Trouble getting a scene right


#1

So I almost have this scene how I want it, except at the beginning of the scene it always shows the scene before everything gets in position for a second, totally ruining the flow of the scene. This is how I have it set up right now.

INT. SCIENCE CLASS - DAY with DESK SCIENCE
@overlay DESK SCIENCE shifts to -34 63 in 0 in zone 2
@overlay DESK SCIENCE scales to 0.820 0.820 in 0 in zone 2
@ELLA spot 0.542 160 255 in zone 2 AND ELLA starts idle
@JAMIL spot 0.542 228 264 in zone 2 AND JAMIL starts idle
&cut to zone 2
@transition fade in black 3
@zoom on 533 241 to 253% in 2

I’ve tried moving stuff around a bit, but nothing has worked yet. Does anybody know what I’m doing wrong here?


#2

Try this =)
I used the & command for the character’s animation. You can use that for the whole command (&ELLA spot …), but I personally do it this way. This prevents the characters from “popping” into the scene.
The reason everything loads first, is the @overlay commands. It’s best to put everything next to the title if you can (like I’ve done below).

INT. SCIENCE CLASS - DAY with DESK SCIENCE to .820 -34 63 in zone 2
@/ELLA spot 0.542 160 255 in zone 2 AND ELLA faces right
&ELLA starts idle
@JAMIL spot 0.542 228 264 in zone 2 AND JAMIL faces left
&JAMIL starts idle
@cut to zone 2
@transition fade in black 3
@zoom on 533 241 to 253% in 2


#3

Everything above the transition command needs to have the & sign instead of the @ sign.

INT. SCIENCE CLASS - DAY with DESK SCIENCE
& overlay DESK SCIENCE shifts to -34 63 in 0 in zone 2
& overlay DESK SCIENCE scales to 0.820 0.820 in 0 in zone 2
& ELLA spot 0.542 160 255 in zone 2 AND ELLA starts idle
& JAMIL spot 0.542 228 264 in zone 2 AND JAMIL starts idle
& cut to zone 2
@transition fade in black 3
@zoom on 533 241 to 253% in 2


#4

Worked like a charm, thank you both.


#5

Glad this got resolved! Closing :v:t2:


#6