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Want to be amazed? Hang around a film set and shadow a veteran key grip. At some point, he’ll come across a problem that isn’t easy to solve. You’ll be stumped, his crew may be stumped, and it’ll look like they have to take a different approach.
Then the key grip will pause (pay attention now because this is where the magic happens) and immediately come up with a clever, simple solution.
What you’ll have witnessed is an experienced crew member pulling from their bag of tricks — a collection of hacks, methods, tactics, and techniques to overcome obstacles.
So if you haven’t started building one yet, now is the best time to start — and I’m here to help you.