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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 AIMS Instructional Media Services; Los Angeles County (Calif.). Board of Supervisors
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Topic: thesecretloveofsandrablain
Educational Films
by Alfred Higgins Productions
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Offers practical precautions to avoid venereal disease during and after sexual contact
Educational Films
by American Arbitration Association
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A film of an arbitration case from the files of the American Arbitration Association Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Portrays a teacher with ten years seniority who is bypassed for promotion to chair of the department because of her activities in the community. Follows ./e arbitration procedure and discusses flaws in the contract language and the inadequate preparation of the case by the unnamed teacher's organization. Stresses the...
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Arbitration and award, Grievance procedures, Seniority, Employee,...
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Educational Films
by American Broadcasting Company; McGraw-Hill Book Company
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With teacher's guide
Topic: Public welfare
Educational Films
by American Film Institute; Films Incorporated
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Producers, George Stevens, Jr., James R. Silke; director, Peter Bogdanovich; narrator, Orson Welles
Topic: Ford, John, 1894-1973
Educational Films
by American Foundation for the Blind
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Narrated by Ed Blake Follows a boy who meets his first blind person on a busy street corner and shows the problems that he encounters in walking, talking, and dining with a blind person Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Takes a humorous look at myths and misconceptions about blind and visually impaired people. Follows the adventures and misadventures of Phil as he learns that common courtesy and common sense conquer all.
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Blind, Interpersonal relations, Human relations, Handicapped...
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Educational Films
by American Meteorological Society; Modern Learning Aids (Firm); Universal Education and Visual Arts
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eye 667

favorite 19

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Director, John Friedman; adviser, Wallace Howell; editor, David Nelson
Topics: Clouds, Convection (Meteorology), Storms
Educational Films
by Babatunde Olatunji, Michael; Dallie; WCAU-TV (Television station : Philadelphia, Pa.); Carousel Films
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Produced by WCAU. Hosts, Babatandu Olatunji and Dallie Traces the development of music from its primative origins to the 20th century; for example, pointing out the origins of the blues in the forests and savannahs of Africa. Looks at the ancient musical art of body percussion, showing how a simple drumbeat is laid down, improvised upon, and added to. From the Tell It Like It Was series
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Music, Jazz music, African American history, Black history, American...
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Educational Films
by Barlin, Paul; Barlin, Anne Lief; S-L Film Productions
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Photography, Paul Barlin
Topics: Movement education, Physical education for children
Educational Films
by Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990; Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827. Symphonies, no. 9, op. 125, D minor. Presto; CBS Television Network; BFA Educational Media
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Kinescope
Topics: Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827, Symphonies (Beethoven, Ludwig van)
Educational Films
by Boulton Hawker Films, Ltd; International Film Bureau
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eye 3,644

favorite 54

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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.
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Educational Films
by Braverman Productions; Pyramid Films, inc
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eye 713

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Producer and director, Charles Braverman
Topic: Television programs
Educational Films
by Brigham Young University
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An engaged couple view the sharp contrasts in marital relationships at an office party
Topic: Marriage
Educational Films
by Bristish Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Ambrose Video Publishing
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eye 114

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Produced by the BBC
Topic: Phobias
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; Time-Life Films
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Surveys recent discoveries in the earth sciences which explain the movement of the continents and disclose other facts about the earth
Topic: Continental drift
Educational Films
by CBS News; Carousel Films
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Narrator, Eric Sevareid
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Topics: Drug abuse and crime, Probation, Juvenile delinquency, Recidivists, Corrections
Educational Films
by CBS News; Carousel Films
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favorite 4

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Narrator, Eric Sevareld
Topics: Criminal justice, Administration of, Court congestion and delay
Educational Films
by CBS News; Carousel Films
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favorite 18

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Produced by CBS
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Topic: Middle class
Educational Films
by CBS News; Carousel Films
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Filmed in 1971 on the occasion of Picasso's 90th birthday, this biography traces his life from childhood to old with a retrospective of his paintings and sculptures. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Traces the highlights of the life and work of Picasso, and presents comments of personal friends, one of Picasso's sons and one of his ex-wives. Includes film clips showing scenes of Gertrude Stein, Georges Braque, the Spanish Civil War,...
Topic: Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973
Educational Films
by CBS News; Carousel Films
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Produced by CBS
Topics: Criminal justice, Administration of, Race discrimination
Educational Films
by CRM Films
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A wide range of materials, techniques, and examples of sculpture from around the world are shown in historical perspective. Split-screen technique affords simultaneous exposure to several views of a work. From the Humanities series. Blue Ribbon winner, American Film Festival
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Sculpture
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Educational Films
by CRM Films
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Thirty demonstrations illustrate the behavior of structures consisting primarily of grids of beams and flat or folded plates. Shows load-carrying mechanisms of grids and plates, including load-carrying capacity due to the stretching of their middle plane through membrane stresses. Offers examples of actual flat, ribbed, and folded plate structures. From the Mechanics of Structures and Materials series Summary/ip>Robert A Heller presents experiments which show how grids and plates in...
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Grillages (Structural engineering), Plates (Engineering), Stress...
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Educational Films
by CRM Productions
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eye 966

