How to Cite Videos in Text

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Citing a video, movie, or film in the text of a paper is necessary if you used information or an idea from the video in your paper. Citations are required in high school, college, and graduate level academic papers, as well as other formal writings. The American Psychological Association, APA, citation style is a commonly used form of citations in universities.

Things You'll Need

  • producer name
  • director name
  • year of release
  • film studio
  • Type the name(s) of the producer(s) with last name first followed by a comma, and the first initial followed by a period. After the name of the producer, type "(Producer)" For example: Doe, J. (Producer).

  • Type the name of the director with last name first followed by a comma, and the first initial followed by a period. After the name of the director, type "(Director)." For example: Fincher, D. (Director).

  • Type the year of the video's release in parenthesis followed by a period. For example: (2001).

  • Type the name of the video in italics followed by "[Motion Picture]."

  • Type the name of the country where the film was made followed by a colon, then the name of the film studio or distributor. For example: United States: Universal Studios.

    The entire citation format is: Producer, A. (Producer). Director, A. (Director). (Year). Movie Title [Motion Picture]. Country of Origin: Studio.

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