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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 Andrews, Michael Alford; Redern, Ron. Making of a continent; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; WTTW (Television station : Chicago, Ill.)
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Based on the book of the same title by Ron Redfern
Topics: Geology, Continental drift, Plate tectonics
Educational Films
by Attenborough, David, 1926-; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
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Intended audience: Ages 16 through adult
Topics: Intertidal ecology, Mangrove ecology
Educational Films
by Attenborough, David, 1926-; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films; Time-Life Video
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Rivers, Stream ecology, Watersheds
Educational Films
by Attenborough, David, 1926-; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films; Time-Life Video
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Title from data sheet
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Topics: Nature, Human ecology, Ecology
Educational Films
by Avery, Charles; Levinson, Nick; Open University; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
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Presented by Charles Avery
Topics: Monuments, Sculpture, Renaissance, Art and state
Educational Films
by Ballard, Robert D; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Open University; Media Guild
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Presenter: Robert Ballard
Topics: Famous (Expedition) (1973-1974), Famous (Expedition), Oceanography
Educational Films
by Berger, John; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
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Title from Educational film locator. -- 1st ed. -- New York : Bowker, 1978
Topic: Painting
Educational Films
by Berger, John; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
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Produced by the BBC
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topic: Commercial art
Educational Films
by Berger, John; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
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Title from Educational film locator. -- 1st ed. -- New York : Bowker, 1978
Topic: Commercial art
Educational Films
by Berger, John; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Films Incorporated
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Produced by the BBC
Topic: Women in art
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
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Also issued as videocassette
Topic: Travel
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
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Also issued as videocassette
Topics: 16mm Film, Series: Joey, Educational Film, Deacon, Joseph John, Children with disabilities,...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
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Worlds in Collision Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Examines the ideas of cosmologist and author I./ia metadata worldsincollisionr predictions about astronomy which have proven to be correct.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Velikovsky, Immanuel, 1895-1979, Astronomy
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
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Title from data sheet
Topics: English language, English language, English language in the United States, English language,...
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
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What Time is Your Body? (1973) A study of the problem of old age in relation to the family. Pictures a grandmother who lives with her son, his wife and children, pointing out the advantages of an older woman living with her family as well as the problems which arise.
Topics: Circadian rhythms, Human body
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
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Also issued as videocassette
Topics: Fanshawe, David, 1942-2010, African Sanctus (Musical work : Fanshawe, David)
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
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Also issued as videocassette
Topics: Religion, Spiritual life
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
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Examines the woven rugs of the Qashqai tribe of Iran explaining how the rugs are made, what functions they serve, and the significance of the traditional symbols used in their design.
Topics: Rugs, Qashqāʼī (Turkic people)
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
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For the first time, man is able to see in sharp detail the surfaces of the Moon, Mercury, and Mars. By reading into their surfaces the history of how the planets formed, scientists are attempting to discover the origin of the solar system itself
Topics: Planets, Lunar surface, Origin of the Solar system, Surface of Mars (Planet), Surface of Mercury...
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
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Shows how to cut and print a two-color design. Includes details of transferring the design, cutting, proofing, correcting, registering for color and printing the blocks by 3 simple methods.
Topics: Black holes (Astronomy), Astronomy, Gravity, Gravitation
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
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Also issued as videorecording
Topics: Dolphins, Animal intelligence, Mammals
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
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Also issued as videocassette
Topic: Buddhism
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
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Also issued as videocassette
Topic: Travel
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
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In Spanish
Topics: Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945, World War (1939-1945), World War, 1939-1945, Politics and government, War
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
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Also issued as videocassette
Topics: Confucianism, Taoism, Religion
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
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Also issued as videocassette
Topics: Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America,...
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
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Shows the worldwide research being done in the field of phospholipid cell membrane exploration and discusses historical highlights pertinent to the subject
Topics: Cell physiology, Cell hybridization, Phospholipids
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
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Also issued as videorecording
Topic: DDT (Insecticide)
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
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Also issued as videocassette
Topics: 16mm Film, Series: Joey, Educational Film, Deacon, Joseph John, Children with disabilities,...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
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This film examines nuclear magnetic resonance, a relatively new technique used to analyze material spectroscopically and determine its molecular structure. By means of combined live action and animation, the film describes both the theory of nuclear magnetic resonance as well as some of its applications. College and adult level.
Topic: Microprocessors
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Equity Funding Corporation of America, Insurance fraud
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
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favorite 38

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Also issued as videocassette
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Bermuda Triangle., Magnetism., Ocean.
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
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Studies the life of Kate Nee in Connemara, western Ireland, showing that family members who had left their homes are returning because of recession abroad and the social benefits available on a small Irish farm
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Topics: Families, Economic history, Social conditions
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Ambrose Video Publishing
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Shows the rapid development of gross motor skills and beginning development of fine motor skills through the medium of play activities. Discusses the emergence of the child as a social being. Ascher H. Shapiro uses experiments to show the connection between the accelerations associated with the velocity field and the pressure gradient of a steady flow. Explains that viscous stresses and body forces are unimportant compared with inertial forces.
Topics: Perceptual learning, Education, Preschool
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Ambrose Video Publishing
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Produced by the BBC
Topics: Biofeedback., Psychical Research., Developmental Psychology., Psychology, Applied., Guidance,...
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Ambrose Video Publishing
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One Man's Madness (1974) Promo on the making of the motion picture Fame featuring Alan Parker.
Topic: Manic-depressive illness
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Ambrose Video Publishing
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Produced by the BBC
Topic: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Films Incorporated
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Produced by the BBC. Narrated by Chris Serle and Ian McNaught-Davis
Topic: Electronic data processing
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Films Incorporated
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Computer programming, Programming (Computers), Computers
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Films Incorporated
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Pterodactyls, Dinosaurs
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Films Incorporated
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Produced by the BBC
Topics: Computer programming, Electronic datana processing, Programming languages (Electronic computers)
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Films Incorporated
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Produced by the BBC. Narrated by Chris Serle and Ian McNaught-Davis
Topic: Electronic data processing
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Films Incorporated
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Zoology, Evolution
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Films Incorporated
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A study of the Berlin Airlift and the Korean War
Topics: Blockade of Berlin (Germany : 1948-1949), Korean War (1950-1953), Korean War, 1950-1953
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Films Incorporated
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Historical advisor, John Harrison ; series editor, Paul Mitchell
Topic: India.
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Films Incorporated
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Produced by the BBC
Topics: Weightlessness, Space flight
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Films Incorporated
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A presentation with lots of humor of verbal and nonverbal communication methods for succeeding in social and business situations
Topics: Communication, Dating (Social customs), Success
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Films Incorporated
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Produced by the BBC
Topic: Cerebrovascular disease
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Films Incorporated
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Produced by the BBC. Narrated by Chris Serle and Ian McNaught-Davis
Topic: Artificial intelligence
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Films Incorporated
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John Darren
Topic: Thomas, Dylan, 1914-1953
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Northrim Associates; Films Incorporated
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The Last Great Race on Earth Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Documents the 19./ia mearod Trail Race from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. Shows the 55 mushers as they participate in a 15 - day - long dogsled race of over 1,000 miles. Talks with leading contenders during the race.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Iditarod (Race), Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Alaska, Sled dog racing
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Open University
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Speakers, Mike Pentz, Keith Hodgkinson
Topics: Celestial mechanics, Planets, Lunar eclipses
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Open University
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Investigates acinar cells using an electron microscope. Examines the structure of typical cells using such specialized analysis techniques as autoradiography and freeze-fracture. Cell sections are stained with uranium and lead ions for electron microscope analysis in place of colored dyes used to stain cells for analysis in a light microscope
Topics: Electron microscopy, Cells, Cytology, Fixation (Histology), Histology
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Open University
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Secular Music of the Renaissance Three artists-in-residence in high schools in Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and Colorado discuss their methods of teaching young people. Provides an insight into the teaching-learning process and into the development and encouragement of creativity. For use in teacher training.
Topics: Music, Instrumental ensembles, Vocal ensembles, Vocal ensembles with instrumental ensemble
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Open University
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Cataloging information taken from guide
Topic: Sea-floor spreading
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Open University; Gass, I. G. (Ian Graham); Styles, Peter
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Presenter: Ian Gass, Peter Styles
Topics: Oceans., Historical geology.
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Open University; Media Guild
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Produced by the BBC for the British Open University
Topics: Figure sculpture, Art, Greek, Antiquities
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Open University; Media Guild
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Produced by the BBC for the British Open University
Topic: Drawing, Italian
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Open University; Media Guild
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Produced by the BBC for the British Open University
Topic: Allosteric regulation
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Open University; Media Guild
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951, Music, Composers, Twelve-tone system, Intellectual life
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Open University; Media Guild
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Produced by the BBC for the British Open University
Topic: Enzymes
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Open University; Media Guild
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Produced by the BBC for the British Open University
Topic: Geology
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Open University; Media Guild
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VHS
Topics: Mechanics, Applied, Machinery, Kinematics of, Kinematics
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Open University; Media Guild
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Uses computer-generated anaglyphic photography of ball-and-stick models of a hemoglobin molecule to explain the biochemical mechanism by which hemoglobin binds and releases oxygen. Illustrates the roles of several of the individual amino-acid residues by building the molecule stage by stage
Topic: Hemoglobin
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Open University; Media Guild
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Produced by the BBC for the British Open University
Topics: Coal, Coal-tar industry, Coke, Coal gasification
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Open University; Media Guild
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Produced by the BBC for the British Open University
Topics: Augustus, Emperor of Rome, 63 B.C.-14 A.D, City planning
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Open University; Media Guild
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Produced by the BBC for the British Open University
Topic: Enzymes
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Open University; Media Guild
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Skeleton, Natural selection, Adaptation (Biology)
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Open University; Media Guild
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Produced by the BBC for the British Open University
Topics: Riccio, 1470-1532, S. Maria del popolo (Church : Rome, Italy), Church architecture, Architecture,...
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Open University; Media Guild
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Produced by the BBC for the British Open University
Topics: Paleoclimatology, Glacial landforms, Glaciology
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Public Broadcasting Associates; Films Incorporated
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Narrator, Susan Stamberg
Topic: Romans
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
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Writer and narrator, Laurens Van der Post
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Topics: Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961, Psychoanalysts, Psychoanalysis
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
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The Crab Nebula Contrasts and compares the effect of two kinds of dam-building -- that done by beavers, and that done by human engineers. Points out how man is damaging the ecological balance of nature whereas the beaver is not.
Topics: Astronomy., Solar system.
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
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In Spanish
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Scientists, Science, Nuclear energy
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
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Also issued as videotape
Topic: Evolution