Need help with zooms and transitions - very choppy

#1

When I add the zoom I put it first and everything after and then I add the transition after everything else…The scene looks really choppy when it appears at first. It’ll come in on the default zoom and the resize to the correct zoom.

Ex:

EXT. BACKGROUND NAME with OVERLAYNAME to % x y etc in zone 1…
@zoom to x y at 300%
@CHARACTER changes into default
&CHARACTER to spot x in zone 1
@overlay OVERLAYNAME shifts to x y
@overlay OVERLAYNAME scales to x y
@overlay OVERLAYNAME to layer 1
@transition curtain in 1.0

Can you help with this? Please?

I have one scene in particular that’s really jumpy and glitchy since I’m doing it from different angles switching the backgrounds back and forth to have the camera on one person to the other while showing it from behind them. If that makes sense.

#2

I may have misunderstood what you’re saying, but if I could make a guess, I’d say to try using more of these: &

So go

EXT. BACKGROUND NAME with OVERLAYNAME to % x y etc in zone 1…
&zoom to x y at 300%
@CHARACTER changes into default… … … … … … … …(this one is fine, it can’t be & anyway)
&CHARACTER to spot x in zone 1
&overlay OVERLAYNAME shifts to x y
&overlay OVERLAYNAME scales to x y
&overlay OVERLAYNAME to layer 1
@transition curtain in 1.0

Lemme know if that helps

#3

Thank you so much for your help! I’m sorry but I tried this and it didn’t work.

#4

What I’m trying to say is that I have the background listed multiple times throughout the script and put my characters in different positions so that each time it displays it looks like they take turns having their backs facing the camera and doing an over the shoulder shot.

#5

Can you post exactly what you have in your script? We can’t really help with just examples.

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#6

Sorry about that!!! Here’s an example:

INT. INTERROGATION ROOM with CHAIRS OVERLAY2 to 2.692 -426 -66 in zone 1 with TABLE OVERLAY to 2.260 -301 -35 in zone 1 with CHAIRS OVERLAY1 to 2.008 -304 -33 in zone 1
&zoom on 170 425 to 151% in 0
@JACOB changes into JACOB OUTFIT 1 - ORANGE PLAID SHIRT
@JACOB changes bodyColor into Tan
@JACOB changes mouthColor into Blush

&JACOB spot 1.320 178 65 in zone 1 THEN JACOB faces left AND JACOB starts sit
&JACOB moves to layer 1
&JACOB starts sit
&DETECTIVE COLLINS spot 1.282 268 -24 in zone 1 THEN DETECTIVE COLLINS faces right AND DETECTIVE COLLINS starts idle_rear
&DETECTIVE COLLINS moves to layer 3
&DETECTIVE ROWAN spot 1.300 64 -38 in zone 1 THEN DETECTIVE ROWAN faces left AND DETECTIVE ROWAN starts idle_rear
&DETECTIVE ROWAN moves to layer 3

@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY2 shifts to -426 -66
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY2 scales to 2.692 2.692
@overlay CHAIRS OVERLAY2 moves to layer 0
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY1 shifts to -304 -33
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY1 scales to 2.008 2.008
@overlay CHAIRS OVERLAY1 moves to layer 4
@overlay 5992547069853696_TABLE OVERLAY shifts to -301 -35
@overlay 5992547069853696_TABLE OVERLAY scales to 2.260 2.260
@overlay TABLE OVERLAY moves to layer 2
@transition curtain out_left in 2.0

