Bibliograhy Blunders


I'm so mad I think I'll scream!
     Cameron was furious.  He had left all of the materials for completing his multimedia report, Black and White to DVD Tonight, spread out by the computer when he left for soccer practice.  He had only needed to type his  bibliography when he returned from practice.
     However, while he was gone, his little sister Jenny had straightened up.  In the process she had thrown away some of his papers and his source cards

The movie camera is your navigation button for the lesson. 
If at any time you can't see the camera, use the arrow Scroll down arrow in the side bar to scroll down until you find it. 

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You wouldn't believe what people accidentally throw away.

    Cameron gagged as he grabbled through the grungy garbage.   He found his source cards mixed in with the coffee grounds and scraps from dinner. Yuck!  This was so frustrating! Not only did the source cards need to be turned in with his report, but all the information he needed to type his bibliography was on them.
   
How was he going to organize his bibliography with these messy source cards?


What can Cameron do to straighten out this blunder?

Move the arrow inside the box and click the mouse to get a cursor.  Type in your suggestion. Click on Done when finished.

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Let's continue to find out how Cameron plans to work through this Bibliography Blunder.

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Cameron knew the only way to organize his bibliography was to reconstruct his source cards.  He dug through his bookbag to find the MLA directions his teacher had provided.


A fresh card!

MLA Directions for Source Cards & Bibliographies

A nice clean card.

      Source cards are used to record bibliographic information from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other resources used during research. Index cards work well for this purpose. Create a separate source card for each resource using the specific format provided.  Guidelines and examples for building source cards are listed on the following pages.


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As you work through this lesson, look in this section (between the two cameras)  for movie trivia tidbits that Cameron discovered during his research. He'd like to share them with you.

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Cameron scanned a stinky source card, but part of it was smudged.   He furiously flipped through his guidelines to review what information should be included on this card.

Sports Illustrated, People, Glamour


MLA Directions for a Magazine or Newspaper

Sports Illustrated, People, Glamour

Guidelines

Include the following information:

1. Author's name if given (last, first)
2. Title of the article ("in quotes")
3. Name of the magazine (underlined)
4. Date of magazine
5. Page numbers of article
6. Edition (if identified)

Example

                                            (1)

Clark, Eugenia. "Sharks." National Geographic July 1990: 46-65.


This card really stinks!

In his magazine he found the missing information.
Help Cameron complete this card.

This card really stinks!


1. Knight, Oscar
2. "Must See DVD"
3. Technology Report
4. Oct. 1999
5. 32-34

Click on the drop-down Scroll down arrow arrow for your choices and select the missing information.

                                             (6) 

Knight, Oscar.
Technology Report
Oct. 1999: 32-44.


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Some of the first moving-image devices had names such as zoetrope (zoeŽ trop) and zoopraxiscope.
(zoo prax i scope)

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Cameron reviewed the MLA guidelines for a book. As he reviewed his next reeking source card, he realized he had recorded some of the information out of order. 

 A History of Movies

MLA Directions for a Book

   A History of Movies

Guidelines

Include the following information:

       1. Author's name (last, first)
       2. Title of the book (underlined)
       3. Place of publication
       4. Publisher
       5. Date of publication

Example

                                          (2)

King, Stephen. The Green Mile. New York: Pocket Books, 1999.


He needs to rearrange his information when he rewrites this card.
Where  should the Place of Publication be?


1. Zoom, I.N.
2. It's a Wrap
3. Tinseltown:
4. Close-up Publicatons, 
5. 1998

Cameron's Source Card

                                   (4)
Zoom, I.N. It's a Wrap
Close-up Publications, 1998. Tinseltown:           

Click on the blue button to select your answer.

Button After Close-up
Button Before Close-up
Button After Zoom, I. N.

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Do you know which year the first motion picture cameras were invented?
       1832
      1895    1926     

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The next source card's obnoxious odor overwhelmed Cameron as he realized he had omitted some information.   Obviously, he'd made some blunders of his own.

