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Learn basic tools used by grips on set, including a essential personal tools every grip is expected to have.


  • 1:39 video on apple boxes
  • 2:35 video on sandbags
  • 1:19 video on furniture pads
  • 9:17 video on essential tools each grip need to have on set
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  • Basic grip tools used on set
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