#beat ends
@pause for a beat

@zoom on 176 379 to 212% in 5

#beat starts
@speechbubble is 166 183 to 100%
NARRATOR
They got me when I was heading downtown to meet up with Savod to help him move in and they took me in for questioning.
#beat ends
@zoom reset
@speechbubble reset
INT. INTERROGATION ROOM with CHAIRS OVERLAY1 to 2.548 -393 -91 in zone 1 with TABLE OVERLAY to 2.260 -304 -62 in zone 1 with CHAIRS OVERLAY2 to 2.368 -347 -105 in zone 1
&zoom on 181 368 to 168% in 0
&DETECTIVE COLLINS spot 1.255 111 -43 in zone 1 THEN DETECTIVE COLLINS faces right AND DETECTIVE COLLINS starts talk_sit_neutral_arms_crossed
&DETECTIVE COLLINS moves to layer 2
&DETECTIVE ROWAN spot 1.282 246 53 in zone 1 THEN DETECTIVE ROWAN faces left AND DETECTIVE ROWAN starts talk_sit_neutral_arms_crossed
&DETECTIVE ROWAN moves to layer 2
&JACOB spot 1.320 172 -99 in zone 1 THEN JACOB faces left AND JACOB starts idle_rear
&JACOB moves to layer 5
@overlay 5992547069853696_TABLE OVERLAY shifts to -304 -62
@overlay 5992547069853696_TABLE OVERLAY scales to 2.260 2.260
@overlay TABLE OVERLAY moves to layer 3
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY1 shifts to -393 -91
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY1 scales to 2.548 2.548
@overlay CHAIRS OVERLAY1 moves to layer 0
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY2 shifts to -347 -105
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY2 scales to 2.368 2.368
@overlay CHAIRS OVERLAY2 moves to layer 6
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes into DETECTIVE COLLINS_default
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes eyesColor into Brown
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes bodyColor into Olive
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes eyes into Slender Natural
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes nose into Hooked
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes face into Soft Heart
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes mouthColor into Rose
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes eyebrows into Defined Natural
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes mouth into Classic
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes hairColor into Black
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes hair into Straight
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes into DETECTIVE ROWAN_default
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes eyesColor into Taupe
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes bodyColor into Toffee
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes mouth into Full Tapered
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes nose into Button
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes hairColor into Auburn
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes face into Chiseled Oval
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes mouthColor into Umber
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes eyebrows into Thick Arch
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes hair into Shaved Sides
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes eyes into Deepset Gentle

@pause for a beat
#beat ends
#beat starts
@speechbubble is 164 160 to 100% with tail_top_right
DETECTIVE ROWAN (talk_sit_neutral_arms_crossed)
Okay Mr. Myers. I think it’s time for us to have a real talk.
@speechbubble reset
#beat ends
INT. INTERROGATION ROOM with CHAIRS OVERLAY2 to 2.692 -426 -66 in zone 1 with TABLE OVERLAY to 2.260 -301 -35 in zone 1 with CHAIRS OVERLAY1 to 2.008 -304 -33 in zone 1
&zoom on 170 425 to 171% in 0
&JACOB spot 1.320 169 -25 in zone 1 THEN JACOB faces left AND JACOB starts idle
&JACOB moves to layer 1
&JACOB starts sit
&DETECTIVE COLLINS spot 1.282 268 -24 in zone 1 THEN DETECTIVE COLLINS faces right AND DETECTIVE COLLINS starts idle_rear
&DETECTIVE COLLINS moves to layer 3
&DETECTIVE ROWAN spot 1.300 64 -38 in zone 1 THEN DETECTIVE ROWAN faces left AND DETECTIVE ROWAN starts idle_rear
&DETECTIVE ROWAN moves to layer 3
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY2 shifts to -426 -66
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY2 scales to 2.692 2.692
@overlay CHAIRS OVERLAY2 moves to layer 0
@overlay 5992547069853696_TABLE OVERLAY shifts to -301 -35
@overlay 5992547069853696_TABLE OVERLAY scales to 2.260 2.260
@overlay TABLE OVERLAY moves to layer 2
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY1 shifts to -304 -33
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY1 scales to 2.008 2.008
@overlay CHAIRS OVERLAY1 moves to layer 4

