In this U.S. army training film from the 1950s, a group of guys show a fellow soldier how to clean up his act with music and really bad acting. This film is part of the Prelinger Archives and has been reformatted to work with the Video iPod.

An ephemeral short featuring commercial, industrial, and instructional footage selected from the Prelinger Archive. Contrasts traditional seafaring piracy with contemporary energy imperialism.

I borrowed the audio from Are You Popular? in the Prelinger Archives. I made this as a tribute to the early pioneers of video art.

artistic approach to remixing films about deviant behavior taken from the prelinger archive. Thanks Rick!

prelinger_mashups: dancers from the prelinger archives doing their jobs

Commentary on today's driving habits using antiquated footage from the Prelinger Archive. Thanks Rick!

Are you making a video project of a political nature? You may find a use for this 5-second animated shot of flag-draped coffins falling from above in large numbers. This shot is staged in front of a green background with no antialiasing, so it may be composited fairly easily from the 640X480, 30 fps progressive, high-bitrate MPEG 2 file you see at your left. The only file uploaded here suitable for compositing is the MPEG. The other formats are automatically created by the Prelinger Process, and they will be small, overly compresssed, and not useful.

A filmization of an segment of the life of the legendary frontiersman, Daniel Boone. Specifically it presents an account of his first settlement in Kentucky. Starring George O'Brien. Footage from this film was used in AMERICAN PIONEER, an educational film found on in the Prelinger Collection

In 1979, some friends and I were messing around with a video camera in a slum area of town that had largely burned down and never been rebuilt. The video camera was old, with a heavy, over the shouder separate deck, obsolete even then. We saw some stuff flying around the buildings. At first we thought they were kites or maybe some radio controlled toy planes. We never did figure out what they were, but we got some of the stuff on video. It appeared as if there were two things, one smaller than the other. They moved pretty fast, so we guessed they were light, like balloons.

Fear visualized by using movies from the 1950s in the Prelinger Archives - "America For Me" and "Iran - Between Two Worlds".


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