 A History of Movies

MLA Directions for a Book

 A History of Movies

Guidelines

Include the following information:

1. Author's name (last, first)
2. Title of the book (underlined)
3. Place of publication
4. Publisher
5. Date of publication

Example

                                          (3)

King, Stephen. The Green Mile. New York: Pocket Books, 1999.


I can't believe I need to rewrite all these cards!

    He had overlooked the publisher of the book.  As he rewrites the card he leaves a space to fill in the missing information.

Go with Cameron as he looks back in
his book to find the information.
 
To view the Title Page click on Cameron's book.

         A History of Cameras
 

Cameron's Card

                                               (1)

Concession, Stan. From Reel to Real Production City: , 1997. 
 


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During the first twenty years of the Silent Film Era movies were only a few minutes long.  They were seen at carnivals, lecture halls, churches, and later in movie halls. 

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Cameron quickly looked over the remaining replusive cards.
He realized he had two source cards for the same reference. He had used the CD-Rom article in his report, so once again he reviewed his MLA guidelines.

CD-ROM or book version?

MLA Directions for an Encyclopedia

Volume of an Encyclopedia       Encyclopedia on a CD-ROM 
CD-ROM or book version?

Guidelines

Include the following information:

1. Author's name if given (last, first)
2. Entry title
3. Encyclopedia name
4. Year of Publication
                                      (4)

"Cameras. " World Book Encyclopedia. 1998 ed.

Electronic Guidelines

Include the following information:

1. Author's name if given (last, first)
2. Entry title
3. Name of the CD-ROM
4. The abbreviation "CD-ROM"
                                  (5)         

"Motion Pictures." Microsoft Encarta 98 Encyclopedia. CD-ROM.

CD-ROM Encyclopedia

 During his research he had used the electronic encyclopedia.
Which repulsive card should Cameron return to the trash can? 

CD-ROM Encyclopedia


Decide which card Cameron doesn't need, and then click on the trash can beside it.

It's very smelly in here!
                                 (3)

" Movie Tech Trek.   Encyclopedia Britannica. 1999  ed.
                           (3)

" Movie Tech Trek."  Encyclopedia Britannica. CD-ROM.
It's very smelly in here!

                          
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By 1920, the silent films were longer and more complex, and  filmmaking had become an art form.  However, these silent movies were anything but silent.  Most were accompanied by piano or organ music, and some were narrated by live actors.

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Spaghetti stains concealed most of the information on the next source card.  "Why did each type of source require such varied information?" Cameron grumbled to himself as he looked over the next set of guidlines.

You can learn so much on the Internet!

MLA Directions for a Web Page

You can learn so much on the Internet!

Guildelines

Include the following information:

1. Author's name (last, first)

2. Title of the Article (underlined)

3. Date Web page was copyrighted.

4. Date Web page was visited for research.

5. The Web page's <http://www.>

Example

                               (6)
Yanke, Robert E. Cinema History.
Mar.1999.  12 Dec.1999.  <http://www.gen.umm.edu/facluty_
staff/yanke/film/cinema. htm>

I'm ready to get rid of these rotten cards.

   Cameron searched through his Web page references for the missing information.  Help him reconstruct his new card.

1. Cell, U. Loid
2. Timeless Flicks
3. Oct. 1995
4. 17 Nov.1999
5. <http://www.timeless
     flicks.com/exp.htm>
                                                 (5)
. Timeless Flicks, Oct. 1995.  <http://www.timelessflicks.com
/exp.html>

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Filmmaking technology was caught up in the Industrial Revolution, and by the late 1920's recorded sound changed motion pictures forever. Newsreels, musicals, and gangster movies offered a greater variety for audiences.

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Feeling fatigued and as filthy as his source cards, Cameron realized his concentration was fading.  With fuzzy eyes he consulted the guidelines once again.

You can learn so much on the Internet!

MLA Directions for a Web Page

You can learn so much on the Internet!

