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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
Jul 16, 2022 Paul H Landis; Coronet Instructional Films,
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Demonstrates methods of securing cooperation necessary for group action. Details the objectives of cooperation. Shows typical situations requiring cooperation within a group dynamic, including the organization of a high school film projecting club and a community that needed its road paved. Presents basic techniques for achieving the assistance of others, including appealing to individuals' interests, offering a  service in return, convincing people that they really want to help and...
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Topics: Cooperation, Organization, Social groups, Leadership, Persuasion.
A/V Geeks
Mar 4, 2022 Philco-Ford Corp. [made by] Tom Thomas Organization.
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Illustrates the life of a family of the year 1999 A.D. living in a house that is completely functional in terms of advanced technology. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC . ***The quality of this clips isn't the best. We've located another print which we hope to digitize and get online sometime soon..
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 14 reviews )
Topics: future, Ford Motor, Wink Martindale, computers, Internet
A/V Geeks
Oct 9, 2021 Paul Ritts Productions
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Presents a fable with the use of puppets on what happens to everyday life when people lose the power of speech. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information
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A/V Geeks
Mar 8, 2021 Physical Science Study Committee
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We digitized and uploaded this film from our archive of over 24,000 films. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project. Uses experiments to show the changes in the appearance of motion as viewed from frames of reference moving relative to one another. Demonstrates how Newton's law of motion can only be applied to inert and accelerated frames of reference when one applies "fictitious" forces to compensate.
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Topics: physics, science experiments, relativity
A/V Geeks
Mar 25, 2019 Physical Science Study Committee
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Depicts an experiment at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and on top of Mt Washington, New Hampshire, using radioactive decay of cosmic ray mu-mesons to show the dilation of time. Features David H Frisch, Mit, and James H Smith, University of Illinois. 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.
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: physics
A/V Geeks
Jan 12, 2019 Public Service Films, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept
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Animated "don't talk to strangers" film that rhymes. Cartoon propaganda fodder. Not in Locis or the book. Story of a boy and girl who are sent to the store for a loaf of bread. They follow their mother's instructions and are cautious with strangers. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information.
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A/V Geeks
Jul 25, 2018 Progressive Pictures
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Shows causes of accidents and how to avoid them. Discusses safe methods for left turns, how to handle a car when a high speed blowout occurs or right wheels drop off into shoulders and other driving techniques. 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.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: drivers ed
A/V Geeks
Jun 15, 2018 Progressive Pictures
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Scenes of the people of Mexico, showing their culture, customs, games, religious festivals, national celebrations and leisure-time activities. 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.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Mexico
A/V Geeks
Apr 20, 2018 Purdue University
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Illustrates the production of sintered chips, using research done at Purdue University. Uses high-speed photography to show impact of chipbreaker grooves on various steel inserts at varying feed speeds.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: machining
A/V Geeks
Mar 6, 2018 Paulist Productions
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Shows reconciliation within a family by giving an account of a Black family's experiences in which a son attempts to help his father, fails, runs away, returns, and becomes reconciled with his father. For elementary grades.
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Topics: minority, youth
A/V Geeks
Jan 21, 2018 Pennsylvania State College Productions; American Automobile Association, Foundation For Traffic Safety
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Jerry, a high school student, misuses the 'BORROWED POWER' of a car and is arrested on suspicion of hit and run manslaughter. With the help of the judge, Jerry comes to realize the responsibility inherent in driving a car. 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.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: driver safety
A/V Geeks
Jan 10, 2018 Paulist Productions.; Media Guild.
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Focuses on teenage relations and sex and suggests that real closeness and intimacy can be achieved through shared experiences other than sexual intercourse.
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Topics: Teenagers -- Sexual behavior -- United States -- Juvenile films, Sexual abstinence -- United States...
A/V Geeks
Oct 24, 2017 Pennsylvania State Univ, Psych Cinema Register
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Consists of a perception experiment in which university students wear devices which invert their fields of vision. Shows the stages of adaptation to new situations. Filmed at the institute of experimental psychology at Innsbruck, Austria. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information
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A/V Geeks
Sep 25, 2017 Pyramid Films
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Meadowlark Lemon, star of the Harlem Globetrotters, uses a basketball to demonstrate in a humorous fashion global latitude and longitude, the meaning of equator, axis, and other map concepts.
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Topic: world
A/V Geeks
May 18, 2017 Paul Coates; Guild Films
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A filmed sequence dramatizes the problems addressed in the program: the story of a working mother addicted to barbiturates initially prescribed by her doctor. We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks Archives. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: barbirturates, downers, drug addiction
A/V Geeks
Jan 2, 2017 Proctor and Gamble
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Mr Clean (1970) From the Orgone Film Archive, this wacky film introduces grocery distributors to a new Mr Clean product.
