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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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Educational Films
by Weiss, Donna
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Portrait of Donna Weiss, a Philadelphia singer and songwriter, who is blind. Her career began at Philadelphia's Suburban Station where passers-by have been serenaded by her for many years. With her guide dog Conner, Donna negotiates her route through the city, performs in a local restaurant, and shows how she copes with blindness
Topics: Weiss, Donna, Blind musicians
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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¿Por qué son las burbujas redondas?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Carga, Positiva, Negativa, Agua, Molécula, Atracción
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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¿Por qué las palomitas de maíz explotan?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Agua, Extensión, Vapor
A/V Geeks
by NASA
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Liftoff to learning : Assignment Spacelab (1995). Shows how the unique microgravity environment of Earth orbit is used for scientific experiments and how the rules of scientific experimentation and safety that apply to research on Earth also apply to astronauts in space. On-orbit scenes were taken during the STS-58 mission of "Columbia." To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: nasa, science, educational
PeriscopeFilm
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Assembled from the General Newsreel Co.'s holdings, this issue of Yesterday’s Newsreel provides film clips of news highlights. Segments include 1936 Fashions at :14, featuring various hats for women including derbies and turbans. At 1:02 , a sports segment shows the National Tennis Doubles Championship of 1933 featuring Frank Shields, Lester Stoefen, Frank Parker and George Lott. At 1:51 the 1927 Belmont Stakes, observed by Al Smith of New York. At 2:37 , images of German troops and Panzer...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
Created by MGM for American President Lines, "Departure" shows the round-the-world cruise of the SS President Wilson from San Francisco to the Orient and Europe in the late 1940s. A few other ships that were part of American President Lines (APL) are briefly shown as well. The SS President Cleveland and SS President Wilson were shining symbols of post war American technology, design and style, with streamline moderne styling.  After leaving San Francisco, at  8:00 , the ship arrives...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
Educational Films
by Handel Film Corporation
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Subjective camera techniques at historic sites trace the life of Benjamin Franklin, scientist, statesman, scholar, and sage. From the Americana series
Topic: Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
Educational Films
by Teale, Edwin Way, 1899-1980. Autumn across America; Hobel-Leiterman Productions; Xerox Films
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Autumn Across America Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Travels across the continent to observe the changes in nature that autumn brings. Stresses the dependence of every living species upon other living spec./ia mr survival.
Topics: Autumn, Natural history, Conservation of natural resources
A/V Geeks
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AV Geeks lunchtime streaming show of 16mm films
Topic: AV Geeks lunchtime streaming show of 16mm films
A/V Geeks
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show
Topic: AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show
A/V Geeks
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch Streaming Show
Topics: 16mm, streaming
A/V Geeks
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Beginnings Of Conscience (1957) Traces the social conscience of an adult back to his socialization as a child, explaining that the conscience which he gradually develops in childhood through experience with such social sanctions as force, exclusion, and ridicule, later functions almost automatically in adulthood to make him a social being. We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks 16mm Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are...
Topic: Beginnings Of Conscience
Educational Films
by Halleck, DeeDee; Icarus Films
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Directed by DeeDee Halleck
Topics: Pentecostal churches, Pentecostalism, Pentecostals
Educational Films
by Watts, Grady, Jr; Bennett, Arnold; Films Incorporated
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Shows community meetings and presents interviews and commentary of citizens, educators, authors, and others in an examination of the growing censorship movement in America today; includes a partial list of books involved in censorship controversies in schools and libraries
Topics: Censorship, Libraries, Prohibited books
The Dope Tapes
by CBS
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From liner note: "Media Dope crusade, CBS ad blitz, 5 March 87 This capture retrieved from Dope 18, http://archive.org/details/DOPE018/
Topics: dope tapes, dope, drug, anti drug ad
Educational Films
by Dolan, Josephine A; Telstar Productions
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General historical background traces developments in biological and physical science and medicine: physiology, anesthesia, obstetrics and gynecology, and public health. Lecture by Josephine Dolan, R.N., M.S. From the Nursing in Society series
Topic: Nursing
A/V Geeks
by NASA
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Travel back in time with the tree house detectives to learn about the process of invention from two of the greatest inventors of all time, Orville and Wilbur Wright. As the tree house detectives try to create their own invention, they get expert help from the Wright brothers, NASA researchers, and other experts in the community. The tree house detectives find that inventing is not as easy as it seems, and it really does take the "Wright" stuff to be a good inventor. To license this...
Topics: NASA, SCIfiles, science, aviation, Wright brothers
Educational Films
by Bennis, Warren G; Levin, Gilbert; Hobel, Michael; Hobel-Leiterman Productions; Document Associates
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Director, Michael Hobel; producers, Philip S. Hobel, Douglas Leiterman; consultants, Gilbert Levin, Warren Bennis
Topics: Organizational effectiveness, Teams in the workplace
National Film Preservation Foundation
by Blaché Screen Service
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Made by San Francisco–based producer Maurice Blaché, the  Buy at Home  series promoted local small town commerce across the western United States during the Great Depression. This example was made in Burlingame, California. It features ads for merchants and various citizens—from firefighters and police officers to students of McKinley Elementary School and members of the Burlingame–San Mateo Lions Club.
Topic: sponsored film
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation; Films Incorporated
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Title on container: Power of the poor
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Church work with the poor, Church work with the poor, Economic...
Educational Films
by Union Carbide Corporation. Linde Division; Macmillan Films
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Shows techniques for cutting steel and iron. Gives step-by-step instructions for making straight line cuts, irregular shapes, beveling plate edges, and circle cutting. Demonstrates how to start a cut at the end of the plate, how to start in from the edge by piercing a hole in the plate, and how to restart a lost cut
Topic: Oxyacetylene welding and cutting
Educational Films
by Barr, Tim; AIMS Instructional Media Services
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Carl Betz hosts in showing the transition of a stage actor to a motion picture actor. Actors and actresses, including Helen Hayes, Vincent Price, Jim Backus, Henry Fonda, and Jean Stapleton, discuss problem areas of film acting
Topic: Motion picture acting
National Film Preservation Foundation
by Public Affairs Films
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Pro-labor film blasting the greed and cunning of the “big boys” in government and in the National Association of Manufacturers who oppose organized labor.  For the Record  sees strikes as an important way to protect worker interests and explains how collective-bargaining gains were lost through the Taft-Hartley Act.
Topic: sponsored film
Educational Films
by Friedman, Milton, 1912-2006; Penn Communications
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Milton Friedman, in the eighth segment of the series, visits the Greek Island of Kos, a federal government building site, some offices of the federal bureaucracy, and the Mexican-U.S. border to provide evidence that a free-labor market does what government "worker protection" cannot: spurs business growth and creates new jobs and new opportunities while preserving worker pride and freedom
Topics: Working class, Labor unions
Educational Films
by Friedman, Milton, 1912-2006; Penn Communications
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Features a discussion among Milton Friedman and guests as follow-up to part 1. Participants include Kathleen O'Reilly of the Consumer Federation to America and Robert Crandall of the Brookings Insitute
Topics: Consumer protection, Commercial products, Product safety
Educational Films
by Wales, Hugh G., ed
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De 1947 à 1950, l’Office National du Film du Canada produit une série de 4 films thérapeutiques intitulée Mental Mechanisms suite à l’initiative de psychiatres du Allan Memorial Institute (Département de psychiatrie de l’Université McGill & de l’Hôpital Royal-Victoria) souhaitant introduire l’image mouvante à leur expérimentations en thérapie de groupe. The Feeling of Rejection (1947) est le premier film de cette série. (Martin Beaulieu, 2014)
Topic: Marketing research
Shaping San Francisco
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An urban forum "walk 'n talk" starting at Glen Park BART station, and meandering up through Glen Canyon, onto Portola Drive and west to Panoramic off Twin Beaks Blvd to the entry point to the Laguna Honda Trail. Coursing along behind the public hospital, the trail eventually runs westerly along an ivy-filled canyon that is directly above the MUNI Twin Peaks tunnel, leading eventually to a Clarendon Avenue exit. From there we went up and up to enter the Sutro Forest trail system,...
Topics: crosstown trail, Glen Canyon, Sutro Forest, Laguna Honda trail, nature in the city, restoration,...
Educational Films
by Edgar Ulmer
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This film courtesy of The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) DIRECTOR: Edgar Ulmer. SPONSOR: National Tuberculosis Association. CAMERA: J. Burgi Contner. EDITOR: Marc Asch. SOUND: Dean Cole. NARA ARC Identifier: 98567 Produced in both English and Spanish, the film focuses on the Lopez family, now motherless because of tuberculosis. When Consuelo, the daughter of the family, begins to manifest symptoms, she prays fervently, though a “wise padre,” as the credits would have...
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Educational Films
by WNDT (Television station : Newark, N.J.); Indiana University, Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center
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Composers: the "American" Tradition University students illustrate, by using student photographs, old and new theories of photography and how to combine them for best results.
Topic: Composers
Educational Films
by Hamburg, Harry
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A humorous, nostalgic demonstration by a German immigrant couple of how to make chicken soup, kosher style Director, Kenny Schneider Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Soups, Cooking (Chicken), Jewish cooking
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Institute for Child Mental Health; New York University. Film Library
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Producers and directors, L. Joseph Stone, Jeannette G. Stone
Topics: Kibbutzim, Child care
Educational Films
by Standard Oil Company
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With teacher's guide
Topics: Performing arts, Theater
Educational Films
by Nielsen-Ferns International Ltd; Learning Corporation of America
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Franco, Francisco, 1892-1975, Spain. Ejército, Heads of state, Generals
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Films Incorporated
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Produced by the BBC
Topic: Cerebrovascular disease
Educational Films
by Canada. Department of National Health and Welfare; National Film Board of Canada
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French version released under the title Petit monde à quatre et cinq ans
Topics: Child development, Nursery schools
A/V Geeks
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Crossings (1978) A freight train and an automobile roll through the countryside toward each other. The automobile driver is remembering her vacation and the train engineer is thinking about driving problems that cause accidents. Their dramatic meeting is used to illustrate the dangers of railroad crossings. We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks 16mm Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
Topics: railroad, Crossings
Orgone Archive
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How Mosquitoes Transmit Disease part 2 We digitized and uploaded this film from the Orgone Cinema 16mm Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
Topic: How Mosquitoes Transmit Disease
Educational Films
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Topic: Listening.
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Ames Research Center
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Show how situations on Earth can be used as models to study the psychological effects of long-term confinement in space. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, life sciences, psychological effects
Educational Films
by WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
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Narrator, James C. Bostain
Topics: English language, Speech, Writing
Episode 11 of 21st Century Explorers looks at what a weather report from Mars would be like. The 60-second video is intended for grades 3-5. In Spanish.
Topic: NASA
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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KSNN Compilation 15
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by NASA
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Science news you can use! This 60-second video explores why the sky is blue for grades 3-5.
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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KSNN Compilation 17
Topics: NASA, KSNN
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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What causes a lightning flash?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Cloud, Charge, Discharge, Spark
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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NASA Kids Science News segment explaining how astronauts eat in space.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Space Food, Astronauts, Diet, Vegetables, Freeze-Dried, Hydroponics, Water, Soil
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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What is the Aurora Borealis?
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Solar Wind, Charged Particles, Gas, Television, TV
Educational Films
by Vassar College. Department of Child Study; Mental Health Materials Center (U.S.); University of the State of New York. Film Library
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With guide
Topic: Study skills
Educational Films
by Henrey, Robert, Mrs., 1906-
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A/V Geeks
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Introduction To Feedback (1960) Illustrates a wide range of activities that define and describe the feedback process and its important component, oscillation. We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks 16mm Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
Topic: Introduction To Feedback
Educational Films
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Kwashiorkor Documents the notable features of the culture on Pentecost Island in the New Hebrides. Describes the agriculture, play, and ritual of the people, and the relationship between their yam agriculture and ceremonies such as land diving.
Topics: Kwashiorkor, Children
Educational Films
by Creative Media (Firm)
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Also issued as videotape
Topics: Police administration, Police
Orgone Archive
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A Home Along The Way: Goose Story We digitized and uploaded this film from the Orgone Cinema 16mm Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
Topic: A Home Along The Way: Goose Story
Orgone Archive
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We digitized and uploaded this film from the Orgone Cinema 16mm Archive Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project
Topic: orgone archive
Orgone Archive
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We digitized and uploaded this film from the Orgone Cinema 16mm Archive Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project
Topic: orgone archive
Orgone Archive
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We digitized and uploaded this film from the Orgone Cinema 16mm Archive Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project
Topic: orgone archive
Orgone Archive
by Van Beuren Corporation; RKO Radio Pictures
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We digitized and uploaded this film from the Orgone Cinema 16mm Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
Topics: california, missions, orgone archive
Orgone Archive
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We digitized and uploaded this film from the Orgone Cinema 16mm Archive Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project
Topic: orgone archive
Orgone Archive
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Soundies - Come Back My Revirie Dry Bones We digitized and uploaded this film from the Orgone Cinema 16mm Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
Topic: Soundies - Come Back My Revirie Dry Bone
Orgone Archive
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Freak Fish Of The Seven Seas We digitized and uploaded this film from the Orgone Cinema 16mm Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
Topic: Freak Fish Of The Seven Seas
Orgone Archive
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We digitized and uploaded this film from the Orgone Cinema 16mm Archive Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project
Topic: orgone archive
Orgone Archive
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We digitized and uploaded this film from the Orgone Cinema 16mm Archive Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project
Topic: orgone archive
Orgone Archive
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We digitized and uploaded this film from the Orgone Cinema 16mm Archive Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project
Topic: orgone archive
Orgone Archive
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We digitized and uploaded this film from the Orgone Cinema 16mm Archive Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project
Topic: orgone archive
Orgone Archive
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We digitized and uploaded this film from the Orgone Cinema 16mm Archive Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project
Topic: orgone archive
Orgone Archive
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We digitized and uploaded this film from the Orgone Cinema 16mm Archive Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project
Topic: orgone archive
Orgone Archive
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We digitized and uploaded this film from the Orgone Cinema 16mm Archive Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project
Topics: orgone archive, red salmon
Orgone Archive
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We digitized and uploaded this film from the Orgone Cinema 16mm Archive Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project
Topic: orgone archive
A/V Geeks
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(December 5, 1990) Episode 13 of Starfinder focuses on energy transfer. The Starfinder series makes use of information from the Hubble Space Telescope to teach science concepts.
Topics: NASA, Hubble Space Telescope, energy
A/V Geeks
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AV Geeks Lunch Time 16mm Streaming Show
Topic: AV Geeks Lunch Time 16mm Streaming Show
A/V Geeks
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AV Geeks 16mm Lunch streaming show
Topic: AV Geeks 16mm Lunch streaming show
Attack in the Pacific (also known by the series title: Armed Forces Information Film: A.F.I.F. Number 3) is a 1944 American war documentary film directed by Frank Capra. This dramatic documentary, an Armed Forces Information Film, was completed a year before the war's end. It is dedicated to the men of the United States Navy, a fighting organization which fulfilled a most significant role in bringing about the defeat of Japan. Following a valuable introduction describing the variegated Pacific...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition
A/V Geeks
by NASA
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NASA researchers and scientists use measurement and estimation skills to help characterize health, environmental and other operational human biomedical risks associated with living in space and to identify strategies, tools or technologies to prevent or reduce those risks. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, NASA CONNECT, science, health
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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NASA Kids Science News segment explaining the technology of the computer mouse.
Topics: NASA, KSNN, Computer Mouse, Opto-Mechanical Device, Light, Motion, Signals, Computer, Cursor
One of a series of films made by the National Associaton of Manufacturers to promote American business, this film consists of various segments. First segment shows the manufacture of mine sweeper ships for the U.S. Navy at the Bellingham Washington Shipyards. Many parts of the ship are created by hand, while other parts are constructed with modern techniques. Resorcinol glue, also known as resorcinol-formaldahyde, is used to make structure members. This is an adhesive combination of resin and...
Topics: Stock Footage, High Definition