HOW TO: Transitions

hey, im kinda confused cos when i add my transition it glitches? the characters show up then it pauses and then the transition comes?

INT. WALKINCLOSET - DAY
@ cut to zone 2

@ LEILANI stands screen center AND LEILANI is idle_exhausted

@ transition iris in black 2

^^ thats the scene and idk what to do?

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Use & for the character instead : )

Here you go:

INT. WALKINCLOSET - DAY

&cut to zone 2

&LEILANI stands screen center AND LEILANI is idle_exhausted

@transition iris in black 2

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Thanks for the transitions help :heart:

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No problem :smile_cat: :revolving_hearts:

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Bump :mage:

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Bump!

Also, did you figure it out?

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Hi, just wondering if you knew how to make the “blinking” effect on the screen with transitions as I just can’t seem to figure it out! :grin:

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@MayC

Do you mean something like this:

NARR
The screen’s going to blink:

@transition fade in green 0.2
@transition fade in green 0.2
@transition fade in green 0.2
@transition fade in green 0.2
@transition fade in green 0.2
@transition fade in green 0.2

NARR
It’s done blinking.

:thinking:

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As in when the screen closes from the top and bottom at the same time and they meet in the middle. If that makes sense?

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Hey! Me again…

I am trying to transition from a house to a school and I want the screen to stay black as the Narrator (MC) speaks, then transition in to have them both running with one falling in the hall… I’m not sure why it still has them at the house then the text and automatically at the school without animations?

Thanks!

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I know one of them goes from the bottom only and one goes from the top top only

Can be found from these: @transition curtain in_top/out_top/in_bottom/out_bottom

@missg_episode can you show that part of the script? (Screenshot/or copy & paste)

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I can soon! I’m just at work and it won’t let me access my script on mobile :woman_facepalming:t2:

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@transition fade out 5

    NARRATOR (HAILEY)
We rushed to school knowing we were seriously late
Then.. we realised we were lost....

@transition fade in 5

INT. BLUE SCHOOL HALLWAY - DAY

@CHARLOTTE is run_neutral
@HAILEY is run_fall
@CHARLOTTE is laugh_giggle
@HAILEY is stand_up
@HAILEY is dustoff_loop
@HAILEY is arms_crossed_angry

@HAILEY spot 1.250 188 -0

    CHARLOTTE (laugh_giggle)
What!

@speechbubble is 187 273 to 85% with tail_top_right

    HAILEY (disappointed)
Why is it, no matter where we go, we get lost

@speechbubble is 223 269 to 100% with tail_top_left
@HAILEY faces left
@HAILEY is arms_crossed
@pause for a beat

i feel like its all off :frowning:

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Hey you forgot to spot direct them in the beginning at the school scene. Do they come in from different directions or the same one? (left or right)
You need to write their positions.

And for this:

It should be:

@transition fade out 5

INT. BLACK - NIGHT

NARRATOR (HAILEY)
We rushed to school knowing we were seriously late
Then… we realised we were lost…

@transition fade out black 5

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Oh! doh!

they come running in from the right to screen right…

Not sure of the command i keep stuffing it up

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Which character goes to screen right? And where does the other character go?

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Hi, I’m not really sure what you want, but here’s a rough example you can test out and play around with, to get the results you desire:

INT. BLUE SCHOOL HALLWAY - DAY

&CHARLOTTE spot 1.250 387 0 AND CHARLOTTE faces left
&HAILEY spot 1.250 387 0 AND HAILEY faces left

&CHARLOTTE walks to spot 1.250 230 0 in 2 AND CHARLOTTE does it while run_neutral
@HAILEY walks to spot 1.250 119 0 in 2 AND HAILEY does it while run_neutral
&pause for 0.3 THEN CHARLOTTE starts laugh_giggle
@HAILEY is run_fall
@HAILEY is stand_up
@HAILEY is dustoff_loop
@HAILEY faces right
@HAILEY is arms_crossed_angry

CHARLOTTE (laugh_giggle)
What!
@speechbubble is 187 273 to 85% with tail_top_right

HAILEY (disappointed)
Why is it, no matter where we go, we get lost.
@speechbubble is 223 269 to 100% with tail_top_left
@HAILEY faces left
@HAILEY is arms_crossed
@pause for a beat

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Also for this part, it’s better if you do a talking animation when they’re speaking :smile:

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Hey!
Both entering from the right…both running @HAILEY falls over @CHARLOTTE is tired…@HAILEY stands dusts off and arms cross facing right while @CHARLOTTE is facing left…

I’m trying to work out the screen positions using enters screen right faces left sorta thing

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Test out what I wrote above and play around, let me know how it goes!

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