Grip Tips: How to Roll Up Sound Blankets
How to roll up sound blankets was one of the first things I learned on my first day on set as a grip. We had dozens of sound blankets in the truck that came from the rental house folded up and the Key Grip insisted they be stored rolled up as a jelly roll.
In the video he calls it a “sound blanket burrito”, here in Toronto, Canada we usually call them a “jelly roll”.
I was doing research on what tutorials already exist so HowToFilmSchool doesn’t repeat stuff and I found this fantastic tutorial on rolling up a sound blanket. I had intended on shooting this myself over the weekend, but Youtuber Michael McQueen has beat me to it. None the less, he does a great job and I’m glad to share his awesome tutorial with our readers.
Want to practice rolling up some sound blankets? You can purchase some sound blankets on Amazon.com for a great price.
Why Should you store sound blankets this way?
There are a couple of reasons:
- Sound blankets stored this way are far easier to count and keep track of
- When needing a sound blanket for an actors head or knees its already prepared
- They make a great pillow for napping during lunch
- You look like a bad ass when you arrive on set with one, grab it by the fold and shake it loose
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