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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 WBAP
movies

eye 212

favorite 0

comment 1

A promotional film for the new look of Dallas' TV station WBAP for potential advertisers  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: television, dallas
A/V Geeks
by WUNC-TV
movies

eye 309

favorite 0

comment 1

A tour of the WUNC-TV’s Radio-TV Institute for high school students. See students run a TV studio. Wonderful shots of kids overacting balanced with poorly lit scenes and bad mic placement. Still a joy to behold! 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 Walter G. O'Connor Co; Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
movies

eye 251

favorite 1

comment 1

Shows a series of automobile accidents, most of which, as explained by Governor Shafer, could have been avoided by more careful driving. Some really great test crash footage. 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: auto accidents
A/V Geeks
by Walter J Klein Co
movies

eye 1,357

favorite 3

comment 1

Presents a study of the mineral resources of North Carolina, showing mining reclamation programs resulting in golf courses, baseball fields, parks and lakes.
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A/V Geeks
by Walter J Klein Company
movies

eye 1,329

favorite 4

comment 1

Features Lynda Johnson Robb who stresses how obedience training prevents accidents, with her own children as examples. Presents De Jay Arena of the American Academy of Pediatrics who tells how to prevent children from accidental poisonings and burns.
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A/V Geeks
by Walter J Klein Company
movies

eye 3,100

favorite 29

comment 1

Shows kindergarten to third grade students the correct and safe ways to get to and from school. A lesson in how to correctly respond to traffic lights and signs, get across streets, ride bicycles, wait at bus stops, and react to strangers' offers.
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Topics: Safety., Juvenile films., Safety education, Safety Home And Community., Safety Bicycle.
A/V Geeks
by Walter J Klein Company
movies

eye 1,743

favorite 11

comment 1

A pharmacist talks about high blood pressure. Little scenarios with customers. Mutton chop sideburns and platform shoes.
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Topics: Medical Ethics., Bioethics.
A/V Geeks
by Walter J Klein Company
movies

eye 2,548

favorite 11

comment 2

Bus etiquette for elementary schools and school bus safety.
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A/V Geeks
by Walter J. Klein Company.
movies

eye 295

favorite 2

comment 1

Describes the more than 300 different varieties of rocks and minerals which are mined in North Carolina. Also shows mining reclamation projects that have turned wastelands into golf courses, parks, and lakes.
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Topics: Mines and mineral resources -- North Carolina, Reclamation of land -- North Carolina, Mines and...
A/V Geeks
by Walter J. Klein Company.
movies

eye 240

favorite 4

comment 1

An accomplished cook prepares her favorite dishes so viewers can capture her recipes. Tells how she never trusts her memory and always works from written recipes.
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Topics: Cooking, Cookery
A/V Geeks
by Walter J. Klein Company.
movies

eye 512

favorite 1

comment 1

Describes North Carolina's numerous public and private golf courses and the many tournaments which are held in the state each year.
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A/V Geeks
by Warner Bros.
movies

eye 219

favorite 3

comment 1

Profiles of American inventions and industry.
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Topic: innovation
A/V Geeks
by Warner Bros.
movies

eye 1,295

favorite 10

comment 2

Dwight D. Eisenhower enters 1952 Republican party primary; blizzard at California's Donner Pass; Winston Churchill visits the United States; nuclear test at Frenchman's Flat, Nevada; Italian man sculpts human and animal figurines out of raw vegetables; new camera developed to track guided missiles in flight; history and landmarks of the Territory of Hawaii; captain Henrik Kurt Carlsen and his heroism at the helm of sinking freighter "Flying Enterprise."
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A/V Geeks
by Warner Bros.
movies

eye 543

favorite 3

comment 2

French president visits, Eisenhower visits french and us troops, MacArthur is called home, golf, atomic power plant in Canada. 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 Warner Brothers
movies

eye 20,634

favorite 94

comment 7

A film about genetics and heredity in man, various traits are shown and the methods by which they are transmitted is explained. Subtitle files thanks to Elizabeth Hillman: TheThreadOfLife.qt.smil TheThreadOfLife.en_us.qt.txt To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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A/V Geeks
by Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc.
movies

eye 13,423

favorite 7

comment 1

90 Day Wondering (1956) United States Army/Warner Bros. Directed by seasoned Warner Bros. animator Chuck Jones and featuring the voice of Mel Blanc, we see young soldier Ralph Phillips re-entering the civilian world and puzzling over reenlisting. Two spritely characters, Pete and Re-Pete, try to sway his decision. Since this was produced for the U.S. Army, we can guess which argument comes out on top. The character Ralph Phillips shows up as a hyper-imaginative kid in other Warner Bros....
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A/V Geeks
by Washington Video Production
movies

eye 342

favorite 2

comment 1

A fire chief tells a reporter about how a young teen girl who realizes that a fridge is on the fire. 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 Wayne State Univ School Of Medicine
movies

