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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 Fairchild Hiller Corp.
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Silent film that demonstrates the Astrovac - Zero Gravity Personal Body Wash Unit - for use on NASA space missions. 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: hygiene, zero gravity, NASA
A/V Geeks
by Family Films
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eye 724

favorite 6

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Provokes discussion on ways parents can help develop honesty and self respect in their teenagers. A kid takes the car out against his father's wishes, wrecks it and has to deal with the authorities and his father! 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 Family Films
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eye 575

favorite 7

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Portrays the burial of Christ by Joseph of Arimathea, the guarding of the tomb, the earthquake, the Resurrection, the angel's announcement to the women, and the appearance of Mary at the tomb, as told in Matthew 27:57-28:15 ; Mark 16:1-8 ; Luke 23:50-24:11 ; John 19:38-20:18.
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Topic: life of Jesus
A/V Geeks
by Family Films
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eye 1,719

favorite 5

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Molly's upset now her best friends Carol and Sue can't play together. Molly's dad suggests that the catty squabble can be solved by following Jesus's advice to "turn the cheek." Mom and Dad are Betty Lou Gerson (the voice of Cruella De Vil from 101 Dalmations, Red Menace) and Robert Rockwell (Red Menace, "Our Miss Brooks"). Molly was played by Kathy Garver who Cissy on "Family Affair". To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film...
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A/V Geeks
by Family Films
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eye 1,397

favorite 8

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High school reporter Dave writes an essay for the school contest about the importance of finding God's will for his own life which causes quite a controversy. Teens weigh being popular party goers versus being a good Christian. Directed by William F. Claxton (“Bonanza”, “Twilight Zone”, “Eight Is Enough”) This film is part of a series for teenagers who are questioning their faith in a modern world that doesn't seem very friendly to Christians. To license this film and get a higher...
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A/V Geeks
by Family Films
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eye 2,006

favorite 10

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The story of a postman who applies the basic Christian law of love toward others as he covers his neighborhood mail route. A grouchy landlord, a struggling young widow and her son, a neighborhood gossip, an eligible young bachelor, and others are affected by his philosophy. This film can be purchased on DVD and higher quality versions of the film can be purchased for stock footage purposes. Contact
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A/V Geeks
by Family Films
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eye 1,721

favorite 12

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Teenage Film Series Describes how a boy and his sister, who have rejected the Christian faith for new scientific concepts, are shown by a scientist the relationship between the scientific approach and Christian concepts. 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 Family Films
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eye 604

favorite 13

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About how people lived in the Middle East during the time of the Bible. 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: Bible
A/V Geeks
by Family Films
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eye 551

favorite 7

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Portrays the appearances of Christ from the Resurrection to the Ascension, as told in Matthew 28: 9-20; Luke 24: 13-53; John 20: 19-19,21: 9-17; Acts 1: 3-11. 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: life of Jesus
A/V Geeks
by Family Films
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eye 454

favorite 6

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Portrays the anointing of Christ's feet, and the bargaining of Judas to betray Christ for thirty pieces of silver, as told in John 11:45-53; Matthew 26: 6-16; Mark 14: 3-11; John 12: 1-8. 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: Jesus, religious film
A/V Geeks
by Federal Energy Administration
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eye 580

favorite 8

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Shows how America's energy crisis happened and what possibilities the future holds. Examines some solutions through the development of coal, oil, and natural gas resources. Looks at nuclear, geothermal, and solar energy, and stresses the importance of conservation. 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 Federal Reserve Bank
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eye 293

favorite 2

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Talks to farmers about the benefits of soil conservation and the problems caused by erosion. 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 Feldman, Robert Norman
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eye 1,594

favorite 14

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An impressionistic slapstick satire on bomb shelters, military recruiting and gung-ho philosophy. 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 Film Associates
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eye 2,049

favorite 15

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Describes the activities involved in the operation of a large supermarket. Illustrates the many people and jobs necessary to help the supermarket serve the community. 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 Filmrite Assoc.; Official Films
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eye 149

favorite 1

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Part of series, Greatest Headlines of the Century. Describes the Irish Sweepstakes phenomenon in the United States
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Topic: irish sweepstakes
A/V Geeks
by Films / West, Inc
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eye 966

favorite 7

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Discusses the identification, use and storage of virtually all dangerous products likely to be encountered in the home, including common poisonous plants. 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 Films / West, Inc
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eye 358

favorite 2

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Discusses the identification, use and storage of virtually all dangerous products likely to be encountered in the home, including common poisonous plants. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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Topic: poison
A/V Geeks
by Films for Children
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eye 818

favorite 5

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Tells the story of a peasant who receives three wishes for aiding two gnomes, but wastes them due to his own greed and his wife's spitefulness. 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 Fine Hardwoods Association and Hardwood Plywood Manufacturers Assoc. Modern Talking Picture Service
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eye 2,627

