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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 TWA
movies

eye 384

favorite 2

comment 1

Odd newsreel made for TWA (perhaps to be shown on flights?) with news pieces about gold, Exxon transporting oil from the Valdez to San Francisco, Free-style skiing and the Citicorp Center skyscraper in NYC.  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: gold, oil, skiing, skyscraper
A/V Geeks
by Teaching Films
movies

eye 1,160

favorite 9

comment 2

Boy on 1940's airplane; inside the hangar; crews working on propellers; plane on runway; inside the control tower; pilot with charts; crew and food service boarding airplane; checking landing gear; fueling the plane; baggage on conveyer belt; propellers spinning; engine smoking; man viewing plane from control tower; pilots in cockpit; airplane taking off; view of airport from sky; view of plane in flight. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased...
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A/V Geeks
by Ten-33 Productions
movies

eye 1,857

favorite 5

comment 1

Presents the police method for pulling over an automobile. Depicts how to search, handcuff and transport suspects.
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A/V Geeks
by Texaco
movies

eye 506

favorite 1

comment 1

About a gas additive made by Texaco 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: petroleum
A/V Geeks
by The Christophers
movies

eye 4,788

favorite 11

comment 2

A large assortment of guest stars (Jack Benny, Rochester, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, William Holden, Anne Blythe, Loretta Young) gather in Benny's house to discuss how helping your neighbor can stop that one percent of the Communist element that hoped to “tear the heart out of the Declaration of Independence”. The charismatic Father James Keller founded the Catholic civic group, the Christophers and was quite media savvy in his day using celebrities to spread the Christophers message in film,...
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A/V Geeks
by The Christophers
movies

eye 1,646

favorite 8

comment 1

Father James Keller and actor Fred MacMurray (Double Indemnity, Absent-Minded Professor) point out how atomic energy can be a God-given blessing instead of a man-made curse if used in such fields as industry, agriculture and medicine. This film was an introduction to the Catholic civic organization's other atomic-themed films - Atomic Energy As A Force For Good and From Star to Star – which also starred notable celebrities. To license this film and get a higher quality version for...
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A/V Geeks
by The Christophers
movies

eye 511

favorite 1

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A TV program where Father Keller interviews guests. Salesman from Marx toy company explains the importance of educational toys versus novelty toys, pianist Pauline Carter, college student Susan Martin talks about teenagers, J Carrol Nash reads scripture, James Dafoe writes commercials for Nash Rambler commercials and talks about becoming a novelist.. 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...
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Topics: Christophers, television, Catholic
A/V Geeks
by The Funny Company Inc
movies

eye 512

favorite 4

comment 1

Part of the animated series "Funny Company", this film explores how chocolate is made. 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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Topic: chocolate
A/V Geeks
by Thiebaud, Wayne
movies

eye 900

favorite 10

comment 1

Uses demonstrations in humorous animation to explain the elements of cartooning. 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 Thomas Craven, Caprolan
movies

eye 358

favorite 1

comment 1

Made for carpet salesmen, madcap Jonathan Winters shills Caprolan acrylic carpeting with a variety of characters. Some of the bits work and others fall flat - like another internal sales film that audiences hate (but we love) Freeze-In. The color is bad on the film. 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: carpet, sales
A/V Geeks
movies

eye 22,760

favorite 69

comment 4

This 14-minute film is designed to create an atmosphere in which people can speak seriously and openly about their thoughts and feelings concerning sexual behavior. The film concerns the conflict a young couple faces because of their different attitudes toward sex. At the point of maximum tension, the film ends and a narrator appears and poses questions to elicit a discussion of feelings, attitudes, and values. The publisher indicates that this film is appropriate for senior high students,...
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Topics: Adolescence, Sex instruction, Sex role.
A/V Geeks
by Tomorrow Entertainment
movies

eye 20,283

favorite 71

comment 1

Teenage Years Series Presents Marlo Thomas leading preadolescent and adolescent girls in an informal discussion about their changing bodies and emotions. 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 Traffic Safety Films
movies

eye 438

favorite 3

comment 1

Explains teenicide as the traffic deaths caused by drivers under 20, demonstrates great increase in teenicide and shows how teenicide can be reduced and controlled. 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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