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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 American Broadcasting Company; International Film Bureau
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Technical assistance, Nicholas Wyeth, Al Schwartz, Hal Wallace
Topic: Wyeth, Andrew, 1917-2009
Educational Films
by Armada Productions; Clavius Films; International Film Bureau
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eye 1,123

favorite 23

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Title from data sheet
Topic: Planets
Educational Films
by Bemelmans, Ludwig, 1898-1962. Madeline; United Productions of America; International Film Bureau
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eye 8,160

favorite 48

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Madeline Surveys the origins, rituals, and symbols of the major religions of the world, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Mohammedanism (Islam).
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Topics: Children, School etiquette, Individualism
Educational Films
by Boulton Hawker Films, Ltd; International Film Bureau
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eye 3,513

favorite 51

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Archeological adviser, Stanley E. West Outlines English history from the end of Roman rule around 410 to the Norman invasion in 1066. Presents the various raids and migrations which changed the face of England; details the settlements of the Anglo-Saxons by recent excavations at Cadbury, West Stow, and Winchester; and portrays the growth of the monasteries
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Topics: Old English, ca. 450-1100, English language, History of English literature.
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Boulton-Hawker Films, ltd; International Film Bureau
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eye 3,426

favorite 53

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Producer, D. C. Chipperfield Surveys the early development of mankind in Europe, showing aspects of the paleolithic period, followed by a look at the tools and culture of the mesolithic, neolithic, stone, bronze, and iron ages Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Relates the story of the probable development of man based on agreed archeological deductions. Shows products, tools and progress by periods to the Roman rule.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Prehistoric peoples, Europe, Prehistoric times, Archeology, History
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Böll, Heinrich, 1917-1985; International Film Bureau
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eye 1,008

favorite 4

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This German-language teaching film adapted from the story by Heinrich Böll concerns the power of a state over the lives of individuals in time of war. The drama revolves around nineteen-year-old Bruno Schneider, whose hopes and plans for the future are shattered when he receives a postcard ordering him to report for army training. Set in Germany in 1939. Suggested as a stimulus for oral discussion and original composition for advanced students
Topic: War and society
Educational Films
by British Films Ltd; Educational Foundation for Visual Aids (Great Britain); National Committee for Audio-Visual Aids in Education; International Film Bureau
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eye 664

favorite 14

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Title from data sheet
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Anatomy., Physiology., Nervous System.
Educational Films
by Calvin Productions; International Film Bureau
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eye 972

favorite 11

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Shows how an eighth grade teacher adjusts her teaching to the reading skills of her students after using a standardized group test to obtain information about their skills. Discusses the criteria used in the selection of an appropriate test, the administration of the test, the reliability of a test, and the interpretation of the results
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Kansas City (Mo.), Educational tests and measurements
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Cheharbakhshi, Henry; International Film Bureau
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eye 7,463

favorite 84

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Illustrates some of the basic terms and techniques used in film editing Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Motion pictures
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Chetwynd Films, ltd., Toronto; International Film Bureau
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eye 281

favorite 2

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Man of Kintail Covers the discovery of Carborundum, the water power from Niagara Falls used to manufacture it, manufacturing processes, and its uses.
Topic: McKenzie, R. Tait (Robert Tait), 1867-1938
Educational Films
by Columbia University; International Film Bureau
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eye 744

favorite 20

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Illustrates the chief phenomena and techniques of research in visual perception. Covers phi phenomenon, optical illusions, color constancy, eye movements in reading, and perception span, ending with an actual experiment in digit span
Topic: Vision
Educational Films
by Crama, Nico; International Film Bureau
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eye 176

favorite 0

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Produced by Nico Crama
Topics: Daumier, Honoré, 1808-1879, French wit and humor, Pictorial, Social conditions
Educational Films
by Education Development Center; International Film Bureau
movies

eye 1,545

favorite 57

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Title from data sheet
Topics: Homotopy theory, Sphere, Computer graphics
Educational Films
by Epstein, Nathan B., 1924- cmm; Montreal General Hospital; Robert Anderson Associates; International Film Bureau
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eye 605

