New to script writing ( need help with basic directing, transitions, etc.)

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#1

Hello! I’m creating a small town mystery story and I am super new to script and I believe that to pull off a good mystery requires a lot of details that I am definitely gonna need help with! I need the help from someone who is more experienced with overlaying, directing, the basics! If this is you, let me know!


#2

Have you tried looking at the Basic Directing guide on the Episode Writers Portal?


#3

I have tried out the tips and looked at the guides, it’s just a little confusing for me. What I need help with is the more complex things I guess.


#4

Episode diamonds are


#5

Do you need a overlay a cover a background we can help


#6

Yes I need help with the background, I don’t know if it’s possible to move the background, like move the “camera” to all the zones?


#7

The thing with zones is you can only show one zone at a time if you want the clearest view. It you want to start at a specific zone use “@cut to zone __” but if you want the reader to see along the zones you would use “@pan to zone __”. If you want, you can also say stuff like “@CHARACTER walks to screen left in zone 3 AND pan to zone 3” so that the screen will follow the character as it pans.


#8

Here! You can use my forum if you need help: https://goo.gl/forms/fbJDdlk9Tl2u2FPy1


#9