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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 Encyclopedia Britannica
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An apprentice officer describes life aboard the S S Olympia, including activities on the bridge and in the passengers' and crew's quarters, galleys, engine room and dining rooms. The use of radar is illustrated.  Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions about the footage and are interested in using it in your project.
Topics: ocean, transportation, ship
Orgone Archive
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We digitized and uploaded this silent 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: Odd And Discarded Materials Wooly Dog
Orgone Archive
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We digitized and uploaded this silent 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: Oddities Of Nature
A/V Geeks
by Brigham Young University
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This film was made to recruit Mormon members to become home teachers – members who make monthly visits the homes of Mormon families to teach scripture and to keep them attending church. We see successful businessman Dave slowly turns each member of an indifferent Mormon family into model members. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints made many such films for their members – illustrating the importance following and teaching Mormon doctrines. To license this film and get a higher...
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A/V Geeks
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We got this film on Ebay years ago with no explanation about what it is or what they are doing in the film. Thanks to the adopters who helped pay for the digitization - Jeff Butterworth, Jim Haverkamp, Dwight Swanson, Marsha Orgeron and Brenda Flora. Visit www.avgeeks.com/wp2/adopt-a-film to help with digitizing other films. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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Topics: home movie, hazing
A/V Geeks
by John Eggert
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A teacher hopes to instill a sense of responsibility in his students by having them "fix up" the school's activity bus. Will it work? To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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Topics: school bus society, jocks vs. geeks
A/V Geeks
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Silent footage from the 1936 Berlin Olympics. 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: Olympics, Berlin, 1936
A/V Geeks
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Silent footage from the 1936 Berlin Olympics. 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.
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Topics: Olympics, Hitler
A/V Geeks
by National Safety Council.; Journal Films, inc.
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Informs industrial workers, students, and the general public of the importance of the hand in all types of work situations. Stresses hand safety. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact  A/V Geeks LLC .
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Topics: workplace safety, hands
A/V Geeks
by American Medical Association; Ford Motor Company
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Depicts a new approach to automobile safety that can prevent injury to half a million persons annually. Contains a report from the automobile crash injury research project at Cornell University Medical College on the effectiveness of new automobile safety devices - safety belt, a stronger door lock, breakaway steering wheels, padded dash board. 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...
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Topic: driver safety
A/V Geeks
by MGM
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A promotional film about the motion picture "FAME" featuring interviews with the director Alan Parker and actors Discusses how each human being possesses unique qualities, idiosyncrasies, and viewpoints; how anxiety and tension, although normal and necessary, can influence perceptions, reactions, and adjustments to situations in everyday life; and how individuals can be helped when behavior problems reflect actual illness rather than temporary upset.
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Topic: promotional
Orgone Archive
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We digitized and uploaded this silent 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: On The Road To Bethlehem
A/V Geeks
by 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 )
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
by U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare
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Outlines the methods and goals aimed at in achieving an understanding of the mental health aspects of student-teacher relationships. 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: education
A/V Geeks
by U.S. Dept of Interior
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Great footage of various cuts and how to bandage them. Highlights practical application of first aid techniques showing different types of open and closed wounds, and the proper methods of first aid treatment. Demonstrates control of bleeding, application of sterile dressings, cravat and triangular cover bandages, and care of the injured for physical shock. Stresses the importance of obtaining competent medical assistance. We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks 16mm Archive....
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Topics: first aid, cuts, wounds
Orgone Archive
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An Operation For Appendicitis Surgical footage of the removal of an appendix. We digitized and uploaded this silent 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: Appendicitis
A/V Geeks
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Detonation of the hydrogen bomb. 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
by NASA; Marshall Spaceflight Center
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This program demonstrates that the basic science concepts taught in the classroom have applications in the very specialized work done by NASA. Includes a teacher’s guide with hands-on math and science activities. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, optics
A/V Geeks
by Highway Safety Films
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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.
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Topic: drivers education
A/V Geeks
by Minute Maid
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About the growth of the orange industry in the U.S. and specifically about orange juice concentrate 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 ( 1 reviews )
Topic: oranges
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
A/V Geeks
by Another Production Company; American Indian Travel Commission
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A promotional piece to get tourists to visit Indian reservations for their vacation. 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
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Shows how the relation of the earth to the sun influences time differences, seasonal changes, and regional climate. 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.
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Topics: geology, Earth sciences
A/V Geeks
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Shows how the relation of the earth to the sun influences time differences, seasonal changes, and regional climate. 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.
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Topics: world, earth, seasons
A/V Geeks
by Frank Capra Productions
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From the description in Rick Prelinger's Field Guide to Sponsored Films: Popular scientific film directed by Frank Capra that launched the Bell System Science series. Combining animation and live action, Our Mr. Sun uses a scientist-writer team to present information about the sun and its importance to humankind. NOTE: Produced in Technicolor, the film was originally telecast in 1956 and 1957 to 9 million homes; some 600 16mm prints were distributed to schools and community organizations...
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Topics: sun, bell science series, science, animation
A/V Geeks
by McCrory (John R.) for McCrory Studios
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Uses animated maps, cartoons and live photography to explain fundamental principles and organization of our Federal government. Portrays the check and balance system and separate functions of the three branches. 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: United States government
A/V Geeks
by McCrory (John R.) for McCrory Studios
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Uses animated maps, cartoons and live photography to explain fundamental principles and organization of our Federal government. Portrays the check and balance system and separate functions of the three branches. 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.
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Topic: U.S. Government
A/V Geeks
by Encyclopedia Britannica
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We see Susan and Jimmy sending to a mail order catalog for a gift for mom. Highlights everyday activities in a city post office. 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
by NASA
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A brief introduction to the solar system by children for children.
Topics: NASA, solar system
A/V Geeks
by NASA
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A brief introduction to the solar system by children for children. Open captioned.
Topics: NASA, solar system
A/V Geeks
by NASA
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A brief introduction to the solar system for children by children. This version has sign language interpretation.
Topics: NASA, solar system
A/V Geeks
by King Screen Productions
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Dramatizes the ordeal of an Indian boy in his endurance and ritual ascent to manhood. Shows how Indian customs clash with twentieth-century values, by giving some background into the Indian cultural heritage.
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Topics: native americans, educational film
A/V Geeks
by Encyclopedia Britannica Films
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Shows how weather affects our lives, what causes the weather and how weather conditions are measured and forecast. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topic: weather
A/V Geeks
by Bailey Film Associates.
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Traces the development of mass production methods from the time of early handicrafts and compares early water-powered mills with modern power sources. Shows how transportation has made industries widespread and interdependent. 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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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
by Cullen, Edward
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Describes the role of habit in daily life and explains how habits can be controlled or changed to enhance their usefulness. 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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