favorite 12

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A presentation of psychoneurotic conditions. Examines the effect of mental disorder on behavior, using as an illustration the case history of an office worker whose efforts to suppress his hostilities result in a sense of terror and panic which prevents him from leading a normal life. Made at Montreal General Hospital with Dr. Nathan B. Epstein as commentator
Topics: Anxiety, Panic disorders, Anxiety disorders
Educational Films
by Etaix, Pierre, 1928-; Carrière, Jean Claude; Claudon, Paul; International Film Bureau; Centro di addestramento e perfezionamento per gli addetti al commercio
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eye 1,442

favorite 10

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Lydia Binaghi, Laurence Gallimard, Gabriel Blonde, [Pierre Etaix]
Educational Films
by Focus Films Company, Los Angeles; International Film Bureau
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eye 184

favorite 2

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Producer, Benjamin M. Tayler
Topics: French language, Manners and customs
Educational Films
by Franklin, William; Wood, Megan Epler; International Film Bureau
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eye 348

favorite 10

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Researched and produced by William Franklin of Iowa State University's Department of Animal Ecology and directed by Megan Epler Wood
Topics: Guanaco, Mammals
Educational Films
by Grubbs, Harry; International Film Bureau
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eye 204

favorite 4

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Describes the farmers of the Andes as a primitive people without the benefits of technology, showing the tireless Incas who till the mountain soil at altitudes of 10,000 to 15,000 feet. Discusses the role of the llama, alpaca, and vicuña in providing meat, milk, and hides for these farmers; illustrates how corn and wheat are irrigated by ditches dug by ancient Incas; and shows views of the primitive methods used in threshing and winnowing
Topics: Agriculture, Incas
Educational Films
by Harris, Julie; Viewfinder Films, Inc; International Film Bureau
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eye 285

favorite 1

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Title from data sheet
Topics: Lyon, Mary, 1797-1849, Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, Women, Educators, Presidents
Educational Films
by Hitchcock, John Thayer, 1917-; Hitchcock, Patricia J; International Film Bureau
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eye 919

favorite 10

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Shows the work of a cultural anthropologist in the Bhuji River Valley of Nepal by examining a five-month expedition. Includes views of activities in the village and of the culture of the valley
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Antiquities
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Hitchcock, John Thayer, 1917-; International Film Bureau
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eye 475

favorite 10

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Produced by John Hitchcock Depicts from a single high-status farmer's position some of the problems encountered in a stressful environment. In Musuri, Bhuji Khola, Nepal, one of the most serious problems is collecting leaf fodder for cattle in an overgrazed area.
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Agriculture
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Industrial Accident Prevention Association; International Film Bureau
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eye 636

favorite 2

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Points out that industry must direct its accident prevention efforts toward all incidents which might eventually lead to injury of employees. Notes that fire prevention, theft prevention, reduction in pollution, and improvement of industrial health and hygiene are of particular importance to loss control
Topic: Industrial safety
Educational Films
by Institut für Film und Bild in Wissenschaft und Unterricht; Council of Europe; International Film Bureau
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eye 632

favorite 18

comment 0

Title from data sheet
Topics: Health occupations., Lymphatics., Lymph., Biology.
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 1,198

favorite 31

comment 0

Title from data sheet
Topic: Weather
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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eye 1,881

favorite 18

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Produced in collaboration with Municipal Museum and Art Gallery, the Hague; director and producer, Nico Crama
Topics: Mondrian, Piet, 1872-1944, De Stijl
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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eye 297

favorite 4

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Surveys the history of Germany's political systems from Charlemagne to modern times. Looks at the regional differences that were the inheritance of the independent states of the 18th century. Considers the 19th-century wars of unification, World War I, and Nazism
Topics: Europe- History, 20th century., Germany.
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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eye 1,250

favorite 12

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The female kangaroo produces one young every eight months. This procedure is carefully diagrammed, filmed, and commented upon. Cycle includes year round breeding and a double uterus in the mother, a 33-day gestation period, birth, a long climb for the furless, blind embryo into the pouch where it spends six months developing eyes and hind legs Junior high through adult
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Red kangaroo, Kangaroos
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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eye 863

favorite 13

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Based on the Eine Knoop-Film production entitled Der Mensch und seine Tiere
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, German language, Animals
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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eye 483

favorite 8

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Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago
Topics: Electric currents, Electricity
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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eye 434

