Going into Flashbacks!


#1

I’m doing a flashback. I’ve already put the dialogue into my story, but the problem is, I don’t know how to go back to the scene before the flashback. How do I do this?
This is what I have so far:
Btw, Its really long.

SCRIPT:

@TAYLOR changes into TAYLOR_hospital
INT. HOSPITAL BED - DAY
@TAYLOR spot 0.9 -200 406 in zone 3 AND TAYLOR faces left AND TAYLOR starts lay_awake_loop

sound int_hospitalroom
@DOCTOR enters from left to screen left

@speechbubble is 170 242 to 100% with tail_top_left
DOCTOR (talk_neutral)
Mr. Jones, you have a visitor.

@pan to zone 3
@pause for a beat

@YOU enters from left to screen right
@YOU faces left
@pause for a beat

@speechbubble is 158 208 to 100% with tail_top_right
YOU (talk_neutral)
Hey, how are you feeling?

@speechbubble is 141 182 to 100% with tail_top_left
TAYLOR (talk_neutral_lay)
I’m ok, a little light-headed if you ask me.

@speechbubble is 158 208 to 100% with tail_top_right
YOU (talk_neutral)
Well, do you remember anything?

@speechbubble is 141 182 to 100% with tail_top_left
TAYLOR (talk_neutral_lay)
All I remember was…

@pause for a beat
@transition fade out white
@TAYLOR changes into TAYLOR_default
EXT. CITY HIGHWAY LOOP - NIGHT
@TAYLOR stands screen center AND TAYLOR faces right AND TAYLOR starts walk_neutral

sound ambient_traffic
NARRATOR (TAYLOR)
I was walking home last night…
…it was dark but I could see street lights.

EXT. OUTDOOR STREET OL - NIGHT
@TAYLOR enters from left to screen center

    NARRATOR (TAYLOR)
I was getting ready to get something to eat..
...when I see two guys fighting.

@pan to zone 3
@JESSE stands upscreen left in zone 3 AND CHRIS stands upscreen right in zone 3 AND JESSE faces right AND CHRIS faces left
@JESSE is punch_jab AND CHRIS is punch_receive
@CHRIS is punch_jab AND JESSE is punch_receive
@JESSE is punch_jab AND CHRIS is punch_receive
@CHRIS is punch_jab AND JESSE is punch_receive

    JESSE (talk_idle_punch)
Rebecca is mine!

@JESSE is punch_jab AND CHRIS is punch_receive

    CHRIS (talk_idle_punch)
No, she's mine!

@CHRIS is punch_jab AND JESSE is punch_receive

    JESSE (talk_idle_punch)
She's mine!

@JESSE is punch_jab AND CHRIS is punch_receive
@JESSE is idle_punch AND CHRIS is idle_punch

    CHRIS (talk_call_out)
RUN!!!

@JESSE faces left AND JESSE is startled_surprised
@JESSE faces right

    JESSE (talk_startled)
What are you standing around for, let's go!!

@JESSE exits right AND JESSE is run_athletic
@CHRIS exits right AND CHRIS is run_athletic

EXT. OUTDOOR STREET OL - NIGHT
@TAYLOR stands screen center AND TAYLOR is think

    NARRATOR (TAYLOR)
I was trying to figure out what they were running from...
...but when I turned around...

@TAYLOR faces left AND TAYLOR is idle_jawdrop

INT. BLACK - DAY
NARRATOR (TAYLOR)
Lights out.

I wanna go back to the scene where my character is laying in the hospital bed in zone 3 with his friend (you) standing next to him.


#2

Just change the background again and put your characters in the same places as they were before the flashback…


#3

Ok, I’ll try that. If it doesn’t work, I’ll let you know.


#4

Sure…


#5

ok, I want it to switch back to zone 3 after the blackout. I’m trying to prevent having the screen pan to zone 3.


#6

Use @cut to zone 3


#7

ok, thanks.


#8

It worked, thanks so much for the help! :slight_smile:


#9