Roland J. Faust, Robert L. Gobrecht , Hugh N. Davis, Jr. , John Taylor, Harvey Frye, Indiana University Audio-Visual Center , Maxine Dunfee, Glenn A. Black
Presents phases of prehistoric Native American life as revealed by archaeologists who study the features of early village sites and materials obtained from exploring them. Describes the structure of the Native American homes, their weapons, tools, toys, ornaments, and food. Filmed at Angel Mound Site near Evansville, Indiana.
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.
Presents Alexander Hamilton as a boy-businessman in the West Indies, a student at King's College, the author of the Federalist Papers, the first Secretary of the Treasury, a reformer of the national economy, the champion of a strong, aristocratic government, and a friend to Northern business. Concludes his life with the fatal duel with Aaron Burr.
A public service announcement for the American Cancer Society in which a doctor walks down a hospital corridor while addressing the camera about how money raised for cancer research is being spent. Submitted for the Clio Awards.
A public service announcement from the American Cancer Society in which a man buying cigarettes from a vending machine is juxtaposed with shots of casino games, rolling dice, and a horse race. The vending machine dispenses a carton of cigarettes as an offscreen male narrator states, "You lose." Submitted for the Clio Awards.
A public service announcement from the American Cancer Society in which a woman takes a shower while an offscreen female narrator urges viewers to give themselves a monthly breast self-examination. Submitted for the Clio Awards.
A public service announcement from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in which the song "America the Beautiful" plays ironically over still images of trash, poverty, and destitution in an inner city ghetto. An offscreen male narrator says that if the viewer does not think the song and pictures go together, they need to "change the pictures." The narrator states that the AIA is "trying to" enact this change. Submitted for the Clio Awards.
Reviews the life of Andrew Carnegie from his poverty-stricken youth in Scotland to his leadership in American industry. Depicts his trials and successes in railroading and his development of the iron and steel works which made his huge fortune. Then shows his decision to devote his fortune and energies to philanthropy.
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.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc., Lawrence K. Frank
Contrasts the various parental attitudes toward children's questions, and shows the effects on a child's personality of interest and concern about his questions, or a negative, rejecting attitude on the part of parents. Demonstrates typical reactions to children's questions about death, birth, illness, and policeman on the corner.
A public service announcement from the Atlantic Richfield oil company (ARCO) announcing their acquisition of Sinclair Oil and phasing out of Sinclair's dinosaur logo. The ad features an animation of a dinosaur telling an ARCO executive that he is retiring to live in Miami. As the dinosaur leaves, an offscreen male narrator states that the end of one era means the beginning of another. Submitted for the Clio Awards.
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.
An advertisement for Beatric Foods Meadow Gold ice cream in which a narrator drops scoops of three flavors of ice cream from the top of the Leaning Tower of Piza in order to determine the bounce quality of each variety, and a boy runs to the bottom and takes one of the scoops into a dish and eats it.
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.
A public service announcement from the Citizens for Clean Air in which the close-up and audio of a man breathing overlays shots of cars, planes, factory chimneys, and other sources of air pollution. An offscreen male narrator describes the many kinds of pollutants in the air we breathe and urges the viewer to write to the organization's address. Submitted for the Clio Awards.
Studies varied aspects of life in present-day Costa Rica. Shows the increasing trend toward private enterprise; federal measures such as STICA to promote cooperative agriculture; the Catholic Church's contribution to labor and to social welfare through its hospitals and schools; and the people's active interest in Pan-American solidarity. Describes the country's democratic form of government. Discusses the ever-present inflationary problem arising from the lack of balance between exports and imports.
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.
Portrays the rugged life of the fur trapper in the northern wilds. Shows his summer and early autumn preparations; the beginning of trapping in late autumn, continuing through the dead of winter; and the return of spring, the break-up of ice, the end of trapping, the distribution of the pelts.
An advertisement for General Electric garbage disposals in which an offscreen male narrator describes the disease risk from common houseflies and how the town of Jasper, Indiana eradicated most of their flies through reforming garbage collection and installing GE kitchen disposals. Close-ups of flies and footage of Jasper accompany the narration. Submitted for the Clio Awards.
An advertisement for General Electric in which actor and Native American chief Dan George talks about the significance of Lake Tahoe to his people. An offscreen male narrator discusses how General Electric's sewage treatment systems allow Lake Tahoe to remain one of the cleanest lakes in the world. Submitted for the Clio Awards.
An advertisement for General Motors in which a male narrator describes the company's initiative in designing a windshield that can withstand the impact of stones. Two test drives, first with a regular windshield and the second with GM's more damage-resistant windshield, are demonstrated, and the narrator argues that the new windshields are further proof that GM cares about keeping consumer repair costs down. Submitted for the Clio Awards.
A public service announcement from the Glass Container Manufacturers Institute in which a young man and woman leave various forms of litter around a city as they have fun on a date. An offscreen male narrator implores the viewer on behalf of glass manufacturers to "make love, not litter" and "keep America beautiful." Submitted for the Clio Awards.
A public service announcement from the Glass Container Manufacturers Institute in which an offscreen narrator describes the steps for how recycled glass is processed and formed into new products over shots from a recycling plant and an automated bottling assembly line. The narrator tells the viewer that the bottle they used last week may form part of the future bottle they will use next week. Submitted for the Clio Awards.
Shows children enjoying circus clowns doing headsprings. Then analyzes the basic motions involved as slow motion photography follows the same type of exercise in a boys' gymnasium. Demonstrates the straight headstand, the angle headstand practiced with supporters, the headspring, and three headsprings in a row.