favorite 8

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Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago Covers explanation of capacitance; capacitors; their construction; charging and discharging; demonstration; plate area; separation distances; dielectric; types and uses of capacitors; and the farad
Topics: Capacitors, Electricity
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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eye 346

favorite 6

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Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago
Topics: Electric resistors, Electricity
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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eye 267

favorite 4

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Presents the major regions of the Federal Republic of Germany. Stresses such topics as the economic importance of the Ruhr coal fields and the Rhine navigation facilities, the varied occupations of southern and central Germany, and the ports of Hamburg and Lubeck
Topic: Physical geography
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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eye 1,552

favorite 12

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Second edition With student handbook by Harmut Steinecke and W. Gregor Heggen Summary A German language film. Surveys areas of Heidelberg, such as the Autobahn, a market place, city hall, main street, Academy of Art and Music, Academy of Science, hotels, schools, Philosoph./ia meta and Castle Garden.
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, German language, Travel, Germany
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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eye 427

favorite 9

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Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago
Topics: Electric motors, Electric generators, Electricity
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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favorite 14

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Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago
Topics: Electric batteries, Electricity
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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eye 433

favorite 8

comment 0

Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago
Topics: Electric currents, Short circuits, Electricity
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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eye 568

favorite 9

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Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago Covers effect of a magnet on a coil; e.m.f. of self-induction; Lenz's law; inductor-choke; noninductive winding; the "henry"; inductors in a yoke; e.m.f. of mutual induction; the transformer; examples of "turns-to-voltage" ratios; and types of transformers
Topics: Electric transformers, Inductance, Electricity
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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eye 420

favorite 9

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Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago
Topics: Electric apparatus and appliances, Electricity
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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eye 516

favorite 7

comment 0

Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago
Topic: Magnetism
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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eye 1,414

favorite 13

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Lascaux: Cradle of Man's Art SummaryExplores the prehistoric wall paintings in the Lascaux cave of France. Explains the laboratory-experimental approach to the study of several processes during infancy, including neonatal, olfactory adaptation, four and eight month old conjugate social reinforcement, and discrimination learning in the first and second year. B & W.
Topic: Cave paintings
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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eye 1,722

favorite 43

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With guide Introduces the basic techniques of motion picture making by following a young director through the production of a short film. Demonstrates the planning, shooting, and editing of the film; explains the functions of various crew members, and their roles in bringing about a finished film
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Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Motion pictures
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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eye 1,005

favorite 26

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Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago Covers electrons and protons; negative, positive, and balance charges; free electrons; conducting and nonconducting materials; and electron flow
Topic: Electricity
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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eye 220

favorite 6

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This film gives instruction in immobilizing the upper and lower limbs to avoid further damage and to prevent movement of broken bones and demonstrates various techniques of first aid for this type of injury
Topics: Dislocations, First aid in illness and injury, Fractures
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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eye 270

favorite 2

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Depicts the progress of the fight against disease-causing microbes in man, animals, and plants since the time of Van Loeuenhock. Shows how microbes multiply
Topic: Germ theory of disease
A/V Geeks
by International Film Bureau
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eye 642

favorite 15

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This film is designed to show student projectionists some of the steps to be taken in getting ready for good film projection. A classroom scene shows a high school boy beside the projector stand as he signals to his assistants to pull the window shade. 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 )
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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eye 734

favorite 14

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Review of Down's syndrome includes general characteristics and findings in the area of genetics at the time the film was made. Covers first diagnosis and the guidance and help offered by professionals in the field of child mental retardation. C. Ross and R. Koch
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Down syndrome
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
movies

eye 434

favorite 10

comment 0

Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago
Topics: Electric resistors, Electricity
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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eye 446

favorite 14

comment 0

Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago
Topics: Electric power, Electricity
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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eye 1,255

favorite 18

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A case study is used to demonstrate the psychological evaluation of children who cannot be examined by usual verbal-dependent tests because of age, physical handicaps, or foreign language. Includes an overview of Gesell Development Scales, Leiter International Performance Scale, parts of Merrill-Palmer Scale, and Peabody Vocabulary Test. K. Fishler, R. Koch, and C.J. Ross Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Psychometrics, Developmental psychology, Psychological testing, Tests...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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eye 385

