Describes the importance of industrial research in satisfying consumer needs and meeting competition. Shows through animation the large expenditure of time and money that has gone into the development of nylon, as well as into unsuccessful attempts to develop new products.
Uses common everyday examples of the effects of humidity to introduce and explain this idea. Shows Kay, an attractive teenager, and her adventures with a violin, a stuck drawer, and drying off at the pool as these processes are influenced by the humidity. Animates an explanation of dew, relative humidity, and dew point. Shows and explains several weather instruments for measuring humidity.
Determines, with proper use and interpretation, the cause of poor sound if it lies in faulty 16mm motion picture projection equipment. Includes the following technical test sections: sound focusing test, the buzz track test, and a frequency response test. Offers, in addition, four sections for testing title music, dialogue, piano music, and orchestral music.
Helga Winold research footage studying the movement of cello players - both in real time and slowed down.
Helga Winold is a concert cellist and former Professor of Music in the Jacobs School of Music. She was also the first IU student to receive her Doctorate of Music in the Cello (1967) and was appointed to the faculty of the Jacobs School of Music in 1969. She performed research into "the analysis of movement in string playing and the translation of thought into movement". With IU psychology professor Esther Thelen, Winold used computers to track and analyze students' movements as they played the cello resulting in better teaching methods and articles in scientific journals. She was awarded the President's Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2008.
Helga Winold IU biography: http://info.music.indiana.edu/news/page/normal/7812.html
Helga Winold Website biography: https://www.winoldsmusic.com/about-us
Helga Winold President's Award: https://honorsandawards.iu.edu/search-awards/honoree.shtml?honoreeID=4236
Esther Thelen Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esther_Thelen
Esther Thelen Obituary: http://www.psych.nyu.edu/adolph/publications/2005AdolphVereijken%20ThelenObit.pdf
Indiana University President Herman B Wells urging people to become members of the campaign committee to support Indiana University. He explains that the support of great universities are the most lasting of all investments. "Universities have a life of their own, that maintains the validity and character of a gift. Whether the gift is for faculty, for scholarships, for research, or facilities, there remains always a reflection of the donor's interest."
Footage of the Stillman College-IU Cultural Exchange circa 1964. Footage features the IU delegation traveling by plane, the meet and greet between IU and Stillman College, Stillman College Orchestra practice, and music lessons provided to the Stillman College students.
This film opens in a classroom, showing a music teacher working through a piece with a group of string musicians. He goes on to talk about an influential teacher he had at Virginia State College named Undine Moore. Quipped the "Dean of Black Women Composers," Undine Eliza Anna Smith Moore was a notable and prolific American composer and professor of music in the twentieth century. Much of her work was inspired by black spirituals and folk music. She was a renowned teacher, and once stated that she experienced “teaching itself as an art.” Towards the end of her life, she received many notable awards for her accomplishments as a music educator.
The architects of the European Coal and Steel Community considered ECSC, not an end in itself, but the first step toward eventual European unity to be realized through the establishment of a common market for all goods. This program traces the successive steps that resulted in the establishment, in 1957, of the Common Market and Euratom. The major economic aims of the Common Market (the abolition of internal trade restrictions, and the establishment of an external common tariff among the six participating nations) are illustrated through the use of animated graphics.
When Britain applied for membership in the Common Market, the move represented a dramatic change in Britain's traditional concept of world politics. This program explores the implications of this reversal, some of the problems attendant on British membership, and the reactions of some British leaders to the move. All six of the Common Market nations publicly welcomed the British application for membership. Negotiations began in 1961, with teams of experts seeking solutions to the problems the application raised. The major problem arose from Britain's imperial past. As the Empire evolved into the present Commonwealth, close and mutually beneficial trading patterns were established between Britain and the Commonwealth nations. The Imperial (or Commonwealth) Preference system permits member countries to sell their goods to Britain at either very low duties or without duties at all. Should Britain simply join the Common Market under present circumstances, she would have to apply the Common Market's external tariff to Commonwealth imports --a situation that would be displeasing to all parts of the Commonwealth. Another area of British concern is that of the economic future of Britain's EFTA partners. And from the British point of view, the political implications of Common Market membership raise another question. The member nations' sovereign power to make decisions, in certain instances, will be transferred to a supranational body. This loss of sovereignty, to some Britishers, presents a grave stumbling block.
Tells the story of a typical American family, and how they use Thanksgiving Day as the occasion to review the freedoms and privileges which they enjoy in their everyday living under the American way of life. Shows how they come to remember that they have much more to be thankful for than just the usual symbols associated with Thanksgiving Day.
This film uses diagrams to illustrate the importance of salvaging common everyday items in an effort to reuse important raw materials for building ships. The film asserts that one day's salvage by the whole British people counteracts the loss of one ship. An emphasis is put on "The importance of salvage to the flow of goods; [and] various examples of useful materials commonly thrown away."--War Films, Bulletin of the Extension Division, Indiana University, February, 1943.
Shows many of the kitchen appliances of tomorrow. Takes the viewer inside the experimental laboratories of General Motors to see such advanced aids to cooking as an automatic recipe viewer, heatless oven, automatic servers, and new designs in cabinets. Through animation, gives a short glimpse of some seemingly improbably but beneficial inventions not yet perfected.
A Hollywood short aiding the war effort, emphasizing the need for preparedness and conservation of materials, i.e. rubber, metal, shellac. An American soldier writes home from Bataan, and while his family reads the letter, the soldier's ghostly apparition interjects statistics about food and equipment shortages.
Presents two- and three-year-old children in their daily activities at a nursery school. Shows them imitating adults in their play, expressing hostility, responding to rhythm, learning to wash and dress themselves, eating, and taking an afternoon nap. Reveals how they learn about nature and life in the spring by discovering and examining living things. Points out that by the time they are four they become more social and begin to play in groups.
Follows the activities of two- and three-year-old children through the nursery-school day and through the seasons of the year. Shows ways in which teachers offer help, by setting limits and by giving support and encouragement; and indicates in playroom and playground scenes the variety and suitability of play equipment for natural and constructive activity.
Presents the spontaneous activities of four- and five-year-old children and what they find interesting in their world. Shows the four-year-olds mastering their familiar world through vigorous group play, sensory pleasure, make-believe, and use of materials and words. Presents five-year-olds as entering the more formalized, enlarging world of older children--playing games with simple rules, seeking facts, wondering, and using letters and numbers. Points out that teachers should follow the lead of the child's curiosity and should provide the child with activities that will prepare him for later instruction.
Observes six-, seven-, and eight-year old children at play and in school and emphasizes that children's play activities with their adherence to the rules, rituals, and regulations which have been established have changed little over the years. Points out the desire of this age group to have close identification with a peer group and its activities as they become less dependent on parents.
Describes the vast telephone network, equipment and personnel involved in the completion of a long distance call. Shows how telephone lines and cables run all over the United States, through deserts and underneath mountains. Telephone employees can be found in similarly diverse places, laying cable, restoring service, conducting experiments and delivering supplies. The plan to make service available to everyone splits the country into eight regions with regional centers in Chicago, New York, Atlanta, St. Louis, Dallas, Denver, San Francisco and Los Angeles. An animated map demonstrates how each regional center is linked to each of the others with a direct line and then to scores of other cities. Coordination and efficiency are required to get each call through. Dramatizes the longest call possible in the continental United States, from Eastport, Maine to Bay, California, and the connections the call goes through.
Describes and provides information about methods of defense regarding a recently developed type of German explosive fire bomb. In dramatic reenactments, wardens and civilians are warned to keep away from bombs that have fallen in the street. Various methods are shown for attacking bombs that have fallen in houses. The film demonstrates ways of applying water while taking advantage of the protection of brick walls.
Describes the many safety rules applicable to the industrial arts shop. Shows such measures as the use of proper clothing, goggles, and shields; the spacing of work areas; the use of tools; the disposal of waste; and the storage of lumber and inflammable liquids. refers to the safe use of power tools, the care of electrical equipment, and proper conduct in the shop. Concludes with a review of the principal safety precautions.
In this film the cinematographic space becomes itself an active element of the dance rather than being an area in which the dance takes place. The dancer shares with the camera and the cutting a collaborative responsibility for the movements themselves. Recommended for use only by groups interested in the cinematographical element of the dance.
Uses animated photography of models and other photographic techniques to take an imaginary trip to the moon. Shows the comparative sizes of the earth and moon and plots the moon's orbit around the earth. Reveals much detail about the moon as the rocket ship nears the destination of its imaginary trip.
Pictures and describes a number of common African musical instruments. Indicates the probable origin of the instruments. Among those shown and played are the tom-tom, skin drums, horns of various types, and the xylophone.
This short nonfiction film depicts the intensive testing that goes into developing and producing aircraft propellers. It opens with the whirring or propeller blades. Animated diagrams show how the bite of the propeller moves it through the air and how the pitch determines the size of the bite. A trip through an airplane factory shows the manufacture of a satisfactory alloy. The rest of the process is painstaking hand work interspersed with dozens of careful inspections. The operation of the variable pitch mechanism and its use in taking off and cruising is shown. Then the propeller is assembled the complete job is tested for balance.
A fantasy which shows the housewife that the farmer, the processor, the transporter, and the retailer must know "how much" and "how many" before they can make foods and other products available to the consumer.
Ever since the establishment of the European Coal and Steel Community, the progress of the Six, or "Little Europe" as the Community was called, had evoked mixed emotions. Many nations outside the Six —and even some within —felt skeptical about the project. Though the Initial vigor of the new movement was surprising, the defeat of the European Defense Community by the French Assembly seemed to confirm the sceptics' opinions. Yet the Six were undaunted by the setback, and, less than a year later, were busily planning further economic integration. Their intention to create, within the boundaries of the EuropeanCoal and Steel Community, a common market extending to all fields of commerce was viewed with deep misgivings by some other European nations. These "outside" nations felt that an open market within and a common tariff wall around the area involved might be a serious threat to existing trade patterns. Further, these antagonists felt that the concept posed a severe political threat to the solidarity of Europe and the western world. Using as its platform the existing Organization for European Economic Cooperation with its seventeen-country membership --which included the Six —the antagonists proposed to form a European Free Trade Area whose members would gradually eliminate existing trade barriers among themselves.
Marcel Duchamp's only film is an example of "graphic cinema." It wittingly demonstrates the intertwining of the visual and verbal responses to viewing a film. The title itself- "anemic" is an anagram of "cinema." Disks of spirals which create optical illusions alternate with disks containing elaborately obscene puns. Duchamp condenses the whole range of sexual elements involving emergence and penetration of a plane surface into a model association between the illusions of gyrating cones and the allusions to breasts, genitals and defecation. --WorldCat
Contrasts Carolyn, an attractive newcomer to a high school, with Ginny, who despite her willingness to date all of the boys in the school, is unpopular with both boys and girls. Then shows through brief incidents how Carolyn and Wally are careful of their appearance, polite to others, considerate in arranging dates, business-like on the telephone, careful in planning their schedule of activities, cooperative with their parents, and always well mannered.
The coach of a freshman track team explains to teenage boys the intricacies of the male reproduction system, primary and secondary sexual characteristics, and the relationship between the sexes during adolescence.
United States Information Agency, United States. Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs
Begins with a brief geography lesson to orient North American viewers to the size and climate of Chile. Scenes of indigenous shepherding in desert villages are followed by a visit to the Christmas celebration of the Virgin of Andecollo. Scenes at a giant open-pit copper mine at Chuquicamata show the extraction process from blasting ore to refining. Narration states that the Atacama holds the world's largest source of nitrate; a history of this lucrative industry is summarized. The mineral riches of the region go to market at the sea ports of Tocapilla and Antofagasta. The wealth from Chile's natural resources are shown accruing in the prosperous, modern cities of Valparaiso and Santiago.
Coronet Productions, Bureau of Audio-Visual Aids, Extension Division, Indiana University
Coach Branch McCracken and the Indiana University basketball team demonstrate in regular and slow-motion photography the fundamental skills involved in shooting, passing, dribbling, and defensive and offensive footwork. Coach McCracken appears briefly at the end directly addressing viewers.
Explores the method man has developed to simplify the repesentation of both large and small numbers. Explains that scientific notation, using exponents, enable one to express any number, large or small, as the product of a number between one and ten and a power of ten.
A story of land economy and one man, Bill Bailey of Clarksville, Tennessee, through whose foresight and untiring effort the Four Pillars of Income were established in Montgomery County, Tennessee (adapted from the Reader's Digest story of the same name by J. P. McEvoy).
Traces early development of the camera: how first efforts of March in France, Muybridge in U.S. came about as a result of movements of animals and humans. How subsequent development by Lumiere and Edison brought about the modern motion picture camera and projector.
Relates the history of man's effort to photograph and reproduce living movement. Includes the first scientific study of movement, involving 24 cameras stationed at intervals along a horse's path, Thomas Edison's work, and Lumiere's commercial projector for large audiences.
Glimpses at the origin of the motion picture, the contribution of Muybridge, Edison, and Lumiere, and fragments of the screen's first "epics." | Glimpses at the origin of the motion picture, the contribution of Muybridge, Edison, and Lumiere, and fragments of the screen's first "epics."
United States. Department of Agriculture, United States. Department of Agriculture. Forest Service
Introduced as "the story of cattle grazing in the national forest," the film depicts cooperation between the Forest Service and local ranchers to manage the grazing of herds on public land. Original USDA catalog entry states: "Range management in the western national forests. Shows how to perpetuate grazing lands by protecting them from overuse by livestock and thus insure the income of ranchers and communities dependent on the livestock and grazing industry for a living" (Motion Pictures of the United States Department of Agriculture, 1945, 41). Depicts rounding up, branding and inoculating cattle in preparation for driving from private range land to National Forest. Shows duties of Forest Rangers, including monitoring fences and health of grasses. Cutting, raking and stacking of hay using mostly horse-drawn implements is shown. Concludes by showing that U.S. Forest Service range management has helped western "cow towns" to prosper and grow.
United States. Department of Agriculture. Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine
A presentation of the Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine's code for the prevention of termite infestation. Using animated diagrams and detailed photography of actual termite infestations, the film educates builders and homeowners in inspection, remediation and prevention methods. Poor construction practices invite the ravages of these devastating insects. The film shows how buildings can be protected from further damage and points to be observed undertaking new construction. "It costs us 50 million dollars a year to feed the termites, it costs far less to block them," concludes the narrator.
Phillip Stapp, Tony Kraler, Nathan Sobel, International Film Foundation
By means of animated lines, figures, and scenes, film illustrates through everyday happenings how "a line may be many things" and "a line is only an idea." Makes a plea for tolerance and a breaking down of all types of barriers between people.
A plea to eliminate the arbitrary boundary lines which divide people from each other. Presented in stylized animation.