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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 MGM
movies

eye 369

favorite 2

comment 1

A promotional film about the motion picture "FAME" featuring interviews with the director Alan Parker and actors Discusses how each human being possesses unique qualities, idiosyncrasies, and viewpoints; how anxiety and tension, although normal and necessary, can influence perceptions, reactions, and adjustments to situations in everyday life; and how individuals can be helped when behavior problems reflect actual illness rather than temporary upset.
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Topic: promotional
A/V Geeks
by MIT, NASA
movies

eye 2,746

favorite 8

comment 1

Presents the history of space suits from Mercury through Apollo space flights to future concepts. Examines the portable life-support system to be worn by an astronaut on the Moon. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: NASA, spacesuits, Mercury, Apollo
A/V Geeks
by MPO Productions
movies

eye 1,077

favorite 2

comment 1

The story of meat production from farm to supermarket. Shows the intricate maze of production, transportation, marketing, testing, cutting, curing, processing, packaging and delivering. 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 MPO Productions; Johnson And Johnson
movies

eye 255

favorite 2

comment 1

Directions for direct mouth-to-mouth artificial respiration, and directions for artificial respiration with a resusitube airway. 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 )
Topics: first aid, artificial respiration
A/V Geeks
by Manpower Science Services Inc; University of Michigan TV Center; US Dept of Labor
movies

eye 112

favorite 0

comment 1

This film provides a demonstration of leader of the group behaviors
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Topic: leadership
A/V Geeks
by Marc Snegoff; Sherman Rifkin; Howard Duff; Contemporary Films
movies

eye 306

favorite 4

comment 1

Directed to high school students considering a career in the printing and publishing industries. Outlines the creative, practical, financial and managerial opportunities available. 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 )
Topics: printing, vocations
A/V Geeks
by March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation.
movies

eye 215

favorite 1

comment 1

Deals with fetal alcohol syndrome, a pattern of physical and mental birth defects caused by a mother's excessive drinking during pregnancy.
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Topics: Fetal alcohol syndrome, Alcoholism in pregnancy.
A/V Geeks
by March of Time
movies

eye 2,137

favorite 6

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From "March of Time" newsreel series. All about Hollywood, etc. Great footage of Hays and his commision. Uses film clips to present a history of the movies, from silent pictures to swashbucklers. Includes scenes of Theda Bara, Rudolph Valentino, Mary Pickford, Greta Garbo and Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. 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 March of Time
movies

eye 440

favorite 3

comment 1

Points up both shortcomings and progress made in rail transportation. Explains how progressive action is being taken to meet freight and passenger requirements. Stresses importance of railroads for transportation system and economy. 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 March of Time
movies

eye 287

favorite 3

comment 1

Shows how interested citizens like those of Arlington County, Virginia, are able by working together to effect legislation and revitalize the public schools. Also describes the struggles to improve education in Arkansas, in Delaware, and in Long Island. 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 ( 1 reviews )
Topics: schools, education
A/V Geeks
by March of Time
movies

eye 308

favorite 4

comment 2

A survey of the problems of old age. Shows how medical science is meeting the challenge of degenerative diseases, and how the social security program is struggling to cope with economic security for the aged. Discusses the feeling of loneliness and uselessness that frequently comes with old age. 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 )
Topics: senior citizens, elderly
A/V Geeks
by McCrory (John R.) for McCrory Studios
movies

eye 160

favorite 2

comment 1

Uses animated maps, cartoons and live photography to explain fundamental principles and organization of our Federal government. Portrays the check and balance system and separate functions of the three branches. 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: U.S. Government
A/V Geeks
by McCrory (John R.) for McCrory Studios
movies

eye 170

favorite 2

comment 1

Uses animated maps, cartoons and live photography to explain fundamental principles and organization of our Federal government. Portrays the check and balance system and separate functions of the three branches. 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: United States government
A/V Geeks
by McGraw-Hill
movies

eye 606

favorite 6

comment 1

How an automobile engine works, why gasoline and air is explosive, how the carburetor of an automobile works, and how the auto engine is cooled are explained in terms of experiments that children can do themselves. 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 McGraw-Hill
movies

eye 6,338

favorite 37

comment 1

Dramatizes a story about a little boy who would rarely smile and was always grouchy because he felt he was not liked. Tells how his classmates discovered he was a fine musician and helped him to realize that others did care for him after all.
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Topic: Sociology, Rural.
A/V Geeks
by McGraw-Hill
movies

