental processing site know what they do they knowhome court in the art to my makeup so I knew that the same thing washappening whether I was animating the ER for a commercial or I was making a sculpturenow the output is different what is on making something apart for someone else small regardof the creative output of the problem solving for me the result that point was thesame I was diving into this new career and I said I've never tasted it stillproduces the same bones being being moved around being being challenged it this gets into adeeper philosophical conversation but Artest problem solving bite suddenly in the film industry up like mycreative energy all of these disparate skills came into focus each one became like an errorin my quiver and not an expert I've never been an expert at any one ofthe skills that the total gave me this as I was fast I can innovate likeit might change in direction on the fly I wanted challenges I've learned really fast I'vesaid so this before but what I wanted to talk about today this is all introductionto talking about problems so I wanted to talk a little bit about my process ofproblem solved there was to basically try to get everything as it has problems so onand Francis bacon the teacher talks about this is a fantastic book called the brutality offact he's one of the only artists I've ever read who actually can speak about thingslike truth and beauty and he doesn't mean these disparate out in the world concepts isactually talking about very specific ideas he has he talks about the barrier to keep aplea he says that every artist starts a project with a problem to solve any evenif it's an abstract painter they speak they have some type of formalism they will applyto the canvas ends this problem solving when you embark upon you embark upon a goalyou you go through a set of steps and wanted to talk about my set ofsteps so the first question I ask myself is what is the problem solving they lovethis seems trivial and simple you have to be super super clear about this if you'vebeen given a problem to solve by someone else and you don't check to make sureyou know what that price was at problem solving do this Uganda's from it the tissueof the person is given in the credit card really clear Cheney has this thing whichhe calls drilling the hole on the ass um it is a test that many inour shop have failed Jamie give somebody a piece of wood with an ex drawn onand says please drill hole on the next you'd be amazed how many people have notbeen able to do that they come back with four holes well I thought needed tobe this way for the comeback for the whole near the expert not quite it's it'sunbelievably need to be clear but would probably sell second question and I got back andforth about which one of these is more important but in this order second question iswhat's the big picture and this is one that I've noticed that I'm not a lotof people ask some people ask if those people that ask you wanna know what thebig picture is I always wanna work with them more where does the problem that I'mcurrently solving fit into a larger read myself and just a singular problem in and ofitself or is what I'm doing going to fit into something bigger to fit in canyou see the whole picture sometimes you can see the whole picture but you need tosee how what you're doing is going to relate to other things otherwise it's not goingto relate to other things in the case I keep asking the question can I seethe whole picture turns me on a sleeve for the waterslide episode I do have awater slide was going to work in you are totally don't live in Adelaide on herwe laid on the final it's actually pretty straightforward the probes to solve with the overallpicture they were actually more like have you move fifty sheets of plywood in a reasonableperiod until the record to date I've had the crease down the ramp with salt et-ceteraso in those cases I see the big picture Easley has held a small part toline up in another tight squeeze and as I go I keep asking the question Isee the big picture now you keep on noticing I keep on noticing that as Ikeep on going back to when bigger and bigger parts of the picture how much timedo I have is there a deadline now the maker faire is all about DIY tinkeringworking working on your own projects working on things you want I'd do a tremendous amountof that the night thrive on deadlines I find it if I don't have a deadlineI don't get things done I'd want to give myself a challenge to find even ifI'm doing something I might be doing something like I have to make forty of somethingas I'm doing forty of something I'm thinking of how long does it take me todo this one oh three the half minutes ok three half minutes ago forty two timesthat can either that or how much time over the finish but for part of whatif I can finish earlier am I going to make is their way to make thisprocess go faster and I start doing the math I do in my head as Igo becomes a sort of Zen meditation as I'm working but it's all braced against theclock in and actually also keeps me involved in the truck to be doing repetitive tasksis really difficult it's a key part in making anything and it keeps my mind onthe total bill was like my kid myself those times those time constraints how am Idoing that that's a key component of how blessed I feel and how much time doI have now how much do I have left where am I in terms that Goldmangoing to reach how precise might have to be this is actually a really big onehow precisely what have to be the difference if I hand you important say to mesix holes in it about six inches apart will one way to do is literally justan estimate and truly six holes and that takes about a minute another way is togo find a ruler and five it had been carefully made for the last minute ticketfifteen minutes and like I'm mostly at that point it depends upon how precise you haveto be doing it the halls of repeats at nearly six inches or twenty them approximatelyevery six inches and this also helps to do with how it's going to be seenas something that needs to fit with another party which case it does need to beprecise it was something that can be really losing his seat no one's going to seethat doesn't even matter another question I ask what I've written what is my rhythm andhow does it fit into this project I have learned very very much in myself aworkflow that I like I like to work fast I like to work fast and mycrew knows intimately that I need to look for things so before I start a projectI go everywhere the shop and I get every told the baby then I put iton the table the good of the material they haven't put it on the table andI get everything lined up so that I don't have to move once I'm in theslips months and rolling I wanna keep on rolling that's fine with that and if there'sa product with the rhythms gonna get broken I want to know so I can Icould actually anticipate this actually reach the level of absurdity when I was a mildly treatedus to like magic the school gets to conceal my website their aluminum doctors facts andI filled them full of all the tiny tiny holes that you could use as amodel maker and that the topping over about five hundred and fifty some of the schoolsand because I hate looking for anything even mostly boxes but managed to erase them sothat I could reach and grab every single school without moving another to love the wayI actually ended up referring to its first quarter retrieve ability in the end even readingover into my tool box was too much for inpatient me and I put them onscissor lifts up about things that might share the word either side I was able justto work and work the kinks back and work move things and it made me fastand that's the way I like to work on broken like brush what of a resourceresources come in several categories and they all bear on the what the problem they aresolving is on the budget is there but you have control over it like you howmuch latitude to have if it's my money what is the project with me when Iwas starting out I actually was a whole class of jobs the night dead I woulddo the job for free for leading the league would be free but hey that's theparts that I was using to be paid for on condition that I get to keepthe opposite when I'm done and satisfied me on the waterfront decide you like special effectsprops for films I get to keep the school prop that the yen and they seethe advantage to me is twofold one I love keeping things that I've built but tofight on to keep it the more invested in it and three I basically just gettingsomeone else to pay he had learned how to work in process often on location Lincecumwherever here we are watching but it is large it's your money got to that locationfacility location is the place I'm working on solving this problem and help or hinder theprocess I've worked in some really tiny spaces Annabelle so you know sometimes the budgetary constraintswe can afford the big space we have to work and smaller states but we onlyhave X amount of time and I have learned over the years to examine closely thoselittle trade offs because working in the smaller space may make tried to take more timeto become more expensive has to work in a crappy states that it would be toinvest in the front ends in a space it's reasonable when you take the above locationin solving a problem for us on the show comes up all the time even thewet season that it's what's the temperature what is the weather we've now dealt with theicons I'm on Mythbusters were actually really looking at the Doppler radar for location to seehow she is going to go we were doing that just last week and yet temperaturehumidity in model making and special effects their entire classes of prophecies that will screw youif the humidity is too high or too low even got a late watching paint drygot a super humid day to take stock and write very well but they're terrible bakingprocess is that if it's too humid or to read it were to try to stopgoing to work people how many people to like that is the team big enough isthe team today it seemed to be can be just as bad as the team notbeing big enough was them are alike is late we try to solve a problem afterwhat's been working a full day or they fret on do I have all the skillsnecessary you I have all the skills necessary um and commensurate that you might have realisticunderstanding of what my skill level is the problem I'm about this off it seems weirdthat I'm scared but honestly fairly well let's put it really is I realized as Isat down wrote this last couple weeks this is a checklist to go through for everyevery project if I'm not very good at something is there enough time for me toget into debt to finish it for two at former down how long is that persongoing to take I'd two lessons in play pool from a former Hustler an illustrator anda bobcat its lived in my hometown you sexy friend like dad's for years before youhit the pool Hustler professionally for about twenty years and I grew up with a pooltable in the house so I asked Bob to come over every known that did teachme something about pool and well kind of rocked my world he actually said that schoolis really really simple he says that when you get the crowd on the table you'reonly ask yourself if you really really simple questions you're thinking where is my cue goingto hit the cue ball we're on the cue ball what is the cue ball withpeople going to hit the obstacle and whatever golf balls going to do after they collidedhe said if you can go into the crowd and answer all three of those questionsevery single time we go into the crowd you gotta be a great player I getit to be another year of playing with words from hell not only to the Westbut also helped terrifyingly difficult is