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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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Ephemeral VHS
2004 Institute of Basic Life Principles
movies

eye 339

favorite 5

comment 0

"Phil Bowman shares from his family's victories and struggles about how God has used the protection of vows and the focus of a mindset ministry to help him keep the hearts of his children."
Topics: vhs, Phil Bowman, Advanced Training Institute International, evangelical ministry, family
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
1997 Investors Business Daily
movies

eye 351

favorite 1

comment 0

Investors Business Daily"....learn how to set yourself apart from the majority of investors who miss out on the most significant gains in the market....learn how to make the most of IBD's time-saving features and increased news coverage."
Topics: vhs, William J. O'Neil, seminar, stocks, mutual funds
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
1997 Ideas In Motion S.F.
movies

eye 650

favorite 5

comment 0

"Do The Rot Thing demonstrates the basic steps and shares simple tips that make composting at home fun and easy."-- description from box.
Topics: vhs, ecology, compost, recycling, waste, alameda county
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
1996 International Video Network
movies

eye 1,105

favorite 6

comment 0

"Journey to Paris, the City of Light." -- description from box.
Topics: vhs, France
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
1996 International Video Network
movies

eye 767

favorite 2

comment 0

"From the Roman ruins in the Provence to the silk painters in Lyon, the rich history and culture of France await you."-- description from box.
Topics: vhs, France
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 1,491

favorite 18

comment 0

"Real footage... eyewitness accounts... objective analysis."-- description from box.
Topics: vhs, ufos, elmwood, hoaxes
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
1995 International Channel
movies

eye 256

favorite 0

comment 0

Instructional tape on applying for US Citizenship.
Topics: vhs, citizenship, immigration, vietnam, usa
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
1994 Iron Valley Productions
movies

eye 15,370

favorite 5

comment 0

"Join Jake and Jody as the magical engineer Smoky Jones reveals the wonders of trains both big and small."-- description from box.
Topics: vhs, children, trains
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
1993 InVision Communications
movies

eye 1,106

favorite 2

comment 0

"A fascinating study of North American Indians accurately portraying their history, culture, and way of life today."-- description from box.
Topics: vhs, Indians, Iroquois
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Educational Films
1990 Slate, Lane; Stella, Frank; Poons, Larry; Rose, Norman; National Educational Television; Indiana University. Instructional Support Services
movies

eye 3,573

favorite 8

comment 0

Artists: Frank Stella and Larry Poons An introduction to the abstract expressionism of Jack Tworkov. Includes his thoughts about his work, along with a description of the events that led him to be an artist. Illustrates the production of what he calls his organic form or shape by taking a straight line and changing its contour while keeping the line's origin and end points the same. From the USA series.
Topics: Stella, Frank, Poons, Larry, Art, Abstract, Artists
Educational Films
1989 Sykes, Bob; Intermedia (Firm : Seattle, Wash.); Lakewood Living Corporation
movies

eye 187

favorite 8

comment 0

VHS format
Topics: Women, Abused women, Spouse Abuse
Educational Films
1987 Harris, Julie; Viewfinder Films, Inc; International Film Bureau
movies

eye 285

favorite 1

comment 0

Title from data sheet
Topics: Lyon, Mary, 1797-1849, Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, Women, Educators, Presidents
Educational Films
1987 Richter Productions; Icarus Films
movies

eye 293

favorite 5

comment 0

Cataloged from contributor's data
Topic: Politics and government
Educational Films
1986 Martin, Melissa; Irvine, Marion; Roper, Gail; Barr Films
movies

eye 283

favorite 7

comment 0

Melissa Martin
Topics: Irvine, Marion, Roper, Gail, Sex discrimination in sports, Women athletes, Motivation (Psychology),...
Educational Films
1986 Bryan, Sam; International Film Foundation
movies

eye 376

favorite 5

comment 0

Produced by Sam Bryan
Topic: Travel
Educational Films
1986 International Film Bureau
movies

eye 385

favorite 3

comment 0

Visits the vineyards, press houses, cellars, caves, and tasting rooms of the wine-producing area of the Loire Valley in Touraine, Anjou and Saumur, and the Pays Nantais. Observes the different grape varieties and production methods that yield such well-known wines as the cabernets of Bourgdeill, sparkling Saumur, Rose d'Anjou, Coteaux du Layon, Gros Plan, Muscadet, and the sparkling wines made by the champagne method in Vouvray. From the Food and Wine from France series
Topics: Wine and wine making, Manners and customs, Travel
Educational Films
1985 Fernandez, Peter; International Film Foundation
movies

eye 370

favorite 9

comment 0

Peter Fernandez
Topic: South America.
Educational Films
1985 Wilets, Bernard; Haak, Dianne; Irwin, Hadley. Lilith summer; AIMS Media
movies

eye 771

favorite 3

comment 0

Title from data sheet
Topics: Children's films, Old age
Educational Films
1985 Friedman, Sonya, 1932- screenwriter, film director; Wetmore, Patricia, film producer; Pantzer, Jerry, director of photography; Indiana University, Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center, production company, film distributor
movies

eye 247

favorite 4

comment 0

Title from title frame
Topics: Chess players, Student activities, African American students
Educational Films
1985 Indiana University, Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center
movies

eye 206

favorite 7

comment 0

Title from data sheet
Topics: Costume, Theater, Dressmaking
Educational Films
1985 Icarus Films
movies

eye 598

favorite 5

comment 0

Directed by Mark Newman and produced by Edwin Wes
Topic: Venda (African people)
Educational Films
1984 Vara Television; Icarus Films
movies

eye 760

favorite 9

comment 0

Title from data sheet
Topics: Kim Phúc, Kim Phúc, 1963-, Vietnam War (1961-1975), Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Educational Films
1984 Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (Göttingen, Germany); International Film Bureau
movies

eye 513

favorite 19

comment 0

Title from data sheet
Topics: Chaotic behavior in systems, Double pendulums, Chaos, Pendule
Educational Films
1984 Institut für Film und Bild in Wissenschaft und Unterricht
movies

eye 265

favorite 3

comment 0

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE STUDY GUIDE FOR THIS FILM This animated film describes the movement of sound as a succession of waves of compressed air. It shows how the compressions expand, first when the sound source is not moving and then when it is moving at different rates. When the source is finally seen moving at a supersonic speed, we see that it is followed by a conical percussion wave that creates a loud cracking boom as it passes over a region.  Uses animated graphics to describe a sonic boom...
Topics: Sonic boom, supersonic
Educational Films
1984 Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (Göttingen, Germany); International Film Bureau
movies

eye 1,198

favorite 31

comment 0

Title from data sheet
Topic: Weather
Educational Films
1983 International Defence and Aid Fund; Icarus Films
movies

eye 360

favorite 6

comment 1

Produced by the International Defense and Aid Fund
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Politics and government, Race relations
Educational Films
1983 Indiana University, Bloomington. Radio and Television Services; Indiana University, Bloomington. African Studies Program; Indiana University, Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center
movies

eye 189

favorite 2

comment 0

Performed in French with English subtitles and an English introduction
Topics: Drama., French language., Drama- Technique.
Educational Films
1983 Vuke, George J., film director, screenwriter, editor of moving image work; Indiana University, Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center, production company
movies

eye 356

favorite 11

comment 0

Photography, Clarence Flaten, George Vuke ; editor, George Vuke
Topics: Embryology, Developmental cytology, Developmental biology
Educational Films
1982 Crama, Nico; International Film Bureau
movies

eye 176

favorite 0

comment 0

Produced by Nico Crama
Topics: Daumier, Honoré, 1808-1879, French wit and humor, Pictorial, Social conditions
Educational Films
1982 International Film Bureau
movies

eye 1,005

favorite 26

comment 0

Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago Covers electrons and protons; negative, positive, and balance charges; free electrons; conducting and nonconducting materials; and electron flow
Topic: Electricity
Educational Films
1982 Polonius Films; International Film Bureau
movies

eye 220

favorite 3

comment 0

Title from data sheet
Topics: Cooking, French, Cooking, Wine and wine making, Cookery, French, Cookery, Travel
Educational Films
1982 International Film Bureau; Stewart Film Distributors
movies

eye 540

favorite 9

comment 0

Title from data sheet
Topics: Ohm's law, Electricity
Educational Films
1982 International Film Bureau
movies

eye 427

favorite 9

comment 0

Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago
Topics: Electric motors, Electric generators, Electricity
Educational Films
1982 International Film Bureau
movies

eye 748

favorite 14

comment 0

Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago
Topics: Electric batteries, Electricity
Educational Films
1982 International Film Bureau
movies

eye 433

favorite 8

comment 0

Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago
Topics: Electric currents, Short circuits, Electricity
Educational Films
1982 International Film Bureau
movies

eye 568

favorite 9

comment 0

Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago Covers effect of a magnet on a coil; e.m.f. of self-induction; Lenz's law; inductor-choke; noninductive winding; the "henry"; inductors in a yoke; e.m.f. of mutual induction; the transformer; examples of "turns-to-voltage" ratios; and types of transformers
Topics: Electric transformers, Inductance, Electricity
Educational Films
1982 International Film Bureau
movies

eye 420

favorite 9

comment 0

Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago
Topics: Electric apparatus and appliances, Electricity
Educational Films
1982 International Film Bureau
movies

eye 434

favorite 10

comment 0

Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago
Topics: Electric resistors, Electricity
Educational Films
1982 International Film Bureau
movies

eye 446

favorite 14

comment 0

Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago
Topics: Electric power, Electricity
Educational Films
1982 International Film Bureau
movies

eye 483

favorite 8

comment 0

Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago
Topics: Electric currents, Electricity
Educational Films
1982 International Film Bureau
movies

eye 434

favorite 8

comment 0

Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago Covers explanation of capacitance; capacitors; their construction; charging and discharging; demonstration; plate area; separation distances; dielectric; types and uses of capacitors; and the farad
Topics: Capacitors, Electricity
Educational Films
1982 International Film Bureau
movies

eye 346

favorite 6

comment 0

Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago
Topics: Electric resistors, Electricity
Educational Films
1982 International Film Bureau
movies

eye 621

favorite 10

comment 0

Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago Covers definition of direct current; circuit with center-zero ammeter; definition of alternating current and effect on ammeter; universal use of alternating current; high-voltage transmission; transformers; sine wave; cycle periods and frequency; Hertz; amplitude; in phase, out of phase; and root mean square
Topics: Electric currents, Alternating, Electricity
Educational Films
1982 Armada Productions; Clavius Films; International Film Bureau
movies

eye 1,123

favorite 23

comment 0

Title from data sheet
Topic: Planets
Educational Films
1982 International Film Bureau
movies

eye 516

favorite 7

comment 0

Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago
Topic: Magnetism
Educational Films
1982 Pomer, Judith H; Women's Film Project; Icarus Films
movies

eye 302

favorite 5

comment 0

Originally presented as the author's thesis (M.S.)--University of Cincinnati, 1982
Topics: United States, Sex discrimination in employment, Pregnant women, Maternity leave, Women, Pregnancy
Educational Films
1981 Silber, Glenn; Vasconcellos, Tete; Icarus Films; Catalyst Media
movies

eye 1,768

favorite 15

comment 0

This film examines the civil war in El Salvador in light of the Reagan administration's decision to "draw the line" against "Communist interference" in Central America. It offers an overview of U.S. military and economic policy in Central America since 1948, with extensive background to the current crisis. Includes scenes with both government and guerilla forces, and discusses U.S. aid to the Junta. Is this the beginning of a "new Vietnam"? A Blue Ribbon Winner,...
Topic: Diplomatic relations
Educational Films
1981 International Scientific Corporation; Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.). Image Processing Laboratory; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
movies

eye 434

favorite 12

comment 0

Photographs taken by Voyager 1 during its encounter with Saturn in October and November 1980. Shows Saturn's atmosphere, rings and moons
Topics: Voyager Project, Exploration of outer space
Educational Films
1981 International Cinemedia Center; Phoenix/BFA Films & Video
movies

eye 98

favorite 0

comment 0

Title from data sheet
Topics: Supervision Business And Economics., Personnel Management., Supervision of employees., Personnel...
Educational Films
1981 International Cinemedia Center
movies

eye 138

favorite 1

comment 0

Addresses the problems of personal conflicts intruding on the workplace. Trained specialists discuss the difficulties in balancing personal problems and work, and suggest four approaches that can help a supervisor resolve such difficulties: know when to intervene; empathize with the employee's problem; listen carefully; and maintain a balance between personal and professional involvement
Topics: Personnel management, Psychology, Industrial, Employee morale, Employees
Educational Films
1981 International Cinemedia Center; Phoenix/BFA Films & Video
movies

eye 168

favorite 2

comment 0

Title from data sheet
Topics: Communication in personnel management, Communication in management
Educational Films
1981 Franklin, William; Wood, Megan Epler; International Film Bureau
movies

eye 348

favorite 10

comment 0

Researched and produced by William Franklin of Iowa State University's Department of Animal Ecology and directed by Megan Epler Wood
Topics: Guanaco, Mammals
Educational Films
movies

eye 2,036

favorite 4

comment 0

A Village in Baltimore: Images of Greek-American Women  Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Presents a documentary set in Baltimore's Greektown, focusing on assimilation of four Greek women into American society. Explores such issues as traditions, marriage, professional goals and views on American society.
Topics: Greek American women, Greek American women, Manners and customs
Educational Films
1981 International Cinemedia Center; Phoenix/BFA Films & Video
movies

eye 891

favorite 1

comment 0

Title from data sheet
Topics: Employee orientation, Personnel management
Educational Films
1981 Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (Göttingen, Germany)
movies

eye 91

favorite 1

comment 0

Produced by the Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film
Topics: Palms, Palms
Educational Films
1980 Lighthill, Stephen; Icanus Films
movies

eye 448

favorite 8

comment 2

Participants: Kenneth Cockrel, Justin Ravitz, Sheila Murphy
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: Socialists
Educational Films
1980 Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (Göttingen, Germany)
movies

eye 184

favorite 2

comment 0

Produced by the Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film
Topics: Cardiovascular system., Physiology.
Educational Films
1980 International Film Bureau
movies

eye 1,881

favorite 18

comment 0

Produced in collaboration with Municipal Museum and Art Gallery, the Hague; director and producer, Nico Crama
Topics: Mondrian, Piet, 1872-1944, De Stijl
Educational Films
1980 American Society of Photogrammetry; Image Associates
movies

eye 108

favorite 1

comment 0

Issued also as videorecording
Topics: Vegetation mapping, Overhead electric lines
Educational Films
1979 Indiana University, Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center
movies

eye 163

favorite 4

comment 0

Title from data sheet
Topics: Communication- Verbal., Drama- Technique.
Educational Films
1979 Ishtar (Firm)
movies

eye 2,464

favorite 14

comment 1

Title from data sheet
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Sarton, May, 1912-1995, Authors, American
Educational Films
1979 Troeller, Gordian; Deffarge, Claude; Icarus Films
movies

eye 308

favorite 8

comment 0

Produced by Gordian Troeller and Marie Claude Deffarge
Topics: Medical care, Social conditions
Educational Films
1979 Yarrow, Mary Beth; Thompson, Julie, producer; Grant, Lee, 1927-; Irola, Judy; Pettit, Suzanne, 1948-1998; G.T.Y. Productions
movies

eye 1,015

favorite 4

comment 0

Narrated by Lee Grant
Topics: Willmar., Minnesota, Sex discrimination against women, Sex discrimination in employment
Educational Films
1979 Halleck, DeeDee; Icarus Films
movies

eye 256

favorite 3

comment 0

Directed by DeeDee Halleck
Topics: Pentecostal churches, Pentecostalism, Pentecostals
Educational Films
1979 International Film Foundation
movies

eye 5,621

favorite 25

comment 0

French title: Le Village--un village
Topics: Manners and customs, Travel
Educational Films
1979 Institut für Film und Bild in Wissenschaft und Unterricht; Council of Europe; International Film Bureau
movies

eye 632

favorite 18

comment 0

Title from data sheet
Topics: Health occupations., Lymphatics., Lymph., Biology.
Educational Films
1979 Dubin, Charles; Harris, Julie; Luce, William. Belle of Amherst; KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.); Dome Productions; International Film Exchange
movies

eye 1,853

favorite 9

comment 0

Title from data sheet
Topics: Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886, Poets, American
Educational Films
1978 Mintz, Jerome R., filmmaker; Indiana University, Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center
movies

eye 300

favorite 2

comment 0

Voices: Charles Vitaliano, Ronald Montaperto, Rebecca Ansary, Carla Mintz
Topics: Rural families, Foreign workers, Spanish
Educational Films
1978 Freire, Paulo, 1921-1997; Development Education Centre; Icarus Films
movies

eye 476

favorite 6

comment 0

Producers-directors: Rosemary Donegan, Anita Shilton Martin, D'arey Martin ; consultants, Martin Duckworth, Paulo Freire, Margot Trevelyan ; editor, Christine Welsh ; photography, Martin Duckworth
Topics: Educational sociology, Education
Educational Films
1978 International Film Foundation
movies

eye 453

favorite 11

comment 0

Discusses conditions in the Soviet Union today, including party activity and influence, the shortage of consumer goods, the roles of children and women, the status of religion, and the purpose of Soviet realist art
Educational Films
1977 Walker, Susan K; Instructional Media Services
movies

eye 90

favorite 2

comment 0

Carol Patterson ; J. Michael, Merry and Russell Walker
Topic: School psychologists
Educational Films
1977 International Film Bureau
movies

eye 220

favorite 6

comment 0

This film gives instruction in immobilizing the upper and lower limbs to avoid further damage and to prevent movement of broken bones and demonstrates various techniques of first aid for this type of injury
Topics: Dislocations, First aid in illness and injury, Fractures
Educational Films
1977 Instructional Media Services
movies

eye 546

favorite 3

comment 0

P.L.94-142: Equality of Opportunity Shows that angular momenta add vectorially. Demonstrates the phenomenon of precession and shows that a torque applied perpendicular to the angular momentum of a wheel causes the wheel to process smoothly. Features Aaron Lemonick of Pinceton University.
Topics: Mainstreaming in education, People with disabilities, Children with disabilities, Children with...
Educational Films
1977 British Films Ltd; Educational Foundation for Visual Aids (Great Britain); National Committee for Audio-Visual Aids in Education; International Film Bureau
movies

eye 664

favorite 14

comment 1

Title from data sheet
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Anatomy., Physiology., Nervous System.
Educational Films
1976 International Tele-Film Enterprises
movies

eye 289

favorite 4

comment 0

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE STUDY GUIDE FOR THIS FILM Encourages teachers to be aware of body language and shows how it can be applied in the classroom. Offers suggestions on nonverbal behavior for improving communication, including gesturing, pointing, increased eye contact, and other techniques Made in Canada
Topics: Teacher-student relationships, Nonverbal communication, Nonverbal communication, Teacher-student...