Cannot offset the Z of a child camera?

I’m currently doing the 2D UFO Tutorial, and I’ve run into a problem while trying to set the camera as the child of the player object. It sets itself to the Z of the player, and since it’s inside it, the game screen is black. I’ve tinkered with it and the X and Y offset work, but not the Z one, no matter the number. I know I’m supposed to unchild it later so it’s not that big a deal, but why am I running into this problem when the tutorial just drags and drops and it’s fine from the get-go?

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usually the camera has a z offset of negative values since positive values mean going even further into z-direction.
Default usually is -10