Making characters sit at a table


#1

Hi, I need some help on this one. I’m having the main character and three friends sit at a table having a conversation. I’ve seen this for Pretty Little Liars so I wanted to add this to my story but I don’t know how.

YOU - CHARACTER 1
MELANIE - CHARACTER 2
AVA - CHARACTER 3
SOPHIA - CHARACTER 4


#2

You need to use overlay so they can be behind table.
How to use overlays:

And place your characters using spot directing


#3

ok, thanks.


#4

Get an answer to your question? :slight_smile:


#5

Not really. :frowning:


#6

I will still encourage you to try to do it yourself.

  1. Choose the background and pick a table overlay
  2. Add characters to the scene using normal commands (@CHAR stands screen right etc)
  3. Open Directing Helper and play around with spot directing placing characters behind the table, then copy the numbers to your script
  4. If you have problems with layers check my thread here
    HOW TO: Move Characters / Overlays to the Layers

#7

ok, thanks.


#8

I know this might be hard because you’re only starting but the only way to learn is to practice :slight_smile:

Let me know if you have more questions.


#9

I will.


#10

try to pratice with directing helper on BG INT. CAFETERIA TABLE OL - DAY

he give you the background and the table. if u want to change the table, search on overlay and change INT. CAFETERIA TABLE OL - DAY to INT. CAFETERIA TABLE OL - DAY with tableoverlayuchoose


#11

ok