favorite 3

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Visits the vineyards, press houses, cellars, caves, and tasting rooms of the wine-producing area of the Loire Valley in Touraine, Anjou and Saumur, and the Pays Nantais. Observes the different grape varieties and production methods that yield such well-known wines as the cabernets of Bourgdeill, sparkling Saumur, Rose d'Anjou, Coteaux du Layon, Gros Plan, Muscadet, and the sparkling wines made by the champagne method in Vouvray. From the Food and Wine from France series
Topics: Wine and wine making, Manners and customs, Travel
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau
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eye 621

favorite 10

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Consultant, James M. McGrath, Lane Technical High School, Chicago Covers definition of direct current; circuit with center-zero ammeter; definition of alternating current and effect on ammeter; universal use of alternating current; high-voltage transmission; transformers; sine wave; cycle periods and frequency; Hertz; amplitude; in phase, out of phase; and root mean square
Topics: Electric currents, Alternating, Electricity
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau; National Film Board of Canada
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eye 1,185

favorite 46

comment 0

English version of the French film entitled Notes sur un triangle
Topic: Triangle
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau; State University of New York. College of Forestry at Syracuse University
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eye 260

favorite 5

comment 0

Producer, William M. Harlow
Topic: Wood
Educational Films
by International Film Bureau; Stewart Film Distributors
movies

eye 540

favorite 9

comment 0

Title from data sheet
Topics: Ohm's law, Electricity
A/V Geeks
by International Film Bureau.
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eye 830

favorite 8

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Discusses safety procedures for people who work with high-voltage equipment.
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Topic: electric safety
Educational Films
by Larry Dawson Productions, San Francisco; International Film Bureau
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eye 623

favorite 10

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Records the life and work of Ansel Adams, the American photographer. Describes the photographer's equipment, his home, his interests, and his attitude toward art in general, toward photography, and toward life
Topics: Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984, Adams, Ansel Eaton, 1902-1984
Educational Films
by McLaren, Norman, 1914-1987; Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750; National Film Board of Canada; International Film Bureau
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eye 1,569

favorite 63

comment 1

Produced by the National Film Board of Canada
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Topics: Animated films, Short films
Educational Films
by McLaren, Norman, 1914-1987; Munro, Grant; Rathburn, Eldon, 1916-2008; National Film Board of Canada; International Film Bureau
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eye 1,306

favorite 21

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Produced by Norman McLaren, Grant Munro, and Eldon Rathburn for the National Film Board of Canada
Topics: Motion Picture Photography., Musical Form.
Educational Films
by McLaren, Norman, 1914-1987; National Film Board of Canada; International Film Bureau
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eye 900

favorite 29

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Norman McLaren salutes the West Indies by painting the spirit of fiesta, using a vibra-drill to etch abstract images on film which sway and change to the syncopated rhythms of a Trinidad orchestra
Topic: Motion Pictures, Experimental.
Educational Films
by Mental Health Film Board (New York, N.Y.); Michigan. Department of Mental Health; Affiliated Film Producers, inc., New York; International Film Bureau
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eye 963

favorite 6

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Angry Boy Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Shows that angular momenta add vectorially. Demonstrates the phenomenon of precession and shows that a torque applied perpendicular to the angular momentum of a wheel causes the wheel to process smoothly. Features Aaron Lemonick of Pinceton University.
Topic: Emotions
Educational Films
by National Film Board of Canada; International Film Bureau
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eye 367

favorite 3

comment 0

Intended audience: Kindergarten through adult
Educational Films
by Pilgrim Films; International Film Bureau
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eye 425

favorite 4

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Director, photographer, and editor, Mary Kirby; script and research, Catherine Blue
Topics: Catedral de Santiago de Compostela, Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages, Travel
Educational Films
by Polonius Films; International Film Bureau
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eye 220

favorite 3

comment 0

Title from data sheet
Topics: Cooking, French, Cooking, Wine and wine making, Cookery, French, Cookery, Travel
Educational Films
by Smith, G. Buckland; International Film Bureau
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eye 232

favorite 4

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Also issued with English narration
Topics: German language, Travel
Educational Films
by Taylor, John, 1914-1992. drt; Moore, John, 1907-1967. aus; Vaughan Williams, Ralph, 1872-1958. cmp; British Transport Commission. Film Unit; International Film Bureau
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eye 604

favorite 5

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With commentary
Topics: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603, Civilization