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A/V Geeks
Oct 18, 2016 Pennsylvania State University; Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
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The focus is on the bus driver and his need for continuous and absolute concentration. There is emphasis on the potential disaster that is always lurking and that an atmosphere conducive to driver concentration is essential. The result of what happens when a distraction occurs is shown. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A/V Geeks
Jul 22, 2016 Pathe
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Cotton candy, Coke, children, barkers, side shows, women snake charmers & sword swallowers, tent circus, parade, audience, clowns, animals, elephants, Emmett Kelly, Betty Rich Queen of the Air, trapeze artists, aerobats, bareback riders, trainers and more! This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A/V Geeks
Jul 1, 2016 Portafilms, Hamilton Beach
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Awesome film about how to use a Hamilton Beach blender. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
A/V Geeks
May 18, 2016 Portafilms; Champion Spark Plugs
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This animated FILM ILLUSTRATES THE OPERATION OF AN AUTOMOBILE ENGINES IGNITION SYSTEM. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information
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A/V Geeks
Apr 13, 2016 Pictorial Research Inc, Ligget & Myers Tobacco Co
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Shows the growth and scope of the cigarette industry in the United States, its contributions to the U S economy through sales taxes and use of related industries and its contribution to the pleasure of the people of the nation. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information
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A/V Geeks
Nov 27, 2015 Pat Dowling Pictures
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Presents many illustrations showing the effect of color in nature and the various ways man uses color. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information.
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A/V Geeks
Nov 27, 2015 Penn State Univ Psych Cinema Register
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Compares the reactions of a normal human infant between the ages of 10 and 14.5 months to psychological tests, and the responses of a chimpanzee companion, age 7.5 to 12 months, to the same tests. Brings out the effects of different rates of growth and learning abilities and illustrates the capacity of the animal to outdo the child in many tests. Includes hand preference, startle reaction time, delayed reaction, cap-on-head, detour, tickle, ice and rotation tests. This film can be purchased on...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A/V Geeks
Nov 14, 2015 Pat Dowling Pictures
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A boy of intermediate grade age sets up a home aquarium and observes how fish breathe, hear, feel, smell and swim. Close-ups, microscopic photography and animation are used. The interdependence of plants and animals is pointed out. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information.
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A/V Geeks
Oct 14, 2015 Public Health Service
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Hospitals for disaster, Packaged disaster hospitals. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information
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A/V Geeks
Aug 16, 2015 Penn State Univ Psych Cinema Register
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Shows the development of the smile and of the fear of strangers during the first year of life in identical and fraternal twins. Points out that identical twins show greater concordance. Infants become more selective as they grow, smiling only at familiar persons and being afraid of strangers. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information.
favorite ( 1 reviews )
A/V Geeks
Aug 16, 2015 Projects, Inc; Yellow Ball Workshop
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A demonstration of the creativity and skill of children, ages 9 to 13, as observed in their work in the planning and production of five short animated films which they created using flip cards and cutout techniques. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information.
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A/V Geeks
Jul 27, 2015 Precedent Films, Inc
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Shows many people living in many different parts of the world and stresses the importance of world law as a means of keeping peace among nations. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information.
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A/V Geeks
Jul 13, 2015 Protestant Radio Commission
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A retelling of the Biblical story of the Prodigal Son with marionettes. We’re sure that “gay stranger” meant something else in 1950
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A/V Geeks
Apr 29, 2015 Paul Burnford Film Productions
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Presents a series of rhythmically integrated exercises, performed to music by a group of boys under an instructor's direction on a school athletic field. Both boys and girls can participate in these exercises, indoors or outdoors. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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A/V Geeks
Mar 23, 2015 Prudential Insurance
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Public service announcement for home safety by Prudential Insurance. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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A/V Geeks
Mar 17, 2015 Public Health Service. , Communicable Disease Center (U.S.)
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Emphasizes the potential public health hazards resulting from the widespread use of pesticides and explains the work of the Communicable Disease Center's toxicology laboratories. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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Topics: Pesticides, Health risk assessment
A/V Geeks
Dec 30, 2014 Pennsylvania State Univ. Psych. Cinema Register
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Compares the reactions of a normal human infant between the ages of 10 and 14.5 months to psychological tests, and the responses of a chimpanzee companion, age 7.5 to 12 months, to the same tests. Brings out the effects of different rates of growth and learning abilities and illustrates the capacity of the animal to outdo the child in many tests. Includes hand preference, startle reaction time, delayed reaction, cap-on-head, detour, tickle, ice and rotation test. To license this film and get a...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )