Hey guys, I am a young author and I have been trying to do overlays for a very long time now. Can someone explain to me how to put overlays in zones and what the x and y axis are? Please and thank you.
The x an y axis are x and y coordinates. X is where the characters/overlays are placed horizontally on the screen, and y is where they are placed vertically on the screen. X is side to side, Y is up and down.
There are 2 ways to place overlays in zone: 1) by adding the overlay to the background name, or 2) by using the shift command and shifting the overlay to a spot in whichever zone you want.
INT. BACKGROUND NAME - DAY with OVERLAYNAME in zone 2
@overlay OVERLAYNAME shifts to x y in zone 2
You can read more about overlays here: A Guide to Using & Animating OVERLAYS