Zoom Directing (The Art of the Zoom Made Easy)

Hiiiii :blue_heart::v:t3:I’m RudeInception and today we will be discussing Zoom Directing. This method will allow you to zoom wherever you want to on the screen. Here we go:

Zoom directing is made easier when using the Episode app for help. The following image will serve as reference:


Taken from my story LOBITA

When you open the app to preview your story, you’ll want to click on Red and then click on Black.
Blue is used to toggle between Focus and Zoom.

  • In order to use Zoom you drag your fingers across the screen. This makes the screen zoomed in.
  • In order to use Focus you drag your finger across the screen. This shifts around the screen while zoomed in.

The Green resets the zoom to its default percentage.
The Yellow gives you the command you need to add to your script.

In general the command is:
@zoom on X Y to % in T

X = X axis (left to right)
Y = Y axis (up and down)
% = percentage of zoom (default percentage is 100%)
T = time it takes the screen to zoom (0.1 – infinite)

X and Y are controlled by Focus
% is controlled by Zoom

EXTRA TIP: To open up a scene that is already focused and zoomed in, add a 0 in place of the time.
(@zoom on X Y to % in 0).

PS: I know a lot of new authors are asking about the popular zooming from head to toe. My girl, @Apes has made a guide on this. Check it out: Guide

5 Likes
HOW TO: Zoom from the Feet to the Head (Full Body)
Zoom Help Please!
ZOOMING- Please help
Zooming problem, is the tutorial wrong?
Help Needed please!
How to use zooms
What types of zooms can you use in an INK story?
I need a coder for my story!
PAN and ZOOM? Help pls
Example please for zoom
HELP! Urgent coding help
Zooming from characters please help!
Quick Question, Zooming In
Zoom and text issue
Someone please help me with my camera questions!
Problem with zooms
Zooming help please
Help me please i need help
Can someone give me a duo customisation template
Need help with zooms on sleeping people
Different choice ideas?
"Stupid" questions that never get answered? Get The Help Here!
Manna's Help Thread: For coding, directing and more
How to do zomes on my art scene
Advanced zoom help
Hey! error help needed please!
I need help in placing my character
Script error :( Help needed
HOW TO: Have Character(s) Appear in a TV
How to zoom on your character, while your character is talking?
Thread for the sharing of templates!
How to put character in overlay and directing?
I need help with basics?!
Need Directing Help? This is the Thread for You!
Looking for a writing partner anyone whant to help me? this is a drama and romance story
Dara Amarie's Official Help Thread! [closed]
Help me correct my script
"Stupid" questions that never get answered? Get The Help Here!
Script Help - ink
Rude’s Here to Help! Ask your questions babes 💙
Need help with Zooming!
QUESTIONS? Ask them here, someone will answer them!
Tips and Ideas?
Official Help Thread!
Rude’s Here to Help! Ask your questions babes 💙
:grin: Resources for Creators
Rude’s Here to Help! Ask your questions babes 💙
"List" of Helpful Threads
I need help with directing please
Does anyone know how to put a person behind something?
I need help asap pls! :)
Character Placement Question --
Rude’s Here to Help! Ask your questions babes 💙
Some Directing Questions
Kissing position is going wrong in the scene
Making people different heights
"Stupid" questions that never get answered? Get The Help Here!
Need Help ...? Here you can ask me Baby's
"Stupid" questions that never get answered? Get The Help Here!
Directing help please (zoom work)
"Stupid" questions that never get answered? Get The Help Here!
Directing Help and Assistance From a Purple Ghost For All Your Episode Needs
New here <3 Sooo many questions!
I need help with my directing! PLZ HELP
I need help with placing characters!

how do you add a continuously zoom while the character is still talking

& zoom on X Y to % in 3

CHAR
Hey, zoom into me as continue to talk like this and like that…

You can modify the number of seconds to what suits your scene

thank u

how do you zoom going up like how do you zoom onto your background

oh nvm i got it

How can we zoom in another zone?

Like zoom into another zone or cut to another zone and it’s already zoomed in?

INT. BACKGROUNDNAME - DAY
&zoom on 123 23 to 167% in 2
@pan to zone 3 in 2

Hopefully that should work.

NOTE: Remember to change the background name, zoom, time and zone to suit your needs.
NOTE: If you don’t specify a time for the pan, the default will be 1 second.

Closing due to inactivity :slight_smile: