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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
by H J Heinz Co
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eye 596

favorite 3

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A history of the tomato. Begins with the discovery of the plant by Cortes when he conquered Montezuma. 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
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by Hal Kopel; Rose H Alschuler; Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc.
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eye 2,108

favorite 6

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Mickey Taylor thinks politeness is all that grownups think about. His lack of courtesy (and his youth) doesn’t keep him from being elected President of the United States. Will a near riot in the Oval Office convince him to reconsider his policy on good manners? To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by Hamilton Beach
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eye 780

favorite 4

comment 1

great footage of a chef using the electric knife. 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
by Hammond Organ
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eye 313

favorite 1

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promotional film to sell organs to churches. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: organ
A/V Geeks
by Hammond Organs
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eye 238

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Promotional film for Hammond Organs for the home. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: organs
A/V Geeks
by Handel Film Corporation
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eye 3,306

favorite 63

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Stresses the importance of cleanliness, good diet, and exercise as prerequisites for a healthy body and a beautiful face. Explains how to apply basic facial makeup, including foundation, blush powder, and eye makeup. 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 ( 2 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by Harold Becker
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eye 2,612

favorite 19

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Views blind folk singer Gary Davis and the world in which he lived. Shows the interior of his room and the streets of Harlem as a background for the sound track and his final song 'DEATH DON'T HAVE NO MERCY.'. 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 ( 5 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by Harold Becker Productions
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eye 559

favorite 6

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Bruce Gordon, a 22-year-old organizer for the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee, is interviewed in Selma, Alabama, during the height of a drive to register Negro voters. 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
by Harry Grubbs; Encyclopedia Britannica
movies

eye 331

favorite 6

comment 1

Portrays Lakes As An Important Shipping Route For A Region Of Vast Natural Resources, Major Population Centers & Extensive Industrial Development. Shows Welland Canal & St. Lawrence Seaway As Important Links Between Lake & Ocean. 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 )
Topics: Great Lakes, shipping
A/V Geeks
by Harvest Films
movies

eye 527

favorite 4

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Shows the efforts of a community to prevent eye injuries among children after a chemistry student was blinded in a laboratory explosion. Points out the hazards that children face during recreation, on the athletic field, and in school laboratories and shops; outlines methods for setting up a community eye-safety 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...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: eye safety
A/V Geeks
by Henry Strauss Productions, Inc.
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eye 487

favorite 4

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Outlines the basic principles of communication involved in getting understanding, acceptance, and action from others. Demonstrates how these principles actually work in day-to-day business and human problems. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact  A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: communication
A/V Geeks
by Hershey
movies

eye 1,859

favorite 4

comment 1

Covers the chocolate story from harvesting cocoa beans in the tropics to wrapping the finished product in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Looks to be made in the late 1970s. 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
by Highway Safety Films
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eye 393

favorite 2

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Presents several choices a driver can make which will affect driving behavior. Emphasizes those options which will enhance a driver's chances of survival on our streets and highways.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: drivers education
A/V Geeks
by Highway Safety Films.
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eye 7,172

favorite 73

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This film details the techniques used by amateur and professional shoplifters to steal over $6 billion in merchandise annually. Emphasizing how much of this stealing could be prevented ... A convicted shoplifter displays stealing methods under actual conditions and explains how employees could have prevented the thefts.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Shoplifting, Retail trade -- Security measures.
A/V Geeks
by Hofstra University : Palamar Productions
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eye 404

favorite 5

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Portrays the problems of the physically handicapped and shows how a community can increase opportunity for them. Illustrates the extensive mobility wheel chairs can achieve when architectural barriers are removed.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: People with disabilities.
A/V Geeks
by Holmes, Burton
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eye 417

favorite 1

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Shows the work of the cataloger, the school librarian, the reference librarian, the librarian who works with children and the librarian who specializes in a field. 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 )
Topics: library, vocation
A/V Geeks
by Holmes, Burton
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eye 312

favorite 1

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Shows how air conditioning and heating units are constructed, installed and serviced. Cites the job opportunities in the air conditioning industry, and indicates the educational requirements. 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 )
Topics: vocation, hvac, heating
A/V Geeks
by Howard W Tindall; Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.
movies

eye 484

favorite 1

comment 0

Panel dicussion describing the management structure of the Apollo program. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topic: NASA, Apollo
A/V Geeks
by Humane Society of the United States.; Walter J. Klein Company.
movies

eye 1,457

favorite 6

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Discusses aspects of pet ownership, including quality time, a good home, investment, medical care, and other vital matters in a dog or cat's life.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by Humane Society of the United States.; Walter J. Klein Company.
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eye 372

favorite 5

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Discusses aspects of pet ownership, including quality time, a good home, investment, medical care, and other vital matters in a dog or cat's life.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: pets
A/V Geeks
by Humble Oil and Refining Company
movies

eye 316

favorite 0

comment 2

Discusses the dangers of H2S and how to help a victim overcome by fumes. 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.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: safety, chemicals