Just some dumb questions

a couple questions
How do you make your characters start on the screen and not enter?
How can you have 2 characters doing an action at the same time?
How do you slow down things like when the character is walking and transitions?

@CHARACTER stands screen (whatever)

@CHRACTER starts idle AND CHARACTER2 starts idle

@transition fade in/out black (time)
Like this…
@Transition fade out black 5

@Character walks to spot X y z in s
S- seconds.

Hope this helped!