HELP: My script is missing out parts!


#1

Hi guys, I need some help!

So I’m writing my script and it’s just missing out whole scenes.

It goes like this:

INT. CLASSROOM DESK - DAY with DESK CLASS
readerMessage English Class.

@ISABELLA enters from left to spot 1.397 60 -45 and ISABELLA faces right
@ISABELLA spot 1.397 60 -109

@ISABELLA starts think
@ISABELLA faces left
@pause for a beat
@ISABELLA faces right

INT. CLASSROOM LA DESK - DAY with DESK CLASS

@LOLA spot 1.397 60 -109 and LOLA faces right and LOLA starts idle_happy
@LOREN spot 1.280 274 -54 and LOREN faces left and LOREN starts talk_excited

INT. CLASSROOM DESK - DAY with DESK CLASS

@ISABELLA spot 1.397 60 -109 and ISABELLA faces left and ISABELLA is think
@pause for a beat
@pause for a beat
@pause for a beat
@ISABELLA faces right

INT. CLASSROOM LA DESK - DAY with DESK CLASS

@DANIEL spot 1.397 60 -109 and DANIEL faces right and DANIEL starts eyeroll
@GABRIEL spot 1.280 274 -54 and GABRIEL faces left and GABRIEL starts yawn_bored

INT. CLASSROOM DESK - DAY with DESK CLASS

@ISABELLA spot 1.397 60 -109 and ISABELLA faces right and ISABELLA is think
@pause for a beat
@pause for a beat

ISABELLA (think)

(If most people are already here, then who’s going to sit next to me today?)

Now for some reason, it just goes like this:

Isabella looks left and right and it pauses for a few beats then says her thinking speech bubble.

It misses out the whole lola/loren bit and the whole daniel/gabriel bit!

Why does it do this and how can I fix this?
Thanks xox


#2

Try this:
INT. CLASSROOM LA DESK - DAY with DESK CLASS
@/LOLA spot 1.397 60 -109 and LOLA faces right
&LOLA starts idle_happy
@/LOREN spot 1.280 274 -54 and LOREN faces left
&LOREN starts talk_excited
@pause for 2

Try pausing for at least a beat with each scene. You’ll also notice I added the &CHARACTER commands. Have you ever read a story where characters “pop” into a scene? This a way to prevent that.


#3

thank you! i’ll try it now!


#4

thanks! it works!


#5

Yay! Glad I could help :smiley:


#6