to actually do something like that to ask those questionsevery single time you do something it's a very difficult meditation on so while I'm workingthose that brought checklist of things that I've looked at him and I'm embarking upon solvethe problem obviously all my posts to my probs on Mythbusters are our building problems withmany of them are awesome narrative from swear were telling the stories we tell that storychanges as you go because we're telling the story honestly and we often have to figureout where we are there but as we go there's a set of questions which arebeing asked constantly literally every five minutes these questions are being axed um how important isthis particular study how important is it that I get it right it's true that wordlightly have one bar of the special type of mint tea his mighty steed deteriorated Iteach me for schools about music this is the stuff I might be able to improveleader so what I'm building is suspended for my solution am I missing something stupid amI being too clever which is another way of saying am I missing something stupid isthere a simpler way which is another way of saying am I being stupid am Imissing something stupid in my shoe or how what I'm doing fits into the larger picturethis is actually but this was fourteen I have very different working styles but we bothactually have the same mechanism which is we have to build something ever had before wecan build in the world and sometimes the UK see the totality of what you're doingwe just finished this Psalm repeating their road machine gun supposedly designed about twenty three hundredyears ago in the device was so complicated that even I have to build a scalemodel and then we had the progress about three quarters the waitress building the full scumof a full week both fully understood the total machine that we also have experience withour bizarre with our process to know what we can and can't fight with the sweetdough it as we're going constantly taking this machine that were building and putting the partsthat are going into the mental picture into that mental three D model what does thewhole picture looks like now that I've sold this specific parts of India in the threequestions I'm always asking are you how weird is this that fitted to the hole nowthat I've completed it am I missing something stupid and how does the whole look nowbut completed this task and how much time doing happen again I love setting an artificialgoals if there is no specific deadline I love sitting even an artificial deadline like Iwanna finish before I go to lunch I love finishing the forgotten ones that too Iwanna pay what I'm making I wanna add some extra processor make it pretty much doneI sometimes old race at the end of the party guests alike and painted it withlittle annoyed she wants her for that other I'll see what it described it this isnot a linear process is due on the graphic goes all over the place and thereis a part that I have learned that it doesn't the three quarter point in everyproject that I do about the seventy five percent mark I finished most of the workI can see the end it still seems kind of far away at that point inalmost everything that I see that I worked on I've reached this point right thing Ihave no idea what I'm doing and it started will be it's been there forever hegot really bad when I was at Industrial light Magic be working on something and youknow I were quite quite fast life of buildings two or three times before I'm finishedwith the final thing Michael to begin of Iraq until the end of the water notbe waiting for someone to come up and tell him the shoulder me like I saidyou go you have clearly have no like you what the hell you're doing but I'velearned that the support of the process I've learned that even though I always feel likethat I have to actually address and intellectually is emotionally I always reach this point andI actually come to respect it is this part of it's kind of it on itsintersection with a mystifying this process it's honestly every time I've been part of a privatedrive by I know how to do this I have screwed up every single product Isauntered into thinking I got this by ear and eye to eye and Mrs I talkedabout that last year the yen honestly this almost never this life this blogging your facein the air moment really yesterday I finished the project human things I've been working onmy workbench for ten years when I finally finished them it's not like I go onyes I did I just really satisfied that don't actually like it much more quiet forso long um it's almost even sometimes a little bit sad it's a little bit sadto finish that project start to think maybe maybe it could be better maybe I shouldmake the maybe they should be another one maybe maybe I need three baby someone Iknow wants one the big question is what's the next product and there is always anotherproject thank you the the the the gods of extra time I don't like another halfhour tonight the questions from the audience I take lessons from the others can we bringthe house with the Blues when God thank you let's see there is a black catwhat's that what's my favorite color my favorite color is international bio hazard orange who downloadedover their CD to man so we got a microphone isn't working yet for your arrivallook around and find someone who looks like the guy that intelligent question it it forworking with salty the mechanical devices my expertise is much more in mechanical devices home andthat's what I've spent much more of my time doing that as far as problem solvingso I have said for the Celtics the devices cuz they understand them more that's notto say don't love working electronics and doing complicated wind projects in my house it's justit happens less because I don't think in that realm as much yes it on theyet there's a good one each thank you pyramids