Adam Savage

Co-Host, MythBusters & Special Effects Designer. Author, Every Tool is a Hammer

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Travels From: California, USA

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    Adam Savage

    Co-Host, MythBusters & Special Effects Designer. Author, Every Tool is a Hammer

    Speaker Fee Range: Please inquire for fees

    Travels From: California, USA

    Adam Savage is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

    Adam Savage Speaker Biography

    Famous speaker 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 giant Buddhas and futuristic weapons to fine-art sculptures and dancing vegetables.

    The son of a filmmaker/painter and a psychotherapist, Adam’s previous positions include projectionist, animator, graphic designer, carpenter, interior and stage designer, toy designer, welder, and scenic painter. And he’s worked with every material and in every medium he could fathom — metal, paper, glass, plastic, rubber, foam, plaster, pneumatics, hydraulics, animatronics, neon, glassblowing, mold-making and injection molding to name just a few.

    In 1993, Adam began concentrating his career 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 and the Matrix sequels.

    A decade later, Adam was chosen along with Jamie Hyneman to produce and host MythBusters, which premiered on Discovery Channel in January 2003. Fourteen years, 279 episodes, 1,015 myths, 2,950 experiments, eight Emmy nominations and 83 miles of duct tape later, that version of the series ended in March 2016.
    Today, Adam hosts and executive produces MythBusters Jr. as well as a brand-new series, Savage Builds, which premieres on Science Channel in June 2019. He also stars in and produces content for his website Tested.com, including behind-the-scenes deep dives into multiple blockbuster films (including Alien Covenant, Mortal Engines and Blade Runner 2049).

    In addition, after a lifetime of hunting for the perfect gear bag, Adam launched Savage Industries and began manufacturing his own along with MAFIA BAGS. Made in the United States and constructed primarily from recycled sailcloth, every bag is not only durable and lightweight but unique as well. The current line (available at AdamSavage.com) includes two sizes of the EDC (“Everyday Carry”) and an assortment of pouches, with more product both available on the site and on the way.

    Finally, in 2019 Adam finished his first book. Every Tool’s a Hammer is “a chronicle of my life as a maker. It’s an exploration of making and of my own productive obsessions, but it’s also a permission slip of sorts from me to you. Permission to grab hold of the things you’re interested in, that fascinate you, and to dive deeper into them to see where they lead you.” More information is available at adamsavagebook.com.

    Adam lives in the San Francisco Bay area with his wife and their two amazing dogs.

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    Adam Savage Keynote Topics

    An apple falls from a tree and hits Isaac Newton's head - according to the popular legend this is how Newton first thought of the idea of gravity. Although false, this story serves as a perfect example of what Adam Savage, the famous host of MythBusters will try to convey in this speech. With a lot of fun and stories, Adam will identify small events that can produce simple ideas in our minds that can eventually lead to big discoveries. Normally we push these ideas away either because of their absurdity or because they are impossible to carry out, but Adam encourages us to see that pursuing them can make fascinating scientific discoveries.

    Every problem can be faced in very different ways. Most of us would find several ways to solve it, but would be limited by our own imagination or experiences. Join Adam Savage, the famous MythBuster in this fun and exciting session where he will delve into lateral thinking and everything that this way of facing life and problems entails. Adam will show us through simple practices that many times the straightest path to get from A to B is not always the best nor the only possibility. Savage will enlighten the audience by showing how a well-trained mind can surprise us and help us improve.

    Projectionist, interior and stage designer, entertainer, graphic designer, carpenter, toy designer, welder, stage painter, actor, writer, motivational speaker ... Adam Savage has worked on all of the above during his life and has taken from each of those hats something that has added value to achieve success. In this session, your audience will know the rules that Savage sets in his projects to achieve success and why has he chosen these rules. These rules do not ensure success, but they can save us from embarking on disastrous projects or knowing when to stop when something doesn't work for us.

    Based on his latest bestselling book 'Every Tool is a Hammer', this session aims to show how Adam Savage's mind works by explaining his creative and productive process. This process is very important as it has led him to work on two of the Star Wars films and allowed him to create 14 fascinating seasons of the popular series Mythbusters.

    Adam Savage Speaking Videos

    Adam Savage - How simple ideas lead to scientific discoveries
    Adam Savage - Ground Rules for Success