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This guide will help you with formatting your citations according to the Chicago Manual of Style guidelines.
Last Updated: Jun 9, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

A. Motion Picture (Video Recording) Print Page

About Citing Audio Visual Media

Online Videos

(Chicago Manual 15.53, 14.280, and 15.3)

  • cite sources in the running text of your paper instead of using in-text citations
  • group sources in a separate section in reference list

DVDs and Video Cassette Recordings

(Chicago Manual 14.274-14.275, 14.279, 15.3, and 15.33)

  • cite audio-visual materials in the running text of your paper
  • group materials under a separate section or discography in the reference list

Sound Recordings

(Chicago Manual 14.274-14.276, 15.53, and 15.3)

  • cite audio-visual materials in the running text of your paper
  • group materials under a separate section or discography in the reference list


In text, refer to the title and date of production, as well as the format.  If you are citing a contribution of a particular individual, begin with that person's name, e.g. Gibson, Mel, perf. Mad Max.

For Podcasts or Vodcasts, replace "podcast with "vodcst" for appropriate format. If you listen of view podcast / vodcast online, cite it as you would a Web Page, if you download a podcast / vodcast cite it as a digital file, e.g. name the format at the end: MP3 or MP4 file.


Motion Picture (Video Recording) (p. 727)

General Format 
      Full Note: 
            1. "Scene Title or Number," Title of Motion Picture, Format, directed by
      Director First Name Surname (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year).
      Concise Note: 
            2. "Scene Title or Number."
      "Scene Title or Number." Title of Motion Picture. Format. Directed by
            Director First Name Surname. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year.
      Full Note:
            1. "Crop Duster Attack," North by Northwest, DVD, directed by Alfred Hitchcock
      (1959; Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video, 2000).  
      Concise Note:
            2. "Crop Duster Attack."
      "Crop Duster Attack." North by Northwest. DVD. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. 1959.
            Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video, 2000.  

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