How to Create an Interactive Documentary



Introducing Klynt

Klynt is an editing & publishing application dedicated to interactive storytellers. It was designed originally for Honkytonk Films in-house productions to create an affordable and easy-to-use solution to explore new narrative formats on the Internet.

Visit the Klynt Support Centre for documentation on using the software

Interactive Documentary Exercise

Throughout this exercise we’ll learn the ins-and-outs of Klynt by building a simple interactive documentary. From project set-up, to building menus, importing media and exporting for online, we’ll go through each step needed to ensure you have the skills needed to produce a successful interactive documentary.

View the documentary you’ll be creating above

Exercise Materials:

All the videos and images you’ll need for this exercise are in the zip file found Here
All text can be found in this Google Doc

An introduction to Klynt

Setting up a project, exploring the Klynt workspaces, importing media and using the Storyboard.

Additional Klynt Reading (sections I, II & III)
Saving images in a supported format
Encoding settings for YouTube
Save Audio file as MP3 in iTunes (once converted, to find the file, right click on the original file in iTunes and select ‘Show in Finder’ from the pop-up menu)

Using the Sequence Editor

Adding text and shapes to a sequence and adjusting their size, position and timing.

Additional Reading (section IV)

Non Linear Narratives and Interactive Menus

Creating a non-linear structure, adding menus and interactivity.

Responsivity and Actions

Looking at how your interactive documentary will respond to different browsers and working with actions.

Customising the Klynt Player and Uploading Online

Once your interactive documentary is complete, you can start to think about uploading it online and the options the Klynt player offers. From credits to synopsis to various navigation options, customising the footer of the Klynt player opens up numerous extra options for your doc.

Additional Reading (section V & VI)

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