A/V Geeks Footage

I was introduced to this website a while ago via The Disciples of Design but felt the need to share it on here as I’ve pretty much fallen in love with it. A/V Geeks Stock Footage is a website showcasing just a fraction of the archives that contain over 20,000 educational and industrial films mainly from the latter half of the 20th century. Communism, nuclear war, drugs and health are just some of topics which these videos cover and give an incredibly interesting view at how the world was viewed in the past and also how some governments (mainly American) wanted their public to think and feel.

Personally I find some of the footage astounding and mesmerising. I have a bit of an affinity with the past particularly 1950s/1960s America and the nuclear arms race, so A/V Geeks Footage is like a goldmine for my brain. There are also some great design elements in the movies with some interesting uses of typography and also some great camera angles which frame the subjects beautifully.

Take the time to have a look around the website and truly delve into the archive that they have saved and created on the internet. Also if you get a little bored it can be quite amusing to turn the video on silent and play some music in the background, although not intentional your brain might start to make you think the music and video have synched up in some sort of way. Quite strange yet very amusing, a personally favourite is listening to the album “Los Angeles” by Flying Lotus whilst watching some of the nuclear bomb movies. It tends to set the mood perfectly.

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