Guildelines

Include the following information:

1. Author's name (last, first)

2. Title of the Article (underlined)

3. Date Web page was copyrighted.

4. Date Web page was visited for research.

5. The Web page's <http://www.>

Example


                                   (6)

Yanke, Robert E. Cinema History.
Mar.1999.  12 Dec.1999.  <http://www.gen.umm.edu/facluty_
staff/yanke/film/cinema. htm>

This is really gross!

Cameron rewrote his last stinky, smelly, source card, but it appears he's fading fast.  We'd better check behind him as he finishes the rest of these bibliography blunders.  In fact, he's already made a careless error.

Cameron's Information


1. Moulder, Clay
2. Slapstick to Matrix
3. Sept. 1999
4. 22 Dec.1999
5. <http://www.slapsticktomatrix/
       filmhis.htm>
                                                   (2)

Clay Moulder. Slapstick to Matrix.
Sept. 1999.  22 Dec. 1999.
<http:www.slapsticktomatrix/
   filmhis.htm>

                                          

Which item is recorded incorrectly?


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Some silent movies were dramatic, but the comedies ruled. Slapstick comedy emerged when Mack Sennett formed the Keystone Company.  Charlie Chaplin, who is pictured in the background of this web page, was one of their most notable actors.

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"What a numbskull!" he thought as he knocked himself on the head with his knuckles. He had neglected to record the author's last name first.

Why can't I get this right?

Cameron rewrites his card, but needless to say,
he's made another error. 
What information did Cameron leave out?

 

Cameron's Information


1. Moulder, Clay.
2. Slapstick to Matrix.
3. Sept. 1999.
4. 22 Dec.1999
5. <http://www.slapsticktomatrix/
       filmhis.htm>
                                                   (2)

Moulder, Clay. Slapstick to Matrix.
Sept. 1999.  <http:www.
slapsticktomatrix/filmhis.htm>

Cameron left out:
         
                                                                                                                          
I need some sleep!

     By the time he entered the missing information Cameron was extremely exhausted.   

Cameron's Information

1. Moulder, Clay.
2. Slapstick to Matrix.
3. Sept. 1999.
4. 22 Dec.1999
5. <http://www.slapsticktomatrix/
       filmhis.htm>
                                                        (2)

Moulder, Clay. Slapstick to Matrix.
Sept. 1999.  22 Dec. 1999 <http:www.
slapsticktomatrix/filmhis.htm>

Did he finally get it right?


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The people behind the scenes are just as important as the actors.  How a scene is shot, where it is shot, and how the actor portrays the character is decided by the director of the film. 

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Now that his source cards are rewritten Cameron can complete his bibliography.   Let's read over his directions with him.

More guidelines

MLA Directions for a Bibliography

More guidelines

Guidelines


1.  List the sources you research,
     paraphrase, or quote directly.
2.  Alphabetize the list of sources
3.  Double space all entries
4.  If an entry is longer than one line indent        the following lines five spaces.

Example

Brown, Emma. "John F. Kennedy, Jr." 
     Life. September 1999: 26-39. Sp. Ed.

Grisham, John. The Firm. Chicago: Island  
     Books, 1992.

"Motion Pictures." Microsoft Encarta
     Encyclopedia. CD-ROM.

It is evident Cameron is not thinking clearly as he tries to alphabetize his source cards. He wearily shuffles and rearranges the cards, but he can't decide which order is correct.

Source Cards Source Cards

Click this "abc" button if the group of cards above in correct order.

ABCDEFG.............

Click this "abc" button if the group of cards above in correct order.

ABCDEFG.............

Look at each set of cards above.  Which group of source cards is in correct alphabetical order?


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Film editors edit all the scenes of a movie after each day's shooting. Dailies are edited using the flatbed Moviola.  Today digital editing systems, are quickly making flatbeds obsolete.  What will the future hold for movie making technology?

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Sleep beckoned Cameron and the words began to blur as he stared at the guidelines once more.

Even more guidelines!

MLA Directions for a Bibliography

Even more guidelines!

