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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 J Frederic Dewhurst; Twentieth Century Fund.; Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc.
movies

eye 1,986

favorite 13

comment 1

A compilation of live footage, staged scenes and animation discussing the rise of the U.S. standard of living as it is tied to the rise of productivity--comparison of man hour earnings in 1850 ($ .27) to 1900 ($ .56) to 1949 ($1.40). An argument for the appreciation of "the American Way" by not standing in the way of increased productivity through the use of machines.
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Topics: productivity, technology, work, standard of living
A/V Geeks
by J. Gary Mitchell Film Company
movies

eye 2,016

favorite 13

comment 1

A young boy takes a fantasy trip to the "Land of Lessons" where Professor Sir Hillary Von Carp and two frogs named What and Tadoo teach him how to protect himself from strangers with four basic rules: Say No, Get Away, Tell Someone and Sometimes, Yell. Combing live action and puppets, in a humorous, but straight-forward look at the lures strangers use to entice children and the "un-oh feeling" they could experience  with certain touches even from people they know
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: stranger danger
A/V Geeks
by James And Schwep / U S Army
movies

eye 642

favorite 5

comment 1

Pictures the facilities and explains the educational value of children's museums in the United States. Shows Richard and a group of children as they visit the Brooklyn Children's Museum. They watch and operate mechanical displays, handle and pet animals on exhibit, and participate in projects such as movies, doll making, folk dancing, and photography. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact...
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A/V Geeks
by Jerry Fairbanks, Inc Amer Telephone And Telegraph Co
movies

eye 998

favorite 8

comment 2

Tells the history of communications, from smoke signals to telephones 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 Jerry Fairbanks, Sherwin-Williams Paints
movies

eye 8,260

favorite 17

comment 2

Promotional piece for Sherwin-Williams DDT preparation - Pestroy. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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Topics: public health, ddt, insects, pesticide
A/V Geeks
by Jim Hartz; Michael Collins; Buzz Aldrin; Neil Armstrong; Walter Cronkite; Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.
movies

eye 376

favorite 0

comment 0

This video chronicles the Apollo gala banquet at the Hyatt Regency featuring remarks by Jim Hartz, Walter Cronkite, Aaron Cohen and the Apollo 11 astronauts.
A/V Geeks
by Jim Hartz; Michael Collins; Buzz Aldrin; Neil Armstrong; Walter Cronkite; Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.
movies

eye 400

favorite 0

comment 0

This video chronicles the Apollo gala banquet at the Hyatt Regency featuring remarks by Jim Hartz, Walter Cronkite, Aaron Cohen and the Apollo 11 astronauts. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topic: NASA, Apollo 11
A/V Geeks
by Jimmie Mannas
movies

eye 3,686

favorite 25

comment 3

King is Dead (B&W, 1968): This short, black and white documentary film offers an uncensored look at the rage in the black community following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Intercut with shots of peoples' angry denouncements of whites are images of King's marches, previous assassination attempts and funeral, as well as audio from his speechesâall serving to reaffirm his ideals of non-violence, even in the wake of his death. This film was adopted for digitization by these kind...
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Topics: avgeeks, martin luther king jr
A/V Geeks
by Joan Cohen; Joan Pearlman
movies

eye 6,881

favorite 78

comment 1

Film presents a series of vignettes on the subject of women who are growing older.
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Topic: gender
A/V Geeks
by Joan Micklin Silver: Linda Gottlieb; Learning Corporation of America.; Omaha/Orange.
movies

eye 1,573

favorite 4

comment 0

Two young girls with a passion for touching fur coats become locked inside a furrier's shop after hours when two burglars break in.
Topic: linda gottlieb
A/V Geeks
by John Bransby Productions Ltd, American Petroleum Institute
movies

eye 507

favorite 4

comment 1

How a plentiful energy supply impacts our country's quality of 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 John Colburn Associates.; Colburn Film Distributors, inc.
movies

eye 4,783

favorite 36

comment 1

Explains the basic principles and operations of electronic computers and the use of binary arithmetic. Discusses unusual uses of the computers in order to stimulate interest in careers in mathematics and science. 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, computers, binary, arithmetic
A/V Geeks
by John Eggert
movies

eye 4,564

favorite 22

comment 4

A teacher hopes to instill a sense of responsibility in his students by having them "fix up" the school's activity bus. Will it work? To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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Topics: school bus society, jocks vs. geeks
A/V Geeks
by John Kieran; Paul F Moss; Thelma Schnee; ABC Film Syndicate,
movies

eye 2,583

favorite 15

comment 1

Uses time-lapse photography to show the physical power of plants in their efforts to receive sunlight and fulfill their growth. Experiments show how plant fiber can hold more weight than copper wire; tendrils can support a plant vertically and seedlings can move barriers laid on top of them. Demonstrates how a plant draws water up from the ground. Germinating peas break out of a glass jar, while a parasitic plant can overwhelm another. Indicates how plants forcibly overcome obstacles placed in...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: plants, John Kieran, Paul F Moss, Thelma Schnee
A/V Geeks
by Josten
movies

eye 1,960

favorite 5

comment 3

A motivational speaker talks to high school students about how great their experiences are - followed by a short ad for Josten class rings and yearbooks.
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Topic: motivational speech