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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 Blume, Friedrich, 1893-; Abert, Anna Amalie, 1906-; Ruhnke, Martin, 1921-
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Vol.2 edited by A.A. Abert and Martin Ruhnke Includes bibliographical references Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Describes the special problems, needs and strengths of the inner - city child. Explains that there is a gap between his cultural values and those of the teacher, and considers how to bridge it.
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Music, Urban studies, Artists, Portraits
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Böll, Heinrich, 1917-1985; International Film Bureau
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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 Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (Göttingen, Germany)
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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)
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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 International Film Bureau
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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 Lorenz, Konrad, 1903-1989; Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film (Göttingen, Germany)
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Produced by the Institut für Film und Bild. Konrad Lorenz
Topic: Mallard
Educational Films
by Nuremberg (Germany). Freiherrlich von Tucher'sche Brau-Administration. Abteilung Berlin
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Educational Films
by Smith, G. Buckland; International Film Bureau
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Also issued with English narration
Topics: German language, Travel
Educational Films
by Stiefel, Eduard L., 1909-
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Describes the work and responsibilities of the manufacturing engineer while showing their disappointments and triumphs from concept to final installation. Follows the activities of otters during one day at Teton Marsh, showing views of the scenery and of the animals and birds including the beaver, porcupine, moose, osprey, trumpeter swan, and other wild fowl.
Topic: Numerical calculations
Educational Films
by Universität Innsbruck. Department of Experimental Psychology
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Presents scientic experiment proving that human vision is largely dependent on the impressions made by other senses, especially the sense of touch
Topic: Vision