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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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Educational Films
by Adams, Brandon; Jelks, Vaughn; Coronet/MTI Film and Video; Learning Corporation of America; Advanced American Communications, Inc
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Brandon Adams, Vaughn Jelks
Topic: Cats
Educational Films
by Arnold Arboretum
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Warns against the dangers of a variety of poisonous plants found in the northern section of the United States
Topic: Poisonous plants
Educational Films
by Barry, Martin; Nold, Werner; Leduc, Yves; National Film Board of Canada
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eye 529

favorite 13

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Director, script, animation, character designer, music, Martin Barry ; editor, Werner Nold ; producer, Yves Leduc
Topics: Comedy films, Children's films
Educational Films
by Bill Maylone
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Summer and winter hold different joys for kids. The seasonal opposites of winter and summer create very different worlds to be explored and enjoyed by people of all ages. How can comparisons help us appreciate the endless variety of the changing seasons? This film provides opportunities for students to examine their assumptions about winter and summer and discuss the effects that changing seasons have on our everyday lives.  Other titles in the series are: Between the Walls - One girl finds a...
Topics: documentary, seasons, children
Educational Films
by Brink, Carol Ryrie, 1895-1981. Caddie Woodlawn; Churchill Films
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eye 505

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Producer, Richard John David; director, Giles Walker; teleplay by Joe Wiesenfeld and Richard John David
Topics: Frontier and pioneer life, Children's films, Feature films
Educational Films
by Coronet Instructional Films
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eye 514

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Illustrates that all people need friendship and love, food, and a place to live, and that they want an education, fun, and happiness. Points out that people are more alike than different Collaborator, James L. Hymes 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
Topic: Human behavior
Educational Films
by Davenport, Tom; Davenport Films
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eye 646

favorite 6

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Title on container: Ashpet: an American Cinderella
Topic: Fairy tales
Educational Films
by Deitch, Gene; Westcott, Nadine Bernard. Emperor's new clothes; Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian), 1805-1875. Kejserens nye klæder; Krátký film; Weston Woods Studios
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eye 1,852

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Executive producer, Morton Schindel ; music performed by the Prague Steamboat Stompers
Topics: Fairy tales, Animated films, Children's films
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc; American Geological Institute
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eye 1,548

favorite 46

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Collaborator, John S. Shelton
Topics: Physics., Oceans.
Educational Films
by Galbraith, Clare K. Victor
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eye 549

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Based on the book of same title by Clare Galbraith
Topics: Children's films, Mexican Americans
Educational Films
by George Johnson
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In a young boy's dream-world anything can happen--even magic. What magic is there in the child's world of fantasy? What magic is there in everyday things such as electricity and magnetism? Intermediate students will want to discuss their own "magic tricks," while younger children can make hypotheses about why some events cannot really happen. Other titles in the  Look Again  series are: Between the Walls (LINK)  - One girl finds a clever way to remove a mouse. Connections (LINK)...
Topics: Children's films, Look Again series
Educational Films
by George Johnson
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What is it about the night that stirs the imagination towards enchantment and mystery? A girl views the city at night from her balcony, wondering about the sights and sounds of her familiar world after dark. Several viewings will allow students to look again and experience the magic of night from different perspectives. Film without words. Other titles in the Look Again series are: Between the Walls (LINK)   - One girl finds a clever way to remove a mouse. Connections (LINK) - Making...
Topic: look again series
Educational Films
by George Johnson
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A girl discovers a mouse living between the walls of her home, and builds a better trap when the mouse is threatened. Students can predict what she might do and observe how she removes the mouse in a sensible, sensitive way. Other titles in the  Look Again  series are: Connections (LINK)  - Making connections between living creatures & machines. Journey of the Blob  (LINK)  - An illustration of the water cycle. Topsy-Turvy (LINK)  - Explores magic in fantasy and the everyday world....
Topics: Children's films, Look Again series
Educational Films
by George Johnson
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The discovery of an animal skeleton in a riverbed stimulates a girl to imagine the many connections among the structures and functions of living creatures and machines. The film provides a springboard for exploring patterns and relationships among many elements of the environment. Other titles in the  Look Again  series are: Between the Walls (LINK)   - One girl finds a clever way to remove a mouse. Journey of the Blob  (LINK)  - An illustration of the water cycle. Topsy-Turvy (LINK)  -...
Topic: look again series
Educational Films
by Leatto, Renne
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eye 294