of the stamp so when we weredoing the duct tape for each episode if he would be too stuffy nose still inits so revealing that the bridge episode and we got it with these five lakhs ofduct tape stretched across thirty feet in the shop and Cheney sitting on the saving ofthirty four told us that stole my wallet light purple purple purple quilt the knees likealthough I'll get off that he goes to get off and the key getting off withthem these dignified thing I've ever seen him do this so lovely like this and I'mthinking of that awesome TV that is a commercial break right there and she gets upand he goes on can you point the camera to me and he looks down thebarrel the caverns his editors up please don't cut that into the show the guy behindhim I go the today show I did a show that's funny he's like the Idoltickets that interesting but nobody honest it's a real liking to look at the beauties likethat's what you're here for the yes us her he said well if we didn't visitwas unclear in the episode the night of the bone to pick with the editors weactually went through a lot of trouble to figure out what the best lubricant for theslide was and it ended up being a mixture of ten percent dishwashing detergent to waterwhich we sprayed on with the bugs prayer we found that any more detergent and thatwould make this bubbly spray which was shared between my legs and sprayed of my facelike he needed setting the end of the water the wrong direction what's that I didlose the hundred dollar bet with Jamie over that um you know I was impulsive Ithought that his idea our friend Jamie is like his be his mind is this amazingthing where it doesn't take it off and can work without taking into account anything thatits top four is really like it like Steve jobs talks about that the fresh mindof the Buddhist monk right Jamie is just the surest fresh money he says something likewhat than we could walk up and down the slide with a spritz bottle I'm thinkingyou are insane as tight as it didn't take her some form guided walk of thedumbest two hundred but slightly expert level you even think like that that ridiculous saw wasa little bit mad that I said I'll give you a hundred bucks if that endsup being the way we do it they have a hundred bucks I was wrong wellthe next episode your goodness the adventure was hearing next week the next episode that wereworking on it so late this today Saturday ok yesterday today was in prison stripes andI was chasing him with the blood held through the woods we are reviewing the bloodhound dog escape episode except this continues to convict and I get to dress up inthe full cool hand Luke prison guard uniform with the sunglasses in everything I enjoyed ita little too much but next week we're taking awesome idioms idiom at it freezes Cheneyis going to be finding out just how hard it is to take candy from ababy this it I will admit it's a little bit of a lightweight milk but we'restill getting some some philosophical be kept that promise yet um we completed episode of Mythbustersin between six and eight days and then add the editors have to sift through liketwenty five hours of footage is the cabbage roll it all the time the editor securebut twenty five hours of footage over a six week period cities usually about a formof flight time from what we shoot them what you see but that waterslide episode wasshot back to get up read a half months ago the most was annoying right themost annoying project Billy goes back to the break separate there was this deep philosophical argumentthat Jamie and I have now offered in the arguments we have Ginny is advocating somethingthat is unadorned and really elegant and simple like he just wants to know if it'sfall is needed is in a long wall all he wants to nail the wall waslike that they'll do well to be a special course you can see it with anarrow saying they let a bunch of frame around it like that but occasionally Jimmy getsa visual into its head as he did all the breaks the periphery wanted to makethose little machines and no matter how much I said that the new Maddox we're goingto be timed specific in the work going to hit a period is the precise enoughto bring about the lethal harmonic in the structure no matter what I said he's kepton going to the front of somebody give them all these things for free the presidentof the dramatic stop the flow of all these actually does it use it we foughtthe whole time it was very healing for me to be part of that no cutsto a ballot six years later a year and a half ago team announced that thegenie says he doesn't want to do something and I say well ok he says it'sjust not logical and I said to actually it's not that it's not logical it's thatyou don't like the idea is I will though it's not logical but sit on theupswing but if you don't wanna do it because it's not logical a fight but ifyou tell me don't like the idea that'll do like I think you don't like theidea of saying that something's your opinion you want the facts to support the years likehe thought about it we came back a couple days later he was like you knowI thought about the law I think you're absolutely right I think it was hiding behindlogical and it was just my opinion of the class so nice as well so Ithink Jenny like to think in a process or eat it with some he says hemisses us driving application you know spring in our mother the car talking about everything hesays well maybe there's a way we can avoid this in the future he says maybeyou know maybe if there's a to spew we'll let the facts work themselves out andI said ok what's an example of the case in which the outcome might be differentmini games one and whatnot I know that's not what he needs another blog know thatthis baby here and there it is now that fit the only example he can comeup with what's one more key was wrong which was the breaks the fridge what Iwas like yes