NERDY JOBS Visits Jim Henson’s Creature Shop and NASA/JPL
By Perry Michael Simon on April 29, 2014
Matt Bennett’s quest to try out the coolest of Nerdy Jobs on the Nerdist Channel takes him this week to two extremely cool places indeed.
In the first of the two videos, Matt goes where pretty much every single one of us would want to go, Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, to find out about animatronics from the expert, animatronics supervisor John Criswell, and creating puppets from start to finish with creative supervisor Pete Brooks. And he gets to live the dream, helped by fabrication supervisor Julie Zobel: a puppet version of himself. Can you tell Matt and the Matt Puppet apart? Like twins, they are.
Watch Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge Tuesdays at 9/8c on Syfy. That means tonight, you know.
And then, Matt went to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to meet Mars Rover driver Matt Heverly, find out about how rovers work, and pit the Nerdist Rover against a slightly larger model…
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