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Part of the Sandler Films "Safety Gear" series. "Examines the various types of head protection (bump hats and hard hats), stressing the importance of using the right headgear for each situation." Other films in this series available on the Internet Archive: Safety Gear: Hand and Arm Protection (LINK) Safety Gear: Foot Protection (LINK) Safety Gear: Foot Eye and Face Protection (LINK) Safety Gear: Head Protection (LINK) NOTE: film record has incorrect name.
Topics: Industrial safety, Hearing, Noise
Educational Films
by Leatto, Renne
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Part of the Sandler Films "Safety Gear" series. Other films in this series available on the Internet Archive: Safety Gear: Eye and Face Protection (LINK) Safety Gear: Foot Protection (LINK)
Topics: Industrial safety, Gloves, Protective clothing
Educational Films
by Leatto, Renne
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Part of the Sandler Films "Safety Gear" series. "Different types of safety glasses, safety goggles, and face shields are described. Workers learn what to wear to protect their eyes from flying debris, chemicals, or dangerous light."--Study guide Other films in this series available on the Internet Archive: Safety Gear: Hand and Arm Protection (LINK) Safety Gear: Foot Protection (LINK)
Topics: Industrial safety, Safety goggles, Eyeglasses, Protective, Eye Protective Devices, Accidents,...
Educational Films
by Mwenye Hadithi. Hot hippo; Weston Woods Studios
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Producer, Paul R. Gagne ; director/animator, Chris Palestry ; music, Ernest V. Troost
Topics: Hippopotamus, Children's films, Animated films
Educational Films
by National Geographic Society (U.S.); WQED (Television station : Pittsburgh, Pa.)
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From WorldCat: A beautifully photographed documentary about dogs: dogs' herding skills, dogs helping handicapped persons, dogs in combat, dogs in rescue missions, and search dogs in disaster areas.
Topic: Dogs
Educational Films
by Paley, Peter N; Visual Education, inc
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Originally released as slide and filmstrip presentations in 1976
Topics: Architecture, Travel
Educational Films
by Piaget, Jean, 1896-1980; Elkind, David, 1931-; Davidson Films
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David Elkind
Topics: Cognition in children, Child development, Child psychology
Educational Films
by Prieto, Claire; Mackenzie, Shelagh; Hamilton, Sylvia; National Film Board of Canada
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Executive producer, Shelagh MacKenzie, Germaine Wong ; script/narrator, Sylvia Hamilton ; cinematography, Dominique Gusset ; sound/sound editing, Jane Porter ; editing, Claire Henry ; music, Delvina Bernard, George Elliot Clarke
Topics: Women, Black, Manners and customs, Race relations
Educational Films
by Root, Alan; Benchmark Films
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A Season in the Sun Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Visits East Africa which has only two seasons, wet and dry. Reveals that after the rainy season, as the land dries out, animals from elephants to snails must find ways to survive. Observes the different adaptations. Covers the concepts of survival adaptations, population control, courtship and competition, rearing young, aestivation - summer hibernation and niches. Produced by Alan...
Topics: Adaptation (Biology), Adaptation (Physiology), Xeric ecology, Ecology
Educational Films
by Sandler Films, Incorporated
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Part of the Sandler Films "Safety Gear" series. Other films in this series available on the Internet Archive: Safety Gear: Eye and Face Protection (LINK) Safety Gear: Hand and Arm Protection (LINK)
Topics: Industrial safety, Safety shoes
Educational Films
by Sloan, Alan; AIMS Media
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Cataloged from contributor's data
Topics: Leopard, Wildlife conservation, Children's films, Leopards, Stories in rhyme
Educational Films
by Sloan, Alan; AIMS Media
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Cataloged from contributor's data
Topics: Reading, Word recognition, Mustang, Horses, Stories in rhyme
Educational Films
by Starshare Entertainment, Inc; AIMS Media
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Cataloged from contributor's data
Topic: Interviews
Educational Films
by Steers, Stacey, animation, writing, production design; Brakhage, Stan, narration; Civrieux, Jean-Marc de. Watunna. English; Rocky Mountain Film Center; University of California (System). Extension Center for Media and Independent Learning
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"Based on the book 'Watunna, an Orinoco creation cycle' by Marc de Civrieux, translated to English by David Guss."
Topics: Yecuana Indians, Yecuana mythology, Indians of South America, Creation, Legends
Educational Films
by Stevenson, James, 1929-2017. What's under my bed; Weston Woods Studios
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Producer, Paul Gagne ; director, Michael Sporn
Topics: Children's films, Animated films, Bedtime
Educational Films
by Survival Anglia Ltd; Benchmark Films
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eye 357

favorite 4

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Anthony Valentine
Topic: Helogale
Educational Films
by Sykes, Bob; Intermedia (Firm : Seattle, Wash.); Lakewood Living Corporation
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eye 191

favorite 8

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VHS format
Topics: Women, Abused women, Spouse Abuse
Educational Films
by Yolen, Jane; Weston Woods Studios
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Jane Yolen
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Topics: Children's films, Owls, Fathers and daughters
Educational Films
movies

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Topic: herpes
Educational Films
movies

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VHS-Standard play
Topic: Television advertising and children
Educational Films
movies

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Documentary
Topics: Holden, William, 1918-1981, Motion picture actors and actresses