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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 Bill Walker Productions.; Christianson Productions.; Coronet/MTI Film and Video.
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eye 550

favorite 9

comment 1

An animated film in which two children show a new friend from another planet how to be safe around strangers and how to respond to the lures used by dangerous strangers to trick children. This film isn't in the public domain. The copyright is owned by Phoenix Learning Group, Inc. For information on using footage of this film for your project, email us at footage@avgeeks.com
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Children and strangers -- Juvenile films, Child sexual abuse -- Juvenile films, Child sexual abuse.
A/V Geeks
by Coronet
movies

eye 489

favorite 6

comment 1

Explains that atomic research is contributing to the progress of civilization by extending the applications of nuclear fission and expanding the utilization of its by-products. 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 Coronet
movies

eye 941

favorite 35

comment 1

A teacher uses a puppet clown, the blackboard, and mounted pictures in teaching primary school children to arrange events chronologically when telling a story. Of what nightmares are made... 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 )
Topic: storytelling
A/V Geeks
by Coronet
movies

eye 465

favorite 5

comment 2

Discusses rules and stresses the point that rules are ways of making life more pleasant, smooth and safe. Shows everyday scenes in which rules influence our behavior. Shows ways new student can learn rules, why exceptions can't be granted. 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 ( 2 reviews )
Topic: rules
A/V Geeks
by Coronet
movies

eye 655

favorite 5

comment 1

Explains the importance of safe working conditions. Describes how to arrange equipment and how to safely operate such tools as the grinder, circular and hand saw and drill press.  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: workplace safety
A/V Geeks
by Coronet
movies

eye 583

favorite 5

comment 1

Tells a story about a magic puppet who makes a little boy invisible so he can see the things that his mother and father do for him in order to teach children to appreciate their parents and to encourage them to help make the parents' jobs easier. For elementary grades. This film isn't in the public domain. The copyright is owned by Phoenix Learning Group, Inc. For information on using footage of this film for your project, email us at footage@avgeeks.com
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: responsibility
A/V Geeks
by Coronet
movies

eye 182

favorite 1

comment 1

Explains why throughout the history of the United States men have been willing to fight when the nation's ideals of freedom were threatened. Shows how devotion to the best interests of our country, such as justice, fair play and an equal chance for all, links young men with men of high purposes who have always served their nation as the situation demanded. Draws from the examples of Nathan Hale, George Washington  and others to demonstrate that people need to make sacrifices to ensure their...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: the draft
A/V Geeks
by Coronet
movies

eye 316

favorite 1

comment 2

Teaches the importance of quoting accurately, the general importance of authority behind statements, how to quote in speech and in writing, and how to listen to quotations. 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.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: grammar
A/V Geeks
by Coronet
movies

eye 1,666

favorite 12

comment 1

A mother explains to her daughter the differences between various kinds of cloth, using simple home tests. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: avgeeks, home economics, sewing, fiber
A/V Geeks
movies

eye 194

favorite 2

comment 1

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.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: world, earth, seasons
A/V Geeks
by Coronet
movies

eye 822

favorite 9

comment 3

This Coronet cautionary tale attacks excess in customary Fifties fashion, focusing on gluttony. Bill sits down to dinner with an aching stomach because he's eaten badly during the day. Flashbacks and a food-centered nightmare reveal why he's sick. 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 ( 3 reviews )
Topics: nutrition, food, eating
A/V Geeks
by Coronet
movies

eye 961

favorite 5

comment 1

Presents various types of infantile reactions--temper, weeping, inability to take a joke, etc. Reveals the basic reasons for continuance of emotional immaturity into adolescence. For high school, college, and adult groups. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: maturity
A/V Geeks
by Coronet
movies

eye 488

favorite 2

comment 2

Children in the third grade learn the reasons for celebrating George Washington's birthday, Lincoln's birthday, and Valentine's Day. 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 ( 2 reviews )
Topic: february
A/V Geeks
by Coronet
movies

eye 498

favorite 4

comment 1

This film is designed to show children the place and role of habits  in human living. It explains the simple principles of habit formation, and shows how habits can be re-assessed and revised and how good new habits can be developed.  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: sociology
A/V Geeks
by Coronet
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eye 486

favorite 7

comment 2

Don and Sue show how they keep themselves well groomed throughout the school week and for their Friday night dates.  They give attention to their health, posture and cleanliness and learn to take good care of their clothes.  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: grooming, appearance
A/V Geeks
by Coronet
movies

eye 675

favorite 6

comment 2

Likens a good conversation to a volleyball game. Considers the requirements of a good conversation-courtesy, contributing, following the subject and careful listening. Explains how conversational skills can be improved. 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 ( 2 reviews )
A/V Geeks
movies

eye 240

favorite 5

comment 1

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.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: geology, Earth sciences
A/V Geeks
by Coronet
movies

eye 1,466

favorite 7

comment 1

This was part of the “Are You Ready for Service?” series and was shown to high school boys to prepare them for being drafted into the military. “Get yourself ready to take your part in education for war,” the narrator says as the film addresses some of the biggest problems among young draftees: homesickness, taking orders, self-discipline and fear of combat. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by Coronet
movies

eye 654

favorite 10

comment 1

Illustrates a procedure for remembering given material. Shows specifically how to memorize a selection, while explaining the process of remembering. Explains types of remembering and presents six basic rules for making remembering easier.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: memory
A/V Geeks
by Coronet
movies

eye 228

favorite 3

comment 2

Raises the question of spirit and sportsmanship when a high school basketball team plans retaliation against a rival school. 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.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: school spirit
A/V Geeks
by Coronet
movies

eye 392

favorite 8

comment 1

In a series of dramatized incidents, primary school children learn such fundamentals of fairness as taking turns, sharing toys, and respecting the rights of others.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: fairness, play
A/V Geeks
by Coronet
movies

eye 7,402

favorite 2

comment 1

Part of the “Are You Ready for Service?” series, this film was shown to high school boys at school or church youth groups. It illustrates how many drafted young men succumb to temptation after being “cut loose” from the moral standards of their family, church and community. Alcohol, gambling and venereal disease were big problems for the young, wide-eyed recruits who could be kept out of combat due to imprisonment or hospitalization. To license this film and get a higher quality version...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by Coronet (Firm); Bill Walker Productions.
movies

eye 1,161

favorite 44

comment 1

Explains how great mid-latitude weather systems get started and how their movements account for alternating storms and fair weather. This film isn't in the public domain. The copyright is owned by Phoenix Learning Group, Inc. For information on using footage from this film for your project, email us at footage@avgeeks.com
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Weather, Dynamic meteorology, Meteorology.
A/V Geeks
by Coronet Films
movies

eye 1,318

favorite 7

comment 1

Uses a school situation to show the importance of public speaking. Tells how to analyze a speech situation, and how to plan and deliver an effective talk. 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 Coronet Films
movies

eye 384

favorite 2

comment 1

Live action and animated sequences teach children how to listen with a purpose. Shows that there can be problems and hindrances to listening effectively and presents exercises that will develop good listening skills. For information on using footage of this film for your project, email us at footage@avgeeks.com
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: education
A/V Geeks
by Coronet Films
movies

eye 2,903

favorite 23

comment 1

Marionette puppet version of the tale about a little man who grants a miller's daughter the gift of spinning straw into gold. She learns that such a gift comes at a high price. Thanks to Blake Motz for donating this film to the A/V Geeks Archive. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: fairy tale, marionettes, puppets, Coronet
A/V Geeks
by Coronet Films
movies

eye 1,219

favorite 11

comment 2

Money for the football team is being used to buy a film projector and causes a big stink! A/V Geeks and jocks on the brink of gang war! Helps students establish a judicious mental attitude toward fact-finding. Jim, high school sophomore, who writes a "sensational" story for his school newspaper, learns to guard against platitudes, false analogies, assumptions, double meanings. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by Coronet Films
movies

eye 640

favorite 1

comment 2

The members of a sixth grade class, who are writing a story for the school paper, learn to construct a good paragraph by composing a topic sentence, by relating other ideas to it in proper sequence, and by composing an effective concluding sentence. 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 ( 2 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by Coronet Films
movies

eye 1,958

favorite 7

comment 2

Explains how to judge an authority by considering his evidence, his experience and the validity of his decisions. Explains that authorities can differ. 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
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by Coronet Films
movies

eye 1,360

favorite 11

comment 2

Three students follow the rules of effective writing to promote a school party--they make sure the material is complete, clear in purpose, accurate and the completed story properly edited. 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 ( 2 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by Coronet Films
movies

eye 3,125

favorite 16

comment 1

Clarifies the role of persuasive argument. Explains the components of a good argument, and contrasts the serious use of good argument against that of irrelevant, unsound argument. 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 Coronet Instructional Films
movies

eye 1,353

favorite 16

comment 1

Discusses the values of friendships and how to make and keep friends. Joey learns to make friends with Barney and Betty. DIRECTOR: Ted Peshak; CAMERA: Dale Sharkey; WRITER: George Tychsen; EDITOR: Ace Moore; NARRATOR: Eloise Kummer; AUTHORITY: Elizabeth B. Carey, Ph.D., Supervisor, Bureau of Instructional Supervision, University of the State of New York . This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by Coronet Instructional Films
movies

eye 1,260

favorite 10

comment 1

Six-year-old Betty visits a poultry farm, where she helps feed the chickens, sees them at various stages of development, watches a boy clean the eggs for market, sees eggs being gathered, and watches a truck bring grain and take the eggs away. 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 Coronet Instructional Films
movies

eye 491

favorite 5

comment 1

Shows life of the Nomads on the edge of the Sahara Desert. 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 )
Topics: nomads, deserts
A/V Geeks
by Coronet Instructional Films
movies

eye 806

favorite 9

comment 2

The film deals with the problems of colds -- their cause, treatment and control.  The opening scene shows a group of school children on the playground enjoying playing in the snow.  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: colds, flu, hygiene
A/V Geeks
by Coronet Instructional Films
movies

eye 7,692

favorite 75

comment 3

Shows methods of recognizing and evaluating propaganda and encourages adoption of a judicious, critical attitude toward it. Chuck would like to know whether the election was really "a victory for good government" as the victorious party claimed... 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 ( 3 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by Coronet Instructional Films
movies

eye 1,439

favorite 11

comment 1

Following journey of five dollar bill thru many transactions, film shows how money functions as standard of value, standard for future payment, storehouse of value & convenient medium of exchange for goods or services. 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 Coronet Instructional Films
movies

eye 1,894

favorite 26

comment 1

Attempt to develop sympathy and understanding for the socially isolated by offering suggestions for overcoming this condition. Coronet Films Sound 12 Minutes Produced by Coronet Films. Educational collaborator: Paul H. Landis, Ph. D., Professor of Sociology, the State College of Washington. Synopsis : This is the story of Mike Hanlon, a high school football player and a boy of pleasing personality. Mike wants friends but instead of trying to make friends with individuals, he concentrates on...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by Coronet Instructional Films
movies

eye 6,631

favorite 16

comment 2

Explains how pi denotes the ratio of a circle to its diameter. Shows the use of circles in art, industry and commerce. Outlines a procedure by which the numerical value of pi can be checked and reviewed, and describes the discovery and importance of pi. 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 ( 2 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by Coronet Instructional Films.
movies

eye 1,695

favorite 7

comment 1

Shows how eating the right amounts of the right foods is related to good health. Illustrates how poor, unbalanced diets may cause irritability, lack of energy, or physical weakness. 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: diet, health
A/V Geeks
by Coronet Instructional Films.
movies

eye 1,401

favorite 32

comment 2

During a meteor shower, the robot Ten-Ping and Aarak, a young scientist, are separated from their mother ship and stranded on Earth. While awaiting rescue, they begin classifying the land animals of the planet, comparing body structures of both vertebrates and invertebrates. This film isn't in the public domain. The copyright is owned by Phoenix Learning Group, Inc. For information on using footage from this film for your project, email us at footage@avgeeks.com
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Biology -- Classification, Biology.
A/V Geeks
by Coronet Instructional Media
movies

eye 409

favorite 7

comment 2

Isabel takes very good care of her own things, but is careless with things that others share with her. When she "magically" changes places with those she has returned damaged property to, she learns to treat all property as if it were her own. Shows different approaches to the study of human behavior as scientists describe current studies in physical development, perception, learning, emotions, intelligence, aptitudes, and social behavior
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Responsibility -- Juvenile films, Property -- Juvenile films, Responsibility.
A/V Geeks
by Coronet Instructional Media
movies

eye 492

favorite 9

comment 1

Tells a story about a magic puppet who makes a little boy invisible so he can see the things that his mother and father do for him in order to teach children to appreciate their parents and to encourage them to help make the parents' jobs easier. For elementary grades. This film isn't in the public domain. The copyright is owned by Phoenix Learning Group, Inc. For information on using footage of this film for your project, email us at footage@avgeeks.com
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Parent and child -- Juvenile films, Parent and child.
A/V Geeks
by Learning Corporation of America.; Coronet/MTI Film and Video.
movies

eye 531

favorite 11

comment 1

Shows the assembling, painting, and selling of a red bicycle in Nairobi. Follows the bike to its new home in a nearby village to explain economic life in Africa.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Africa -- Economic conditions, Economic history, Africa.
A/V Geeks
by Paul H Landis; Coronet Instructional Films,
movies

eye 1,790

favorite 12

comment 2

Demonstrates methods of securing cooperation necessary for group action. Details the objectives of cooperation. Shows typical situations requiring cooperation within a group dynamic, including the organization of a high school film projecting club and a community that needed its road paved. Presents basic techniques for achieving the assistance of others, including appealing to individuals' interests, offering a  service in return, convincing people that they really want to help and...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Cooperation, Organization, Social groups, Leadership, Persuasion.