Skip to main content

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.



rss RSS
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
SHOW DETAILS
up-solid down-solid
eye
Title
Date Archived
Creator
Ephemeral VHS
by Apple Computer, Inc.
movies

eye 505

favorite 1

comment 0

Guide to photographing QuickTime VR panoramas.
Topics: vhs, quicktime vr, virtual reality, software, photography
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Asian Art Museum
movies

eye 338

favorite 1

comment 0

Refers to an exhibit on Mongolia at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.... "Eternal Blue Heaven"
Topics: vhs, Asian Art, History
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by David Donnenfield Productions
movies

eye 155

favorite 0

comment 0

Informational video on water management in California.
Topics: vhs, ecology, estuary, water
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Diamond Entertainment Corporation
movies

eye 694

favorite 3

comment 0

"America.   We call her 'land of opportunity' and the 'home of the brave'.   And those extraordinary individuals who have dedicated their lives to country, honor, and excellence, we proudly call true American heroes.     Many of our heroes were born of humble origin.   some suffered great personal tragedy.   But each was destined to author his or her own chapter in American history...."
Topics: vhs, Babe Ruth, Albert Einstein, Amelia Earhart, Harry S. Truman, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F....
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Heavy Waters
movies

eye 344

favorite 2

comment 0

"Alaskan storm swells combined with 50 degree water and treacherous rocks make Mavericks one of the heaviest surf spots in the world.   Heavy Water brings you over 30 minutes of local and professional surfers taking on the challenge."
Topics: vhs, Jeff Clark, Jay Moriarty, Mark Foo, Brock Little Matt Ambrose, Peter Mel
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Hillmann and Carr Inc.
movies

eye 563

favorite 1

comment 0

Short video on Smithsonian Insect Exhibit. Presented by The O. Orkin Insect Zoo.
Topics: vhs, entomology, education
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by International Channel
movies

eye 259

favorite 0

comment 0

Instructional tape on applying for US Citizenship.
Topics: vhs, citizenship, immigration, vietnam, usa
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by KQED Video
movies

eye 329

favorite 1

comment 0

"Academy Chef-Instructor Michael Kalanty will demonstrate both sweet and savory varieties of this French favorite including Individual Apple-Potato Galettes with Goat Cheese, and Pear Frangipane Galette. He will also make Pâté Brisée." -- description from box.
Topics: vhs, cooking, california culinary academy
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Learn and Discover
movies

eye 2,819

favorite 7

comment 0

"Ride up in the thundering locomotive with Matthew and the Skunk Train fireman and engineer as the journey through the Giant Redwoods on one of America's finest historic steam trains!"-- description from box.
Topics: vhs, trains
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Lilias Folan
movies

eye 2,096

favorite 7

comment 1

"No matter what your age or fitness level, Lilias will stretch you to new levels of vitality, relaxation, and flexibility in these two 30-minute classes.   Start today in the comfort of your own home-its fun, easy, and best of all it only takes 30 minutes a day!"
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: vhs, Yoga
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Mary Lee Nolan, Phd
movies

eye 599

favorite 5

comment 0

Documentary featuring the sacred site of Machu-Picchu
Topics: vhs, Machu Picchu, history, Inca civilization
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
A/V Geeks
movies

eye 266

favorite 1

comment 0

(May 1, 1995) See the STS-74 astronauts being trained for landing and egress in this 8 minute video. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, space shuttle, STS-74, training
A/V Geeks
by NASA
movies

eye 251

favorite 0

comment 0

Space Shuttle flight 67 (STS-63), narrated by the astronauts (20 minutes). Launch: February 3, 1995. Crew: James D. Wetherbee, Eileen Collins, Michael Foale, Ph.D., Janice E. Voss, Ph.D., Bernard A. Harris, Jr., M.D., Vladimir G. Titov. Vehicle: Discovery. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, space shuttle, STS-63
A/V Geeks
movies

eye 286

favorite 1

comment 0

(June 25, 1995) This 10-minute video shows the the crew of STS-73 training for post landing egress using the FFT (Full Fuselage Trainer) shuttle mock-up. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, space shuttle, STS-73
A/V Geeks
movies

eye 399

favorite 0

comment 0

(May 10, 1995) The Space Shuttle Mission, STS-67, is highlighted in this video. Flight crew (Stephen S. Oswald (Commander), William G. Gregory (Pilot), Tamara E. Jernigan, Wendy B. Lawrence, John M. Grunfeld (Mission Specialists), Samuel T. Durrance, and Ronald A. Parise (Payload Specialists)) prelaunch and launch activities, EVA activities with payload deployment and retrieval (ASTRO-2 and WUPPE (Wisconsin Ultraviolet Photo Polarimeter Experiment)), spaceborne experiments (astronomical...
Topics: NASA, space shuttle, STS-67
A/V Geeks
by NASA
movies