#beat ends
#beat starts
&JACOB starts think
@pause for a beat
@pause for a beat
INT. INTERROGATION ROOM with CHAIRS OVERLAY1 to 2.548 -393 -91 in zone 1 with TABLE OVERLAY to 2.260 -304 -62 in zone 1 with CHAIRS OVERLAY2 to 2.368 -347 -105 in zone 1
&DETECTIVE COLLINS spot 1.255 111 -43 in zone 1 THEN DETECTIVE COLLINS faces right AND DETECTIVE COLLINS starts talk_sit_neutral_arms_crossed
&DETECTIVE COLLINS moves to layer 2
&DETECTIVE ROWAN spot 1.282 246 53 in zone 1 THEN DETECTIVE ROWAN faces left AND DETECTIVE ROWAN starts talk_sit_neutral_arms_crossed
&DETECTIVE ROWAN moves to layer 2
&JACOB spot 1.320 172 -99 in zone 1 THEN JACOB faces left AND JACOB starts idle_rear
&JACOB moves to layer 4
@overlay 5992547069853696_TABLE OVERLAY shifts to -304 -62
@overlay 5992547069853696_TABLE OVERLAY scales to 2.260 2.260
@overlay TABLE OVERLAY moves to layer 3
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY1 shifts to -393 -91
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY1 scales to 2.548 2.548
@overlay CHAIRS OVERLAY1 moves to layer 0
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY2 shifts to -347 -105
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY2 scales to 2.368 2.368
@overlay CHAIRS OVERLAY2 moves to layer 5
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes into DETECTIVE COLLINS_default
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes eyesColor into Brown
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes bodyColor into Olive
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes eyes into Slender Natural
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes nose into Hooked
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes face into Soft Heart
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes mouthColor into Rose
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes eyebrows into Defined Natural
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes mouth into Classic
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes hairColor into Black
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes hair into Straight
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes into DETECTIVE ROWAN_default
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes eyesColor into Taupe
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes bodyColor into Toffee
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes mouth into Full Tapered
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes nose into Button
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes hairColor into Auburn
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes face into Chiseled Oval
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes mouthColor into Umber
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes eyebrows into Thick Arch
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes hair into Shaved Sides
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes eyes into Deepset Gentle
&zoom on 181 368 to 168% in 0
@pan to zone 1 in 1.0
@pause for a beat

    DETECTIVE COLLINS (talk_doubtful)
I'm pretty sure you know by now the reason why we brought you here.

#beat ends
INT. INTERROGATION ROOM with CHAIRS OVERLAY2 to 2.638 -410 -57 in zone 1 with TABLE OVERLAY to 2.260 -301 -35 in zone 1 with CHAIRS OVERLAY1 to 2.008 -304 -33 in zone 1
&zoom on 170 425 to 171% in 0
&JACOB spot 1.320 173 -63 in zone 1 THEN JACOB faces left AND JACOB starts sit
&JACOB moves to layer 1
&JACOB starts sit
&DETECTIVE COLLINS spot 1.282 273 -79 in zone 1 THEN DETECTIVE COLLINS faces right AND DETECTIVE COLLINS starts idle_rear
&DETECTIVE COLLINS moves to layer 3
&DETECTIVE ROWAN spot 1.300 67 -90 in zone 1 THEN DETECTIVE ROWAN faces left AND DETECTIVE ROWAN starts idle_rear
&DETECTIVE ROWAN moves to layer 3
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY2 shifts to -410 -57
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY2 scales to 2.638 2.638
@overlay CHAIRS OVERLAY2 moves to layer 0
@overlay 5992547069853696_TABLE OVERLAY shifts to -301 -35
@overlay 5992547069853696_TABLE OVERLAY scales to 2.260 2.260
@overlay TABLE OVERLAY moves to layer 2
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY1 shifts to -304 -33
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY1 scales to 2.008 2.008
@overlay CHAIRS OVERLAY1 moves to layer 4

#beat ends
#beat starts

    JACOB (talk_doubtful)
I kinda figured that out a long time ago.

