PAN and ZOOM? Help pls


#1

can anyone tell me how pan and zoom work for the scripts?

i specifically would like to know for the opening of my story showing several variations of the setting in a form of a montage, dramatic pauses, close-ups of characters for important one-liners, and revelations.

i would greatly appreciate any help and tips are also welcome. thanks.


#2

U have to put

@pan to zone 2 and the camera will move to that zone


#3

how do you know the different zones? and can you pan different directions?


#4

Yea it can only go to 5 try it and see what it does :blush:


#5

okay thanks


#6

Your welcome :blush:


#7

Here’s the thread about zoom :slight_smile:

Zoom Directing (The Art of the Zoom Made Easy)


#8

what about just zooming on a background with no characters on screen and also what is the fastest setting for flashes on screen?


#9

i figured out the flashes but still need help with zoom on a background without characters.

i want to be able to have the zoom reverse slowly outward for the cover and title of my book. is there a way to do this?


#10

Yes. :slight_smile:
Just focus your zoom how close your want, and set it on the beginning of the scene, then slowly zoom out.

It’s just total random example :smiley:

INT. BACKGROUND - DAY
@zoom on 123 456 to 400% in 0
@zoom on 123 456 to 100% in 5.0


#11