coho’s Q1 : “Aside from general experience, how is one supposed to know the correlation between “editor” and “director” ??”
I think you meant “Producer”, not “Director”. The bibliography entry for the “Film or Broadcast” reference type is determined by the different fields capturing the key pieces of information (e,g., producer’s name, director’s name, year, film title, place published, distributor.
To view the field names and go to the EndNote toolbar and search via Help for “Reference Types”; or select Edit > Preferences > Reference Types > Modify Reference Types, then click the pull-down menu and select “Film or Broadcast”. Some of the guiding principles in modifying reference types include:
- Use the Reference Types preference to add, delete, or rename fields.
- The layout of the Generic reference type should be used as a guide when modifying or creating reference types.
As shown in the attached image, the generic “Tertiary Author” field is used as the corresponding guide for the “Producer” field.
coho’s Q2 : ”actually was wondering…switching the first editor name order works for the director with a motion picture. but won’t it screw me and reverse the name order from the correct way when citing edited books? If i’m remembering correctly, in apa 6th, the editors in books are listed as A. Editor (Eds) rather than Editor, A. (Eds) no?”
Again, I think you meant “Producer”, not “Director” but the answer is “no” as each reference type and corresponding bibliography template is independent with a unique configuration. So producer(s) will be associated with “Film or Broadcast” and editor(s) will be associated with “Books” and “Book Section”.
Note to developers : There are some problems with the EndNote’s APA 6th output style concerning the “Film or Broadcast” bibliography template:
- The director is incorrectly credited as “Writer” in the template.
- For a film reference the producer’s name and credit should precede the director’s name and credit as shown below. (Currently the director precedes the producer.):
Producer, P. P. (Producer), & Director, D. D. (Director). (Date of publication). Title of motion picture [Motion picture].
Country of origin: Studio or distributor.
3. For a film reference, only the producer’s name and credit is listed (preceding the director’s name and credit). For a broadcast reference involving a writer, director, and producer, the producer is listed last in this format:
Writer, W. W. (Writer), & Director, D. D. (Director). (Date of publication). Title of episode [Television series episode].
In P. Producer (Producer), Series title. City, state of origin: Studio or distributor.
This format creates a problem for film references as it will appear when only the producer’s name and credit is needed at the beginning of the bibliographic entry… Until the issue is addressed, a workaround might be to add a custom field to the reference type and output style to specifically accommodate producers for broadcast references.