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Ephemeral Films

Ephemeral films are non-fiction films usually made for educational, industrial, or promotional purposes. The two classic ephemeral film collections found on the Archive are the Prelinger Archives and AV Geeks.



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A/V Geeks
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AV Geeks Lunch 6 14 2022
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AV Geeks @ Hunt Library 242
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A/V Geeks
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AV Geeks Lunch 12 17 2021
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AV Geeks Love A Parade ep 188
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AV Geeks Lunch 8 26 Ep 106
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Can AV Geeks make it through a 16mm screening without getting a copyright flag or a piece of equipment catching on fire? Join us and find out!
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Shaping San Francisco
May 29, 2022 Shaping San Francisco
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The final Urban Forum: Walk n Talk of Spring 2022, we started at CCSF and heard from longtime Labor Studies chair Bill Shields, followed by Marcy Rein, co-author of the 2020 book Free City (PM Press). Then we walked through the historic installation near the MUNI turnaround, down Ocean Avenue, along Urbano to the Urbano Sundial, and ended at San Francisco State University where we heard from Katynka Martinez, chair of Latino/Latina Studies in the College of Ethnic Studies. Other stories...
Topics: CCSF, SFSU, accreditation, teachers unions, faculty strikes, San Francisco State strike, 1968-68,...
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This travelogue film of a holiday trip to Europe in mid-1950s was produced by Norman Schley, a filmmaker from Wisconsin who often presented and narrated his films in front of a live audience. This print does not have any extant narration, but the soundtrack remains. Includes footage from Portugal, Italy, Holland, Luxembourg, Paris, and London. Title screen of “Filmorama Holiday”, a “Picturelogue” presentation (0:37). Written/edited by Jack Camp (0:45). Narrated by Norman E. Schley...
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Topics: Norman Schley, 1950s, Europe, Travelogue, Portugal, Italy, Holland, France, England, Paris, London,...
Shaping San Francisco
Apr 21, 2022 Curt Sanford
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Curt Sanford explores San Francisco's eastern shoreline by kayak, from approximately Mission Creek to Candlestick Point State Recreation Area. His look at the old industrial waterfront includes great histories of various buildings in the old Naval Shipyard, as well as a good history of the Grain Terminal in Islais Creek, along with amazing shots of mysterious tags in dark spaces, brilliant murals, images of pelicans and herons and seals and more! Based on a presentation he gave at Heron's Head...
Topics: kayak, shoreline, piers, Hunter's Point Naval Shipyard, Islais Creek, Ordnance Building, Heron's...
Shaping San Francisco
Apr 10, 2022 Shaping San Francisco
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A walk up Owl Canyon and then down Buckeye Canyon on San Bruno Mountain, led by David Schooley, long time organizer and defender of the remarkable Mountain. A home to endangered plants and butterflies, and the last intact remnant of the ecological niche that once covered most of the San Francisco peninsula, and a place with incredible views from dense oak forests, San Bruno Mountain is also home to some key environmental battles of the 1970s to the present.
Topics: habitat, species, endangered species, Habitat Conservation Plan, San Bruno Mountain Watch, David...
Shaping San Francisco
Mar 31, 2022 Shaping San Francisco
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Yolanda Lopez, 1942-2021, was a San Francisco artist and activist whose early life was in San Diego. She went on to a long engagement with the Mission District community, co-founding Basta Ya! Newspaper in conjunction with the Committee to Defend Los Siete in 1970. Her art has come to be more recognized since her passing, with a major show in San Diego in late 2021. In this clip she discusses her parents and grandparents and their trajectories that led to her childhood in San Diego. Her arc...
Topics: art, politics, San Diego, New York, tailor, seamstress, garment work, border, Mexican-American,...
Shaping San Francisco
Mar 31, 2022 Shaping San Francisco
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Yolanda Lopez, 1942-2021, was a San Francisco artist and activist from San Diego originally, with roots in the San Francisco State College strike 1968-69. She went on to a long engagement with the Mission District community, co-founding Basta Ya! Newspaper in conjunction with the Committee to Defend Los Siete in 1970. Her art has come to be more recognized since her passing, with a major show in San Diego in late 2021. In this clip she discusses her beard, shaving, her use of Hormone...
Topics: beard, women's beards, women's hair, shaving, feminism, public health, doctors, women's health,...
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Mar 31, 2022 Shaping San Francisco
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Yolanda Lopez, 1942-2021, was a San Francisco artist and activist with roots in the San Francisco State College strike 1968-69. She went on to a long engagement with the Mission District community, co-founding Basta Ya! Newspaper in conjunction with the Committee to Defend Los Siete in 1970. Her art has come to be more recognized since her passing, with a major show in San Diego in late 2021. In this clip she discusses her art, the vital centrality of self-representation in her work, how her...
Topics: art, politics, representation, self-representation, Aztec dancing, public murals, Artists as...
Shaping San Francisco
Mar 31, 2022 Shaping San Francisco
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Yolanda Lopez, 1942-2021, was a San Francisco artist and activist with a long engagement with the Mission District community going back to the founding of Basta Ya! Newspaper in conjunction with the Committee to Defend Los Siete in 1970. Her art has come to be more recognized since her passing, with a major show in San Diego in late 2021. In this clip she passionately argues for taking citizenship and voting very seriously because it provides a unique arena for social and political engagement.
Topics: voting, engagement, Mission, politics, art, elections, citizenship, citizens, Americans,...
Shaping San Francisco
Mar 27, 2022 Shaping San Francisco
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A Shaping San Francisco "Urban Forum: Walk n Talk" going from Fort Funston in the southwest corner of the city through the old base, now a park, to Ocean Beach and north to Sloat Blvd., then east on Wawona to Pine Lake. Several stops along the way with semi-long presentations by Shaping San Francisco's Chris Carlsson covering military and economic history, wildflowers, sewage, urban farming, water, swales and graywater, and many other random things. Includes photos from...
Topics: Military, ecology, water, graywater, sewage, beach, economy, asphalt, Lake Merced, The Duel, sand...