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QuickTime for Filmmakers by Richard Ferncase

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Interactivity with QuickTime

“The interactive filmmaker’s task becomes that of producing a set of film materials and plotting some pathways through it. The viewer then follows the pathways, deviating or continuing in a line as the mood takes him [or her].”

Grahame Weinbren7

The act of viewing movies has traditionally been passive, and, in fact, many media players allow viewers only a passive experience. QuickTime, on the other hand, provides a number of capabilities that allow the user to interact with a movie. Some of the most notable interactive features and functions of QuickTime include:

image   Slide shows

   Text tracks

   Flash tracks ...

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