Coding error I don't understand


#1

Help I need help with coding. I am new to this and watched a lot of Joseph Evans videos and I am stuck with this
error saying that is an “Invalid command” here is the script

INT. BLACK - NIGHT

@EMILY stands offscreen
@pause for a beat

NARR
Hello people!
Imma introduce the main character.

@EMILY walks screen center

EMILY (talk_greet)
Hi!
My name is Emily.

@EMILY exits

NARR [EMILY]
TEXT

Can someone help me? This is really bothering me and I can’t say for sure what is the problem here :sweat:


#2

Instead of putting @EMILY stands offscreen and @EMILY walks to screen center

Just put
@EMILY enters from left (or right) to screen center


#3

But it still gives me an error


#4

Can you sent a screenshot?


#5

That’s my script


#6

You need to press tab two times before typing the name and once before typing the dialog


#7

INT. BLACK - NIGHT

NARR
Hello people!
Imma introduce the main character.

@EMILY enters from left to screen center

EMILY (talk_greet)
Hi!
My name is Emily.

@EMILY exits left

NARR (EMILY)
TEXT

1- Have your character enter to screen center
2- You need to have your character exits a direction, either left or right
3- For the NARRATOR part, the character name needs to be wrapped in parentheses, not straight brackets.


#8

It still gives me an error


#9

Okay I am gonna try that xoxo


#10

YES! IT WORKED! THANK YOU @Dara.Amarie :smiley: