Zooms allow a director to move the “camera” forward, backward and side to side. Zooms give way to new dimensions of visual storytelling in the Episode gestalt.
@zoom on X Y to % in s (s= number of seconds)
Finding the X, Y and % of Your Zoom:
Tap the “Zoom Helper” button at the top-left of the screen. It will generate three buttons on the left side of the screen.
The toggle button “Switch tool: Zoom/Focus” lets you adjust the Zoom Level (%) and Focus (X, Y coordinates) of your shot. The X,Y coordinates and zoom % are displayed in the gray banner beneath the buttons.
In the example above, the zoom syntax in Donacode would be this:
@zoom on 349 383 to 8% in 0
- If you do not specify “s”, the zoom will automatically last 1 second. Zero-second zoom (a static zoom) must have an “s” value of 0: @zoom on X Y to % in 0.
- Once you zoom, the perspective will stay at that position until you change or reset zoom %s again.
- To reset zoom level to 100% (default), use the command: @zoom reset. It’s good to get into the habit of using @zoom reset at the start of every new scene.