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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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Shaping San Francisco
by Biker-X
movies

eye 8,333

favorite 5

comment 1

footage of the chaotic July 1997 ride in which Mayor Brown unleashed the police to attack bicyclists.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: bicycles, Critical Mass, police riot
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 1,111

favorite 9

comment 0

Two animated classic picture books, narrated in Mandarin.  Charlie Needs a Cloak - Tomie DePaola The Mysterious Tadpole - Steven Kellogg
Topics: vhs, picture books
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Shaping San Francisco
by Chris Carlsson
movies

eye 4,522

favorite 6

comment 2

The San Francisco Illegal Soapbox Society conducted races on Bernal Heights for years, and still does at unpredictable times.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: Soapbox Derby, Bernal Heights, underground culture
Ephemeral VHS
by Discovery Communications Inc.
movies

eye 931

favorite 0

comment 0

"...time for a little fun with a lot of baby animals!  Join our friendly four-legged canine storyteller Jake, plus his puppy pals Lucy, Scooter, and Ralphie....a wonderful tale about the cutest baby bears...."
Topics: vhs, Kids, Kodiak, Black bears
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Ed Begley; Shaun Johnston; Kaitlin Burke
movies

eye 4,889

favorite 5

comment 0

A little girl persuades her family to hide a bear cub from the poacher who killed its mother.
Topics: vhs, children
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Encounter Video
movies

eye 729

favorite 3

comment 0

"Leave your worries and the mainland far behind. Set sail on a Pacific odyssey that carries you to the national and state parks of the Hawaiian Islands and the National Park of American Samoa."-- description from box.
Topic: vhs
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Frontline
movies

eye 926

favorite 0

comment 0

Frontline broadcast on Khun Sa and opium in the Golden Triangle. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, Frontline, Opium, Golden Triangle, Khun Sa
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Halibutt Productions
movies

eye 475

favorite 1

comment 0

"A health education video from the Seafood Consumption Information Project at Save San Francisco Bay Association."-- description from box.
Topics: vhs, seafood, San Francisco Bay, fishing, cooking, contamination
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Ideas In Motion S.F.
movies

eye 645

favorite 5

comment 0

"Do The Rot Thing demonstrates the basic steps and shares simple tips that make composting at home fun and easy."-- description from box.
Topics: vhs, ecology, compost, recycling, waste, alameda county
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Investors Business Daily
movies

eye 346

favorite 1

comment 0

Investors Business Daily"....learn how to set yourself apart from the majority of investors who miss out on the most significant gains in the market....learn how to make the most of IBD's time-saving features and increased news coverage."
Topics: vhs, William J. O'Neil, seminar, stocks, mutual funds
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Shaping San Francisco
by Jim Swanson
movies

eye 817

favorite 0

comment 1

Original opening animation for Shaping San Francisco CD-ROM in 1998.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: San Francisco, animation, Jim Swanson
Ephemeral VHS
by Keystone Learning Systems
movies

eye 263

favorite 0

comment 0

"In this video you will learn: Build In Functions (12 Minutes); Dates & Times (17 Minutes); Setting Defaults (11 Minutes); Multi-Sheet Workbooks (23 Minutes); Cell Reference (17 Minutes); Format Cells Command (15 Minutes); Charts (42 Minutes)" -- description from box.
Topics: vhs, Excel 97, Microsoft Office 97, instructional videos
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Keystone Learning Systems Corp.
movies

eye 219

favorite 1

comment 0

"In this video you will learn: PowerPoint Central, Working with Drawing Objects, Sound, Video and Animation, Enhancing the Actual Presentation, Sharing Presentations Electronically, PowerPoint and the Internet."
Topics: vhs, Alison Balter, Keystone
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Lambert & Landers
movies

eye 721

favorite 9

comment 0

"...the Kit contains basic dining and social skills presented in a concise and entertaining series of workshops with host Lyndy Janes."
Topics: vhs, etiquette, American and European dining, proper handshake, posture, phones skills, confidence,...
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Maria Nation, William Hanley, Kaye Gibbons
movies