eye 294

favorite 0

comment 0

(May 22, 1995) This 9-minute video shows the bailout training for the STS-69 shuttle astronauts. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, space shuttle, STS-69
A/V Geeks
by NASA
movies

eye 820

favorite 5

comment 0

Highlights of ongoing NASA research in science, mathematics, and technology for students and teachers of grades 5-12. This program's emphasis is robotics. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, robotics
A/V Geeks
movies

eye 325

favorite 1

comment 0

(April 6, 1995) This video (JSC1472) contains important visual events including launch, SPARTAN 204, SPACEHAB-03, CGP/ODERACS, and the rendezvous with the MIR Space Station, along with onboard activities, and landing. Also included are air-to-ground transmission between the crew and Mission, and various earthviews. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, space shuttle, STS-63, SPARTAN
A/V Geeks
by NASA
movies

eye 252

favorite 0

comment 0

This 7-minute video shows astronauts from STS-73 being prepped for their EVA. The video mostly shows them putting on the required spacesuits. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, space shuttle, STS-73, training, EVA
A/V Geeks
movies

eye 267

favorite 1

comment 0

(April 18, 1995) Representatives of the the United States Navel Academy interview the astronauts of STS-67 while they are in orbit. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, space shuttle, STS-67
A/V Geeks
movies

eye 562

favorite 2

comment 0

This sixth and final video in NASA’s Biology & Space series outlines the potential hazards faced by astronauts on space missions and describes the equipment required for survival in environments hostile to life. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, biology
A/V Geeks
movies

eye 225

favorite 0

comment 0

(April 18, 1995) Astronauts onboard STS-67 are interviewed by WKRC-TV while in orbit. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, space shuttle, STS-67
A/V Geeks
by NASA
movies

eye 610

favorite 0

comment 0

(July 21, 1995) This is a 51-minute film archival compilation tape from the STS-61 Hubble Servicing Mission which launched in December 1993. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Hubble telescope, STS-61, space shuttle
A/V Geeks
movies

eye 185

favorite 0

comment 0

(April 18, 1995) CNN interviews astronauts in orbit aboard STS-67. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, space shuttle, STS-67
A/V Geeks
movies

eye 185

favorite 0

comment 0

(April 18, 1995) Representatives of the the United States Navel Academy interview the astronauts of STS-67 while they are in orbit. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, space shuttle, STS-67
A/V Geeks
movies

eye 456

favorite 0

comment 0

(September 19, 1995) Crew members of STS-73 are trained on the T-38 Talon, a supersonic jet trainer used by NASA. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, space shuttle, STS-73, training
A/V Geeks
movies

eye 290

favorite 1

comment 0

(July 5, 1995) This 28-minute video shows the STS-74 crew and Mir 20 & 22 crews being introduced to the RMS (Remote Manipulator System). To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, space shuttle, STS-74, training, MIR
A/V Geeks
movies

eye 314

favorite 1

comment 0

(June 14, 1995) This 17-minute video shows the Spartan Contingency Training in the WETF (Weightless Environment Training Facility) for the STS-69 crew. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, space shuttle, STS-69
A/V Geeks
movies

eye 264

favorite 1

comment 0

(July 28, 1995) This 7-minute video shows a thermal glove evaluation lead by STS-69 Payload Commander Jim Voss. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, space shuttle, STS-69
A/V Geeks
by NASA
movies

eye 261

favorite 1

comment 0

(April 3, 1995) This postflight presentation features footage of STS-67 mission and narration by the astronauts who flew it. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, space shuttle, STS-67
A/V Geeks
movies

eye 497

favorite 1

comment 0

(June 14, 1995) This 17-minute video shows the Spartan Contingency Training in the WETF (Weightless Environment Training Facility) for the STS-69 crew. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Space Shuttle, astronaut training, STS-69, WETF
A/V Geeks
movies

eye 358

favorite 1

comment 0

See the crew of STS-74 being trained to undock the Mir space station in this 13-minute video. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, space shuttle, STS-74, training
A/V Geeks
movies

eye 214

favorite 0

comment 0

(August 25, 1995) This 12 minute video shows the crew of STS-73 being trained. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, space shuttle, STS-73, training
A/V Geeks
movies

eye 493

favorite 2

comment 0

This program is fourth in NASA’s Biology & Space Exploration series. Discusses changes that occur in our musculoskeletal system in the absence of weight bearing and countermeasures developed to reduce the effects of these changes. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, life sciences
A/V Geeks
movies

eye 1,276

favorite 5

comment 0

The first program in NASA’s Biology and Space Exploration series explores Earth’s early stages of existence and the theories proposed to explain the evolution of life on Earth. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, biology
Ephemeral VHS
by Patricia L. Walsh
movies

eye 626

favorite 0

comment 0

Dedication of the Women's Vietnam Memorial.   "Washington has opened the door to Vietnam.  The Other Angels will open your heart to is people."
Topics: vhs, David Emrich, Paul Conly, Tribeca Film Center, Angelika Film Center
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Paul Lowin
movies

