There are five foreground positions for characters to be positioned in (refer to the image below).
Behind that, there are 4 background positions. In these positions, characters will appear smaller, so as to appear in the background.
- back far left
- back left
- back right
- back far right
Once you determine which zone you’re working in, place a character on screen.
Character Placement Syntax:
@CHARACTER stands POSITION
@ANGIE stands upscreen right
@YOU stands screen left
@DANIEL stands back far right
When you position a character using the above command, you are positioning them in whatever zone the camera is currently or already looking at. There are also times when we need to place a character in a different zone (e.g. off screen).
Specific Zone Character Placement Syntax:
@CHARACTER stands POSITION in zone Z
@YOU stands screen center in zone 3
@HAYES stands upscreen right in zone 1
@ANGIE stands back left in zone 2