During World War II, 16mm educational films were recognized by the U.S. Military as an efficient and effective training tool to get a consistent message across to a large number of troops. The films and projectors were portable and inexpensive. The challenge was to come up with effective means to engage the average soldier and [...]
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Hey, ladies, is your husband grumbling about the cleanliness of his home, his clothes and the kids? Is your grocery budget through the roof and, yet, the family just mopes and picks at their plates? Do you know how to handle an aerosol can correctly? And do you ever wonder what problems housewives around the [...]
Given recent election results, many of us are gearing up to be proud to again say that they are Americans but are a little rusty. The A/V Geeks pull from their 16mm archive, films that remind us how to be good citizens and how our contributions can make the country great. Films [...]
For centuries, parents have struggled to usher their children through the magical, often treacherous, journey to adulthood. But in mid-century America, a new form of tutelage was engineered: the classroom film. Suddenly, the prickly issues of sexual development and juvenile delinquency could be addressed in tidy, ten-minute sermons disguised as [...]
As the daughters of the baby boom reached adolescence, the American school system struggled to educate them on matters of sexual and social development lessons that were not always being taught at home. To the teacher uncomfortable with such topics, classroom films were a godsend. They depicted the reproductive system in [...]
In order to keep up their status as an edu-info- tain-gency, the A/V Geeks present an evening of films that show you how to do things. For example, How To Build an Igloo teaches us step-by-step how to build a shelter in the ice. With How to Get Cooperation we learn the fine art of [...]
Let’s face it, August was brutally hot and the AV Geeks spend most of their time holed up in a dark dank basement watching films. To counteract the sticky humidity of Houston, we presented a show of films about living in cold weather. Films include Play In The Snow, How to drive on snow and [...]
What better way to
get your message across than to use marionettes! It’s not creepy – honest! These
films feature marionettes selling you products and teaching you how to use the
telephone. Films include: Adventures in Telezonia, Party Lines, When Your
Clothing Burns?, Pirro and the Blackboard, and more.
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A DVD compilation of 16mm educational films made for potential prisoners.
Three Days In County Jail – Made for high school students to teach them what it is like to be in jail. Narrated by Gregory Morris
Surviving Hostage Situations - Made for upper management of multi-national corporations on what to do if they are kidnapped by radical [...]