eye 250

favorite 2

comment 2

Suggests use which the classroom teacher may make of the feltboard. The feltboard is also known as the visual board, feltogram or flannelgraph. 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: education, felt
A/V Geeks
by Wayne University
movies

eye 978

favorite 3

comment 1

Depicts a primary-grade youngster who becomes willing to work with numbers after he spends a day without numbers. Emphasizes the many daily uses for numbers. We are actively trying to find a complete copy this film. 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 Weather Bureau.
movies

eye 1,773

favorite 13

comment 0

Shows various types of clouds; explains low and high pressure areas and how to forecast weather from the study of clouds. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topic: weather
A/V Geeks
by Weissman (Norman) Production ; Institute of Computer Management, Inc.
movies

eye 1,823

favorite 6

comment 1

Talks about how the deaf are capable data processing / computer employees. The Girl: Harriet Herman. The Boy: David Machin. Photography: Jules Sindic. Music: Charles Morrow. Technical Advisors: WIlliam C. Hill (Maryland Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation) and Ed Waters. Other Students: Terry Ann Blumenthal, Woodrow Putman 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 West Glen FIlms
movies

eye 999

favorite 10

comment 1

Shows parents effective ways of communicating with their children. Includes teenagers discussing communications with adults in general and the subject of VD in particular. Features a leading public health official who presents information about venereal disease. Half of the film is an encounter group with teenagers talking about how they can't communicate with their parents. The other half is interspliced interview with a doctor who describes VD transmission, symptoms, treatment.
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Topic: venereal disease
A/V Geeks
by Westinghouse
movies

eye 500

favorite 3

comment 0

Film about how Westinghouse's diverse electronics applications affects modern life. While the can was titled "Electronics At Work" we don't think this is the actual title.
Topic: electronics
A/V Geeks
by Wexler Film Productions
movies

eye 815

favorite 4

comment 1

Wow! People sneezing in slow-mo etc. Visualizes means by which infection, particularly staphylococcal, is introduced, spread and carried in a hospital, and suggests general principles for control. Establishes the concept that hospital sepsis is a disease and unless care is used it can spread throughout an entire hospital infecting other patients. Presents a controlled experiment in which a patient with a ten-year history of boils enters the hospital and through a series of tests potential paths...
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A/V Geeks
by Wilding Picture Productions
movies

eye 433

favorite 2

comment 1

Approaches the universal problem of improving the attitude of man toward man. It drives home the story of 'COURTESY IS CONTAGIOUS' through a blend of fantasy and reality. It reveals the everyday experiences of an ordinary man who learns how to become 'WISELY SELFISH' through a miracle worked by a benign Jupiter and his wife, Juno. 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...
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A/V Geeks
by Wilding Picture Productions; Sinclair Refining Co
movies

eye 496

favorite 2

comment 1

Shows many accidents on a farm, and describes how they can be prevented. Joe the Special in-the-meantime agent magically appears and tells a farmer about the safety problems on a farm. melodramatic and goofy 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 Willard Productions, American Social Hygiene Assoc.
movies

eye 460

favorite 5

comment 2

The story of Syphilis and the methods used to detect and fight it. No details about the symptoms though. No mention of penicillin.
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A/V Geeks
by William Boundey; BFA
movies

eye 351

favorite 5

comment 1

Two youngsters meet a magical character who teaches them the names of coins, the value of each coin in relation to its purchasing power, and how to make change. For primary grades.
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Topics: Money -- Juvenile films, Coins -- Juvenile films, Money.
A/V Geeks
by Wisconsin. Stout State College.
movies

eye 462

favorite 8

comment 1

Presents each step in the platen press makeready. Identifies parts of the press. 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: printing
A/V Geeks
by Wolper Productions
movies

eye 2,368

favorite 16

comment 1

Analyzes the missile race between the United States and Russia. Contains American and Soviet rocket and space films including the firings of Sputnik I and II and the launching of the Explorer I. 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 Women's Christian Temperance Union - Niemann, Fred S
movies

eye 1,307

favorite 9

comment 1

MISTER WHISKEY' Explains that he is not allowed to pilot a plane, drive an engine or steer a ship on the high seas because he lacks good judgment, stamina, agility and clear thinking. A young country boy yearns for the big city life. He travels with Mr. Whiskey to the city and sees trains, airplanes, ships and the city - complete with skid row bums.
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A/V Geeks
by Worcester Film Corporation
movies

eye 744

favorite 9

comment 1

About Wyman-Gordon forging parts for the new spacecraft and missile programs. Also shows how the parts are tested for tight tolerances and flaws. 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
movies

eye 1,040

favorite 2

comment 1

Points out that the mishandling of routine emotional disturbance calls accounts for 20 percent of all police fatalities. Takes the officer through the important steps of the who, what, where, when and how of any complaint. Shows why it's important to get the facts, so the officer answering the call can exercise caution, yet deal with compassionate authority. Presents re-enactments of the most typical complaints, Taking the officer on the premises to help resolve personal problems, restore the...
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