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Producer, Carole Hart; editor, Kurt Hirschler
Topics: Motivation in education, Learning, Psychology of, Learning, Motivation, Reinforcement (Psychology)
Educational Films
by Carter, Ledford C., film director, screenwriter; Carmony, Donald F. (Donald Francis), consultant; Elliott, Helen, 1893-1982, consultant; Indiana University. Audio-Visual Center, production company
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Director and writer, Ledford C. Carter ; consultants, Donald F. Carmony, Helen Elliott
Topics: Utopias, Collective settlements, Historic sites
Educational Films
by Central Midwestern Regional Educational Laboratory
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Examines in detail the planning and construction of three commonly found sets, the "presenter" (one person), the "interview" (2 or more people) and the "drama" (outdoor settings, for instance). Planning includes use of a model so that arrangement of scenery & equipment can be tested before final construction.
Topics: Artists as teachers, Art
Educational Films
by Chermayeff, Peter
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Directors, Peter Chermayeff, Jane Chermayeff A nonnarrated film photographed in Tsavo National Park in Kenya that follows one elephant herd's daily activities. Shows the elephant's trunk and tusks in action stripping trees of leaves and branches, scanning the air for scents of danger, uprooting vegetation, and showering itself with water and dust
Topic: Elephants
Educational Films
by Churchill Films
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How can parents make better contact with their children? Discussion among teenagers compares ways parents frighten children with ways they make successful contact. Includes a role-play in which a father who has been distant from his son tries to come closer. From the Searching years series
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Parent and teenager, Communication
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Educational Films
by Churchill Films, Los Angeles. [from old catalog]
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Topic: Reformatories for women
Educational Films
by Collias, Nicholas E. (Nicholas Elias), 1914-2010; University of California, Los Angeles
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Directed by N.E. Collias A study of the village weaverbird's breeding behavior showing the weaving of nests by the male, territorial defense, courtship and pair formation, copulation, female behavior in lining the nest, and feeding nestlings. Includes a discussion of the development of the young and their behavior Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Illustrates the breeding behavior of weaverbirds, including weaving of the nests by the...
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Weaverbirds, Birds
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Educational Films
by Communications Group West; John Wiley & Sons
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Director and writer, Mallory Pearce
Topics: Cytology, Life
Educational Films
by Coronet Instructional Films
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Shows different approaches to the study of human behavior as scientists describe current studies in physical development, perception, learning, emotions, intelligence, aptitudes, and social behavior Educational collaborator, Marvin Powell This film isn't in the public domain. The copyright is owned by Phoenix Learning Group, Inc. For information on using footage from this film for your project, email us at footage@avgeeks.com
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Psychology
Educational Films
by Cosby, Bill, 1937-; Pyramid Films, inc
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Directors, Bill Cosby, Tom Mossman; writer, Bill Cosby; music, Willie Ruff
Topic: Prejudices
Educational Films
by Du Maurier, George, 1834-1896. Trilby; Spectra Pictures; Sterling Educational Films, inc
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Svengali Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film A Christmas tale of the regeneration of the miserly Scrooge. Filmed in England against authentic backgrounds.
Topics: Feature films, Marsh, Marion,, Barrymore, John,, Feature films.
Educational Films
by Duvoisin, Roger, 1900-1980. Petunia; Audio Visual Aid (Firm); Weston Woods Studios
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Narrator, Peter Gwynne; animation, Kathleen Houston; music, Kevin Watson
Topics: Geese, Children's films
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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CLICK HERE TO SEE THE STUDY GUIDE FOR THIS FILM Introduces the flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands. Explains the significance of these islands as the place where Darwin was supplied with his strongest clues to evolution. Shows the importance of protecting the Galapagos from the interference of man
Topics: Natural history, Evolution
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Also issued in b&w
Topics: Reproduction., Plants, Seeds.
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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With teacher's guide
Topic: Zebras