eye 1,771

favorite 13

comment 2

"i dream of a perfect family.   sometimes dreams come true."   
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Topics: vhs, Jena Malone, Ted Levine, Glynnis O Connor, Debra Monk
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Mark Leonard
movies

eye 728

favorite 2

comment 0

Pre-release promotional video from christian swing/jazz band.
Topics: vhs, music, swing, jazz, christian
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Martinson Productions, Inc.
movies

eye 480

favorite 16

comment 0

Self Defense training.
Topics: vhs, self defense
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Marty Stouffer Productions, Ltd.
movies

eye 4,506

favorite 14

comment 0

"Who are all these kooky kids?  they're Mother Nature's weird and wacky wild babies. Marty Stouffer's Wild America."-- description from box.
Topics: vhs, animals
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 709

favorite 0

comment 0

Deneuve smoke Opium, A&E Prohibition, Elvis meets Nixon, Princess Diana dead, Mother Teresa, HBO "Flashback", PEP Study, Science Fiction. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, dope, san francisco
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 805

favorite 0

comment 0

Deneuve smoke Opium, A&E Prohibition, Elvis meets Nixon, Princess Diana dead, Mother Teresa, HBO "Flashback", PEP Study, Science Fiction. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, dope, san francisco
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 742

favorite 1

comment 0

Deneuve smoke Opium, A&E Prohibition, Elvis meets Nixon, Princess Diana dead, Mother Teresa, HBO "Flashback", PEP Study, Science Fiction. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, dope, san francisco
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 519

favorite 0

comment 0

PROP 215 Wins!, Dennis busted, Valerie Corral, Firing Line, Hong Kong, Mars Landing, War on Drugs, Flower Therapy raided, J. Morgan. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, dope, san francisco
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 608

favorite 0

comment 0

PROP 215 Wins!, Dennis busted, Valerie Corral, Firing Line, Hong Kong, Mars Landing, War on Drugs, Flower Therapy raided, J. Morgan. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, dope, san francisco
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 423

favorite 0

comment 0

Deneuve smoke Opium, A&E Prohibition, Elvis meets Nixon, Princess Diana dead, Mother Teresa, HBO "Flashback", PEP Study, Science Fiction. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, dope, san francisco
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 762

favorite 1

comment 0

Deneuve smoke Opium, A&E Prohibition, Elvis meets Nixon, Princess Diana dead, Mother Teresa, HBO "Flashback", PEP Study, Science Fiction. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, dope, San Francisco
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 914

favorite 1

comment 0

Deneuve smoke Opium, A&E Prohibition, Elvis meets Nixon, Princess Diana dead, Mother Teresa, HBO "Flashback", PEP Study, Science Fiction. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, dope, san francisco
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 646

favorite 1

comment 0

Deneuve smoke Opium, A&E Prohibition, Elvis meets Nixon, Princess Diana dead, Mother Teresa, HBO "Flashback", PEP Study, Science Fiction. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, dope, san francisco
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 448

favorite 0

comment 0

PROP 215 Wins!, Dennis busted, Valerie Corral, Firing Line, Hong Kong, Mars Landing, War on Drugs, Flower Therapy raided, J. Morgan. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, dope, san francisco
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 699

favorite 0

comment 0

Deneuve Smoke Opium, A&E Prohibition, Elvis meets Nixon, Princess Diana Dead, Mother Teresa, HBO "Flashback",PEP Study, Science Fiction. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 606

favorite 0

comment 0

Reuter on Drug War, Dennis Miller, Olympics Pot Test, No Fed $ Needle Exchange, Viagra, Clinton, Monica Lewinsky, Cannabis Club stays open. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 540

favorite 0

comment 0

Deneuve smoke Opium, A&E Prohibition, Elvis meets Nixon, Princess Diana dead, Mother Teresa, HBO "Flashback", PEP Study, Science Fiction.  See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, dope, san francisco
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 574

