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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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Everyone’s green thumb is put to the test as the tree house detectives attempt to grow award-winning pineapple plants for the upcoming state fair. The tree house becomes a greenhouse as the detectives experiment with soil, plant life cycles, light, CO2 and even genetics to grow the perfect plant. Follow along with Kali as she visits the beautiful islands of Hawaii to explore a rainforest, a pineapple plantation and a volcano where she learns about volcanic soil. To license this film and get a...
Topics: NASA, ecosystems, biology
A/V Geeks
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The tree house detectives’ efforts to raise money with a car wash dry up when the city is hit with water restrictions. With the help of Problem-Based Learning (PBL), the entire group learns all about the water cycle, the water table, global climates, and much more to get the project flowing again. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, science, water cycle
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The Tree House Detectives are eager to win the Presidential Physical Fitness Award, but one of the detectives is not quite up to the challenge. They decide that it is time for a little research to learn more about being fit. They visit NASA to learn more about muscles, bones and physical activity and find out why fitness is the key to space exploration. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, physical fitness
A/V Geeks
by NASA
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This video, developed for grades 9 through 12, examines the scientific findings of the unmanned Viking missions to Mars. Viewers are introduced to a variety of information returned to Earth, including soil and atmospheric analysis and biological and geological data. Difficulties encountered in interpreting Viking’s data are discussed. Actual photographs taken by the Viking One and Two spacecraft are shown. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes,...
Topics: NASA, Viking, Mars
A/V Geeks
by NASA
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Shows highlights of the U.S. space program in 1972. 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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by NASA
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A quick look at NASA's achievements in 1977. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Space Shuttle
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Astronaut Candidate Training 1995 - Egress Parasail Training, Part A This video shows astronaut candidates practicing ground egress and parachute landing procedures. Astronaut Training; Egress; Parachute Descent To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Space Shuttle, astronaut training
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Footage shows astronaut candidates (ASCAN) during land survival training, where they are seen performing such activities as constructing shelters, making nets, and finding food. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Space Shuttle, astronaut training
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1995 Astronaut Candidate Training - Water Survival Training Part C To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Space Shuttle, astronaut training
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This trippy tribute to our country's 200th birthday was funded by a Bicentennial Project Grant and animated by Vincent Collins who made other psychedelic cartoons. This film was produced by the United States Information Agency -the government's propaganda agency. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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Topics: patriotism, propaganda
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by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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1972-73 are busy years for NASA. Mariner 9 maps the entire surface of Mars, and Pioneer 10 returns the first closeup pictures of Jupiter. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, lunar exploration, Mariner 9, Pioneer 10, Jupiter
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Examines Voyager I and II, as they were launched toward Jupiter and Saturn. Each spacecraft carried a copper record which was intended to serve as a greeting to other life forms. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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A brief overview of NASA technology during the years of 1979 and 1980. Some of the highlights include Voyager’s flyby of Jupiter, Pioneers flyby of Saturn, building of the space telescope, preparations for the first shuttle flight, re-entry of Skylab, launch of SOLARMAX and many NASA spin-offs. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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With the premier flight of the shuttle Columbia in April, 1981, the era of the reusable space transportation system began. Seven months later Columbia was spaceborne again. Three more shuttle flights followed in 1982. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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During 1972-73 Mariner 9 mapped the entire surface of Mars and Pioneer 10 returned the first close-up pictures of Jupiter. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topic: NASA
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In its 25th year (1983) NASA maintains its momentum of achievement. Pioneer 10 becomes the first man-made object to leave the Solar System. Challenger, the second shuttle in a fleet of four, embarks on its first flight in April 1983. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, space shuttle, Pioneer 10
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The beginning of NASA in 1958 and its early programs are highlighted. Because of a launch success rate of less than a third, NASA starts a quality control program. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topic: NASA
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by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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Although a fledgling organization, NASA reaches several milestones in 1960-61. There are two highly successful unmanned orbital flights, the world’s first weather and passive communications satellites, and two manned suborbital flights. This video is part of the NASA at Work series produced by Lewis Research Center. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topic: NASA
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by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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This video is part of the 25 Years of Progress series produced by the Lewis Research Center. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topic: NASA, Mercury
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by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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Part of the 25 Years of Progress series produced by Lewis Research Center. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Apollo
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During 1964-66 two-man Gemini space flights provided scientists and astronauts with invaluable information and experience. The soft landing of Surveyor I on the moon in 1966 paves the way for a manned Lunar Landing. This video is part of the 25 Years of Progress series produced by the Lewis Research Center. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Gemini, Surveyor
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by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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In 1967, during a preflight test of the Apollo spacecraft, a fire erupts in the command module which kills three astronauts. As a result of the tragedy, the Apollo spacecraft is redesigned. In 1968 the Apollo program gains momentum with four flights: two unmanned and two manned. Apollo 8 astronauts circle the Moon 10 times. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Apollo 1, Apollo 8
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by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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In 1969 the first men land on the Moon. With the beginning of the seventies, NASA pursues its research in aeronautics and satellite technology. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topic: NASA, Apollo
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by NASA; Lewis Research Center
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The Apollo-Soyuz mission marks the first joint US/USSR space mission. Two Viking spacecraft land on Mars and conduct the first extensive search for life on that planet. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Apollo-Soyuz, Viking
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by EPA, Stuart Finley
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About the EPA's push to convert the country's garbage dumps into sanitary landfills. While showing some success stories the film features an unflattering view of Raleigh NC - home of A/V Geeks - among other places across the United States. 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.