eye 678

favorite 3

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Shows how a fifth grade teacher systematically studies the differences in background, abilities and needs of the children in her room. In this process she uses the following techniques--observation, accumulative records, behavior journals, discussion with other teachers, parent interviews and staff conferences. 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 McGraw-Hill
movies

eye 457

favorite 5

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A young student teacher discovers that his own enthusiasm for mathematics is not sufficient motivation for restless young students. He finds that only when he aims his teaching at goals his youngsters can recognize and find desirable, do class interest and achievement rise to the level he requires. Film demonstrates that adequate motivation is basic to all good teaching and the techniques and psychological principles that this teacher employs apply with equal force in any area of the school...
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Topics: education, class
A/V Geeks
by McGraw-Hill Book Co.
movies

eye 492

favorite 5

comment 1

A young couple, urged to wait before getting married, visit their minister for advice. Two case histories, where marriage was not postponed until school was completed, demonstrate that too early marriage may mean sacrifice of other important satisfactions. 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 McGraw-Hill Book Co.
movies

eye 417

favorite 6

comment 1

A fifth grade teacher explains how properly motivated unit study projects which are planned and developed by her class contribute to the students' knowledge and improve their skills in working together and sharing information. 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: teaching, education
A/V Geeks
by McGraw-Hill Book Company.; Calvin Company.
movies

eye 464

favorite 1

comment 1

Uses a dramatized incident of a typical plant situation involving difficulties between employees and their supervisors to show a plant supervisor how to establish and enforce reasonable shop rules, regulations, and procedures, together with the disciplinary measures which are involved. 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 ( 1 reviews )
Topic: management
A/V Geeks
by Mead Johnson
movies

eye 559

favorite 7

comment 1

We learn about how important iron is to our health thanks to wonderfully dated songs and dance.. Made for new mothers. 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 ( 1 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by Mental Health Film Board
movies

eye 818

favorite 8

comment 1

The generation gap illustrated when father and son learn about each other and their selves during a crisis. 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 Miloš Vacek; Krátký film.; Contemporary Films/McGraw-Hill.
movies

eye 1,237

favorite 6

comment 1

Tells a story about a mole who finds an umbrella, is carried by the wind to the location of a melon dealer, and escapes by using the umbrella when the melon dealer gets angry because the mole sells a melon to other little animals. For primary grades.
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Topics: animated, mole
A/V Geeks
by Mimesis, Inc;
movies

eye 1,257

favorite 8

comment 3

Parodies educational film and television programs. Explains a new language by demonstrating how to conjugate the verb 'to banana.' 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 Mining Enforcement and Safety Administration
movies

eye 5,673

favorite 11

comment 2

Emphasizes the need of quick action when breathing has stopped. Outlines the basic principles of positioning the victim for artificial respiration, proper resuscitation techniques and shock treatment. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: rescuitation
A/V Geeks
by Minute Maid
movies

eye 293

favorite 1

comment 1

About the growth of the orange industry in the U.S. and specifically about orange juice concentrate 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 ( 1 reviews )
Topic: oranges
A/V Geeks
by Modern Learning Aids
movies

eye 2,887

favorite 15

comment 2

Explains how crystals are formed and why they are shaped as they are. Considers their actual growth under a microscope, how they may be grown, and the relation of these phenomena to the concept of atoms. From the PSSC Physics series. Blue Ribbon winner, American Film Festival. 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 Modern Learning Aids
movies

eye 17,943

favorite 17

comment 2

PSSC Physics Films Series Presents a study of the extension of senses to deal with very short time intervals. Timing devices--moving cameras, pen recorders and an oscilloscope--are shown and explained. 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 Moody Institute Of Science
movies

eye 425

favorite 4

comment 1

Shows how the circulatory system supplies each cell of the human body with fuel, with oxygen to burn the fuel and how it carries off the waste products. Studies in detail the red cell, white cell and capillaries. Reveals the aortic and mitral valves of a human heart. Refers to a computer the determination of the optimum shape for a red cell as it relates to its respiratory function. We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks 16mm Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: blood, circulatory system
A/V Geeks
by Moody Institute of Science
movies

eye 2,533

favorite 27

comment 1

Presents hidden treasures revealed by the microscope in a drop of water taken from a pond, a snowflake, salt and cough syrup. Shows crystals in one of the deep caves of the earth. Views treasures in space through the 200-inch telescope at Mt Palomar. 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 Moody Institute of Science
movies