eye 6,059

favorite 27

comment 1

"...this fun and informative video demonstrates some simple but beautiful ballet movements that you can learn at home..."
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: vhs, Royal Academy of Dance, Sleeping Beauty, juvenile, ballet
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Swain Film and Video
movies

eye 495

favorite 1

comment 0

"This video will show you a fun, safe and effective aquatic fitness class using inexpensive equipment."-- description from box.
Topics: vhs, aquatic, fitness, workout
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Thighmaster
movies

eye 3,548

favorite 18

comment 0

"Buttmaster does for your butt what Thighmaster did for your thighs"-- description from box.
Topics: vhs, workout, Butt
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Victory Multimedia
movies

eye 901

favorite 4

comment 0

"Mother Goose Workout takes youngsters through an extensive 30 minute exercise routine that's certain to keep them fit, trim and entertained."-- description from box. Ages 2-6.
Topics: vhs, children, exercise
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 483

favorite 2

comment 0

"The P-47 Thunderbolt was a fighter bomber.   It had one engine, one man, one bomb on each wing and carried extra fuel tanks.  The Allied Air Forces had one objective which was to destroy the Nazi supply lines by bombing the railroad conduits and bridges behind the enemy lines.
Topics: vhs. "Operation Strangle", German, Italian Campaign
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by World War II Pacific Theater U.S. Gov't Documentary Films
movies

eye 3,776

favorite 7

comment 1

"The Tarawa Atol was located on the outer fringe of Japan's Pacific defense in the Gilbert Islands....At Daylight, American Navel vessels pounded Tarawa with high explosives for four solid hours....American troops carry the War in Japan's bases, payback for Pearl Harbor is the battle cry....
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: vhs, Marshall Islands, Angaur
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by XL Productions, Paris France
movies

eye 2,970

favorite 8

comment 0

" The constant and unending search for tender, fresh grasses drives hundreds of thousands of wildebeests and zebras towards the fertile lands of the Masai Mara, in Kenya.   This is the essence of the great migration.   But at the Mara River; the hunters enter into the cycle as crocodiles await the migrating wildebeests.   We see the smaller tales of survival....Climate changes also play a part in this lifecycle...."
Topics: vhs, wild fires, John Hurt, Masai Mara, Volume One
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 3,974

favorite 8

comment 0

"...the wildebeests favorite feeding grounds and the place where they give birth...to reach these fertile lands of the Serengeti, they must once more cross the treacherous, predator-filled waters of the Mara River.
Topics: vhs, African Wilderness, Sand River
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 180

favorite 1

comment 0

"21st Century Conservation shows young adults how their commitment to recycling and other conservation activities helps save natural resources, energy and landfill space and prevent pollution... Throughout the film, viewers are treated to California beauty shots intended to place the message in its proper perspective." -- description from box.
Topics: vhs, conservation
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 1,193

favorite 27

comment 0

Topics: VHS, Mysteries Beyond Our Reach, Leonard Nimoy
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 390

favorite 1

comment 1

favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: VHS, Child Safety In The Home
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 648

favorite 4

comment 0

A "video postcard" of San Francisco sights, set to music. 
Topics: vhs, san francisco, travel, tourism
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 2,450

favorite 2

comment 0

"George Foreman, Heavyweight World Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist, loves his burgers! Protein is an important part of any nutrition plan. During this video, we show you great recipes with no added fat prepared on the Grilling Machine." -- description from box.
Topics: vhs, cooking, instructional videos
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 698

favorite 21

comment 0

Topics: VHS, The Invasion of Nintendo
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 864

favorite 8

comment 0

Topics: VHS, A Star To Call Home, Leonard Nimoy
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 384

favorite 3

comment 1

( 1 reviews )
Topics: VHS, Ocean Club
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 901

favorite 1

comment 0

"Kirk Mead is a competitive roller-blader who seems to have everything until he is diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his knee. When he refuses to allow his leg to be amputated a troubled girl from the cancer ward named Marty challenges Kirk to fight for his life. As Kirk gets stronger Marty's cancer returns and the two escape from the cancer ward in search of "the whole of the moon", Marty's reference to everything she has left to experience"-- description from box.
Topics: vhs, rollerblading
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 204

favorite 1

comment 0

"The community talks about why they do or don't vote" -- description from box.
Topics: vhs, voting
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 9,797

favorite 12

comment 1

"In each episode, a different baby animal interacts with its parents, friends, and even its enemies to bring you a truly exciting look into their daily adventures, aspirations, and dreams in the wild" -- description from box.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: vhs, nature films, baby animals
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 617

favorite 6

comment 0

Topics: VHS, Highlander - Behind the Scenes
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 385

favorite 4

comment 1

( 1 reviews )
Topics: VHS, OJ Simpson Tv Movie Fox 56 Indy 01-31-1995
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 391

favorite 1

comment 0

Topics: VHS, Video Professor - Learn Excel for Windows Level 1