Having multiple people in a scene


#1

I want to have a bunch of students outside with this background ’
EXT. ST ANDREWS HIGH SCHOOL - DAY’, but I’m not very familiar with the whole directing and placing characters in different layers?


#2

To put several characters:

@CHAR stands screen [position] AND @CHAR moves to layer 1 AND @CHAR2 stands screen [position]

and so fourth.


#3

It’s your lucky day, I made a script template with that scene, lol.

EXT. ST ANDREWS HIGH SCHOOL - DAY
&XTRA1 spot 0.310 159 308 AND XTRA1 faces right AND XTRA1 is talk_arms_crossed_loop AND XTRA1 moves to layer 1
&XTRA2 spot 0.310 197 308 AND XTRA2 faces left AND XTRA2 is nod_loop AND XTRA2 moves to layer 2
&XTRA3 spot 0.349 111 286 AND XTRA3 faces left AND XTRA3 is talk_phone_excited_loop AND XTRA3 moves to layer 3
&XTRA4 spot 0.403 252 248 AND XTRA4 faces right AND XTRA4 moves to layer 4 AND XTRA4 is text_phone_neutral_loop
&XTRA5 spot 0.496 128 108 AND XTRA5 is idle_sit_legs_up AND XTRA5 faces left AND XTRA5 moves to layer 5
&XTRA6 spot 0.496 50 109 AND XTRA6 faces right AND XTRA6 is talk_sit_legs_up AND XTRA6 moves to layer 6
&XTRA7 spot 0.310 159 308 in zone 2 AND XTRA7 faces right AND XTRA7 is punch_jab AND XTRA7 moves to layer 1
&XTRA8 spot 0.310 197 308 in zone 2 AND XTRA8 faces left AND XTRA8 is punch_receive AND XTRA8 moves to layer 2
&XTRA9 spot 0.349 111 286 in zone 2 AND XTRA9 faces right AND XTRA9 is write_notepad AND XTRA9 moves to layer 3
&XTRA10 spot 0.403 252 248 in zone 2 AND XTRA10 faces right AND XTRA10 moves to layer 4 AND XTRA10 is cry_weep_loop
&XTRA11 spot 0.496 24 203 in zone 2 AND XTRA11 is lay_awake_loop AND XTRA11 faces left AND XTRA11 moves to layer 5
&XTRA12 spot 0.496 62 177 in zone 2 AND XTRA12 faces left AND XTRA12 is lay_asleep_loop AND XTRA12 moves to layer 6
&zoom on 17 41 to 192% in 0
@transition fade in white
@zoom on 320 36 to 192% 8