Characters poppin out


#1

Hi guys!!
I am currently writing a story about high school and I wanted to make a scene in a hall, where some students are standing and doing some stuff while the main character walks by.

The script for that scene looks like this:

INT. BLUE SCHOOL HALLWAY - DAY

transition iris in

STUDENT3 spot 1.012 118 66 and STUDENT3 is listen_phone_sigh

STUDENT2 spot 0.778 288 217 and STUDENT2 is eyeroll_sarcastic

    NARRATOR
I used to have everything I needed.

    NARRATOR
It wasn't perfect life but..

    NARRATOR
I wanted to enjoy every moment of it.

But the problem is that I do not want the characters to be “poppin out” after the transition one by one, I want them all to be there.

Any tips how to do that? It looks horrible like this haha.

thanks!


#2

Add the transition after the characters are already placed:

INT. BLUE SCHOOL HALLWAY - DAY

&STUDENT3 spot 1.012 118 66 and STUDENT3 is listen_phone_sigh

&STUDENT2 spot 0.778 288 217 and STUDENT2 is eyeroll_sarcastic

transition iris in


#3

I already tried, but what happens is that the background pops in, then characters pop in one by one and then the transition appears :frowning:


#4

I would also add & instead of @ like I should in the above code:


#5

thank you so much!!