#beat ends
INT. INTERROGATION ROOM with CHAIRS OVERLAY1 to 2.548 -393 -91 in zone 1 with TABLE OVERLAY to 2.260 -304 -62 in zone 1 with CHAIRS OVERLAY2 to 2.368 -347 -105 in zone 1
&DETECTIVE ROWAN spot 1.282 244 -46 in zone 1 THEN DETECTIVE ROWAN faces left AND DETECTIVE ROWAN starts talk_doubtful
&DETECTIVE ROWAN moves to layer 2
&zoom on 181 368 to 168% in 0
&DETECTIVE COLLINS spot 1.255 111 -43 in zone 1 THEN DETECTIVE COLLINS faces right AND DETECTIVE COLLINS starts talk_sit_neutral_arms_crossed
&DETECTIVE COLLINS moves to layer 2
&JACOB spot 1.320 172 -99 in zone 1 THEN JACOB faces left AND JACOB starts idle_rear
&JACOB moves to layer 4
@overlay 5992547069853696_TABLE OVERLAY shifts to -304 -62
@overlay 5992547069853696_TABLE OVERLAY scales to 2.260 2.260
@overlay TABLE OVERLAY moves to layer 3
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY1 shifts to -393 -91
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY1 scales to 2.548 2.548
@overlay CHAIRS OVERLAY1 moves to layer 0
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY2 shifts to -347 -105
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY2 scales to 2.368 2.368
@overlay CHAIRS OVERLAY2 moves to layer 5
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes into DETECTIVE COLLINS_default
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes eyesColor into Brown
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes bodyColor into Olive
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes eyes into Slender Natural
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes nose into Hooked
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes face into Soft Heart
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes mouthColor into Rose
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes eyebrows into Defined Natural
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes mouth into Classic
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes hairColor into Black
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes hair into Straight
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes into DETECTIVE ROWAN_default
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes eyesColor into Taupe
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes bodyColor into Toffee
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes mouth into Full Tapered
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes nose into Button
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes hairColor into Auburn
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes face into Chiseled Oval
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes mouthColor into Umber
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes eyebrows into Thick Arch
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes hair into Shaved Sides
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes eyes into Deepset Gentle
@pause for a beat

#beat starts
&DETECTIVE ROWAN spot 1.282 244 -46 in zone 1 THEN DETECTIVE ROWAN faces left
DETECTIVE ROWAN (talk_doubtful)
This is for a very serious matter regarding a Miss Shannon Peterson.

#beat ends
#beat starts
&DETECTIVE COLLINS spot 1.255 111 -43 in zone 1 THEN DETECTIVE COLLINS faces right
DETECTIVE COLLINS (talk_doubtful)
You do know her right?
#beat ends
INT. INTERROGATION ROOM with CHAIRS OVERLAY2 to 2.494 -382 -54 in zone 1 with TABLE OVERLAY to 2.260 -301 -35 in zone 1 with CHAIRS OVERLAY1 to 2.008 -304 -33 in zone 1
&zoom on 170 425 to 171% in 0
&JACOB spot 1.320 173 -63 in zone 1 THEN JACOB faces left AND JACOB starts sit
&JACOB moves to layer 1
&JACOB starts sit
&DETECTIVE COLLINS spot 1.282 273 -79 in zone 1 THEN DETECTIVE COLLINS faces right AND DETECTIVE COLLINS starts idle_rear
&DETECTIVE COLLINS moves to layer 3
&DETECTIVE ROWAN spot 1.300 67 -90 in zone 1 THEN DETECTIVE ROWAN faces left AND DETECTIVE ROWAN starts idle_rear
&DETECTIVE ROWAN moves to layer 3
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY2 shifts to -382 -54
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY2 scales to 2.494 2.494
@overlay CHAIRS OVERLAY2 moves to layer 0
@overlay 5992547069853696_TABLE OVERLAY shifts to -301 -35
@overlay 5992547069853696_TABLE OVERLAY scales to 2.260 2.260
@overlay TABLE OVERLAY moves to layer 2
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY1 shifts to -304 -33
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY1 scales to 2.008 2.008
@overlay CHAIRS OVERLAY1 moves to layer 4
#beat ends
#beat starts

    JACOB (talk_think)
Yeah. Something like that.