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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George Bernard Shaw, played by Donald Moffatt, analyzes Shakespeare's characterization of Julius Caesar and compares it with his own treatment. In Shaw's words, Caesar "has been praised and damned, lauded as the creator of a great political system, and decried as the destroyer of liberty and human dignity." Shaw claims the character of Caesar was beyond Shakespeare, but admits Shakespeare is still "king of the dramatists." From the EBE Humanities series
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Topics: Caesar, Julius, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Shows the tallest animal, the giraffe, at home in Tanzania. Close-ups examine its unusual shape, size, and markings. Independent family units feed without fear near lions and fellow simple daily patterns for foraging, carrying tick birds, and drinking. From the Silent Safari series
Topic: Giraffe
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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In English. From the series Je parle français, nouv. ed
Topic: Manners and customs
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Producer, Peter Chermayeff
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Topics: Lion, Animal behavior
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Traces the aging process of lakes, showing how man's interference with the environment causes critical changes in the natural ecology. Describes efforts to preserve and restore damaged lakes. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Nature, Eutrophication, Lakes
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Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Describes the present and the future of industry and commerce in France. Evaluates the importance of the craftsman, as well as the technician in modern France.
Topics: Industries -- France, France -- Commerce, Commerce
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Also issued in b&w
Topic: Civilization
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Journeys to the place where totem poles began and where today that special art endures, passed on from generation to generation. Blends actual Indian music with authentic carved masks and totem figures to present the Legend of the magic knives Intermediate/Elementary through senior high S.mmary Portrays an ancient Indian legend in the setting of a totem village in the Pacific Northwest. Deals with an old chief who realizes that the carvings of an apprentice are superior to his and decides to...
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Indian wood-carving, Indians of North America, Folklore
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Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Producer, Alan Spencer Elementary grade children take active steps to eliminate pollution from their community and in the process they identify pollution's major sources. Becoming involved in the issues and taking steps to improve matters are the main points of the film
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Air, Water
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Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Producer, J. Barnes
Topics: Renaissance, Art, Renaissance, Art History, Italy, European History, Religion/Spirituality, France
Educational Films
by Encyclopedia Britannica
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With teacher's guide Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Explains how to apply for a job, how to dress for the interview, how to determine the suitability of a job, and how to benefit from specialized training.
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Applications for positions, Vocational guidance, Spanish language
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Educational Films
by Film Dimensions
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An animated legend which tells how a young Indian prince steals the sun and moon to show his bravery. Raven steals them, but Eagle helps the tribe find the sun and moon and return them to their rightful places
Topics: Indians of North America, animation, Animals, Legends and stories of, Sky
Educational Films
by Fleming, Rex; ACI Films, inc
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Narrator, Don Messick; music, Mark Shinbrot
Topics: Bradfield, Roger, Children's literature, Authorship
Educational Films
by Ford Foundation
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Director, Joe Koenig
Topics: Child development, Teachers' workshops
Educational Films
by Freitag, Cynthia
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Iconographic, adapted from the book written and ill. by Tarō Yashima Producer, Morton Schindel; director, Cynthia Freitag; photographer-editor, Cordelia Head; narrator, Ned Hoopes; music, Frantisek Belfin Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
Topic: Story.
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Educational Films
by Freitag, Cynthia; Yashima, Tarō, 1908-1994. Crow boy; Weston Woods Studios
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Iconographic, adapted from the book written and ill. by Tarō Yashima
Educational Films
by General Electric Educational Films
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Describes the general properties of light, focusing on reflection and refraction. Includes coverage of the laser
Topics: Light, Lasers
Educational Films
by Granada Television International
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favorite 8

