Best Practices for Creating Credits in Video Essays
Scrolling credits are not ideal for most video essay projects, especially when using an academic citation style. A better option is to use series of 4-second static slides at the end of the video to attribute the sources used.
Sources from Your Bibliography
You should group your sources by category, with a separate slide for each category: “Research Sources,” “Image/Video Sources,” and “Audio Sources.”
This segment copied and edited with permission from: Tufts University. (2014). Creating credits - Multimedia production guide. Medford, MA. Retrieved from http://researchguides.library.tufts.edu/DDSCreatingCredits
Although production credits will fit nicely on its own slide following the bibliographic sources, there is a bit more freedom with how you stylize the production credits. At a minimum, you should still include these components:
Individual Credits. If you are working as a group, you should include each individual and their respective role in the production. If it was a single-person project, the convention is to list a person’s name only once, even with multiple titles (e.g., “Written and Produced by [your name]”).
Purpose. A short statement such as, “This video was produced for [course name] at [institution’s name] in [year]” will suffice.
This segment copied with permission from Tufts University's Multimedia Production Guide: Creating Credits for Video Essays.
Tufts University. (2023). Creating credits for video essays. http://researchguides.library.tufts.edu/DDSCreatingCredits