Sources and Citations
Every MPS Media Arts Showcase submission must adhere to all of the relevant rules and regulations, including the sources and citations below, for project acceptance into the Showcase.
Each project needs to credit: student generated original content, non-original content sources that are free for reuse and modification by copyright, and the tools used to create the project (apps or software).
Acceptable Sources: (always check to see if the sources are copyright friendly, do not assume)
Music: Jamendo.com, ccMixter, AudionautiX.com, or the YouTube Audio Library
Sound Effects: an extensive library at Freesound.org, or the free section of PartnersinRhyme.com
Images: Google Images (be sure to set the search appropriately for images that can be reused and modified), Wellcome Images, Wikimedia Commons, Pixabay, or Flickr (MUST be Creative Commons licensed - for Flickr, we HIGHLY recommend you use search.creativecommons.org and choose the tab for Flickr, as this simplifies getting copyright-friendly search results)
Footage: find footage you can use (and must cite, of course) at Free Video Footage, the Internet Archive, and this Vimeo channel. You can also download and use Creative Commons-licensed material from YouTube, as long as (like everything else) you provide a proper citation.
Your closing credits should be a list of all the sources of your images, audio, and sound effects. These sample citations should help you decide how to plan your credits, an essential part of any successful video.
If your teacher requires a more formal citation style, please follow the teacher’s directions.
Music: List the name of the piece, the artist, and the site from which it was downloaded. If the piece is one you created or recorded yourself, you must also provide a citation listing the software you used to create it. Follow these examples:
Sound Effects: List the name of the effect, artist, and site from which it was downloaded. If the effect is one you created or recorded yourself, you must also provide a citation listing the software you used to create it. Follow these examples for citing what you use:
Images: List the name of the image, the name of the person who uploaded it, and the site. Note that the reason for going through the Creative Commons page is to insure that what you use will be copyright-friendly. If the image is one you took or created yourself, you must also provide a citation listing the date you created it. Follow these examples:
Bala Krishna sitting on a chair
Wellcome Library, London
My Younger Brother Throwing a Tantrum
by Your Name
taken December 2011
Footage: If your video uses only footage you took, with no extra images or audio, finish with the following statement (adding your own name, of course):
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