it was after this question what's up moving over here to these peopledon't have my favorite Mythbusters episode I have it says its lead balloon we made atfourteenth Street and later helium balloon that floated out of twenty eight pounds of of rolledlead no one's ever done it before the stove reason for anyone ever tried again it'scompletely pointless um but the Wii first of all the process of solving the problem wasincredibly satisfying from a personal standpoint but I also think that the episode itself demonstrates theinternal process between Jamie night the best of any episode and it's kind of additional explosionsthis note that the gross that happens it's really St Florida from them from an engineeringstandpoint it's a pretty personal problem it in me just that visual of being the firstguys to make this balloon floated nothing but start a somewhat dated before you might betold that but it was with him that he was cheating we didn't she it's myfavorites it thn it a treat the door I can think about a current science ormath and I was young on the first career I thought that I wanted was actuallyto be an actor I tied with Woods I did some children's can I get somecommercials when I was a kid I didn't really chill music video it's the worst onein the competition is stiff it's by far the worst illegal music video but I wasactually absolutely a science a science geek I would say after school took away her scienceteacher ask questions about things he talked about in class today and I'm convinced it isstated the only reason I have seen your chemistry was because I stayed at school atalk chemistry teacher enough about physics we figured out a helmet in the nose of thephysics will give a passing grade it the scariest moment of run Mythbusters was some slidingdown the freaking water slide it didn't get any easier I'll tell you another story aboutthe waterslide so here we do that first light rain falling off the edge in thesecond slide or go from half the cost will be better than the third slide waslike freakin stunning of all like to go like this through the air landing my feetfirst roll high five each other feeling great next they have to use an evening andI love the AIPAC the customer it's cute I have been a jumps and the funthe last the beginning just didn't go that well and so with a total that wellwhen you hit water from seventy feet way it hurts and you get an instant headacheit's like getting hit by a car bed of tulips it doesn't kill you but ithurts and it sucks so did these two jobs and after both jobs I've gotta addto that much of the water was like forty five degrees so I crawl out ofthis freezing cold water this instant headache and I get my teeth on the second onethen I dislike in a lot of pain my side as Christians that led to thewest side of the kind of walked into the top of the rampant and waited forthe third John and I start with Nader Nick comes out and he gives me thebest pep talk have ever gotten my life he comes up and you can see thatI really like them hurt them and cranky and I don't wanna do this again becausey'know what I would die it's starting to really saw any excess when they ask mequestions going on says one can tell you anything about this next job just I don'tthink so I'm not kidding this is exactly what he said questions where are you astop them cuz that's what I tell my guys in L a until all the supplementalin L a the data is read real thing he could be a working start manyUNE that we can do to pieces you know how to do this it all happensin your head only thing you should be asking yourself when you glance is does mydirector one another John all see you at the bar in the job was perfect itwas terrifying but it was perfect we are in I don't want to do something witha few stitches knit flat out no never in a million years other everyone thinks thatthat might be the case but in fact we've done so much reading as we areesoteric and and and potentially dangerous things we don't like about seven different you know daylong lessons and stuck to the basic driving from cops and special effects guys the dealeffectively tired to listen to this point we got all the skills and every time Iget another skill the insurance company actually gets a little more relaxed but giving us thelatitude to do something so I'll tell you almost pee but did anyone see this bea bust of story where we took the bus over so while the episode we actuallyhad permission from the insurance company to be in the bus when it tipped over whichI was dieing to do most kids do that in a six point harness of thefollowing roll cage that was going to be the best thing ever yet and forcefully thinkinglike a producer I had to admit that we didn't have enough screen time in theepisode that point so we had ours see the bus because we want there to strikedown a little bit longer so we opted not to do that the south of thekey he should understand that I'm in the the creative from the producers of Mythbusters isyet to capture him at the odd productions Jamie me and art director Alex the fourof us they call it creative decisions of what we do there's not really anyone todiscover don't know who can't do that if it's a great idea to hit screens thenoble find a way to do it on what the hell was he was the thingsthey think are boring like you know to get a good me a lot of roadkill yes two things one Hubert his mustache will directly or indirectly does your eye hashealed me is my eye that children can lead was not until broken it's not aphilosophical decision to sleep yet another holding a position on that basis it to me it'sa can of worms I don't feel like opening a very happy with the students haveever tested his mustache ID the one of his mustache theirs I think he led theclub won out and put it in a bad weekend someone for an auction and thealways lets you control your own duty with one of