Swipe background in behind character?

Hi guys!
I read a story but I don’t remember the name of it.
It showed a character on for example a forest background. After that it zoomed in on the character and a Black 50% transparent background swiped in behind the character and then you could customize!
Does anyone know how to do it?


They probably used the overlay EFFECT DIM 60

Moved to Directing Help & Tips as that’s where scripting questions belong! :v:t2:

Give me a sec to code it ok

Ok sorry I’m taking long but I’m doing this on my phone :sob:
Ok here we go:

INT. ______________

@CHAR stands screen center in zone 2 at layer 2

&overlay EFFECT DIM 60 create
&overlay EFFECT DIM 60 scales to 1.0 1.0 in 0
&overlay EFFECT DIM 60 opacity 1 in 0
&overlay EFFECT DIM 60 shifts to -709 0 in 0 in zone 1
&overlay EFFECT DIM 60 to layer 1

@zoom on X Y to % in T

@overlay EFFECT DIM 60 shifts to 0 0 in 0.5

You can change the spot of your CHAR just make sure she stays in zone 2 before the overlay is added because I coded it that way.

Let me know if it works

Thanks so much!
I will let you know as soon as possible!

Wait! I messed something up!! I fixed it tho, copy and paste the code now…

It works! Thank you so much!


Happy to hear this got resolved! Closing :v:t2: