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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 GATX Corporation
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Promotional film for GATX railroad cars. 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: promotional film, railroads
A/V Geeks
by Galahad Studios
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A young girl in Jewish Confirmation class doubts the teachings about the Ten Commandments. After talking with her rabbi and father, she figures it all out. Features Shepperd Strudwick 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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Topics: judaism, Ten Commandments
A/V Geeks
by Gary Goldsmith
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Follows the reporting of a local news event, showing the step-by-step processes of writing, editing, printing, and delivery of a newspaper. Describes the variety of news items, features, and advertising which the newspaper brings to a community each day. 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 Gebrüder Diehl Film
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A puppet animation adaptation of the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm about the wicked fairy and the princess who slept for one hundred years. Silent. We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks 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: fairy tale
A/V Geeks
by Geigy
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favorite 14

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Depicts the webbing clothes moth from egg to adulthood. Closeups show moth grub severing wool fibers. Describes colorless chemical compound which renders wool unpalatable to damaging insects that someday may be driven back to the fields. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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Topics: insects, pesticide, clothing
A/V Geeks
by General Electric
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About the chemistry and uses of silicone in everyday life. 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 General Electric
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Looks to be a speech about the new GE sales logo but it talks about troubled times - inflation, unemployment, etc.
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A/V Geeks
by General Motors
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Pretty awesome report about GM's efforts to make safer less polluting cars. 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: General Motors
A/V Geeks
by General Motors
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This film holds workers responsible for the Delco manufacturing plant closings. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact  A/V Geeks LLC .
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Topics: avgeeks, manufacturing, GM, Delco
A/V Geeks
by General Motors
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A report about General Motor's efforts to make safer less polluting cars. 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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Topics: General Motors, pollution
A/V Geeks
by General Motors Corp
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Designed for classroom use in driver education. Made in co-operation with the National Education Association. A teen learns about frugal driving to save gas and wear and tear on his clutch, tires and transmission. 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: driving, mileage
A/V Geeks
by General Motors Corp
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Stresses the year-by-year changes in the automobile and the reasons behind the changes. Shows color reproductions of old and restored models of cars which were pioneers in the history of American automobile transportation. 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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Topics: automobile, design
A/V Geeks
by General Motors Corporation
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One of a set of audio-visual aids designed by General Motors for driver education classes. Teachers' manual is made in cooperation with National Education Assn. 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: driving
A/V Geeks
by George Stoney, Potomac Films, Inc
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Traces man's efforts since the 15th century to cope with the problem of syphilis. Shows the step-by-step development of medical knowledge and the changes in public attitude toward the disease. 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 George Thurman, Chuck Ungar
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Kevin, feeling very sad and lonely after spending his first day in a new junior high school meets a young girl on his bus ride home who drops a pencil and suddenly disappears. Is this mysterious young girl a ghost of a girl who died on a bus years before? Why is she so adamant that Kevin learn bus safety rules? Like many films from the late 1970s and early 1980s, this film uses supernatural elements to keep kids' attention. To license this film and get a higher quality version for...
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Topics: school bus society, kids in peril
A/V Geeks
by Gerald Productions
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AFL-CIO Explains how unions and management can cooperate to establish more job opportunities for the disabled. Portrays a meeting between a union representative, a personnel manager and a rehabilitation consultant. 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 Gerald T Rogers Productions
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Deals with two guys - one works at a pet food plant, the other at a food plant and how their carelessness kills a dog and makes a daughter very sick. Features Tony Mockus Jr. (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0595165/) as the plant manager with the dog that dies. 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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PeriscopeFilm
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Made for the home market in Germany during WWII, this silent film "German warships break through the Channel" shows the "Channel Dash" operation of the Kriegsmarine in 1942. The film begins with images of Brest harbor, as German ships plan a breakout thru the Dover Strait. At :35 Admiral Erich Raeder is seen addressing crew prior to the start of the operation. At :49 a map shows the strategic situation with ships leaving Brest. At 1:05 an E-boat or torpedo boat escorts the...
Topic: German propaganda film.
PeriscopeFilm
by German Newsreel
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This German propaganda movie was part of a U.S. Navy archive compiled during WWII, and acquired by Periscope Film. This film celebrates the German U-boats, and especially the sinking of the British aircraft carrier HMS Courageous by submarine-launched torpedo. Adolf Hitler is seen decorating a U-boat crew. Featured submarines: Type IX (9) U-boats U-38 and U-37.
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Topic: German World War II (WWII) Propaganda film.
PeriscopeFilm
by German Newsreel
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This German propaganda movie was part of a U.S. Navy archive compiled during WWII, and acquired by Periscope Film. The German invasion of Norway is shown, with units of the Kriegsmarine enforcing sea lanes and allowing the free movement of supplies and men. Junkers trimotor aircraft support the invasion.
Topic: German propaganda film.
PeriscopeFilm
by Germeinnuttziger
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This German propaganda movie was part of a U.S. Navy archive compiled during WWII, and acquired by Periscope Film. In this film, the Battle of The Atlantic is seen from the German perspective as Kreigsmarine U-boats converge for a wolfpack patrol, hunting Allied merchant ships.
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Topic: German World War II (WWII) Propaganda film.
A/V Geeks
by Goal Productions
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A demo film showing the various tire shots. We are guessing that it was to highlight a production companies camera rigging equipment which could be mounted to film tires in action. 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 Goal Productions
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Interviews air force personnel and marines who were affected by terrorist acts. Shows footage from Beruit, Puerto Rican and Costa Rican bombings. 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 Goal Productions
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United States Air Force about the Thunderbirds. Shows them boarding the jets and some of the maneuvers. 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 Goal Productions; USAF
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A cautionary tale for air force servicemen on being aware of the terrorist threat when stationed abroad. 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 Grover - Jennings Productions
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Shows how to approach and handle animals, both wild and domestic, with an emphasis on dogs and horses. Surveys the general field of safety around animals pointing out the need for knowledge and skill, the dangers in handling wild animals and how to handle trained animals. A small boy's reaction to animals and their reaction to him is used as illustration and continuity through most of the film. Emphasis is on dogs and horses although snakes, lizards, cats, and several other creatures are shown....
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A/V Geeks
by Guided Tour Productions
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A tour of the Silver Springs Ross Allen Reptile Institute. Basically an excuse to wrestle crocodiles, anacondas, play with rattlesnakes, etc. 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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