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
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
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
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 dramas. To deal with 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 include: Patriotism, Are
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 anatomical detail (Growing Girls)
So you want to be an audiovisual geek? You want to bask in the glory of running the projector in class, getting a hall pass from the teacher and taking lackadaisical trip to the library to get the a/v equipment. Here's a DVD with some films to help you gain the skills to be an
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
A/V Geeks again prove that they are “edutainers” with this show of instructional school films. You’ll learn something at this show. Films include – Making Change, How To Catch A Cold, How to Develop Interest Clock Talk, How To Survive In Your Kitchen and Listen Well, Learn Well.
Learn about workplace safety, the insidious nature of office gossip, and how to fire someone without being shot. Films include: Down and Out, Barbers and Beauticians, You and Your Work, When You Grow Up, How To Keep A Job, Purely Coincidental, Hidden Grievance, All Togehter, Shake Hands with Danger, The Grapevine, Promotion By-pass, The Trouble
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
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.
Instructional and educational films to help you survive in the modern world. Learn how to mow your lawn, operate a dishwasher, juggle, deliver a baby in the back of a car AND survive a hostage situation. Films include Mowing Lesson for Charlie, Mr. Dish Machine Operator, Juggling Lesson, Sudden Birth and Surviving Hostage Situations.