How do I get my characters to just not pop up at a different time? (The title is complicated i know)


#1

SO you know when episode writes a story and there that one scene that has a bunch of characters in one place and when you transition in they’re just there? How come when I have a scene with a bunch of characters they all pop up one at a time How do I get my characters to just be… there? Yaknow? Yes i know this is reallllyyyy complicated but i’ve been needing help on this for a while so if anyone has the answer can you pleassseee help me!


#2

You need to place all your characters before the transition command and use the & sign instead of the @ sign.

INT. BACKGROUND - DAY
& CHAR1 [spot] and CHAR1 faces left/right and CHAR1 is [animation]
& CHAR2 [spot] and CHAR2 faces left/right and CHAR2 is [animation]
& CHAR3 [spot] and CHAR3 faces left/right and CHAR3 is [animation]
@transition fade in


#3

yeah, if you have any directing problems @Dara.Amarie is your go-to-gal .


#4

yEAH, I’d do what @Dara.Amarie says, but sometimes I write:
@CHAR1 [spot] AND CHAR1 faces left/right AND CHAR1 starts [animation]
@CHAR2 [spot] AND CHAR2 faces left/right AND CHAR2 starts [animation]
@CHAR3 [spot] AND CHAR3 faces left/right AND CHAR3 starts [animation]

Not only that, but you can always put the characters together like dis:
@CHAR1 [spot] AND CHAR1 faces left/right AND CHAR1 starts [animation] AND CHAR2 [spot] AND CHAR2 faces left/right AND CHAR2 starts [animation] AND CHAR3 [spot] AND CHAR3 faces left/right AND CHAR3 starts [animation]

But like I said, maybe Dara’s way is better than mine! :joy:

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#5

Closing due to one month of inactivity :slight_smile:


#6