Can Someone Direct This Scene with Overlays for Me?


#1

I am generally very good at directing, just… not with overlays. I’m trying to have the camera follow a football across a schoolyard up close and then zoom out once it reaches a character, who then jumps into the air and catches it. This was kind of my idea:

This is my script for the scene right now… Everything just doesn’t flow smoothly and I gave up not even halfway through the directing.

Scene

EXT. MG CAMPUS QUAD - DAY with FOOTBALL
&zoom on 933 399 to 375% in 0
&cut to zone 3
&overlay 5289058655535104_FOOTBALL shifts to 271 349 in zone 3
&overlay FOOTBALL rotates 180 anchor point 0.5 0.5
&overlay 5289058655535104_FOOTBALL scales to 0.215 -0.215
&BGSTUDENTFNERD1 spot 0.236 291 323 in zone 1 and BGSTUDENTFNERD1 faces left and BGSTUDENTFNERD1 is talk_sit_legs_up
&BGSTUDENTMNERD1 spot 0.212 213 367 in zone 1 and BGSTUDENTMNERD1 faces left and BGSTUDENTMNERD1 is lay_awake_fidget
&BGSTUDENTMNERD2 spot 0.218 232 372 in zone 1 and BGSTUDENTMNERD2 faces right and BGSTUDENTMNERD2 is idle_read_book
&BGSTUDENTMJOCK1 spot 0.677 202 186 in zone 1 and BGSTUDENTMJOCK1 faces right and BGSTUDENTMJOCK1 is talk_fight_stance
&BGSTUDENTFPREP1 spot 0.357 116 307 in zone 1 and BGSTUDENTFPREP1 faces left and BGSTUDENTFPREP1 is listen_gossip
&BGSTUDENTFPREP2 spot 0.357 46 310 in zone 1 and BGSTUDENTFPREP2 faces right and BGSTUDENTFPREP2 is arms_crossed
&BGSTUDENTMPREP1 spot 0.351 79 314 in zone 1 and BGSTUDENTMPREP1 faces right and BGSTUDENTMPREP1 is talk_gossip
&BGSTUDENTFNERD1 moves to layer -7 and BGSTUDENTMNERD1 moves to layer -6 and BGSTUDENTMNERD2 moves to layer -8
&BGSTUDENTFPREP1 moves to layer -1 and BGSTUDENTFPREP1 moves to layer -2 and BGSTUDENTMPREP1 moves to layer -3 and BGSTUDENTMJOCK1 moves to layer 0
&BGSTUDENTMGAMER1 spot 0.209 187 394 in zone 2 and BGSTUDENTMGAMER1 faces left and BGSTUDENTMGAMER1 is film_phone
&BGSTUDENTMGAMER2 spot 0.209 206 396 in zone 2 and BGSTUDENTMGAMER2 faces left and BGSTUDENTMGAMER2 is film_phone_photo
&BGSTUDENTMGAMER3 spot 0.221 230 389 in zone 2 and BGSTUDENTMGAMER3 faces left and BGSTUDENTMGAMER3 is idle_phone_hold_sad
&BGSTUDENTMGAMER4 spot 0.227 168 382 in zone 2 and BGSTUDENTMGAMER4 faces right and BGSTUDENTMGAMER4 is listen_phone_happy_loop
&BGSTUDENTFGOTH1 spot 0.384 119 343 in zone 2 and BGSTUDENTFGOTH1 faces left and BGSTUDENTFGOTH1 is yawn_bored
&BGSTUDENTFGOTH2 spot 0.384 83 341 in zone 2 and BGSTUDENTFGOTH2 faces right and BGSTUDENTFGOTH2 is talk_sad_timid
&BGSTUDENTMGOTH1 spot 0.390 57 333 in zone 2 and BGSTUDENTMGOTH1 faces right and BGSTUDENTMGOTH1 is idle_exhausted
&BGSTUDENTMGOTH2 spot 0.390 143 334 in zone 2 and BGSTUDENTMGOTH2 faces left and BGSTUDENTMGOTH2 is cry_weep
&BGSTUDENTFHIPSTER1 spot 0.552 262 270 in zone 2 and BGSTUDENTFHIPSTER1 faces right and BGSTUDENTFHIPSTER1 is text_phone_neutral_loop
&TAYA spot 1.121 142 -35 in zone 3 and TAYA faces left
&JORDYN spot 1.121 58 -34 in zone 3 and TAYA faces left
&MICAH spot 1.121 100 -34 in zone 3 and TAYA faces left
&TAYA moves to layer 20 and JORDYN moves to layer 18 and MICAH moves to layer 19
&overlay 5289058655535104_FOOTBALL shifts to 223 383 in zone 3 in 1.5
&zoom on 870 430 to 375% in 1.5
@transition fade in black in 1.5
&zoom on 727 440 to 375% in 1.5
@overlay 5289058655535104_FOOTBALL shifts to 111 399 in zone 3 in 1.5
&zoom on 640 465 to 375% in 1.5
&overlay FOOTBALL rotates 160 anchor point 0.5 0.5 in 1.5
@overlay FOOTBALL shifts to 48 407 in zone 3 in 1.5
@pan to zone 2 in 1.5

And this is my football overlay.

Overlay

The jock catches the football

I really am just terrible at directing complicated coding for overlays like this, or even zooms. I’m better with character spotting… Can anyone help me or maybe tell what to do to direct it better?


#2


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