Kevin Dunn talks about ThunderDome creation challenges Submitted by Aaron T-Bar Rift on 11/18/2020 at 08:41 AM
In an interview with CynopsisSports.com, WWE Executive Producer Kevin Dunn talked about the creation of the WWE ThunderDome:
"I think the biggest challenge was just trying to reimagine our weekly flagship programming with a new technology that, we believe, has never been implemented before at this scale. Everything had to be reassessed as we were planning to launch ThunderDome. In testing, traditional camera shots were making the virtual fans look flat. Our entire lighting and production design had to be reimagined from the ground up."
"If you asked me a year ago, I’d have said there is nothing we haven’t done from a production standpoint, but during this process, we’ve learned a lot and innovated in so many ways that I’d say anything is possible. Our goal is always to create the best possible experience for our fans. So, we are exploring a number of ideas and new shooting techniques, and in a post pandemic world I would expect to see our live shows draw heavily from our ThunderDome learnings."
Monday November 16, 2020 The uncertainty brought about by the pandemic clearly demonstrated the old adage, "Necessity is the Mother of Invention", as broadcasters and leagues scrambled to find new, engaging ways to deliver competition to fans .