Bumping into each other. Please help me!

Hi , I want to have the MC and LI bump into each other and the Mc will throw her coffee over LI but before that happens The MC and her boyfriend are walking and I want to follow them into another zone whilest the camera goes to her LI and his friend . This is what I have but it doesn’t work . Could someone please help me and sorry for my and sorry for my bad english.

EXT. LOS ANGELES STREET - DAY
@add Coffee Cup to ELIZABETH
&ELIZABETH enters from left to screen right AND ELIZABETH faces right AND ELIZABETH does it while talk_hold_drink AND JAYDEN enters from left to upscreen right
&ELIZABETH walks to screen center in zone 2
@follow JAYDEN to screen right in zone 2

    ELIZABETH
-And that's how I fell down the stairs.

@pan to zone 2
@pan to zone 3
@MATTEO enters from right to spot 1.216 207 52 AND EMILIO enters from right to spot 1.245 268 49
@pause for 1000
@pan to zone 2
@pan to zone 1

The @pause for 1000 is a mistake.

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Try this:
EXT. LOS ANGELES STREET - DAY
@add Coffee Cup to ELIZABETH
&ELIZABETH enters from left to screen right AND ELIZABETH faces right AND ELIZABETH does it while walk_talk_neutral_loop AND JAYDEN enters from left to upscreen right
&ELIZABETH walks to screen center in zone 2 AND JAYDEN walks to screen right in zone 2 AND pan to zone 3 in 5 THEN MATTEO enters from right to spot 1.216 207 52 in zone 3 AND EMILIO enters from right to spot 1.245 268 49 in zone 3

    ELIZABETH
-And that's how I fell down the stairs.

@pause for a beat

Thank you.
By this one I get an error. The error is " use @CHARACTER walks to x y z in S"
&ELIZABETH walks to screen center in zone 2 AND JAYDEN walks to screen right in zone 2 AND pan to zone 3 in 5 THEN MATTEO enters from right to spot 1.216 207 52 in zone 3 AND EMILIO enters from right to spot 1.245 268 49 in zone 3

You can’t use “in zone #” where # is a number for a “enters from” command. So for example, @CHAR enters from left to screen left in zone 2 is NOT correct.

A better way:
@cut to zone 2
@CHAR enters from left to screen left

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Ah okay thank you for the help now the error is gone .

#Thank you for being patient :joy: OK, so I recommend to try this if you’re having them walk to another zone smoothly and then you’re zooming in on two other characters in another zone:

EXT. LOS ANGELES STREET - DAY

@add Coffee Cup to ELIZABETH

&ELIZABETH spot 1.280 -210 0 in zone 1
&JAYDEN spot 1.280 -100 0 in zone 1
&MATTEO spot 1.216 400 52 in zone 3
&EMILIO spot 1.245 461 49 in zone 3

&pause for 0.2 then pan to zone 2 in 3
&ELIZABETH walks to spot 1.280 160 0 in zone 2 in 3
@JAYDEN walks to spot 1.280 270 0 in zone 2 in 3

ELIZABETH (talk_hold_drink)
-And that’s how I fell down the stairs.

&pan to zone 3
@pause for 0.7 then MATTEO walks to spot 1.216 207 52 AND EMILIO walks to spot 1.245 268 49
@pause for 5
@pan to zone 2

OMG thank you that looks so much better than what I had :grinning: .
Just one more question, What do I need to do if I want Elizabeth throw some coffee over Matteo’s shirt when they bump into each other ?

You will need coffee splash overlays. You can find some here:

You would direct into your scene using this guide:

https://www.dara-amarie.com/overlays-guide

If you’re stuck with this, feel free to PM me :monocle:

Okay thank you I will do that .

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