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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 BNA Communications
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eye 546

favorite 2

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Shows an audience of supervisors that they often think they're better listeners than they really are. Emphasizes the importance of listening in a supervisory job. 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: management
A/V Geeks
by Bailey Film Associates
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eye 1,202

favorite 7

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Dave and Tommy have found an old dead tree in the woods. As they explore it, they find that it is the home of many different plants and animals such as lizards, beetles, crickets, slugs, fungus plants, tree salamanders, ants and gopher snakes. 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 Bailey Film Associates.
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eye 991

favorite 6

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Traces the development of mass production methods from the time of early handicrafts and compares early water-powered mills with modern power sources. Shows how transportation has made industries widespread and interdependent. 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 Bailey Films
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eye 182

favorite 0

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Great primer for teachers or designing a bulletin board. Gives suggestions for the planning and organization of creatively designed bulletin boards, and presents twelve displays arranged by a class. Shows a class discussing, planning and arranging a bulletin board. 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.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: teaching, bulletin boards
A/V Geeks
by Bailey Films, Inc.
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eye 772

favorite 4

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Brilliant application demonstrations. The goofy world of fifties' education. Explains what flannel boards are, how they are made and how they may be used. 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 Barr
movies

eye 830

favorite 11

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Uses a story about children who are rescued from accidents at home to create an awareness of home safety and provides examples for accident prevention. 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: safety woman, home safety
A/V Geeks
by Barr Films
movies

eye 1,328

favorite 22

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Presents a visual and sound experience about a young boy who enjoys playing with a large cardboard box. Explains that the boy imagines that the box becomes a stagecoach rumbling across the prairie, a steam locomotive puffing through the forest, a stunt plane diving and twisting in the sky and finally a space capsule on its way to the moon. 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 Barr Films
movies

eye 531

favorite 3

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Discusses the nutrition of the All American Meal such as hamburgers, fries, and soft drinks. Discusses the problems of the quick meal which are the loss of variety in the diet and leisurely companionship at the dinner table. Explains that good nutrition demands an understanding of all of our body's needs and a real concern for good health. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: nutrition
A/V Geeks
by Barr Films
movies

eye 2,206

favorite 28

comment 2

A clown recalls the days when he first joined the circus and discusses how the Greatest Show on Earth has changed. He reminisces about the circus train, preshow preparations, the performers and the big show. 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 Barr Films.
movies

eye 369

favorite 4

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Dr. Verbose, an interstellar authority on verbs, reveals secrets of English grammar such as how to conjugate verbs and when and how to use auxiliary and irregular verbs.  Producer and writer, Ingvar Grimsgaard. Part of series "Adventures in Grammar Galaxy."
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Topics: English language -- Verb -- Juvenile films, English language -- Verb.
A/V Geeks
by Beech Aircraft
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eye 1,484

favorite 6

comment 1

Discussed man's constant desire to fly, the relationship of the engineer with today's computerized technology to the design of today's aircraft. 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 Behavior Sciences Media Lab, UCLA
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eye 511

favorite 15

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Presentation of how alcohol affects the human brain and behavior and why driving while impaired is dangerous.
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Topics: Drinking of alcoholic beverages, Drinking behavior.
A/V Geeks
by Bell System / audio Production
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eye 725

favorite 1

comment 1

For telephone linemen (and other telephone company employees) to avoid unsafe activities - such as using a blowtorch to unfreeze a manhole, etc. Uses narration and still photos to illustrate the activities. 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 Bert Salzman
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eye 3,710

favorite 20

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It’s Joshua’s last day in Harlem before leaving for a college in Texas where he has earned a track and field scholarship. He runs joyfully through New York’s central park but his joy ends when he is the victim of a racial slur uttered by a five year old boy that he had befriended. Later, on his way home Joshua is able to work out his anger during a fight with a boy his age. The confrontation releases Joshua’s frustration and after the fight , in a dramatic scene Joshua is able to fly a...
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Topic: Bert Salzman
A/V Geeks
by Bill Stokes Associates
movies

eye 453

favorite 1

comment 1

A rural Texan church promises a sizable portion of their funds to missionary projects in spite of the poor economic climate. 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: church, stewardship
A/V Geeks
by Bill Walker Productions.; Christianson Productions.; Coronet/MTI Film and Video.
movies