eye 1,118

favorite 13

comment 1

Introduces Uncle Bob who operates a neighborhood fix-it shop where some boys bring a camera for repairs. Points out the similarities between the camera and the human eye. 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 Moody Institute of Science
movies

eye 2,299

favorite 12

comment 1

Photomicrography reveals the unusual structure and behavior of the Venus's flytrap, the trumpet plant, the cobra plant, the common pitcher plant, the sundew plant and the utricularia.
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A/V Geeks
by Moody Institute of Science
movies

eye 1,648

favorite 26

comment 1

Presents explorations in infinite space that reveal God's majesty, his love and care. 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 Moody Institute of Science
movies

eye 981

favorite 10

comment 1

The spider is shown to be an engineer of great skill and versatility.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by Moody Institute of Science
movies

eye 1,446

favorite 10

comment 1

Attention is drawn to the interesting chemical structure of water and then to its amazing life-sustaining properties. 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 Moody Institute of Science
movies

eye 1,230

favorite 9

comment 1

Children watch Siamese fighting fish and the Egyptian mouth breeder in aquariums. They witness the reproductive processes of these fish. 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 Moody Institute of Science
movies

eye 1,390

favorite 6

comment 1

Electric eel introduced as one of the catfish family, details of its electrical activity are given. Explains 2 types of electrical discharge, how they are produced and what their functions are demonstrates strength of discharges. Food habits
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A/V Geeks
by Moody Institute of Science
movies

eye 3,720

favorite 26

comment 1

Introduces the idea of sense perceptions, demonstrating that the human brain is the interpreter for sensory reception. Discusses sense perception and aids in study of light and sound. Describes the responses of the body to the many stimuli it receives and the limitations of the senses ; explains that visual perception depends heavily on past experience. Gives examples with Stratton's psychological experiment involving inverted vision. To license this film and get a higher quality version for...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: avgeeks, science, senses, perception, moody institute of science
A/V Geeks
by Moody Institute of Science.
movies

eye 1,259

favorite 39

comment 2

Follows the life cycle of the anise swallowtail butterfly. Shows the tiny eggs among the leaves of the anise plant, the caterpillars emerging from eggs and feeding on the leaves of the anise plant, the spinning of the silken thread by which the chrysalis hangs, the evolvement of the chrysalis, and the opening of the chrysalis and the emergence of the butterfly.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Butterflies, Insects -- Development.
A/V Geeks
by Moody Institute of Science.
movies

eye 886

favorite 10

comment 1

Demonstrates to two boys the jumping ability of a grasshopper. The boys learn the basic physical structure of all insects by examining many kinds of grasshoppers, including the Florida lubber locust.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by Moss, Paul F; Almanac Films, Inc
movies

eye 1,034

favorite 7

comment 1

The degree of intelligence with which a variety of animals solve deliberately-posed problems is shown as proof that animals do not act on instinct only. Part of John Kieran's Kaleidoscope Series 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 Motorola Teleprograms, inc.
movies

eye 561

favorite 3

comment 1

An ambush is a situation that no police officer wants to find himself in. This films shows how an ambush is planned and how the officer can effectively avoid being trapped and possibly killed.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Ambushes and surprises.
A/V Geeks
by Movie Makers Inc.
movies

eye 1,508

favorite 8

comment 1

It has a brochure with it from Movie Makers Inc. Cleveland, Ohio ~ The brochure reads in part; The three most frequent questions asked of us are: "How Long have you been making Movies?" , "Who do you make Movies for?" and "What can Movies do for us?" In reply to these questions, Movie Makers have prepared a 13-1/2 minute, color, sound sample reel of motion picture scenes, filmed by Movie Makers under extremely varied conditions. These abbreviated scenes represent...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by Moynihan Associates.; Billy Budd Films.
movies

eye 1,109

favorite 10

comment 1

Incorporates humor, music, animation, and live action to communicate practical information on five major aspects of freeway driving: numbering, interchanges, tactics, bad weather, and emergencies.
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Topic: highway driving
A/V Geeks
by Murphy-Lillis Productions; Firestone Tire Company
movies

eye 618

favorite 2

comment 1

A recap of the anniversary celebration for Firestone Tire's fiftieth anniversary. Speeches, songs, some manufacturing. Then there's a special Ringling Brothers Circus performance with acrobats, clowns, parade, etc. Looks to be for internal distribution. 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 mcgraw-hill, centron
movies

eye 497

favorite 2

comment 1

Argues that a person should be judged by his/her true worth and ability, rather than by economic background or social skills. Drama filmed in Lawrence, Kansas. 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 )