#beat ends
#beat starts

    JACOB (talk_think)
What happened to her?

#beat ends
#beat starts

    JACOB
(I figure playing like I don't know anything for now is probably my best bet till I'm ready to decide what I'm gonna do next.)

#beat ends

INT. INTERROGATION ROOM with CHAIRS OVERLAY1 to 2.548 -393 -91 in zone 1 with TABLE OVERLAY to 2.260 -304 -62 in zone 1 with CHAIRS OVERLAY2 to 2.548 -393 -91 in zone 1
&DETECTIVE COLLINS spot 1.255 111 -43 in zone 1 THEN DETECTIVE COLLINS faces right AND DETECTIVE COLLINS starts talk_sit_neutral_arms_crossed
&DETECTIVE COLLINS moves to layer 2
&DETECTIVE ROWAN spot 1.282 246 53 in zone 1 THEN DETECTIVE ROWAN faces left AND DETECTIVE ROWAN starts talk_sit_neutral_arms_crossed
&DETECTIVE ROWAN moves to layer 2
&JACOB spot 1.320 172 -99 in zone 1 THEN JACOB faces left AND JACOB starts idle_rear
&JACOB moves to layer 4
@overlay 5992547069853696_TABLE OVERLAY shifts to -304 -62
@overlay 5992547069853696_TABLE OVERLAY scales to 2.260 2.260
@overlay TABLE OVERLAY moves to layer 3
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY1 shifts to -393 -91
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY1 scales to 2.548 2.548
@overlay CHAIRS OVERLAY1 moves to layer 0
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY2 shifts to -347 -105
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY2 scales to 2.368 2.368
@overlay CHAIRS OVERLAY2 moves to layer 5
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes into DETECTIVE COLLINS_default
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes eyesColor into Brown
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes bodyColor into Olive
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes eyes into Slender Natural
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes nose into Hooked
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes face into Soft Heart
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes mouthColor into Rose
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes eyebrows into Defined Natural
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes mouth into Classic
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes hairColor into Black
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes hair into Straight
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes into DETECTIVE ROWAN_default
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes eyesColor into Taupe
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes bodyColor into Toffee
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes mouth into Full Tapered
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes nose into Button
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes hairColor into Auburn
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes face into Chiseled Oval
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes mouthColor into Umber
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes eyebrows into Thick Arch
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes hair into Shaved Sides
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes eyes into Deepset Gentle
&zoom on 181 368 to 168% in 0
@pause for a beat
#beat starts
&DETECTIVE ROWAN spot 1.282 244 -46 in zone 1 THEN DETECTIVE ROWAN faces left
&DETECTIVE ROWAN starts idle_angry_arms_crossed
DETECTIVE COLLINS (talk_doubtful)
We were hoping you could tell us that.
#beat ends
INT. INTERROGATION ROOM with CHAIRS OVERLAY2 to 2.692 -426 -66 in zone 1 with TABLE OVERLAY to 2.260 -301 -35 in zone 1 with CHAIRS OVERLAY1 to 2.008 -304 -33 in zone 1
&zoom on 170 425 to 171% in 0
&JACOB spot 1.320 169 -25 in zone 1 THEN JACOB faces left AND JACOB starts idle
&JACOB moves to layer 1
&JACOB starts sit
&DETECTIVE COLLINS spot 1.282 270 -75 in zone 1 THEN DETECTIVE COLLINS faces right AND DETECTIVE COLLINS starts idle_rear
&DETECTIVE COLLINS moves to layer 3
&DETECTIVE ROWAN spot 1.300 62 -74 in zone 1 THEN DETECTIVE ROWAN faces left AND DETECTIVE ROWAN starts idle_rear
&DETECTIVE ROWAN moves to layer 3
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY2 shifts to -426 -66
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY2 scales to 2.692 2.692
@overlay CHAIRS OVERLAY2 moves to layer 0
@overlay 5992547069853696_TABLE OVERLAY shifts to -301 -35
@overlay 5992547069853696_TABLE OVERLAY scales to 2.260 2.260
@overlay TABLE OVERLAY moves to layer 2
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY1 shifts to -304 -33
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY1 scales to 2.008 2.008
@overlay CHAIRS OVERLAY1 moves to layer 4
#beat starts
&JACOB starts think
@pause for a beat
@pause for a beat

