Normally on WWF / WWE TV the main camera; the main camera is on the right hand side of the arena, as you come down the enteranceway. This camera is known as the "Hard Right" camera.
2 weeks ago on Raw, I noticed that Bischoff was facing the left hand side of the arena, away from the hard right, which led to a close-up camera facing him from the side as he gave his ego speech.
This week on Raw, I noticed that, aside from the commentary position being on the left hand side of the ramp, the hard right camera was replaced with a hard left camera; creating the effect that the enteranceway comes from the right hand side of the screen rahter than the left.
Now, from memory, I'm pretty sure that WCW used to use a hard right camera angle, though the poorly trained power plant talent often ended up facing the wrong way during the interviews.
Was this a factor of the arena, does SD! (which I'll admit I haven't watched in a month) now use the same camera angle, or is this another small difference that has been bought in?
Hey! Iīm glad somebody notices these things too? While I havenīt wathced the WWF in a while, I can confirm that the WCW used the 'hard left' camera, and also had itīs production corner (where all the hand-held stuff is based) in the near left-hand corner while the WWF has (had?) it in the far right hand corner. Iīll be looking forward to seeing the changes when I get back.
Expressing myself EVERY day - but especially on July 22, 2002!
I am not 100% sure what you mean but if you mean 'hey the ramp was to the right while usually it is to the left' then I can tell you that they did have that before. I am never sure why but I guess it just depends on the arena. Standard for WWE however is ramp left crew right.
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As a huge Ric Flair fan, I, of course picked this up on WWEShop as soon as it was released a while back. I also ordered his book online when it first came out and got the free "To be the Man.. you have to beat the Man! T-Shirt.