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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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Educational Films
by Asch, Frank. Here comes the cat; Vagin, Vladimir Vasilʹevich, 1937- Here comes the cat; Weston Woods Studios; PILOT Moscow Animation Studio
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Animators, Alexseev Alexsey [and others] ; music composed by Ernest V. Troost
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Topics: Friendship, Cats, Mice
Educational Films
by Flynn, John; Larison, Jim; National Geographic Society (U.S.)
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Producer, Jim & Elaine Larison ; narrator, John Flynn
Topics: Forest ecology, Forest conservation, Forests and forestry
A/V Geeks
by NASA
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eye 2,894

favorite 8

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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 NASA
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eye 223

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Press conference with the crew of STS-45 describing mission highlights. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, STS-45, space shuttle
A/V Geeks
by NASA
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eye 346

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Press conference with the crew of STS-49 describing mission highlights. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, STS-49, space shuttle
A/V Geeks
by NASA
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eye 1,713

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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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eye 489

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Takes a look at the the Ulysses' spacecrafts mission to the planet Jupiter. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Ulysses, Jupiter
A/V Geeks
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eye 240

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This video captures the excitement of the maiden flight of NASA’s Space Shuttle Endeavour and contrasts it with its namesake, the seventeenth century research sailing vessel commanded by James Cook. Students will experience Endeavour’s historic rescue of the stranded INTELSAT VI satellite and the first three-person extravehicular activity. Cook’s voyage provides an apt parallel: charting unexplored land and waters in the South Pacific, New Zealand and Australia, using scientists and...
Topics: NASA, STS-49, INTELSAT VI satellite
A/V Geeks
by NASA
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eye 154

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Press conference with the crew of STS-47 describing mission highlights. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, STS-47, space shuttle
A/V Geeks
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eye 410

favorite 1

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This video captures the excitement of the maiden flight of NASA’s Space Shuttle Endeavour and contrasts it with its namesake, the seventeenth century research sailing vessel commanded by James Cook. Students will experience Endeavour’s historic rescue of the stranded INTELSAT VI satellite and the first three-person extravehicular activity. Cook’s voyage provides an apt parallel: charting unexplored land and waters in the South Pacific, New Zealand and Australia, using scientists and...
Topics: NASA, space shuttle, STS-42
Educational Films
by NASA
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eye 41,196

favorite 53

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A brief introduction to the solar system by children for children.
Topics: NASA, solar system
A/V Geeks
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eye 699

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The 1992 Mars Observer Mission is highlighted in this video overview of the mission objectives and planning. Using previous photography and computer graphics and simulation, the main objectives of the 687 day (one Martian year) consecutive orbit by the Mars Observer Satellite around Mars are explained. Dr. Arden Albee, the project scientist, speaks about the pole-to-pole mapping of the Martian surface topography, the planned relief maps, the chemical and mineral composition analysis, the...
Topics: NASA, Mars
A/V Geeks
by NASA
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eye 198

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Press conference with the crew of STS-46 describing mission highlights. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, STS-46, space shuttle
A/V Geeks
by NASA
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Dr James “Red” Duke discusses how technologies developed for the space program are being used in everyday medicine. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, medical technology
A/V Geeks
by NASA
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eye 993

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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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eye 150

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Press conference with the crew of STS-50 describing mission highlights. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, space shuttle, STS-50
A/V Geeks
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eye 1,606

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UARS (Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite) was launched in 1991 as the first satellite dedicated to understanding the dynamics of the ozone layer. This 17-minute video looks at the ozone layer and how UARS is used to study it. It was produced by the Scientific Visualization Studio at Goddard Space Flight Center. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, satellite, atmosphere
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Langley Research Center
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eye 436

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A celebration of 75 years of aviation and spacecraft testing and innovation at NASA’s Langley Research Center. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Langley Research Center, aviation, aeronautics
Educational Films
by Stevenson, James, 1929-2017. Monty; Weston Woods Studios
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Illustrations by James Stevenson
Topics: Animals, Alligators
Educational Films
by Wilkos, Virginia; Gagne, Paul R., 1956-; Donnelly, Donal; Marshall, James, 1942-1992. Red Riding Hood; Weston Woods Studios
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From the book retold by James Marshall
Topics: Folklore, Fairy tales
A/V Geeks
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Shows computer-generated views of the surface of Venus, based on radar mapping data gathered by the Magellan probe and other spacecraft. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Magellan, Venus
A/V Geeks
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eye 155

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Press conference with the crew of STS-42 describing mission highlights. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, space shuttle, STS-42