Help with Over-the-shoulder coding


#1

I’ve having issues with this coding. I used the template from the Episode is Life website, and I copied and past it into my script. But, I don’t know how to spot the characters in the correct position and zoom in the correct position. When I go on the mobile app to view the scene I’m using this coding in, the characters are in the correct spot. Here’s what my script looks like:

INT. OFFICE BEDROOM - DAY

@zoom reset

@GRAYSON changes into Grayson_5

@GRAYSON spot 1.071 180 126 in zone 1 at layer 2 AND GRAYSON faces left AND GRAYSON is idle_sad

@pause for a beat

GRAYSON
(Did I jump too fast in our relatinship?)

@GRAYSON is deepbreath

NARRATOR (GRAYSON)
I know we’re just friends, and friends should respect each other’s feelings. But, Ashden is a different woman.

&GRAYSON is idle_sad

NARRATOR (GRAYSON)
No matter how I feel about her, I still should be her friend instead pushing things to the next level.

@pause for 2

@TARALYN changes into Taralyn_4

@TARALYN enters from left to screen left

@TARALYN faces left

TARALYN (talk_rear)
There you are.

&zoom on 185 340 to 138% in 3

@TARALYN walks to spot 1.033 93 128 in 4 AND TARALYN does it while walk_rear

@cut to zone 1

@TARALYN spot 0.840 210 215 in zone 2 at layer 1 AND TARALYN faces right AND TARALYN starts idle_rear

music music_sadpianoprogression

volume music 0 0

volume music 50 3000

TARALYN (talk_awkward)
Grayson what’s wrong?
TARALYN (talk_sad)
You haven’t been yourself since last night.

@zoom reset

@GRAYSON stands back far left in zone 1

&zoom on 458 331 to 166% in 2

    GRAYSON (talk_sad)
    It's nothing Tara. 

    TARALYN  (talk_rear)
It has to be something Gray. 

@zoom reset

@cut to zone 2

@GRAYSON spot 2.680 80 -663 in zone 1 at layer -1 AND GRAYSON faces right

@TARALYN spot 3.420 295 -1044 in zone 1 at layer 1 AND TARALYN faces right AND TARALYN starts idle_rear

    GRAYSON (talk_sheepish)
    I made a big mistake last night, and I regret it. 

@cut to zone 1

@TARALYN spot 2.680 255 -663 in zone 3 at layer -1 AND TARALYN faces left

@GRAYSON spot 3.420 45 -1044 in zone 3 at layer 1 AND GRAYSON faces left AND GRAYSON starts idle_rear

    TARALYN  (talk_shrug)
    What did you do?

@cut to zone 2

@GRAYSON spot 2.680 80 -663 in zone 1 at layer -1 AND GRAYSON faces right

@TARALYN spot 3.420 295 -1044 in zone 1 at layer 1 AND TARALYN faces right AND TARALYN starts idle_rear

@GRAYSON is deepbreath

@pause for a beat

    GRAYSON (talk_awkward)
    I asked Ashden to live with me. 

@cut to zone 1

@TARALYN spot 2.680 255 -663 in zone 3 at layer -1 AND TARALYN faces left AND TARALYN is talk_repulsed

@GRAYSON spot 3.420 45 -1044 in zone 3 at layer 1 AND GRAYSON faces left AND GRAYSON starts idle_rear

@pause for a beat

TARALYN (talk_neutral_deny)
Are you serious Gray?
TARALYN (talk_awkward)
How was that a mistake?

@cut to zone 2

@GRAYSON spot 2.680 80 -663 in zone 1 at layer -1 AND GRAYSON faces right

@TARALYN spot 3.420 295 -1044 in zone 1 at layer 1 AND TARALYN faces right AND TARALYN starts idle_rear

    GRAYSON (talk_sad)
    I jumped to fast knowing that our friendship is strong, and I shouldn't have ask her that question. 

@cut to zone 1

@TARALYN spot 2.680 255 -663 in zone 3 at layer -1 AND TARALYN faces left AND TARALYN starts think
@GRAYSON spot 3.420 45 -1044 in zone 3 at layer 1 AND GRAYSON faces left AND GRAYSON starts idle_rear
TARALYN (talk_think)
So I’m guessing Ashden wasn’t ok with the idea of her moving in with you?
@cut to zone 2
@GRAYSON spot 2.680 80 -663 in zone 1 at layer -1 AND GRAYSON faces right
@TARALYN spot 3.420 295 -1044 in zone 1 at layer 1 AND TARALYN faces right AND TARALYN starts idle_rear
@GRAYSON is deepbreath
@pause for a beat
GRAYSON (idle_sad)
Yes.
@cut to zone 1
@TARALYN spot 2.680 255 -663 in zone 3 at layer -1 AND TARALYN faces left AND TARALYN is idle_sad
@GRAYSON spot 3.420 45 -1044 in zone 3 at layer 1 AND GRAYSON faces left AND GRAYSON starts idle_rear
TARALYN
(Poor guy.)
@pause for a beat
TARALYN (talk_sheepish)
I have to agree with Ashden Grayson.
TARALYN (talk_awkward)
You did move too fast in your relationship.

Can somebody explain this? How do I make the female character the same size as the male character?


#2

You can try the script in the script template they have in the episode interactive


#3

I did, but how would I spot my characters though?


#4

you could try using the directing help whee it shows in the previewer