these I have excused for awhich was really creepy is about to go do something and he looks around and herealizes you know we drive each other freaking crazy we'll get along very well does thisnot to say there's not a great respect between us and when push comes to shovethe archive the only two guys that trust we trust the other more than almost anybodyelse we know what the others people up so he looks around for safely freezer fora heavy hit me like the old and it's like fifty years of skin feels betterthan this that it's like you can grow hundred thousand units with that yet so ifyou mention the tube is really like nice moment satisfaction when you complete something so myquestion is what's the most satisfying my part to keep completed her talent you been ableto overcome you know it's always the most recent one I mean it sounds trite tosay that but any there's so many of them on the show there's my Ghostbusters Protonpack is unfinished but later the still unfinished my CF went to the fifth element andfinished theirs I can just complete the prop their second Hellboy in the movie Hellboy inthe opening of Hellboy to go to a museum and a stadium looks up some informationin this POS full of trinkets and books and information and the rest of the revolutionshe is actually sold on e Bay a couple about three years ago my boss soilthe one that the head of the movie but it was and he didn't have anyof the stuff and then over the last three years I've found the regional model makerswho built all the stuff of the box and I actually hate them to make mea new set of everything that goes into that box and about a week ago Itook delivery of the last object that fits into the box and now it's done that'smy most recent set aside must satisfy project were there we go the teeny teeny Ididn't see me remember I said I was working in feeders so I was working atthe Berkeley repertory Theater in nineteen ninety three when woman warrior was being produced there andI was building a pair of its reputation and Peter be able to solve we aremechanical problems that no one else itself and what they needed and woman warrior was aghost chair he didn't share that drove itself around the stage so I basically made arobot the chair on top and I was in the middle of making that when oneof my coworkers for the bread with and worked for tea on the special effects commercialproject and my friend Michael friends knowing that his girlfriend we get they spent the entireday telling Jane that he should hire and Jamie Colby of an extensive I've heard fromthese guys apparently I should bring you and you wanna bring some stuff to tell meand I waited a couple weeks later network for him for about five years after thatdesert problem that you haven't solved it keeps you up at night to stay up allmy kids are lessons though they're not done it yes it'll be all sorts of thingskeep me up that night you wee wee wee we just were working on a wholenew endeavor that Jamie and I and you know there's lots of things to think aboutwith that Mythbusters and you know first Mythbusters that the world you know we've got alot of stuff and one attacker with Lydia a Tory stage show we wanted to somethingvery different from Mythbusters the Kerry side story to the initial lot of pieces and hetells moving around um I just got a new assistant and one of things I'm doingis completely overwhelming support guy with everything I can think of because this is a lotof moving parts that so putting on any given night it's usually when I'm not sleepingin the same bed as my wife whenever I'm at the hotel I basically don't sleepI just like if things go too so I'll try to sleep but get really tiredof typing in the note full speed up the computer when a white way I've beensold for five in the morning so only to those willing to question one hr youever able to make this twinkle all the way around the swingset to home a friendof mine named Ross is about fifteen feet back there in the yellow shirt to doit in his kindergarten and I don't believe has the right there without help without helpme standing on the swing with it or where you do that just your blog hoppingyes when I hit the top of the arc I sent straight down I'll just missthe point ok I'm really glad the list ah was the most embarrassing thing that happenedto you of where is the beginning I decided to train with a little way thathurts all the water slide episode and saw how hard can that woman and stress latexbut that's just personal vanity of the most embarrassing thing you know that when one ofthose investors what I've been holding to an argument that I know it's crap but I'mcranky honestly this is where I feel most ashamed of myself and this person bears Ican take in the if you've been watching the show for dinner we got up andsaid the hours at least fifty hours a week is me taking a fool of myselfI'm not easily embarrassed but when I get really embarrassed by my behavior is what Iget cranky in my judgment that were in the night I hold to some position thatI don't really believe in because I'm cranky I just feel like no moving forward that'swhat I'm on I mean it's bad a bad hair the average Atlanta City Om yesthere is movement when your team you is what the most sugary cereal right you momsall like no break nuts or Cheerios and like most of her shirt dress your mumsays the box is more nutritious than cereal so we test we got some black linescan be set up a set of pages and we had one case with the miceare eating regular mouse and a dedication which isn't very happy in my reading for wimpsthe thirty eight in which the mice are eating these little melts the like the livesof cardboard that Jamie had made and things went fine for about oh about five daysthe genie was the one monitoring because when she was fifteen but I know he actuallyowns a pet store the local ball in Columbus Indiana so he