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1 The Power of Super 16 1993 Eastman Kodak Company (Sponsor) Film exploring the benefits of using super 16mm film in motion picture production. Argues that film is superior to video as a medium for capturing moving images. Features various directors, producers, cinematographers, and other filmmakers, including Rune Ericson, Jean Pierre Beauviala, Andrew Dunn, Katja von Garnier, Ewa Karlström, Peter Langsdale, and Maurice Olivier. A UK production.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC310 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
2 Honda Commercials 1983 American Honda Motor Company (sponsor) Five commercials for Honda Automobile.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC27 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
3 The IBM Retail Solution 1983 Promotional film for the IBM 5260 retail system, a cash register that works with computer software to help small businesses make sales simple. Features include a customizable keyboard, receipt printer, gift certificate processor, and rotatable display. The register also acts as a sales floor data collection device that can help a store manage its inventory.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC229_01 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
4 The Future Below 1983 Short film promoting the ocean as the future of oil and gas energy. Shows how Exxon finds and extracts oil underwater, and how pipelines are installed and maintained at extreme depths. Includes scenes of wildlife, human and robot laborers, and oil rigs. Written and directed by Theo Kamecke.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC217 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
5 The Case for Computers 1983 International Business Machines Corporation (Sponsor), Image Associates (Production company) Film advocating for the use of computers in law firms, specifically the systems created by IBM. Four lawyers in Chicago (IL), Boulder (CO), Austin (TX), and Wilmington (DE) discuss the value of adding an IBM system to their practices. The benefits include being able to easily keep track of case files, automate their billing and accounting, and shrink their physical libraries.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC229_02 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
6 Coal People: A Century of Pride 1983 Film promoting coal as a reliable, inexpensive, and abundant energy source in the United States. Celebrates all aspects of the anthracite coal industry, focusing primarily on the thousands of workers who ensure it runs smoothly, including miners, machine operators, engineers, geologists, and more.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC283 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
7 Yield...From Research to Reality 1982 DeKalb AgResearch, Inc. (sponsor) Film depicts the process of hybridizing corn.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC37 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
8 PUMA...The Leading Edge in Robotic Technology 1981 Film promoting the Programmable Universal Manipulation Arm (PUMA), a robotic arm developed by Unimation, Inc. Shows several PUMA models, including the 500, 600, and 250 series, performing a variety of industrial tasks, such as materials handling, joining, assembly, inspection, and finishing. The film also demonstrates how the PUMA can be easily programmed using the Variable Assembly Language (VAL) control system.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC57 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
9 Steel at the Crossroads: The American Steel Industry in the 1980s 1980 American Iron and Steel Institute (sponsor), Film Farm (production company) Film asks whether the steel industry will survive the 1980s.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC29 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection, Film and Video
10 Miller High Life: Harbor Pilot 1979 A harbor pilot guides a large container ship through San Francisco Bay and out to the Pacific Ocean. He celebrates by joining his friends at the local bar for a Miller High Life beer. Actor Danny Glover is featured. The Golden Gate Bridge can be seen in a few shots.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC235_01 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
11 Clearing the Air About Cleveland 1979 Republic Steel Corporation (sponsor), Cinecraft, Inc. (production company) Film discusses air pollution in Cleveland, Ohio.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC17 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
12 Pabst Blue Ribbon: Final Exam 1978 Pabst Brewing Company (1938- ) (Sponsor), University of California, Los Angeles. School of Law (Setting), Wilson, Rita (Actor) A young man finishes his tax law final exam and meets up with friends for a Pabst Blue Ribbon beer at the bar. "I've got Pabst Blue ribbon on my mind." "Pabst. A lot to look forward to." The student's female friend is likely actress Rita Wilson. Filmed at UCLA Law School.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC235_03 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
13 Discovering Electronic Music 1977 A film that shows the physical basis of music and how it is created and altered by electronic means using synthesizers imitating musical instruments and computer-controlled music and composition created with a computer. Directed by Bernard Willets. Interviews with F.R. Moore from Bell Telephone Labs; Gerald Strang from UCLA; Copyright Bailey Film Associates.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC272 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
14 Capitalism and Communism: A comparison 1976 Short film comparing the capitalist and communist economic systems. Details the theory behind each system, why and how they've been implemented in various countries, and the benefits and drawbacks of both. Includes interviews with citizens of the United States and Yugoslavia. One of the actors is likely a young Bill Paxton.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC74 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
15 Philadelphia Going to Town 1976 Western Savings Bank (sponsor) Shots of various parts of Philadelphia including landmarks such as the Liberty Bell and City Hall, as well as a Chinese New Year Parade, the Philadelphia Symphony, The Philadelphia Eagles, rowers on the Schuylkill and the Mummer's Parade.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC63 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
16 The Party 1976 Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company (Sponsor), Bryant Avenue Productions (Production company), Bass, Saul (Producer), Aller, Bob (Director) Promotional film celebrating Westinghouse's 90th anniversary. A fictional party is attended by various men and women from the past and present, all of whom either developed or used Westinghouse products. Several attendees discuss their relationships to Westinghouse with a reporter carrying a microphone. Specific inventions highlighted include the nuclear reactor in the U.S.S. Nautilus submarine, mobile temperature control systems for Thermo King, cameras used in the Apollo missions, nuclear...