favorite 0

comment 0

PROP 215 Wins!, Dennis busted, Valerie Corral, Firing Line, Hong Kong, Mars Landing, War on Drugs, Flower Therapy raided, J. Morgan. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, dope, san francisco
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 778

favorite 4

comment 0

MJ, "Pot of Gold" ABC March 1997, Junk Science, Crack Babies, House Hearing, Medical Marijuana October 1997. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, crack, medical marijuana, pot
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 476

favorite 3

comment 0

See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, MJ, Ammiano, Murphy Brown
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 533

favorite 0

comment 0

PROP 215 Wins!, Dennis busted, Valerie Corral, Firing Line, Hong Kong, Mars Landing, War on Drugs, Flower Therapy raided, J. Morgan.  See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, dope, san francisco
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Michael Aldrich
movies

eye 631

favorite 0

comment 0

Deneuve smoke Opium, A&E Prohibition, Elvis meets Nixon, Princess Diana dead, Mother Teresa, HBO "Flashback", PEP Study, Science Fiction. See scans of liner notes for detailed content.
Topics: vhs, dope, san francisco
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
A/V Geeks
movies

eye 7,832

favorite 19

comment 0

This video chronicles the logistics of building an orbiting laboratory in space. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, International Space Station
A/V Geeks
by NASA; Johnson Space Center
movies

eye 989

favorite 1

comment 0

This video looks to a future manned spaceflight to Mars (Antares) and the challenges that such a mission will face. This video was produced by Johnson Space center. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC .
Topics: NASA, Mars exploration
Ephemeral VHS
by Patricia DeMasi
movies

eye 629

favorite 6

comment 0

"Have a great time playing, dancing and singing with Fit Kids, the new way for parents  and children to workout together.   Fit Kids combines aerobic exercise with imagination to give you and your children fun and healthy quality time."
Topics: vhs, Ages 3 mos. to 5yrs., Entertaining Games and Sing-a-Longs
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Peter Pan Industries
movies

eye 827

favorite 4

comment 0

"For developing beautifully balanced lines and symmetry. Balanced Zones is led by dancer and choreographer, Jennifer Kries, from The Method's Precision Toning and Sculpting videos."-- description from box.
Topics: vhs, fitness, exercise, Jennifer Kries
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
The Dope Tapes
by Peter Reuter, PHD
movies

eye 141

favorite 0

comment 0

"Can We Make Prohibition Work Better?   An Assessment of American Drug Policy.
Topics: vhs, "Perspectives on Crime and Justice"
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Robert Miller
movies

eye 2,559

favorite 0

comment 0

From tape: 1997 MEDIA REVIEW WATER WALKIES THE UNDERWATER TALKING DEVICE
Topic: vhs
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Shaping San Francisco
by Shaping San Francisco
movies

eye 108

favorite 0

comment 0

Stan Weir, 1921-2001, was a longtime labor radical... called "Red" during his days as a longshoreman, he led 57 B-Men in a Kafkaesque struggle with Harry Bridges and the ILWU Executive Committee, after they were cashiered over breaking rules that had been developed secretly and imposed retroactively! Weir's many writings covered rank-and-file union politics, focusing on as he liked to put it, "unions that stay on the job." In this 2-hour 1997 interview/discussion with Chris...
Topics: rank-and-file, wildcat strikes, union democracy, hierarchy, unions that stay on the job, AFL-CIO,...
Shaping San Francisco
by Shaping San Francisco
movies

eye 3,829

favorite 1

comment 0

Taxi driver Mat Callahan gives us a tour of San Francisco and his takes on labor, politics, culture, and community.
Topics: Tour, San Francisco
The Dope Tapes
by Sheila Nevins
movies

eye 1,420

favorite 3

comment 0

Hosted by Linda Ellerbee, "Addicted" features men, women and young people who talk about their addictions to drugs, alcohol and cigarettes. From HBO's "Faces of Addiction" series.
Topics: vhs, Drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, addiction, HBO, Faces of Addiction
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Steve Rotfeld Productions
movies