was the one monitoringthe the the the mice and it was Friday afternoon he's gone into the final preweekend check it felt like a pretty good except for the the car door to mythree vividly a little late there something was different about them they are the other twocakes Tom so he packs up his lights out of some week and the Monday morningthe situation was very very different in that cage with a cardboard there were no longerthree bites there was one of relief at last and the other two mice would liketo wake up from a Chuck Jones commercial they look like the fat mouth numb likeCourt on the cob they were ahead of the tale of nothing but a rib cageand that to me so we really needed him killer I held him up to thecabin I see this is what happens when the lease with that and we thought itwas really hilarious and discovery did not think it was very hilarious then but by thatI discovered in the coastal areas I'd already got the rough cut on my computer todayto get Mike showed it at college I think like Northern Michigan Tech or something likethat that's the response of the discovery called up and we like to build a virtualbugger that's never going to see the light of day unfortunately but I can talk aboutit it's freakin larynx the army Adam back here for a minute to Target what isyour favorite explosion my favorite explosion cheesy question but you better see also explosions to usthis point are like the light winds the early part of sewers of explosions like thisthe fourth get a shot for snapshots of the rubble of the back end but itdoesn't move the day of the black powder it's a little slower to push years ofmy semen thing is actually not technically an explosion it's hot water heaters I love beingaround with hot water heaters fail there is and I still two ways about it Ihope you're never around the hot water heater that unintentionally failing I can't imagine ever beingaround the hot water heater that intentionally failing but if you are is one of themost satisfying he is the rubble but you could ever experience and then there's like thefifteen seconds what you love the hot water heaters flight Scott what you see something afterMythbusters what I see myself doing at the Mythbusters yet has been questioned been asking myselfthe same thing before the Mythbusters I was a good special effects but the thing aboutspecial effects this is not a lot of shops in special effects there are fields towork on their commercials were caught which means that the jobs are piecemeal the work ofwhat job then you're done now the industry pays well for that sort of inconvenience becauseno one works all the time and as a freelancer you actually get this brain umit's not for everyone it's not for everyone does it stressful whether Telstra Reykjavik of mydeliverance coming in March where is the people's friend I don't know but the thing youget when you're a freelancer is what's next what's next what's next what's next what madeyou and you know he started playing skills also two different fields we're taking toys modificationespecially the museum replicas for pre favorite people I did all these different things with usto Mama making her career and honestly a week has gone by on the buses thatI haven't thought about what I picture myself doing I'd really like communication by the communicatora car I love telling stories and I love doing this show if and when Mythbustersand repentance I feel that strongly and lastly to another show I was baking cakes Ito know whatever it is gonna have to encompass that I have a job for bodyduring the Queen Street in all not making it I almost went insane and actually hadto quit his eye I have yet to be healed a reasonable amount of time otherwiseI might get really cranky so all I can tell you is it involves probably moreTV and probably more building day I last posted I'm going to your head and hegot shot by the cattle drive how the car on that is one of the bitsof relief it's a real low point of our show the cattle prod you don't overdoit is the so called Baghdad battery Cary Grant or even read of these clothes andget batteries for the sex and it was there a Ph know this it was theevent producer who's no longer with the show the producers decided to hook up with electricfence to these two things which I was close to grab this was a hundred thousandvolts that went through my heart it hurt like hell it is like getting smashed inthe chest right to buy for on it really feels so close to dying that it'sabsolutely terrifying you can see that look of my face that quick expression of complete betrayaland three I was so mad my crew was so mad for me that there's areason to still footage of me right after that no one would follow me that reducesthe telco fulfilment in the crease it's true you were not followed what you did waswrong hands we're going to be let him have a few moments and I thought itthrough an alliance yes no pics we didn't really get it over family of the lessonswe've all been working in each other's pockets for seven eight years now and we allsee each other and are absolute worst of all sweater absolute best in it like afamily baby really protected there is nothing to say one more thing about this which ispeople often won in OT me I'd break each other and the SEC is no bigdeal because he goes way too far away too quickly we've read what worked and studiedit's funny the job glass of water and so once had but the next day andthen you know I'm keeping of Deb's house until we get water from a fire youlet me actually read all of us of the solvents so we have to have whatwe call afraid the top because otherwise it would we like nuclear powers when it comesto Frankie David had me riveted David Kay the the the the enemy over the dateof signing autographs for an hour from where the above are all signed autographs take picturestaken by so much ill see you next year