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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 D Tapper; Dorothy G Singer; Jerome L Singer; ABC Wide World of Learning
movies

eye 433

favorite 5

comment 1

Explains the difference between fantasy action and the real life action shown on news and sports programs. Shows how TV violence is staged and explains why it is dangerous for children to imitate such acts.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Television and children -- Juvenile films, Television -- Psychological aspects -- Juvenile films,...
A/V Geeks
by D'Arcy-MacManus & Masius, Inc
movies

eye 1,661

favorite 8

comment 1

Presents Jonathan Winters (and his cast of characters) teaching people to put litter where it belongs.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: avgeeks, litter, ecology
A/V Geeks
by DW Griffith
movies

eye 515

favorite 5

comment 0

A gentleman with a top hat, and a series of women with ever more ludicrous hats enter a movie theatre. They refuse to remove them, until a giant bucket forcibly removes one hat. All but one woman then remove their hats, and the bucket returns to remove the woman. 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.
Topic: silent comedy
A/V Geeks
by Dan & Steve Peters
movies

eye 8,721

favorite 84

comment 2

Based on their book, “Why Knock Rock?”, and their church lectures, Dan and Steve Peters examines how rock music's obsession with sex, drugs and suicide is dangerous to young people. Since the dawn of Rock and Roll, there has been ministers howling about its evil affects. Ministers would tour the country's churches and college campuses with sermons and slide shows illustrating the Devil's influence on the rock music. In this film we certainly see that rock stars aren't the best role models...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by Dan Gavin
movies

eye 3,715

favorite 7

comment 2

Shows the life cycle and methods of treatment for infection by Ascaris lumbricoides, a human parasitic worm, and the sanitary steps needed to prevent infection. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: ascaris, parasite, rural south
A/V Geeks
by Darryl F. Zanuck
movies

eye 8,853

favorite 26

comment 5

A Hollywood-produced melodramatic short that deals with prophylaxis, diagnosis and clinical treatment of syphilis. Discusses follow-up treatment, sources of infection and community control. Unfortunately, this is edited version which is missing the graphic syphilis sores on male genetalia and the demonstrations on how to use condoms. (I say "unfortunately" because those scenes give the film a different tone than the milder version you'll see here. Still looking for a full copy of...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: venereal disease, public hygiene
A/V Geeks
by David Shire; John Steinberg; Grove Press. Film Division.
movies

eye 564

favorite 5

comment 1

An ironic commentary, without narration, on city life threatened by its own wastes. 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 ( 1 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by Defense Civil Preparedness Agency.; Screenscope, inc.
movies

eye 355

favorite 6

comment 2

   Dramatizes the plight of a young adventure seeker whose canoe is capsized by a wall of water during a flood. Shows community flood preparations, pointing out that a flood's predictability usually allows ample warning time to save lives. Designed to stimulate discussion on civil preparedness for floods. 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 ( 2 reviews )
Topics: flood, disaster, civil defense
A/V Geeks
by Defense Civil Preparedness Agency.; Screenscope, inc.
movies

eye 501

favorite 10

comment 2

Dramatizes the dilemma of a father and son who are trapped by a forest fire. Stresses the deadly realities of a forest fire's devastating power while detailing the hikers' escape and showing firefighters at work. Designed to stimulate discussion on civil preparedness for forest fires. 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 ( 2 reviews )
Topics: forest fire, disaster, civil defense
A/V Geeks
by Defense Civil Preparedness Agency.; Screenscope, inc.
movies

eye 525

favorite 8

comment 4

Intercuts scenes from Jack London's To build a fire with modern urban and rural winter scenes to point out the dangers of winter storms and low temperatures. Designed to stimulate discussion on civil preparedness for winter storms. 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 ( 4 reviews )
Topics: winter storm, civil defense, survival
A/V Geeks
by Defense Department/Wilding
movies

eye 1,669

favorite 4

comment 1

This film was shown on television and at civic groups near air force bases in response to complaints by the public. Unnerving residents in jet flight paths, sonic booms were said to shatter windows and upset cows so they wouldn't give milk. The film essentially dismisses their complaints as minor nuisances reminding the public that the sonic boom is "the sound of security." To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by Demolay International, Horizon prod.
movies

eye 1,803

favorite 9

comment 2

A hip 1960s look at the Demolay organization for young men. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information. Contact footage@avgeeks.com for more information.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by Department of Defense / Warner Brothers
movies

eye 13,405

favorite 21

comment 3

Jack Webb (Dragnet) plays a Rod Serling-like role as he introduces us to Jerry Donovan – an average guy who shrugs off his inconvenient, civic responsibilities. Jerry “wakes up” in a communist-controlled town, where he's the only American left. This film was produced for the Defense Department by studio mogul Jack L Warner and stars many Warner Brothers stock actors – including Jack Kelly (Maverick), Robert Conrad (Wild Wild West) and Andrew Duggan. At the time, Jack L. Warner was very...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by Dept of Civil Defense
movies

eye 379

favorite 2

comment 1

Highlights end of WWI and English monarchy in early 20th century. Then there's a brief message about your responsibility with Civil Defense.  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: civil defense
A/V Geeks
by Dept of Civil Defense
movies

eye 70,828

favorite 127

comment 12

Public service announcements by the U.S. Civil Defense office inform farmers what to do in case of nuclear attack using marionettes. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 12 reviews )
Topics: civil defense, atomic, puppets
A/V Geeks
by Developmental Language and Speech Center, CEBCO/Standard Publishing
movies

eye 907

favorite 4

comment 1

Helps parents learn more about a child's speech and language development. 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 Disney
movies

eye 8,792

favorite 63

comment 2

A sergeant addresses his troops, which happen to be syphilis and gonorrhea germs. There are also characters representing ignorance and fear.
favoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Hygiene, Sexual., Sexually transmitted diseases.
A/V Geeks
by Donald H Riddle; McGraw-Hill Book Company.
movies

eye 239

favorite 3

comment 1

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.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Law, legislation, United States.
A/V Geeks
by Donald T Kincaid; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation.
movies

eye 402

favorite 4

comment 1

Good and bad playground spirits are presented to show social problems and safety hazards that exist in recreational areas. Stresses the importance of safety, consideration of others, and the right to privacy.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Playgrounds -- Safety measures, Accidents -- Prevention, Safety education.
A/V Geeks
by Douglas Film Industries; Amer Dairy Assn
movies

eye 3,313

favorite 52

comment 1

Encourages teen-age girls to participate in total fitness programs and to take an active part in sports. Includes scenes from the lives of teen-age girls highlighting some of their problems and giving solutions. 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 Dr A.W. Schmidt; G.W. Richter
movies

eye 530

favorite 11

comment 1

Silent film. Documents the caesarian birth procedures for doctors. WARNING - GRAPHIC SURGERY.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: caesarian birth