How do you change outfit and put characters in background before the scene?

Hey guys !!

So I have this problem where I want the cam to film a background ( coffee shop) where people are sitting in .
But my problem is that I’ve written the whole script but when I preview you can see the characters popping up in the background .

This is my script :

INT.COFFEE SHOP CAFETARIA

@TYLER spot 0.389 204 347 AND TYLER faces left AND TYLER is talk_sit_neutral_loop
@TYLER moves to layer 44
@CHLOE spot 0.371 119 349 AND CHLOE faces right AND CHLOE is talk_sit_neutral_loop
@CHLOE moves to layer 51
@overlay INT. CAFE CASUAL WINDOW TABLE create
@overlay INT. CAFE CASUAL WINDOW TABLE opacity 1 in 0
@overlay INT. CAFE CASUAL WINDOW TABLE scales to 0.460 0.460
@overlay INT. CAFE CASUAL WINDOW TABLE shifts to 125 153

@overlay INT. CAFE CASUAL WINDOW CHAIR create
@overlay INT. CAFE CASUAL WINDOW CHAIR opacity 1 in 0
@overlay INT. CAFE CASUAL WINDOW CHAIR shifts to 191 155
@overlay INT. CAFE CASUAL WINDOW CHAIR scales to 0.334 0.334
@overlay INT. CAFE CASUAL WINDOW CHAIR moves to layer 42

@overlay INT. CLASS ROOM WITH WINDOW FAR CHAIR 2 - DAY create
@overlay INT. CLASS ROOM WITH WINDOW FAR CHAIR 2 - DAY opacity 1 in 0
@overlay INT. CLASS ROOM WITH WINDOW FAR CHAIR 2 - DAY shifts to 88 147
@overlay INT. CLASS ROOM WITH WINDOW FAR CHAIR 2 - DAY scales to 0.352 0.352
@overlay INT. CLASS ROOM WITH WINDOW FAR CHAIR 2 - DAY moves to layer 48

I’m a new episode writer and I would really appreciate it if someone helped me out.
thnx

you have to add & to all characters and the overlays. the last overlay is a @ again

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you have commands line by line so the script will follow the lines and have the overlays/ people pop up one by one. what you can do is connect all of these commands in one line.

INT. COFFEE SHOP CAFETARIA with INT. CAFE CASUAL WINDOW TABLE to 0.460 152 153 in zone 1 at layer # (continue like this for all the overlays)
&TYLER spot 0.389 204 347 in zone # AND TYLER moves to layer 44 AND TYLER faces left AND TYLER is talk_sit_neutral_loop AND CHLOE spot 0.371 etc. (continue like this with the characters)

also at the end of all of this
@pan to zone # in S (seconds)

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INT.COFFEE SHOP CAFETARIA
&TYLER spot 0.389 204 347 AND TYLER faces left AND TYLER is talk_sit_neutral_loop
&TYLER moves to layer 44
&CHLOE spot 0.371 119 349 AND CHLOE faces right AND CHLOE is talk_sit_neutral_loop
&CHLOE moves to layer 51
&overlay INT. CAFE CASUAL WINDOW TABLE create
&overlay INT. CAFE CASUAL WINDOW TABLE opacity 1 in 0
&overlay INT. CAFE CASUAL WINDOW TABLE scales to 0.460 0.460
&overlay INT. CAFE CASUAL WINDOW TABLE shifts to 125 153

&overlay INT. CAFE CASUAL WINDOW CHAIR create
&overlay INT. CAFE CASUAL WINDOW CHAIR opacity 1 in 0
&overlay INT. CAFE CASUAL WINDOW CHAIR shifts to 191 155
&overlay INT. CAFE CASUAL WINDOW CHAIR scales to 0.334 0.334
&overlay INT. CAFE CASUAL WINDOW CHAIR moves to layer 42

&overlay INT. CLASS ROOM WITH WINDOW FAR CHAIR 2 - DAY create
&overlay INT. CLASS ROOM WITH WINDOW FAR CHAIR 2 - DAY opacity 1 in 0
&overlay INT. CLASS ROOM WITH WINDOW FAR CHAIR 2 - DAY shifts to 88 147
&overlay INT. CLASS ROOM WITH WINDOW FAR CHAIR 2 - DAY scales to 0.352 0.352
@overlay INT. CLASS ROOM WITH WINDOW FAR CHAIR 2 - DAY moves to layer 48

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Thank youu !!!
It worked :revolving_hearts:

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no problem :blush:

I can’t figure it out either, it won’t work and I tried everything

Did you try the & instead of @ like above suggested?

Yeah, I did, but it still wouldn’t work

Could you send your script?

Yeah I can

INT. CAFE CASUAL WINDOW with INT. CAFE CASUAL WINDOW TABLE

@TOM changes into TOM_default
&cut to zone 2
&overlay INT. CAFE CASUAL WINDOW TABLE opacity 1 in 1
&overlay INT. CAFE CASUAL WINDOW TABLE shifts to -165 163 in zone 1
&overlay INT. CAFE CASUAL WINDOW TABLE scales to 1.000 1.000
&overlay INT. CAFE CASUAL WINDOW TABLE moves to layer 3
&zoom on 320 174 to 214% in 0
@TOM spot 0.713 68 231 in zone 2 AND TOM is idle_sit_serious_loop AND TOM moves to layer 2 AND TOM faces right

Change the first @/TOM to &TOM

I tried it, it still won’t show the table in front of him

The table is in zone 1?

Oh wait, yeah now I see the problem, I didn’t notice that, but thank you <3

You also might want to change it to opacity 1 in 0

Okay, thank you for the heads up :slight_smile:

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