Adam Savage's Lifecasts Collection!

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Adam brings out his collection of lifecasts (of himself!) that have been used over the years for makeup effects, costume fittings, and other art projects. These perfect copies of Adam at different ages make up a tangible and surreal archive of his likeness--looking into the eyes of each is like staring directly into the past!

Shot and edited by Norman Chan

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  1. Adam Savage’s Tested

    Adam Savage’s Tested

    پیش 15 روز

    Watch this episode in VR with Oculus TV:

    • Yokai_Customs


      پیش 13 روز

      @Adam Savage’s Tested No info on the action figure?! Guess you'll need to do another video ;)

    • Dan Bun

      Dan Bun

      پیش 14 روز

      Is it viewable with other VR devices and without a login via facebook?

    • Adam Savage’s Tested

      Adam Savage’s Tested

      پیش 15 روز

      @ᛗᚨᛋᛏᛖᚱ This video is the non Facebook version of this.

    • lasarith2


      پیش 15 روز

      I watched you’re 1000 year old man , on discovery whenever it was on, be great if you did an episode on it .

    • ᛗᚨᛋᛏᛖᚱ


      پیش 15 روز

      There isn't a non Facebook version of this?

  2. Keith Saunders

    Keith Saunders

    پیش 4 ساعت

    Lol I didn’t even see that one standing back there

  3. Nxseous


    پیش 6 روز


  4. Platanov


    پیش 6 روز

    So this is where the album art for The Bends comes from lol

  5. Ian Bright

    Ian Bright

    پیش 6 روز

    8:05 "There's one aspect of this that I really dig..." as he shows the groin area - I was wondering where you were going with that Adam. Oh your phone, right, of course.

  6. Martin Lutteral

    Martin Lutteral

    پیش 11 روز

    5:54 The guy who invented / developed that scanning technique is Paul Debevec, in California. Just google "light stage paul debevec". His research is absolutely fascinating

  7. David Evens

    David Evens

    پیش 11 روز

    A lot of dentists have switched over from alginate to a product called Alginot. It picks up the same kind of detail, but it doesn't have to be immediately used to cast the dental stone because, unlike alginate, it doesn't dry out and shrink. They send away the mold to the shop to have the whatever appliance you need made. For the amateur, however, there is a big problem. You can get alginate for something like $15/lb (and even in a kit with a bucket to cast it in and plaster to cast in the mold for a decent price), but Alginot costs something like $250/lb. (Oh, and if you're making dental impressions, the stuff tastes HORRIBLE.)



    پیش 12 روز

    Do you still have that terrifying Jamie mask you wore on an episode of Mythbusters?

  9. Shoxrux Aliyev

    Shoxrux Aliyev

    پیش 12 روز

    The used salary directly dam because font conversely admit onto a squealing sentence. aboard, high-pitched news

  10. elobiretv


    پیش 13 روز

    Adam needs to paint that life size figure of himself so it looks realistic. That would be so creepy to have around.

  11. Shoxrux Aliyev

    Shoxrux Aliyev

    پیش 13 روز

    The venomous breakfast findingsinitially develop because teacher generally pretend given a shy brian. useful, nondescript letter

  12. Al Landeros

    Al Landeros

    پیش 13 روز

    now make them kiss!

  13. ebike rider

    ebike rider

    پیش 13 روز

    I wish I could do that before my death probably near the future I would like bulit a robot look like me or like look me as a clone

  14. Mitchell McKeown

    Mitchell McKeown

    پیش 13 روز

    Just cast your own ears by yourself. Mix your alginate a little thick and put in a plastic red cup and hold in to your ear with your head tilted until it sets up. Then just pour in the material of your choice and replace the ears on your lifecast after you grind them off.

  15. hiphopsmurf


    پیش 14 روز

    Biscuit Bazooka!

  16. Space Galleria

    Space Galleria

    پیش 14 روز

    Forbidden Zone was def weird,.,. i think of it often, actually every time Danny Elfman' name comes up scoring movies and such,.,. the dude from Fantasy Island too

  17. Splunge4Me2Art


    پیش 14 روز

    When I was 13, I volunteered to do a face casting for a school art project. But in 1978, we didn't have access to the same products that they do now. So they had me coat my face in Vaseline and the teacher used wet plaster and strips of muslin. I had to sit there much longer until it set. Good times...

  18. Eliot Brown

    Eliot Brown

    پیش 14 روز

    Just so long as none of the eyes open.

  19. Maria Dolores

    Maria Dolores

    پیش 14 روز


  20. Cdb Cdb

    Cdb Cdb

    پیش 14 روز

    You forgot to mention Mini Adam!

  21. Kara S

    Kara S

    پیش 14 روز

    Read my mind! I was literally wondering about these last week.

