Help with Spotting

Hello everyone! I am in need of some help with Spotting. My question: If a character is entering a background to stand screen center, can I spot before they enter?

Here is my script so you can understand more:

INT. ICE BATH GRANDMAS BATHROOM - NIGHT

@cut to zone 1

@YOUNG LEORA spot 0.646 175 234 in zone 1
&YOUNG LEORA is dustoff_neutral_loop

@speechbubble is 129 222 to 73% with tail_top_right

     NARR (MRS EVANS) 

Goodnight Leo!

@YOUNG LEORA is callout_neutral
YOUNG LEORA
Goodnight Mommy, love you!

      NARR (MRS EVANS)

Love you too sweetheart!

@YOUNG LEORA exits left

INT. JUVIE WELLES BEDROOM - NIGHT
@cut to zone 2

@YOUNG LEORA spot 0.464 228 336 in zone 2

@YOUNG LEORA enters from left to screen center AND YOUNG LEORA faces right

@pause for 0.5

@speechbubble is 194 222 to 71% with tail_top_right

&YOUNG LEORA is yawn_bored
YOUNG LEORA
What a day!

Should I take something out or did I place something in the wrong place? Leora is 6 years old and I want her to be that size, of course, but her size is not small. She looks like a teenage 6 year old :sweat_smile::joy: Please and Thanks so much for your help!!

Yes, you can spot direct the character offscreen and then have them come in.

INT. JUVIE WELLES BEDROOM - NIGHT

@cut to zone 2

@YOUNG LEORA spot 0.464 -100 336 in zone 2 at layer 1 AND YOUNG LEORA faces right

@YOUNG LEORA walks to spot 0.464 228 336 in 1.5

@pause for 0.5

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If you’re having her exit the screen to the left, then you can instead write:

@YOUNG LEORA walks to spot 0.646 -100 234 in 1.5 THEN remove YOUNG LEORA

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Thank you, I will get back to you when I am done addi this in my script!

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Thanks for helping me out, and thank you sooo sooo so much for you’re helpful advice​:hugs::blush:

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NARR (MRS EVANS) 

Goodnight Leo!

@YOUNG LEORA is callout_neutral
YOUNG LEORA
Goodnight Mommy, love you!

      NARR (MRS EVANS)

Love you too sweetheart!

@YOUNG LEORA exits left

If you’re having her exit the screen to the left, then you can instead write:

@YOUNG LEORA walks to spot 0.646 -100 234 in 1.5 THEN remove YOUNG LEORA

Leora is not small, her size is still as if she was a teenager. Did I place it wrong? This is what my script looks like now:

INT. ICE BATH GRANDMAS - NIGHT

@cut to zone 1

@YOUNG LEORA spot 0.464 228 336 in zone 2
&YOUNG LEORA is dustoff_neutral_loop

@speechbubble is 129 222 to 73% with tail_top_right

        NARR (MRS EVANS) 

Goodnight Leo!

@YOUNG LEORA is callout_neutral
YOUNG LEORA
Goodnight Mommy, love you!

         NARR (MRS EVANS) 

Love you too sweetheart!

@YOUN LEORA spot 0.646 175 234 in zone 1

INT. JUVIE WELLES BEDROOM - NIGHT
@cut to zone 2

@YOUNG LEORA enters from left to screen center AND YOUNG LEORA faces right

@pause for 0.5

@speechbubble is 194 222 to 71% with tail_top_right

&YOUNG LEORA is yawn_bored
YOUNG LEORA
What a day!

Thanks again for all your help!

So she’s not small but she’s 6 years old? If you’re talking about her visually, episode has only 1 body type so she’ll look like a 6 yr ol’ adult :smiley:

Based on your coordinates in the 1st post, I made her exit offscreen left with the same height and floor level.

May you tell me what coordinates you’d like for her to be at in the bathroom and her room? Place her onscreen, tell me the coordinates, and I’ll code how she would exit and enter a scene with spot directing.

For the bathroom, in zone 1, would you like for her to be standing at these coordinates:

or:

or do you just want her to be at screen center (which is spot 1.280 160 0)? :sparkling_heart:

You are giving different values for her. Select your desired one and let me know, we will solve this :yay:

No, I mean her her height I guess you would call it. She should be the size of a 6 year old.

You can use spot direction to change her size.

Tutorial on spot direction:

Because of the new layout, you’ll find it here:

@YOUN G LEORA spot 0.646 175 234
This is where I want her to stand

INT. ICE BATH GRANDMAS - NIGHT

@cut to zone 1

@YOUNG LEORA spot 0.646 175 234 in zone 1 at layer 1 AND YOUNG LEORA faces left AND YOUNG LEORA is dustoff_neutral_loop

@speechbubble is 129 222 to 73% with tail_top_right

NARR (MRS EVANS)
Goodnight Leo!

YOUNG LEORA (callout_neutral)
Goodnight Mommy, love you!

&YOUNG LEORA is idle

NARR (MRS EVANS)
Love you too sweetheart!

@YOUNG LEORA faces right THEN YOUNG LEORA walks to spot 0.646 420 234 in 1.5 THEN remove YOUNG LEORA

INT. JUVIE WELLES BEDROOM - NIGHT

@cut to zone 2

@YOUNG LEORA spot 0.646 -100 234 in zone 2 at layer 1 AND YOUNG LEORA faces right

@YOUNG LEORA walks to spot 0.646 160 234 in 1.5

@pause for 0.5

@speechbubble is 194 222 to 71% with tail_top_right

&YOUNG LEORA is yawn_bored

YOUNG LEORA
(What a day!)

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Thank you so so so so much, I appreciate you’re help so much! I can’t thank you enough for helping me with my script complications :purple_heart::purple_heart::hugs::hugs::hugs::hugs: I will get back to after I add this in my script, thanks again!

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How can I fix this error?

Screenshot_20191223-181116.png

It’s missing spot

Re-copy the template above.

Oh, I see it. Thanks😅

can u make one for me with people sitting down at the tables and then my girl walks in ROSIE and her looks for her new friend KEISHA and if u can just put the background people as CH1 CH2 CH3 CH4 CH5 and so on!!!

Hey, again, um… sorry to bother you but, there is a warning with this:

@YOUN LEORA 0.646 - 100 234 in zone 2 in layer 1 AND YOUN LEORA faces right

They say it’s not a valid command… What do I do to fix it? Again very sorry for bothering you, especially on Christmas Eve!

:heart:

I have the missing letters, sorry I was typing a little too fast.:sweat_smile:

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