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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 Office of Civil Defense
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eye 1,041

favorite 17

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Highlights some of the recent natural disasters in the United States, such as the Alaskan earthquake of 1964, the floods of 1965, and the tornados which caused devastation in the Middle West. Emphasizes the role of community welfare services in helping to meet these emergencies. 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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Topics: Civil Defense, Alaska, earthquake, disasters
A/V Geeks
by Office of Civil Defense.
movies

eye 170

favorite 2

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About emergency operations centers, RADEF (Radiation Defense) operations 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: civil defense
A/V Geeks
by Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization.
movies

eye 257

favorite 1

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Civil Defense TV show with an introduction on the United States and world history in the 1930s. Also discusses when its appropriate to stay in a shelter versus evacuation. 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: civil defense
A/V Geeks
by Official Films
movies

eye 962

favorite 6

comment 2

Pirro the puppet learns about electricity. 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 Official Films, Inc
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eye 1,505

favorite 15

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Employs a puppet to show usage of telephone and directory. Tells how to carry on a telephone conversation.
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A/V Geeks
by Ohio Oil Company
movies

eye 700

favorite 3

comment 2

The story of American driving habits from the point of view of the policeman. 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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Topic: driver safety
A/V Geeks
by Oldsmobile
movies

eye 1,237

favorite 8

comment 1

An entertaining yet meandering narrative film that introduces the 1952 Oldsmobile models. There’s music, glamor, suspense, comedy, a car chase and of course, Oldsmobiles. 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 Omega Productions
movies

eye 1,292

favorite 36

comment 1

An animated film that shows that people tend to live their lives in patterns. Satirizes the loss of identity which man experiences in his daily routine.
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Topic: animation
A/V Geeks
by Owen Murphy Productions
movies

eye 394

favorite 0

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Made by Firestone, this cautionary film warns Dad that if doesn't take time to replace his worn tires, he could jeopardize his family's lives. 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: tires, safety