@zoom reset
INT. INTERROGATION ROOM with CHAIRS OVERLAY1 to 2.548 -393 -91 in zone 1 with TABLE OVERLAY to 2.260 -304 -62 in zone 1 with CHAIRS OVERLAY2 to 2.368 -347 -105 in zone 1
&DETECTIVE COLLINS spot 1.255 111 -43 in zone 1 THEN DETECTIVE COLLINS faces right AND DETECTIVE COLLINS starts talk_sit_neutral_arms_crossed
&DETECTIVE COLLINS moves to layer 2
&DETECTIVE ROWAN spot 1.282 242 -45 in zone 1 THEN DETECTIVE ROWAN faces left

&DETECTIVE ROWAN moves to layer 2
&JACOB spot 1.320 172 -99 in zone 1 THEN JACOB faces left AND JACOB starts idle_rear
&JACOB moves to layer 4

@overlay 5992547069853696_TABLE OVERLAY shifts to -304 -62
@overlay 5992547069853696_TABLE OVERLAY scales to 2.260 2.260
@overlay TABLE OVERLAY moves to layer 3
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY1 shifts to -393 -91
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY1 scales to 2.548 2.548
@overlay CHAIRS OVERLAY1 moves to layer 0
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY2 shifts to -347 -105
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY2 scales to 2.368 2.368
@overlay CHAIRS OVERLAY2 moves to layer 5
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes into DETECTIVE COLLINS_default
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes eyesColor into Brown
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes bodyColor into Olive
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes eyes into Slender Natural
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes nose into Hooked
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes face into Soft Heart
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes mouthColor into Rose
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes eyebrows into Defined Natural
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes mouth into Classic
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes hairColor into Black
@DETECTIVE COLLINS changes hair into Straight
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes into DETECTIVE ROWAN_default
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes eyesColor into Taupe
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes bodyColor into Toffee
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes mouth into Full Tapered
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes nose into Button
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes hairColor into Auburn
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes face into Chiseled Oval
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes mouthColor into Umber
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes eyebrows into Thick Arch
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes hair into Shaved Sides
@DETECTIVE ROWAN changes eyes into Deepset Gentle

&zoom on 181 368 to 168% in 0
@pause for a beat

    DETECTIVE ROWAN (talk_doubtful)
According to multiple reports from eye witnesses at the Indie Rock concert held several weeks ago, they claimed that you were the one that was last spotted with Shannon.

#beat ends
#beat starts

    DETECTIVE COLLINS (talk_doubtful)
They said you went out back with her and she hasn't been seen since.

#beat ends
#beat starts

    DETECTIVE ROWAN (talk_angry_arms_crossed)
So we brought you in. To hear out your version of what happened yourself.

#beat ends
#beat starts

    DETECTIVE COLLINS (talk_think)
We also contacted your parents to ensure they are aware of this matter as well.

#beat ends
#beat starts

    DETECTIVE ROWAN (talk_think)
A Mr. and Mrs. Allen and Talamaria Myers?