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Brian Moser, producer
Topics: Family., Colombia., Indians of South America.
Educational Films
by Grgić, Zlatko, direction, animation
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History of fire is traced in animation, from the first flame sent down from heaven to warm shivering Adam and Eve, to the hazards of modern electricity. Stresses the dire consequences of misusing fire. Produced by the National Film Board of Canada for the Dominion Fire Commission, a department of Public Works Canada, the nine-minute short on fire safety offers a humorous look at the origins, benefits and dangers of fire. The film garnered seven international awards, including Best Educational...
Topics: Fire prevention, Dominion Fire Commissioner Department of Public Works (Canada), Fires
Educational Films
by Hampshire Communications Corporation; Appleton-Century-Crofts Film Library
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Applies basic behavioral procedures in a student-developed program for teaching arithmetic to retarded children. Demonstrates procedures in teaching of the concepts of more and less, order, equality, and addition which can be adapted to improve the effectiveness of teaching any subject
Topics: Arithmetic, Children with mental disabilities
Educational Films
by Handel Film Corporation
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Subjective camera techniques at historic sites trace the life of Benjamin Franklin, scientist, statesman, scholar, and sage. From the Americana series
Topic: Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
Educational Films
by Harper & Row, Publishers
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favorite 5

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Describes the importance of the Galapagos in the development of evolutionary thought and looks at the principal elements of their fauna, flora, ecology, and biogeography. From the Galapagos: Laboratory for Evolution series
Topics: Evolution, Natural history
Educational Films
by Hobel-Leiterman Productions
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Predicts various effects of genetics in years to come
Topics: Genetics, Génétique, Génétique humaine
Educational Films
by Hobel-Leiterman Productions; Document Associates
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eye 280

favorite 2

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Producers, Philip S. Hobel, Douglas Leiterman
Topic: Consumer protection
Educational Films
by Houghton Mifflin Company
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Illustrates how stimuli moving in two-dimensional space are perceived by the viewer. Use of computer-generated stimuli and movements of human subjects show how motions are seen and analyzed in terms of groups and subgroups. Demonstrates Gestalt law of common fate and shows how viewers are able easily to identify a series of complex motions with very few sources of light. From the Films at the Frontiers of Psychological Inquiry series. J.B. Maas and G. Johansson
Topic: Movement, Psychology of
Educational Films
by Houghton Mifflin Company
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favorite 10

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Made by James B. Maas
Topics: Motion perception (Vision), Movement, Psychology of
Educational Films
by Indiana University Audio-Visual Center
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Writer, George Vuke; consultant, Harper Follansbee; photographers, Tom Held, George Vuke Examines the streaming of cytoplasm in single celled animals, diffusion, and both open and closed internal circulatory systems of more complex animals Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Biological transport
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Educational Films
by Indiana University, Bloomington
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favorite 2

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Produced by NET
Topic: Linden, Barbara
Educational Films
by Indiana University, Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center
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Author and editor, George Vuke; photographers, George Vuke, Tom Held Compares the digestive systems of a variety of phyla, examining digestive cavities and organs Summary Shows the variety of ways animals obtain food and the types of digestive cavities. Discusses peristalisus, gizzards and villi.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Digestive organs, Animal anatomy, Zoology
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Educational Films
by Indiana University, Bloomington. Audio-Visual Center
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favorite 54

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Author and editor, George Vuke; photographers, George Vuke, Tom Held Compares the excretory systems of a variety of phyla. Points out principal excretory organs and shows the excretory organs in a dissected dog Summary Discusses the excretory organs of animals, including the paramecia, amoebae, hydra, planaria, earthworm, grasshopper, crayfish, frog and dog.
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Excretory organs, Animal anatomy, Animal excretory system, Zoology
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Educational Films
by Johnson, Crockett, 1906-1975. Picture for Harold's room; Weston Woods Studios
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Based on the book of the same title by Crockett Johnson
Topics: Animated films, Children's films
Educational Films
by Keats, Ezra Jack. Peter's chair; Weston Woods Studios
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An adaptation of the book with text and illustrations by Ezra Keats about a little boy who runs away because of his jealousy of the new baby
Topics: Brothers and sisters, Jealousy
Educational Films
by King Screen Productions
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A boy's enjoyment of the beauty and quiet of his treehouse is disturbed by the sound of a bulldozer and the realization that his tree will be torn down. Closes with a view of his tree as the last bit of greenery on land cleared for a housing development
Topics: Conservation of natural resources, Tree houses
Educational Films
by King Screen Productions
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A Humorous exploration of the world of machines. Presents a dramatization in which a boy can solve a problem only by inventing his own machine
Topic: Machinery
Educational Films
by Lambert, Evelyn; Office national du film du Canada
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favorite 12

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Réalisation, Evelyn Lambart
Topics: Air, Pulvérisation et poudrage aériens en sylviculture
Educational Films
by Learning Corporation of America
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favorite 5

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With teacher's guide
Topics: Law., Municipal government., Community., Civil Rights.
Educational Films
by Leenhardt, Roger; Films Roger Leenhardt-Multimedia Audiovisual (Firme)
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Titre de la version anglaise: Daguerre : the birth of photography
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Topics: Daguerre, Louis Jacques Mandé, 1787-1851, Niépce, Nicéphore, 1765-1833, Photographie