Screen flashes in before overlay

so I am using three different overlays at the beginning of my scene.

  • the first is the animated MIST overlay by @Caitoriri
  • the second is just a simple overlay without any animation
  • the third is the animated Blinking effect with overlays by @Caitoriri

Now my problem is that, when the scene starts, it shows the normal background with the MIST animation for a very short moment (kind of like its flashing in) without the blinking, only then after that happened the scene starts as it should with the blinking.

This only happens on my Phone, not in the web previewer

this is how my script looks:

EXT. RED CAVE

@overlay RED MIST create AND overlay RED MIST shifts to -100 -30 AND overlay RED MIST scales to 1.0 1.0 AND overlay RED MIST opacity 0.8
@overlay REDMIST02 create from RED MIST
@overlay REDMIST02 shifts to -820 -30 in zone 1 AND overlay REDMIST02 scales to 1.0 1.0 AND overlay REDMIST02 opacity 1.0
@overlay RED MIST moves to layer 2 AND overlay REDMIST02 moves to layer 3
&overlay RED MIST shifts to 595 -30 in zone 1 in 30 THEN overlay RED MIST shifts to -820 -30 in zone 1 in 0 THEN overlay RED MIST shifts to -100 -30 in zone 1 in 30 loop INFINITE times
&overlay REDMIST02 shifts to -100 -30 in zone 1 in 30 THEN overlay REDMIST02 shifts to 595 -30 in zone 1 in 30 THEN overlay REDMIST02 shifts to -820 -30 in zone 1 in 0 loop INFINITE times

&overlay RED CAVE STONE create
&overlay RED CAVE STONE opacity 1 in 0
&overlay 6614091499307008_RED CAVE STONE shifts to -51 -105 in zone 1
&overlay 6614091499307008_RED CAVE STONE scales to 3.412 3.412
&overlay 6614091499307008_RED CAVE STONE moves to layer 2

&overlay UPPER EYELID create AND overlay UPPER EYELID shifts to -40 196 AND overlay UPPER EYELID scales to 1.3 1.3 AND overlay UPPER EYELID opacity 1.0
&overlay LOWER EYELID create AND overlay LOWER EYELID shifts to -40 -15 AND overlay LOWER EYELID scales to 1.3 1.3 AND overlay LOWER EYELID opacity 1.0
@pause for 1.5
@overlay LOWER EYELID shifts to -40 -170 in 1.0 AND overlay UPPER EYELID shifts to -40 290 in 1.0
@pause for 0.5
@overlay LOWER EYELID shifts to -40 -15 in 1.0 AND overlay UPPER EYELID shifts to -40 196 in 1.0
@pause for 1.5
@overlay LOWER EYELID shifts to -40 -200 in 1.0 AND overlay UPPER EYELID shifts to -40 350 in 1.0
@pause for 0.8
@overlay LOWER EYELID shifts to -40 -15 in 1.0 AND overlay UPPER EYELID shifts to -40 196 in 1.0
@pause for 1.5
@overlay LOWER EYELID shifts to -40 -430 in 0.8 AND overlay UPPER EYELID shifts to -40 550 in 0.8
@overlay LOWER EYELID clear AND overlay UPPER EYELID clear

I only ever had a similar poblem when using fade in-transitions and using @ instead of & on everything standing before the transition command.

But in this scene I’m not using transitions so that can’t be it

I hope someone can help me with this.

if you want all overlays to aperas on start simultanoussly use & instead of @episode.florence
& happens together with @ under it

so basicly if you write 10 lines all with & they will all happen in one moment but if you write them with @ they will happen one after another

&overlay RED MIST create AND overlay RED MIST shifts to -100 -30 AND overlay RED MIST scales to 1.0 1.0 AND overlay RED MIST opacity 0.8
&overlay REDMIST02 create from RED MIST
&overlay REDMIST02 shifts to -820 -30 in zone 1 AND overlay REDMIST02 scales to 1.0 1.0 AND overlay REDMIST02 opacity 1.0
&overlay RED MIST moves to layer 2 AND overlay REDMIST02 moves to layer 3
&overlay RED MIST shifts to 595 -30 in zone 1 in 30 THEN overlay RED MIST shifts to -820 -30 in zone 1 in 0 THEN overlay RED MIST shifts to -100 -30 in zone 1 in 30 loop INFINITE times
&overlay REDMIST02 shifts to -100 -30 in zone 1 in 30 THEN overlay REDMIST02 shifts to 595 -30 in zone 1 in 30 THEN overlay REDMIST02 shifts to -820 -30 in zone 1 in 0 loop INFINITE times

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That alone didn’t work, though I don’t knwo why because it would definetly make sense.
However, I also added a transition in black after these:

&overlay UPPER EYELID create AND overlay UPPER EYELID shifts to -40 196 AND overlay UPPER EYELID scales to 1.3 1.3 AND overlay UPPER EYELID opacity 1.0
&overlay LOWER EYELID create AND overlay LOWER EYELID shifts to -40 -15 AND overlay LOWER EYELID scales to 1.3 1.3 AND overlay LOWER EYELID opacity 1.0

and now it works
Thank you!

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