eye 555

favorite 9

comment 1

An animated film in which two children show a new friend from another planet how to be safe around strangers and how to respond to the lures used by dangerous strangers to trick children. This film isn't in the public domain. The copyright is owned by Phoenix Learning Group, Inc. For information on using footage of this film for your project, email us at footage@avgeeks.com
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Topics: Children and strangers -- Juvenile films, Child sexual abuse -- Juvenile films, Child sexual abuse.
A/V Geeks
by Bob Osgood
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eye 19,808

favorite 45

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"Sets In Order", a magazine devoted to square dancing, created this film to attract new audiences. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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Topic: dancing
A/V Geeks
by Bosse (Karl Kurt)
movies

eye 645

favorite 17

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OUTLINES STRUCTURE & FUNCTION OF THE HUMAN EAR, SOUND WAVES ARE BRIEFLY EXPLAINED. ANIMATION REVEALS FUNCTION OF TYMPANIC MEMBRANE & OSSICLES OF EAR BONES & OTHER PARTS OF THE EAR. Shows the transmission of sound waves by the tympanic membrane and the ossicles to the oval window and illustrates pressure equalization in the middle ear by the eustachian tube. We digitized and uploaded this film from the A/V Geeks 16mm Archive. Email us at footage@avgeeks.com if you have questions...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: ears, hearing
A/V Geeks
by Bray-Mar Productions
movies

eye 590

favorite 4

comment 2

Dramatizes teen-age attitudes toward theft. Presents a story about two teen-age boys who steal a car, unsuccessfully attempt to involve a friend in the theft, take a joy-ride with a girl who does not know the car is stolen and, when chased by the police, are responsible for the death of a little girl. 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.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: joyride, theft, juvenile delinquency
A/V Geeks
by Brigham Young University
movies

eye 1,087

favorite 6

comment 1

The Mormon take on Creation vs Evolution. re-enactment of Isaac Newton, the improbability of evolution, a dean of physics at BYU, Werner von Braun talks about morality, James Fletcher (NASA and SETI founder) and other scientists testify that there is a God. 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 Brigham Young University
movies

eye 1,956

favorite 5

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This film was made to recruit Mormon members to become home teachers – members who make monthly visits the homes of Mormon families to teach scripture and to keep them attending church. We see successful businessman Dave slowly turns each member of an indifferent Mormon family into model members. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints made many such films for their members – illustrating the importance following and teaching Mormon doctrines. To license this film and get a higher...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
A/V Geeks
by Brigham Young University. Department of Audio-Visual Communication.
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eye 500

favorite 3

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A dramatization about two teen-age young people who decide to elope in spite of counsel from friends and a mandate from the girl's parents forbidding her to marry, telling why they change their minds after visiting a young married couple and seeing their unhappy circumstances. 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.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: young marriage
A/V Geeks
by British Museum of Education, Produced by Films of Fact,
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eye 1,381

favorite 10

comment 1

Traces the history of printing from ancient to the present day. Shows early methods of reproducing picture by means of carved wood blocks; depicts the transition from the printing of pictures to the printing of letters, and shows modern book and newspaper presses in operation. For intermediate and junior high grades. 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 Bud Wilkinson
movies

eye 166

favorite 0

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Mid-1950s sports show featuring Bud Wilkinson. Sponsored by the US Air National Guard. In this episode, he explains basketball strategy. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact  A/V Geeks LLC .
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Topic: sports
A/V Geeks
by Bureau of Aeronautics
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eye 1,298

favorite 6

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Shows care and maintenance of such office machines as typewriters, transcribing machines, dictaphones, adding machines and calculators. Deals with a number of ways in which machines can be protected against dust, dirt, carelessness and the many other enemies on the office front. 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 Bureau of Mines
movies

eye 585

favorite 2

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Shows how sulfur is extracted from the earth and process. 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.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: sulphur
A/V Geeks
by Bureau of Mines; Tex Gulf Sulphur Co
movies

eye 650

favorite 4

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Shows how sulfur is extracted from the earth and process. Nifty animation! Sounds like it was narrated by Paul Harvey. 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 Burton Holmes
movies

eye 237

favorite 3

comment 1

Demonstrates the techniques of exterior and interior painting, paper hanging and plastering walls. Shows the tools used in the trade. 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: vocation, painting, decorating