  22. Ron G

    Ron G

    پیش 14 روز


  23. TheRealCobraBurnout


    پیش 14 روز


  24. Patrick Hunt

    Patrick Hunt

    پیش 14 روز

    Should have includeed the latex mask from Mythbusters. (Whatever happened to that anyway?)

  25. Paul Murphy

    Paul Murphy

    پیش 14 روز

    What about the Adam figurine??

  26. Alex G Reid

    Alex G Reid

    پیش 14 روز

    I think it would be a cool project to use photogrammetry to get a 3D model of my head and torso and 3D print a bust of myself and paint it to look like an old fashioned bronze bust you’d see in a museum or mansion.

  27. Mikael James

    Mikael James

    پیش 14 روز

    have you ever done a cast of yourself in carbonate? In the same pose as han?

  28. Gwendy P

    Gwendy P

    پیش 14 روز

    Weird and creepy 😳

  29. scott webster

    scott webster

    پیش 14 روز

    I've always wanted a cast of my head. I just think it would be cool to make helmets.

  30. Mawhonic1


    پیش 14 روز

    Fantastic! Great video, and thank you Adam for such wonderful and kind comments. It was a lot of fun working with you and aging you multiple times. In the end I was quite proud of this makeup when it aired on Discovery channel. Stay safe! Take care, Danny

  31. Thirdspace Maker

    Thirdspace Maker

    پیش 14 روز

    The full body foam reminds me of the Jayne statue on Firefly. “The hero of Canton, the man they call ‘Jayne’”

    • Ian Bright

      Ian Bright

      پیش 6 روز

      Found the Mudder.

  32. Kairu Hakubi

    Kairu Hakubi

    پیش 14 روز

    you know you're expensive when 150 cameras are cheaper

  33. Chuck Small

    Chuck Small

    پیش 14 روز

    You should stick one of the heads in your freezer and if people see it, tell them it's your twin brother who passed away two years ago and you would miss him if you had to bury him.

  34. 5chr4pn3ll


    پیش 14 روز

    The oldest one is giving me Alien/Giger -vibes for some reason...

  35. Bob Cartledge

    Bob Cartledge

    پیش 14 روز

    I thought the 117 year old Adam was a bust of Jamie!

  36. Daniell Andersson

    Daniell Andersson

    پیش 15 روز

    new mythbuster suck cheers from sweden

  37. Laurence Michael Bennett

    Laurence Michael Bennett

    پیش 15 روز

    Im just going to rename your video for you hence forth it shall be known as "Adam Savages's Creepy Head Collection" lol

  38. Ann Brookens

    Ann Brookens

    پیش 15 روز

    I appreciate the explanation of what I've seen in the background of SEVERAL videos!

  39. origamaniac


    پیش 15 روز

    "I'm getting a head of myself"... Good one

  40. damonwebb813


    پیش 15 روز

    Back in the 80's my girlfriend who is an incredible artist, cast my face(3/4 frontal vs full head) four times, for attachment to 4 canvases ie 4 seasons..... straws in the nose Meditation helped with claustrophobic moments But the 4th one, she wanted a more sorrowful expression for winter art So I had to hold the sorrowful expression for a long time, as it sets Even though I wasnt feeling sorrowful, holding/acting the pose caused me to become very sad and depressed, was hard not to rip it off All was good, the effects fades away after removing mask

  41. Chris Dawson

    Chris Dawson

    پیش 15 روز

    Sorry to be that guy... Rick Baker never put straws in people's noses while doing a lifecast. lol

  42. HAVOC


    پیش 15 روز

    Can one use LIDAR to scan someone and then 3D print them?

  43. Andre Silva

    Andre Silva

    پیش 15 روز

    I wanna scan myself!

  44. Anders Simonsson

    Anders Simonsson

    پیش 15 روز

    The little action figure, Adam! The action figure! :D

  45. Peter Kelley

    Peter Kelley

    پیش 15 روز

    So what of the miniature you?

  46. Azphreal


    پیش 15 روز

    Now we need Adam to make a full head prosthetic from his young one and wear it outside and see who recognises him or says he looks like him lol.

  47. Vojislav Mrdja

    Vojislav Mrdja

    پیش 15 روز

    Adam should definitely try to make a fractal clamp, that would be a great "one" day build, and plus fractal clamps are really cool! it would be a great milling/3dprinting project.

  48. Self-Education Methodology

    Self-Education Methodology

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  49. MrDragan


    پیش 15 روز

    What a fascinating video

  50. Anthony Neelands

    Anthony Neelands

    پیش 15 روز

    3d scanning is the way to go. Details are with time. NO MORE STRAWS :)

  51. astrobooder


    پیش 15 روز

    Literally, the only one I was interested in, was the mini you, that you did not talk about...Damn!

  52. webmonkees


    پیش 15 روز

    If you have to get a medical scan, be sure to get a CD so you have art deja views.

  53. William Uchtman

    William Uchtman

    پیش 15 روز

    I could never do that - I'm too claustrophobic and restless -

  54. James Pruitt

    James Pruitt

    پیش 15 روز

    Hey Adam my dad is wondering how you been

  55. 2000jago


    پیش 15 روز

    Interesting that all these casts that should look JUST like you actually look nothing like you...

  56. VALENTINEproductions


    پیش 15 روز

    I cast my face alone at home with plaster. I don’t know how I pulled it off but I almost burned the corners of my eyes with the plaster. Luckily it came out good.

  57. VALENTINEproductions


    پیش 15 روز

    Looks like Paul Giammati

  58. rey arteb

    rey arteb

    پیش 15 روز

    neat... but kinda creepy.

  59. Joshua Chunick

    Joshua Chunick

    پیش 15 روز

    Welcome to being an identical twin! The weirdest experience I had was when I'd shaved a couple of years ago. I'd had a beard for many, many years and my twin had remained pretty much beardless all that time. Well, looking into the mirror and seeing him and not me in the mirror was just too much and so I grew it back in right away.

  60. Tommy Grønvold

    Tommy Grønvold

    پیش 15 روز

    I was waiting for 117 year old Adam to open his eyes and say BOOO!!

    • harbl99


      پیش 14 روز

      I thought it was a cast of Jamie until Adam corrected my misconception.

  61. David P.

    David P.

    پیش 15 روز

    Obligatory "getting some head" comment.

  62. PerfumedManatee


    پیش 15 روز

    At what point in having such a collection should one consider it to become a problem?

  63. Janet Russell

    Janet Russell

    پیش 15 روز

    “How to get ahead” 😖

  64. Mark Silverman

    Mark Silverman

    پیش 15 روز

    With those heads and other random, scary props, Adam's Cave must be creepy and fun late at night.

  65. Norm Kwasinski

    Norm Kwasinski

    پیش 15 روز

    Happy belated birthday 7/15. Great video as always.

  66. Joshua Harper

    Joshua Harper

    پیش 15 روز

    Wasn't there a MythBusters episode where Adam had to cast his head? I can't tell if I just fabricated this memory from watching the show as a child or if it actually happened.

  67. Walt R. Buck

    Walt R. Buck

    پیش 15 روز

    I had a casting of me at 115 once. Sadly, I look like that casting now and I'm only 50.

  68. TK Skagen

    TK Skagen

    پیش 15 روز

    I'd love to have a "Buck" of myself. For "Pooh-Pooh's and Giggles". How could I obtain one? (How could I do it myself?)

    • irononreverse


      پیش 13 روز

      Cosplayers often make a duct tape mannequin for their body form. Essentially you put on disposable painting overalls and get some friends to wrap you in duct tape. Once you've drawn some registration marks, you get cut out, and can then tape it back together and stuff it.

  69. Dori Ownbey

    Dori Ownbey

    پیش 15 روز

    Does the old Adam mask have the problem of flexibility around the mouth. I noted problems with this, in the Mission Impossible masks episode.

  70. TrickyZ33


    پیش 15 روز

    Adam, do you still have the realistic silicone mask of you that Jaime wore in an episode of Mythbusters?

  71. Frankie Nielsen

    Frankie Nielsen

    پیش 15 روز

    You should paint the full mannequin in the correct colors and have him guard the cave :D

  72. Scott Lynch

    Scott Lynch

    پیش 15 روز

    Old man Adam Savage reminds me of Lo Pan from Big Trouble in little China

    • Ian Bright

      Ian Bright

      پیش 6 روز

      MR BURTON!

  73. Hannah B

    Hannah B

    پیش 15 روز

    The old man Adam prosthetic is astounding, truly marvelous, but mannequin Adam is where it's at. I need my own.

    • B U C C I potato

      B U C C I potato

      پیش 14 روز

      i need to know if you need a mannequin of yourself or the Adam mannequin

  74. Extreme Chimpout

    Extreme Chimpout

    پیش 15 روز

    Come on Adam we all know you decided to go bald to be as cool as Jamie while working for him!

  75. 🧰📐🛠JamesP🔧⚙☘


    پیش 15 روز

    Adam in carbonite .😁

  76. sebbohnivlac


    پیش 15 روز

    I spent way too much time thinking the old age one looks like James Randi.

  77. AnTrAxX Slingshots

    AnTrAxX Slingshots

    پیش 15 روز

    7:32 i wonder if the bump you can see on the top of his head (middle cast) if you pause at this timestamp, would be there if he did not jump into that rock at 18?

    • Kairu Hakubi

      Kairu Hakubi

      پیش 14 روز

      looks like a sagittal keel to me, but the fact that it's not present in the others suggests yeah it's the bald cap

    • AP_204


      پیش 15 روز

      Well, he wasn't bald when he was 45, so it's probably the hair being moved around by the bald cap they were using so the silicone (or alginate) wouldn't get in his hair and be a total mess when demolding.