Guidelines

1.  List the sources you research,
     paraphrase, or quote directly.
2.  Alphabetize the list of sources.
3.  Double space all entries.
4.  If an entry is longer than one line indent 
     the following lines five spaces.

Example

Brown, Emma. "John F. Kennedy, Jr." 
     Life. September 1999: 26-39. Sp. Ed.

Grisham, John. The Firm. Chicago: Island  
     Books, 1992.

"Motion Pictures." Microsoft Encarta
     Encyclopedia. CD-ROM.

How fast can I get this bibliography typed?

With bleary eyes he proofread his work.  A blunder blared back at him!  How was he ever going to stay awake long enough to finish? 

 

Bibliography

Cell, U. Loid.  Cinematic Fanatic.  Timeless Flicks.  Oct. 1995.   17 Nov.    
       1999  <  http://www. timelessflicks.com/exp.htm>
Concession, Stan.  From Real to Reel.  Production City: Action Book Co.1997.
Knight, Oscar. " Must See DVD."  Technology Report.
Oct. 1999 : 32-40.
Moulder, Clay.  Slapstick to Matrix.  Sept. 1999.  22  Dec. 1999  <http:// www.
       takeone.com/history/filmhis.htm>

"Movie Tech Trek."  Multimedia Electronic Encyclopedia.  CD-ROM.
Zoom, I. N.
It's a Wrap. Tinseltown: Close-up Publications, 1998.

What rule did Cameron forget to follow when he typed his bibliography?


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Movie scripts are called screenplays, and are written by a screenwriter.  Sometimes movie scripts are revised during the filming of the movie.  They are called rewrites. 

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I've had all I can take!

While struggling to hold his eyes open, Cameron managed to double-space the bibliography entries.  As he printed his report, he rested his head on the desk and closed his eyes. Let's scan over his bibliography while he takes a break.

Bibliography

Cell, U. Loid.  Cinematic Fanatic.  Timeless Flicks.  Oct. 1995.   17 Nov. 1999  
        <  http://www. timelessflicks.com/exp.htm>

Concession, Stan.  From Real to Reel.  Production City: Action Book Co.1997.

Knight, Oscar. " Must See DVD."  Technology Report.
Oct. 1999 : 32-40.

Moulder, Clay.  Slapstick to Matrix.  Sept. 1999.  22  Dec. 1999  <http://  
       www.takeone.com/history/filmhis.htm
>

"Movie Tech Trek."  Multimedia Electronic Encyclopedia.  CD-ROM.

Zoom, I. N.
It's a Wrap. Tinseltown: Close-up Publications, 1998.
 
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Sound effects are added to a film's sound track after the film has been edited. This job requires creative thinking and a great deal of ingenuity

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Cameron's off to dream land.

It appears that exhaustion has claimed Cameron and he has completely collapsed.  What a job!  He couldn't have completed all of those Bibliography Blunders without you! While he relaxes you can complete his final checklist.


Did we finally get it right?

Final Checklist for a Bibliography

Did we finally get it right?

Use the mouse to point to Yes or No. When the arrow becomes a hand, click the mouse and an alert box will tell if your choice is correct.

 YES   NO

1. Record bibliographic information on each source card using the MLA guidelines.

 YES   NO

2. Arrange the bibliography in alphabetical order.

 YES   NO

3. Double space all the bibliography entries.

 YES   NO

4. Indent any bibliography entry more than one line long
five spaces.


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Movie sets are designed and built in large studio buildings.  Engineers, carpenters, and painters all work together to create the illusion of being in a room or traveling through space.

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In a way Cameron's sister did him a favor!  Had he not been forced to rummage for his work, he might have turned his his report with Blunders blemishing his bibliography.


Success!

Now that you have a handle on bibliographies you might like to try some of these other Web lessons for doing a report.

Success!

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Makeup artists, costume designers, prop managers and hundreds of other behind- the- scenes people contribute to making a movie enjoyable and entertaining.

Rushing to the next shoot!