eye 3,223

favorite 6

comment 0

Wild About Animals series, Volume 3. "From dogs who ski, to horses who sing, 'Wonderfully Wacky Animals' is just what you'd expect: a delightfully funny look at the world of animals." -- description from box.
Topics: vhs, animals, humor
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by TCI Tele-communications,Inc
movies

eye 1,049

favorite 4

comment 0

"Preview Interactive" Program guide for a remote control for digital cable
Topic: vhs
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
by Valette / Valette
movies

eye 1,009

favorite 6

comment 0

"Modules 1-12 - Parlons Francais! (Video Essay) Correlation to Student Text on back cover" -- description from box.
Topics: vhs, education, french, language
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 229

favorite 1

comment 1

NOTE: THIS TAPE IS APPARENTLY DAMAGED AND ONLY ONE HOUR IS UP. A RE-RIP OF THE TAPE IS BEING MADE AND WILL REPLACE THIS ONE IF FOUND TO BE BETTER. Black Army Jacket His Hero Is Gone Atom and His Package Brutal Truth Spazz Live at Stalag 13 Philadelphia, PA  on June 27, 1997 . A Cabbage Collection Event
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Ephemeral VHS
by ViaGrafix
movies

eye 590

favorite 0

comment 0

Excel 97 video tutorial.
Topics: vhs, spreadsheets, microsoft, software, office, excel
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 983

favorite 2

comment 0

"Captures Langstaff's passionate enthusiasm for engaging children in music as well as his remarkable ability to develop every child's innate musicality" -- description from box.
Topics: vhs, folk songs, children's songs
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 644

favorite 3

comment 0

"In this video you will learn: Power editing (22 min); Power slide development (38 min); Enhancing your presentations with clip art (14 min); Say it with impact (6 min); Charting (23 min); Inserting organization charts (9 min); Inserting tables and spreadsheets (13 min)" -- description from box.
Topics: vhs, microsoft office 97, PowerPoint 97, instructional videos
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 805

favorite 8

comment 1

favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: Anti-Gravity_Room, VHS
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 232

favorite 0

comment 0

"Commissioned by the Character Education Partnership (CEP), the Eleven Principles of Effective Character Education presents a comprehensive guide to the development and assessment of character education programs in our nation's schools" -- description from box.
Topics: vhs, character education
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 306

favorite 5

comment 0

"In this video you will learn: Introduction to Excel (22 min); Data Entry (39 min); Changing Worksheet Appearance (14 min); File Management (14 min); Additional Formulas (20 min); Formatting Features (14 min); Printing Worksheets (13 min)" -- description from box.
Topics: vhs, Excel 97, Microsoft Office 97, instructional videos
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 4,089

favorite 5

comment 0

"For use in homes, schools, day-care settings and libraries" -- description from box.
Topics: vhs, folk songs, children's songs
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 1,143

favorite 13

comment 0

"A medically approved thirty minute workout and stretch program designed especially for teenagers." -- description from box.
Topics: vhs, fitness
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 358

favorite 4

comment 0

Topics: VHS, Radioshack - Karaoke Video Sing-along Volume 1
Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 201

favorite 7

comment 0

"Introduction (11 min); Creating a new presentation (20 min); Entering text in outline view (15 min); Entering text in a slide view (12 min); More editing techniques (26 min); Manipulating presentation slides (5 min); Getting help (11 min); Creating output (10 min)" -- description from box.
Topics: vhs, microsoft office 97, PowerPoint 97, instructional videos
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX
Ephemeral Films
movies

eye 1,475

favorite 10

comment 0

Ephemeral VHS
movies

eye 453

favorite 4

comment 0

USSD Brown Belt; Self Defense Leader, Two Fist ,Kata
Topics: vhs, Mind, Body, Spirit
Source: VHS Panasonic AG-1980>Panasonic DMR-E30>CDR via OSX