Inspired by Adam Savage’s Tested One Day Builds, Adam Savage’s Tested VR takes audiences on a journey inside the creative workspaces of incredible makers, bringing their processes to life, from ideation to creation. Featuring an eclectic roster of creators, Adam and the Tested team put viewers inside their workshops for an intimate look at their builds.
Adam Savage’s Tested VR features 26 episodes across three seasons, filmed with 180-degree stereoscopic cameras that allow for an immersive look at the creative process like never before. Bonus footage includes Adam's "Cave" workshop tours.
Adam Savage, Maker/TV Personality
Rick Lyon, Puppeteer & Puppet Designer
Melissa Ng, Gothic Armor Designer
Marc DeVidts, Robot Maker and Battlebots Competitor
Andrew Freeman, Creature Mask Sculptor
Griffon Ramsey, Chainsaw Wood Sculptor
Alexis Noriega, Costume Wing Designer
Ryan Nagata, Spacesuit Replica Fabricator
Supports Quest, Quest 2
Internet connection required for downloadable contents
September 12, 2019
The Adam Savage Tested VR app is not necessarily a game but a video playing app of 38+ episodes across 5 seasons inspired by Adam Savage’s one day build video series: Tested. For those unfamiliar with Adam Savage’s work on Star Wars or Mythbuster, Tested takes the viewer through the creative workspace of filmmakers and special effects designers and shows how industry giants turn their ideas into reality.
The app can be divided into two components, the 25 minute VR180 degree episodes and the VR360 interactable cardboard recreation of Savage’s famous workshop: “The Cave.” The one-day-build videos being presented in a VR180 format allows users to view the creative process in an immersive way, being able to sit virtually across from the creative process provides a completely different experience. It feels real and that someone is speaking to you specifically rather than just simply watching a video.
Creators and fans of the Tested series will be able to experience the show at a different level of intimacy, being able to get closer and view from a different angle that is just missing from the traditional video format. Savage and his team created a short video on Youtube to show viewers the camera rig that was created to film these VR180 episodes.
The wonderfully created cardboard rendition of Savage’s workbench in the VR360 intractable experience allows users to dive deeper into the behind-the-scenes and bonus footage by interacting with blueprints/maps/books littered across the desk. This portion of the app also acts as the menu or central hub where you can select the Tested episodes you want to watch or learn more about.
For those that are familiar and fans of Adam Savage, this will surely be a welcomed edition especially for those who learn better by experiencing something in person. For those that are new to Savage and his work, this can be a great starting point.