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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 RPI
movies

eye 849

favorite 1

comment 0

Footage of an experimental Martian rover robot made by a team at RPI. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: RPI, robot, Mars
A/V Geeks
by RTVMP Archive
movies

eye 686

favorite 4

comment 1

UndeStudy of three poor families, one white and two black, in Carolina. The women talk about the economic, physical and psychological problems resulting from large families. Discusses how family planning could have helped them avoid some of their difficulties. 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 Radford Pictures Inc
movies

eye 500

favorite 4

comment 1

Elementary Physical Science Series Three children on a picnic learn the process of fire making and the principles involved. The dangers from fire and methods of control are shown. 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 Radford Pictures, Encyclopedia Britannica Films
movies

eye 1,441

favorite 6

comment 0

Introduces the concept of the water cycle and explains evaporation and condensation. Shows that water in the air is responsible for clouds, fog, dew, rain, hail and snow. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: weather, water cycle
A/V Geeks
by Raphael G Wolff Productions
movies

eye 569

favorite 4

comment 1

Presents the story of water-supply in the American community. Explains both the sources of water, including the hydrological cycle and the techniques of water treatment. Discusses the causes of water-supply crises and illustrates experiments for meeting shortages. Concludes with suggestions as to what the average citizen can do to assure an abundant supply of safe water in the years ahead. Includes animation and photography. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the...
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A/V Geeks
by Raphael G. Wolff Studios; Ford Motor Co.
movies

eye 3,285

favorite 18

comment 1

Celebratory film from Ford commemorating Detroit’s 250th anniversary. Portrait of a City reenacts scenes from the city’s history and presents a tour of its streets, parks, skyscrapers, factories, and waterfront. NOTE: The film was broadcast on Detroit television and distributed through Ford’s film libraries. Revised in 1961. 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 Ray Harryhausen; BFA
movies

eye 2,257

favorite 15

comment 1

Animated. Puppet Animation. The old tale of King Midas and his lust and love for gold. 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 Rex Fleming Films
movies

eye 1,465

favorite 5

comment 1

Animated. Attempts to prevent accidental poisoning which continues to be a major hazard to the pre-school and primary grade-level child. Speaks directly to children of this age in language they can understand. 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 Robert Clampett
movies

eye 109,426

favorite 93

comment 10

Private Snafu learns about the hazards of enemy booby traps the hard way. This is one of 26 Private SNAFU ('Situation Normal, All Fouled Up) cartoons made by the US Army Signal Corps to educate and boost the morale the troops. Originally created by Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) and Phil Eastman, most of the cartoons were produced by Warner Brothers Animation Studios - employing their animators, voice actors (primarily Mel Blanc) and Carl Stalling's music. To license this film and get a higher...
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Topics: military, animation, Private SNAFU
A/V Geeks
by Rockett (Frederick K.) Company; AAA
movies

eye 740

favorite 8

comment 2

Presents a 'SPORTSMANLIKE WALKING' picture for boys and girls not yet old enough for a course in 'SPORTSMANLIKE DRIVING.'.
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A/V Geeks
by Roller Skating Foundation of America
movies

eye 1,763

favorite 19

comment 1

Chicago Roller Skate Co, Pepsi-Cola Co. A promotional film extolling the virtues of roller skating.
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