  78. David Falvey

    David Falvey

    پیش 15 روز

    The middle one looks like Paul Giamatti

  79. Fran Blanche

    Fran Blanche

    پیش 15 روز

    Forbidden Zone! I was at the premiere.

    • Daniel Paul

      Daniel Paul

      پیش 14 روز

      One of my absolute favorite cult films, I have the green vinyl and can't wait for the new director's cut!

    • Steven B

      Steven B

      پیش 14 روز

      Yes! Forbidden Zone was so bizarre and so fun.

    • Lance Hall

      Lance Hall

      پیش 14 روز

      Saw it on videotape in 1989.

    • Kairu Hakubi

      Kairu Hakubi

      پیش 14 روز

      LIVIN IN THE SIXTH DIMENSION things get rough

    • Doug Daluga

      Doug Daluga

      پیش 15 روز

      Is that the one in "3D", and starring Molly Ringwald?

  80. AnTrAxX Slingshots

    AnTrAxX Slingshots

    پیش 15 روز

    I usually do not recognize the Person from the casting...and it is not really different this time. The full size Adam reminds me more of Russel Crowe from Gladiator then i see Adam in it. Have no clue if it is me or if it is true for more persons. The amount of which his neck seems to have shrunk from the first casting to the "real Adam" is quite amazing.

  81. Eric Tyler

    Eric Tyler

    پیش 15 روز

    Thanks for filming in VR as always- feels like I'm there!

  82. therhinocraft


    پیش 15 روز

    How have you kept yourself from painting that full body buck of yourself?

  83. hugo76 hugo76

    hugo76 hugo76

    پیش 15 روز

    j'adorerait avoir un masque de moi meme

  84. Audio Upgrades

    Audio Upgrades

    پیش 15 روز

    The middle cast looks like Dave Stewart, the musician.

  85. Ghostfather


    پیش 15 روز

    I hit like 12 seconds into this episode purely for that horrible pun. Dad jokes rule.

  86. Cap't Jack

    Cap't Jack

    پیش 15 روز

    I sometimes miss my bald head just get up and go

  87. Colleen Nikstenas

    Colleen Nikstenas

    پیش 15 روز

    Adam at 117 looks like an old Jamie. Scary.

  88. ericalbany


    پیش 15 روز

    Forbidden Zone

  89. Dan Witzke

    Dan Witzke

    پیش 15 روز

    3:38 "never mind, I'm getting ahead of myself." Literally. Not sure if he intended that pun or not but it was excellent.

  90. Richy J Movies

    Richy J Movies

    پیش 15 روز

    i would never get a face cast no way

  91. A Deep Fried Rat 🐀

    A Deep Fried Rat 🐀

    پیش 15 روز

    The multi-Adamverse

  92. jormunbizness


    پیش 15 روز

    3:36 The film is Forbidden Zone. Mature audiences only everybody, but a heckuva trip if you're ready.

    • Ryan Evans

      Ryan Evans

      پیش 15 روز

      “Where’s Frenchie?”

  93. London Kiltman Review

    London Kiltman Review

    پیش 15 روز

    Fantastic how are you guiding us through your workshop piece by piece because we may not be makers but we enjoy the process that you use as a maker!

  94. carbonitedreamer


    پیش 15 روز

    thats really cool. lol halloween costume idea carry your head around. thanks for all the fun.

  95. Niko Carcosa

    Niko Carcosa

    پیش 15 روز

    My head is rather large (7 3/4 hat size). I was an early-hire at an extended-run haunted attraction in Rockledge, FL called "Fear Factory" (no relation). The make-up artist (forget his name, something Grey, I think. Worked on the failed "Aliens" pilot) made an alginate cast of my head for most of the masks we used. Since we didn't know exactly what head sizes we were going to end up with in the cast of the haunt, and we didn't have the time or money to make casts of each individual, he figured we could use my head, and just pad it out for the smaller skulled players. I didn't know until that day I was actually rather claustrophobic.

  96. SlyGamer Scott

    SlyGamer Scott

    پیش 15 روز

    How much do each of these cost to do?

    • Peter JF

      Peter JF

      پیش 15 روز

      I think that the materials would not be expensive, maybe about forty dollars. There is a fair bit of prep work though.

  97. NOVA


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  98. Naughty Shepherd

    Naughty Shepherd

    پیش 15 روز

    “As long as I’m bald I should cast my head.” Logically… 😂

    • Novelty Known

      Novelty Known

      پیش 14 روز

      as one does,ofc.

  99. Thomas Levy

    Thomas Levy

    پیش 15 روز

    What about the action figure of Adam? No info. about it?

  100. BevsArtsandCrafts


    پیش 15 روز

    I’d love that 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