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Topics: landfill, garbage, environment
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A promotional film for a machining 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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by Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc.
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90 Day Wondering (1956) United States Army/Warner Bros. Directed by seasoned Warner Bros. animator Chuck Jones and featuring the voice of Mel Blanc, we see young soldier Ralph Phillips re-entering the civilian world and puzzling over reenlisting. Two spritely characters, Pete and Re-Pete, try to sway his decision. Since this was produced for the U.S. Army, we can guess which argument comes out on top. The character Ralph Phillips shows up as a hyper-imaginative kid in other Warner Bros....
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by Ford Motor Co
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Tells the story of the automobile, showing the manufacture of the parts of a car and the details of the assembly line. 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.
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Topic: automobile
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by U.S. Public Health Service
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Discusses housing and other environmental conditions of migrant worker camps. Shows safeguards against such health hazards as pests, dirt, and unsafe water. Stresses the responsibilities of workers, growers, and others. 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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Topics: public health, migrant workers
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by Donald H Riddle; McGraw-Hill Book Company.
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Narration by Senator Joseph Clark and an animated chart explain the steps through which a bill progresses to become a law. Follows the Housing act of 1959 through its genesis, committee hearings, Congressional passage, two vetoes, and final approval by the President. 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.
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Topics: Law, legislation, United States.
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by Humane Society of the United States.; Walter J. Klein Company.
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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.
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Topic: pets
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by Humane Society of the United States.; Walter J. Klein Company.
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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.
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by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks (not) At The Hunt Library
Topics: 16mm, streaming
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by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks 16mm Lunch 4 1 2022
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by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks 16mm Lunch 4 25 2022
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A V Geeks 16mm Lunch 4 29 2022
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A V Geeks 16mm Lunch 5 10 2022
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A V Geeks 16mm Lunch 5 5 2022
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A V Geeks 16mm Lunch 5 6 2022
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A V Geeks 16mm Lunch 5 9 2022
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by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks @ Hunt Library Join us at (well not really at) NCSU's Hunt Library for 16mm films about table manners! #avgeeks #16mmfilm
Topics: 16mm, Hunt Library, Virginia Ferris, NCSU, etiquette, streaming
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A V Geeks At The Hunt Library Model Rockets!
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by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks At The Hunt Libray
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A V Geeks Home Movie Day Shuffle
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by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks Hunt Library
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Topics: 16mm, streaming
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by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks Lunch 1 10 2022
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by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks Lunch 1 11 2022 1966 Downtown Houston Fundamentals of Filing Roc Bird and the Rescue World of Work (Tonenament candidate)
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by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks Lunch 1 12 2022
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by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks Lunch 1 28 2022 How People Choose Jobs (silent, PHX) I Am Me and I Want to Be (toe tapping) Pharmacist Anna and Bella (youtube shuts it down) How To Read a Novel Roads to Success
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by Skip Elsheimer
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A V Geeks Lunch 10 18 2021
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A V Geeks Lunch 11 01 2021
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