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Promotional film celebrating Westinghouse's 90th anniversary. A fictional party is attended by various men and women from the past and present, all of whom either developed or used Westinghouse products. Several attendees discuss their relationships to Westinghouse with a reporter carrying a microphone. Specific inventions highlighted include the nuclear reactor in the U.S.S. Nautilus submarine, mobile temperature control systems for Thermo King, cameras used in the Apollo missions, nuclear power plants in France, and the Sears Tower elevators. At one point, George Westinghouse and Thomas Edison argue about light bulbs. Westinghouse Chairman Robert E. Kirby makes a statement at the end. Produced by Saul Bass; directed by Bob Aller; written by Bill McCormack and Greg Dinallo; director of photography: Jules Brenner; edited by Bob Bass and Dennis Dolan; production executive: Dick Huppertz; executive producer: Herb Yager.
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Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC248 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
17 Anheuser Busch: Zoo 1976 A young woman works at a zoo and discusses her passion for animals, the same passion Busch has for brewing beer. "Busch. When you believe in what you're doing."
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC236_01 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
18 Trader Vic's Used Cars 1975 Braverman Productions (production company) Documentary on Victor Syder, a used car salesman in Pacoima, California. See pamphlet for discussion questions and summary. Produced by Charles Braverman.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC21 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
19 People to People 1974 Film exploring careers in communication and media, including telephone line construction, telephone installation, central office administration, journalism, editing, newspaper printing, photography, newscasting, camera operation, and more.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC169 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
20 What Price Security? 1973 In a laboratory setting, standard, off-the-shelf door locks are tested against the new Weiser lock. The locks are mounted to a wooden board with the same thickness as a standard door. A researcher then attempts to break them as would an intruder. The Weiser lock performs the best.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC245 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
21 Office Practice : Business Manners and Customs 1972 Coronet Films (production company), McGuire, Jerry (screenwriter), Smith, Nick (director) Educational Collaborator James R. Meehan, Ed.D., Dean of Administration, Hunter College of the City University of New York. Film explains the importance of manners in the office.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC164 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
22 People Who Work in Stores 1971 Coronet Films (production company) Educational Collaborator Frank J. Estvan, PhD Professor of Education, Wayne State University. Film describes various occupations within a store.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC143 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
23 Eastern Airlines: L.A. Dream 1971 Eastern Air Lines (Sponsor), Dick Miller Associates (Production company), Koulax, Thomas J. (James), 1918-1992 (Onscreen presenter) Various people discuss their love of Los Angeles. Eastern Airlines can get you there. "The Wings of Man." Features Thomas "Tom" Koulax, the founder of well-known hamburger restaurant chain Original Tommy's.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC236_02 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
24 Ozark Air Lines: Up There with the Biggest 1970 Ozark Air Lines (Sponsor) A reservation agent for Ozark Air Lines uses a computer to handle booking and changing various customers' flight reservations. The camera zooms out to reveal a large room filled with agents as the narrator ensures the viewer that Ozark has the same computer resources as its larger competitors.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC226 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection
25 Careers: Services-General 1970 Doubleday Multimedia (production company), Parlour, David S. (producer), Sloan, Harry (director) Film describes service occupations such as bus stewardess, hairdresser, cook, motel housekeeper and resort manager. Consultant R.J. Swan, Ph.D.
Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection (Accession 2018.222) FILM_2018222_FC146 Sponsored and industrial motion picture film collection

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