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Identifying Marketing Channels and Understanding the Role of Distributors

This program looks at the some of the channels that businesses use to market their products and services as well as the role of distributors in exporting.
2016; 2013

Ignition Distributors, Distributorless Ignition Systems, and Fuel Systems [electronic resource]

A car's ignition gives it the spark of life-but, as any good technician knows, figuring out how ignition and fuel systems really work isn't that simple. This video sheds light on the daunting maintenance challenges found in ignition distributors, distributorless ignition systems, and fuel systems. Viewers learn about diagnosing problems with several components-including distributors, distributor caps, distributor rotors, spark plugs, and spark plug wires-and how to build an ignition system. The next section covers the computers, triggering devices, coil packs, modules, and other elements of a distributorless ignition system, while the subsequent chapter looks at fuel pumps, fuel injectors, fuel filters, fuel pressure tests, injector testing, and more.

That Film About Money: What Is the Real Value of a Dollar?

This lecture launcher directed by James Schamus poses the question: Do you think that a dollar bill is money and that banks are where your cash is stored and safeguarded? Part of WE THE ECONOMY, a series of short films developed by renowned filmmakers and apanel of top economic experts, meant to provoke thought and discussion about fundamental and topical economicissues and concepts.

The WPA Film Library: Model T Automobiles Impact Transportation ca. 1920s

In an attempt to manufacture a car that was affordable for the average American family, Henry Ford designed the no-frills Model T in 1908, which sold for
2007; 1920

The WPA Film Library: Ca. 1962 John Glenn Prepares for a Mercury Project Space Flight

On February 2, 1962, John Glenn became the third American astronaut to participate in the Mercury Project, after Alan Shepard and Virgil "Gus" Grissom completed suborbital flights the previous year. During his flight, Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth, following two Russian astronauts who had made the flight in 1961.
2007; 1962

The WPA Film Library: Drought-Induced Fires Burn Fields ca. 1990s

Drought-induced brush fires and firefighting.
2007; 1990

The WPA Film Library: Astronauts and Cosmonauts Work Together on Space Station Mir ca. 1995

The former Soviet Union launched the first space station, Mir, in 1986. With the collapse of communism, Russian scientists joined their American counterparts in a new spirit of international scientific collaboration. In 1995, an American space shuttle docked to the Mir in the first collaborative mission between the former cold war adversaries.
2007; 1995

That Second Film About Money: What Is the Real Value of a Dollar?

This lecture launcher directed by James Schamus poses the question: Do you think that a dollar bill is money and that banks are where your cash is stored and safeguarded? Part of WE THE ECONOMY, a series of short films developed by renowned filmmakers and apanel of top economic experts, meant to provoke thought and discussion about fundamental and topical economicissues and concepts. Viewable/printable instructor's guides are available.

Tap Dance History [electronic resource]: From Vaudeville to Film

This program presents a collection of rarely seen original film footage from Soundies and short films of the 1930s and 1940s. The films come from the private collection of Mark Cantor's Celluloid Improvisations Music Film Archive, a collection of 4000 preserved jazz-musicals , and from the Ernie Smith Jazz Film Collection, of the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. Every selection has been carefully researched by Andrew J. Nemr of the The Tap Legacy Foundation and was selected to educate and enlighten dance professionals and aficionados. The narration adds background information on the legendary performers in this program, such as Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Bill Mahoney, the Berry Brothers, Slick and Slack, Juanita Pitts, and Stump and Stumpy.
2015; 2014

Space Capsule Films Earth From Space ca. 1961

On July 29, 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed an act creating the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Although NASA was a Cold War program, created in response to the Soviet space program, it was civilian controlled, in an attempt to prevent military escalation and to promote peaceful research. On November 10, 1961, NASA sent a chimpanzee named Enos into orbit around Earth in a test flight for John Glenn's planned manned orbit. This video shows footage of Earth taken during orbit from Enos's capsule, the Mercury Atlas 5.
2007; 1961

Filming My Father in Life and Death

Four and half years in the making, this powerful and emotional film charts the story of one remarkable man - Steve Isaac, who had everything to live for when he received the heartbreaking news that he had the terminal condition, motor neuron disease. He was just 51, when he was told that he had only a couple of years to live. From the very beginning of Steve's illness, his son, Fraser, decided to film every stage of his father's decline. The result is an unique filmic record revealing the devastating reality of motor neuron disease, as it has never been seen before.
2016; 2015

Amazing Animated Film About the Debt & Deficit: Why Do We Have Budget Deficits and a National Debt?

This lecture launcher directed by Marshall Curry is a free-wheeling animated film showing how Congress and public officials use and manage debt, and why it matters to you.

Science of Sci-Fi Films / Mercury

From Matt Damon's recent hit, The Martian, to Interstellar, Gravity and long-running favorite, Star Trek, Hollywood is obsessed with science fiction. But how accurate is it, in terms of the science? Dr. Graham grabs a bucket of popcorn and sits down with astrophysicist, Dr. Katie Mack and physicist, Professor Lawrence Krauss to review Hollywood's treatment of science. Even the not-so-plausible cartoon series, The Jetsons, gets an affectionate mention. Also, is the level of mercury in the fish we're eating safe for our health? While scientists team up with Mona curators to monitor the effects of mercury contamination in Tassie's picturesque Derwent River, an avid Sydney fisherman has his catch and a strand of his own hair analyzed for mercury levels with surprising results.

How Hollywood Does It [electronic resource]: Film History & Techniques of Early Cinema

How Hollywood Does It looks at the very birth of cinema in the late 1800's through the talkies in 1928. It is a multi-part look at the history, techniques, movements and people who created the magic that we call motion pictures. Featured are early films from Thomas Edison, The Lumiere Brothers and George Melies. Hosted by Jeffrey Hill and Mark A. Graves from Morehead State University.
2015; 2013

How Hollywood Does It [electronic resource]: Film History & Techniques of Cinematography

How Hollywood Does It takes a look at the history and techniques of cinematography starting from the birth of motion pictures through to the 21st century. In the first decade of motion pictures, the role of the cinematographer or camera operator and director were one and the same, but as cinema evolved, the duties of the director and cinematographer diverged. Cinematography is of paramount importance to successful narrative, and utilizes many techniques to assist both the storytelling within a film as well as its visual aesthetic.
2015; 2013

America Dances! 1897-1948 [electronic resource]: A Collector's Edition of Social Dance in Film

This program presents original film clips of Americans dancing iconic and vintage dances. Dancetime Publications has culled footage from multiple archives and libraries to create this collection of pivotal dance moments reflecting changing trends, expertise, and taste. A chronicle of American dance culture, this retrospective ranges from people dancing at social events to top ballroom performers, as well as showing rare footage of African American and Latin dance heritage. Includes clips from silent films, newsreels, instructional films, and feature films comprise this video. Note: This historical recording may contain variations in audio and video quality based on the limitations of the original source material.
2015; 2003

I Can't Do This But, I Can Do That: A Film for Families About Learning Differences

This documentary takes an enlightening look at young people with a wide spectrum of learning differences, offering a compelling portrait of the ways in which these children are able to compensate by using their strengths to overcome their challenges. Many say they are no different from other kids, and can accomplish the same things - just differently. We hear from their parents as well as their teachers, all of whom are committed to helping the children discover the ways they learn best. Kids' interview segments are intercut with scenes of the children engaged in the activities that reflect their talents: one is a gifted muralist, another shines as a poet. Another boy is so articulate no one would ever suspect that he has dyslexia and has trouble spelling words and recognizing them o [...]
2016; 2010

Film Offers Pointers to Marketers on How to Sell to Housewives in 1950s Film ca. 1955

The economic growth in the United States following World War II led to an unprecedented rise in advertising and consumerism. Marketers began to advertise on television and radio using simple slogans, and they developed new packaging materials in order to make their products stand out in crowded supermarkets.
2007; 1955

Apollo 8 Films the Surface of the Moon ca. 1969

In response to President John F. Kennedy's 1961 vow to land a man on the moon and return him to Earth safely by the end of the decade, the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) started the Apollo program. The program attempted 17 missions between 1967 and 1972. On December 21, 1968, NASA launched Apollo 8 - its second manned mission, and the first to orbit the moon.
2007; 1969

Film Examines History of Rubber Industry in Liberia ca. 1926

In 1926 the Firestone Company bought over one million acres to create its own rubber supply plantation in Liberia. The rubber harvested from this plantation proved crucial for the Allies during World War II, but had little positive impact on Liberians. That, in combination with the poor working conditions has led some to question the effect of the rubber industry on Africa.
2007; 1926