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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 Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (Göttingen, Germany)
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Produced by the Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film
Topics: Cardiovascular system., Physiology.
Educational Films
by Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (Göttingen, Germany)
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eye 609

favorite 14

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Illustrates general motor activities of the octopus, including respiratory movements, probing with tenacles, walking along the bottom, and swimming. Specific activities include pigment migrations resulting in light and dark phases, capturing and eating a crab, moving and arranging rocks in front of the home cave, and mating. Each section is preceded by a short title in German
Topic: Octopuses
Educational Films
by Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (Göttingen, Germany)
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eye 91

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Produced by the Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film
Topics: Palms, Palms
Educational Films
by Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (Göttingen, Germany)
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eye 255

favorite 2

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Scenes of hamsters living under semi-natural conditions. Illustrates initial courtship and pairing, digging or burrow system with two nest chambers, and the mother's care of the young for approximately two weeks post partum
Topics: Hamsters, Animal behavior
Educational Films
by Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (Göttingen, Germany)
movies

eye 268

favorite 2

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Biology of The Polecat SummaryStudies a polecat's life during the course of one year, from birth, behavior of the young in various stages of development, their play, nursing habits of the young and capture of prey. The myths that perpetuate prejudice against black people in our society and the subtle ways that hate is learned are explored in this film.
Topic: European polecat
Educational Films
by Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (Göttingen, Germany)
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eye 138

favorite 5

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Shows selection of nest site by a pair of black woodpeckers, digging nest cavity in a tree trunk, and then care of young through various stages to fledging. Both parents participate. One scene illustrates pre-emption of partly constructed nest by a pair of predacious birds, but woodpeckers regain nest after intruders leave. Scenes photographed inside the nest show feeding of young, cleaning movements of parents, sitting on the brood, and general development of young
Topics: Black woodpecker, Birds
Educational Films
by Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (Göttingen, Germany); International Film Bureau
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eye 513

favorite 19

comment 0

Title from data sheet
Topics: Chaotic behavior in systems, Double pendulums, Chaos, Pendule
Educational Films
by Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (Göttingen, Germany); International Film Bureau
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eye 1,200

favorite 31

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Title from data sheet
Topic: Weather
Educational Films
by Lorenz, Konrad, 1903-1989; Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (Göttingen, Germany)
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eye 169

favorite 3

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Produced by the Institut für Film und Bild. Konrad Lorenz
Topic: Mallard