#beat ends
INT. INTERROGATION ROOM with CHAIRS OVERLAY2 to 2.692 -426 -66 in zone 1 with TABLE OVERLAY to 2.260 -301 -35 with CHAIRS OVERLAY1 to 2.008 -304 -33 in zone 1
&JACOB spot 1.320 178 65 in zone 1 THEN JACOB faces left AND JACOB starts sit
&JACOB moves to layer 1
&JACOB starts sit
&DETECTIVE COLLINS spot 1.282 270 -75 in zone 1 THEN DETECTIVE COLLINS faces right AND DETECTIVE COLLINS starts idle_rear
&DETECTIVE COLLINS moves to layer 3
&DETECTIVE ROWAN spot 1.300 62 -74 in zone 1 THEN DETECTIVE ROWAN faces left AND DETECTIVE ROWAN starts idle_rear
&DETECTIVE ROWAN moves to layer 3
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY2 shifts to -426 -66
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY2 scales to 2.692 2.692
@overlay CHAIRS OVERLAY2 moves to layer 0
@overlay 5992547069853696_TABLE OVERLAY shifts to -301 -35
@overlay 5992547069853696_TABLE OVERLAY scales to 2.260 2.260
@overlay TABLE OVERLAY moves to layer 2
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY1 shifts to -304 -33
@overlay 5992547069853696_CHAIRS OVERLAY1 scales to 2.008 2.008
@overlay CHAIRS OVERLAY1 moves to layer 4

&zoom on 170 425 to 171% in 0
#beat ends
#beat starts
&JACOB spot 1.320 172 -48 in zone 1 THEN JACOB faces left
JACOB (think)
(Damn, they got |bold, italic, color:blue| them |reset| involved.)

#beat ends
#beat starts
NARRATOR
I quickly thought about the best way possible to get out of this situation…which was probably just to tell the truth.
#beat ends

#7

You already have the overlays added to the background name so there’s no need for these commands. These commands are what makes the scene “choppy” so remove them all

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#8

That’s a good suggestion, however I tried removing them and it threw off the layering of my characters’ positions. Is there anyway to get around that?

#9

Add the layer to the background name.

#10

What about adding opacity to it as well? How would that be done?

#11

You would need to use the opacity command.

#12

Okay, so this is what I have:

INT. ICE BATH BATHROOM - NIGHT with EFFECT SMOKE to 0.748 10 128 in zone 1 with effect RAIN
@GENEVIEVE changes eyesColor into Pine
@GENEVIEVE changes bodyColor into Dark
@GENEVIEVE changes hairColor into Black
@GENEVIEVE changes nose into Aquiline
@GENEVIEVE changes face into Round
@GENEVIEVE changes mouth into Full Round
@GENEVIEVE changes mouthColor into Dark
@GENEVIEVE changes eyebrows into Medium Angled
@GENEVIEVE changes hair into Styled Corn Rows
@GENEVIEVE changes eyes into Round Bold
@GENEVIEVE changes into GENEVIEVE NUDE
&zoom on 161 517 to 255% in 0

@set hsl 0 0 24 no_colorize with blendMode Normal to 78%
&overlay EFFECT SMOKE opacity 0.5 in 0

&GENEVIEVE spot 1.196 153 149 in zone 1 THEN GENEVIEVE faces right AND GENEVIEVE starts cry_sob_loop
&GENEVIEVE moves to layer 16
@transition fade in black in 4

#13

The scene opens without her being there and then all of a sudden she appears

#14

Add “in 0” to the filter command

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#15

Ive tried it for that and it completely moves the layers out of order. Do you think the time feature will work if added to layers?

#16

For the first scene, interrogation with Detective Collins and Rowan.

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THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP!!! :grin::grin::grin::blush: I’ve tried your advice and removed all the other mentions of the overlays in the scenes and it’s comes out really nicely!!! Thank you @Dara.Amarie!!!

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