favorite 21

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Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling describes how beautiful figures are selected and matched together. Shows how hardwood plywood is made in engineered panels to provide maximum durability and stability to bring the authenticity and beauty of the world's finest cabinet woods within the budget of the average American family. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
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Topics: rod serling, hardwoods, assembly line
A/V Geeks
by Florida Development Commission
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eye 511

favorite 7

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Discusses how Florida's phenomenal development is due to her growing network of modern industrial parks supplied with electrical power, water reserves, expressways and railroads. 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: Florida
A/V Geeks
by Ford
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eye 299

favorite 2

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The MERCURY COMET automobile runs durability tests at Daytona Racetrack. Features a motion picture record of a dramatic test of automotive performance and durability. Shows four comets traveling the world's fastest track for a distance record of 100,000 miles at an average speed of more than 105 miles per hour. 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: ford, automobiles, daytona
A/V Geeks
by Ford Motor Co
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eye 727

favorite 7

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Tells the story of the automobile, showing the manufacture of the parts of a car and the details of the assembly line. 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: automobile
A/V Geeks
by Ford Motor Company
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eye 3,919

favorite 6

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A tour of the immense Ford Motor Company assembly plant in Dearborn MI. 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 Ford Motor Company
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eye 956

favorite 7

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Shows the step-by-step development of the sports car model from the drawing board, showing how the design features are tested in wind tunnels and on driving courses. 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: mustang, ford
A/V Geeks
by Ford Motor Company.
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This narrated film clip takes viewers on a tour of the Ford Motor Company Rouge plant's testing and inspection laboratories. It shows tests for various automobile parts, including tires, pistons, and crankshafts. It also shows finished vehicles being subjected to climate, noise, and shock tests at the test track and weather tunnel. 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 Ford Motor Company.
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eye 628

favorite 3

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Shows the men and machines at the Rouge plant of the Ford Motor Company at Dearborn, Mich., describing the major steps in the manufacture and assembly of automobiles. 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
A/V Geeks
by Fox & Associates; AT&T
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eye 365

favorite 2

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Starring actor Jack Klugman (Quincy & The ODD COUPLE) and a young Peter Ostrum (as Charlie Bucket in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) as his son. Tries to convince customers to dial direct when dialing long distance - to save money and to save employing operators. 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: long distance
A/V Geeks
by Frank Capra Productions
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eye 21,640

favorite 91

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Part of the Bell Science series. The story of the science of language and linguistics centered around plot to destroy the alphabet and all language. Features Dr. Frank Baxter and the brilliant Hans Conried. 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 Frank Capra Productions
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eye 63,043

favorite 170

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From the description in Rick Prelinger's Field Guide to Sponsored Films: Popular scientific film directed by Frank Capra that launched the Bell System Science series. Combining animation and live action, Our Mr. Sun uses a scientist-writer team to present information about the sun and its importance to humankind. NOTE: Produced in Technicolor, the film was originally telecast in 1956 and 1957 to 9 million homes; some 600 16mm prints were distributed to schools and community organizations...
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Topics: sun, bell science series, science, animation
A/V Geeks
by Fred A Niles
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eye 411

favorite 14

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We step through an exhibit at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry that looks at sound and how our body receives it. Ultimately, its a promotional film for Hammond but its fun nonetheless. 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: organ, sound
A/V Geeks
by Fred Mogubgub
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eye 784

favorite 14

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Experimental short from 1966. Features Gloria Steinem. Fred Mogubgub also animated Lifesavers commercials during the same time
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Topic: pop art
A/V Geeks
by Fred a Niles Communications Centers; Pork Industry Committee Of The Natl Livestock & Meat Board
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eye 1,488

favorite 5

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Five short films/promotional pork propaganda containing the same characters / recipes / themes. Donna Jenkins, a female food editor, types up new slogans for pork when she isn't busy having pork-related supermarket meat-counter fantasies! Garish tablecloths, and dozens of pork dishes lovingly prepared (we assume) by Donna. Who is this enigmatic and mysterious woman with a pork fetish? Only the winning bidder will know. Pork kabobs, people! Nice jazzy piano soundtrack! Titles include "Quick...
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A/V Geeks
by Frith Films
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eye 848

favorite 5

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Presents the story of Switzerland's contribution to world peace. Discusses her mountainous frontiers, the advantages to other countries of her neutrality, the international banking center, the haven for political refugees and Swiss ability to get along with others. 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 ffice of War Information. Overseas Operations Branch.
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eye 926

favorite 5

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An understated account of the liberation of French prisoners from Nazi concentration camps. Shows the removal of the prisoners to temporary hospitals and pictures joyful reunions with families and friends in Paris. 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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