An advertisement for Shell Oil in which a researcher stands in a body of water and demonstrates some of the company's methods for oil spill containment and clean-up. The researcher and an offscreen male narrator claim that Shell prioritizes preventing spills so that such containment methods never need to be used. Submitted for the Clio Awards.
A public service announcement from the Wilderness Society in which a scene of forest wildlife is overlaid with audio of developers clearing trees. An offscreen male narrator reminds the viewer that "man does not live by development alone," while onscreen text provides information on how to order a free booklet on "the American wilderness." Submitted for the Clio Awards.
A public service announcement from the U.S. Department of the Interior in which audio of children singing about going to the beach overlays a scene of a deserted beach covered with trash, dead fish, and rats. An offscreen male narrator warns that "beaches should be for people," not rats. Submitted for the Clio Awards.
A public service announcement from the University of Toronto featuring a silent scroll of text discussing the problem of noise pollution and urging the viewer to contact the university's Pollution Probe to learn more. White screens accompanied by a noisy siren bookend the text scroll. Submitted for the Clio Awards.
Explains the theory, advantages, limitations, and administration of projective tests including the thematic apperception, word association, sentence completion, free-drawing, and the Szondi tests. Shows a subject taking the tests, while an examiner explains and summarizes the procedures. Concludes by asking questions on the procedures employed.
Dramatizes the story of Tommy Randall, who has been caught stealing at school, and who is sent to a child guidance clinic rather than being of an emotional problem. Traces the disturbance, through a portrayal of his family lie, to its source. Shows how Tommy's mother learns to understand him and how Tommy himself becomes adjusted through the work of the clinicians.
Boys and girls demonstrate how to make imaginary animals, or "animules," out of common materials such as paper, paste, wire, string, and paint. The base consists of the newspaper twisted around a wire frame. Paper-mache is then applied and covered with paste. Paint, yarn, buttons, or other details complete the whimsical zoo created by this junior high school group. Stresses the fun of doing creative handwork.
Shows several youngsters finding shelter upon hearing an air raid alert. Then portrays Ted and Sue, at home when the alert sounds, taking the necessary precautions against an atomic bomb. They cover windows, check the kitchen for fires, and go to the basement to wait for instructions over the battery radio. Next pictures what to do in case of a bombing without warning, as demonstrated by Ted and Sue. They are commended by the warden for their good work.
Reviews the organization and functioning of Little League baseball for sub-teenage boys. Discusses the history of baseball, and includes views of the Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, N.Y. and of a Little League world series championship game.
Dramatizes, without dialogue, the experience of two boys, age six and eleven who first come into contact with inflicted death when they kill a bird. The psychological effects left on them is left to the audience for interpretation.
Shows many common electrical appliances that help to do hard jobs with less work, uses a model to help explain the function of a generator and turbine, explains the role of a motor, shows how switches control electrical systems, explains how electricity is conducted, and emphasizes the contribution of electricity to our comfort.
Documents some of the characteristics of Britain from which the Festival of Britain drew its inspiration. Presents a kaleidoscopic view of Britain and her people, emphasizing how the deeply rooted traditions are constantly being adapted to meet the changing circumstances of the twentieth-century life. Many of the scenes are from Greenwich, England.
Tells the story of Ted and Billy, sixth grade pupils who, after an assembly on fire prevention, are given lists of danger spots in the home which are to be checked. Bill's mother signs the blank without checking, but Ted's father checks the house with his son. Demonstrates the proper use of matches and a fire extinguisher. Stresses family cooperation in fire prevention.
Explains how the French Empire left an influence upon the culture of this continent from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the mouth of the Mississippi. A boy and his sister are shown observing these influences in their home town. Historical locations from Quebec, to former forts and trading posts in the Middle West, down to the bayous of Louisiana are depicted. Scenes of early French settlements and explorations are also included.