in the theatre, we use 4x8 foot wooden risers often. most of the time two are put together to make an 8x8 foot riser for drummers and others are used in different configurations for musicians. up until now, we've been borrowing/renting them. we looked into purchasing them for the theatre and the cost was astronomical. this project has been ignored for far too long and we had to finally tackle it because we needed the risers for a show this weekend. so, we built our own!
we built the risers, painted them black, and then sewed fabric to skirt them which attaches with velcro. most of the time, riser skirting is black to hide the underneath of the riser, but ryan came up with this genius idea to use white satin which he can use as a lighting tool to light from both underneath to give it under-glow and light from the front to project color and pattern onto it. we tried it out and it looked awesome!
can't wait to put them to use this weekend!