Film Associates of California, Los Angeles
Most widely held works by Film Associates of California, Los Angeles
Discovering the music of Africa ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Describes music and rhythms of Africa and how they are used both as music and means of communication. Demonstrates the complex rhythmical music of the bells, the rattles, and the drums; shows several traditional dances.
Discovering the music of Japan ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Shows three major Japanese instruments and explains how they fit into current Japanese life. Includes performances of traditional singing and dancing, and pieces played by an ensemble of the three instruments.
Discovering texture ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Explains that every surface has texture and that an object may have several textures. Points out that we learn about textures by touching the surfaces of objects and looking at the way light reflects from these surfaces. Shows how man uses paints, tools, and materials to change the texture of surfaces.
Discovering color ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Explains that colors differ in three ways: hue, value, and intensity. Discusses hues, pointing out that they are the names given to parts of the spectrum, that between the basic hues there are many in-between hues, that the value of any hue can be lightened or darkened by adding white or black, and that the intensity of any hue can be lowered, or dulled, by adding its complementary hue. Demonstrates the techniques of color mixing and explores the great variety of color which can be seen in the world around us.
Physics and chemistry of water ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Shows how the nature of the water molecule determines the physical properties of water. Points out that life is dependent on some of the unusual properties of water--its slow rate of evaporation, its high surface tension, its powers of solution, and the fact that it is heavier in the liquid than the solid form--and expains that all of these properties are determined by the nature and function of the hydrogen bond in water.
A Rock in the road ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
An animated film designed to stimulate discussion of an individual's responsibility to others in society. Portrays the reactions of four men who trip over a rock.
Discovering perspective ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Explains that we live in a world of depth. Shows how to create the appearance of distance on a flat surface by using perspective. Illustrates overlapping, vertical position, graying colors, varying detail, varying size, and converging lines as techniques used to create perspective.
Discovering creative pattern ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Explains that pattern is visual organization, that it is designed repetition of one or more motifs, and that it enriches surfaces by leading the eye from part to part. Points out various patterns in nature, and man's use of natural patterns in weaving, printing textiles, architecture, painting, and sculpture. Explains the value of studying the patterns of the past.
Beyond LSD a film for concerned adults and teenagers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Dr. J. Thomas Ungerleider discusses some of the causes of the generation gap between parents and teenagers and its relationship to the current LSD and other drug problems. Shows a group of parents seeking help in understanding what is wrong in their relationships with their teenagers.
Masks ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1962 and 1977 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of masks, and discusses the role of masks in the cultural and artistic life of people, both primitive and modern. Explains that masks have played an important part in many societies in the performance of rituals, in the perpetuation of myths, and in the dramatizing of legends.
Bill of rights in action : freedom of speech ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Examines the complexities of constitutional freedoms and guarantees. Discusses whether or not freedom of speech is absolute or should be controlled when it threatens law and order. Illustrates the discussion with the case of a neo-Nazi who speaks in front of a Jewish temple in praise of Hitler and in criticism of Jews.
A First film on the wind ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Describes how wind changes the land and the weather, explains how to tell which way the wind is blowing. For primary grades.
Changing art in a changing world ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Points out that art as well as the world is in a constant state of change and that change compels the artist to refine his skills and re-create his ideas in a different fashion.
Fra Iacobus a beginning Latin language film ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in Latin and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Recreates in Latin for beginning Latin classes the story of the French folksong about Frere Jacques, the monk who had trouble getting up in the morning in time to ring the monastery bells.
The protist kingdom ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1964 and 2000 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Presents an overview of the protists. Explains that many scientists include six major groups of living things in the protist kingdom--sarcodina, ciliates, flagellates, sporozoa, slime molds, and bacteria--pointing out that although all are unicellular in structure they are able to carry on all the life activities of many-celled plants and animals.
Discovering melody and harmony ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1967 and 1980 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Illustrates the movement and relationship of melody and harmony in music. Shows how notes in a melody as well as notes in the harmony can move by steps, skips, or repeats, and illustrates how harmony is added to the melody through the use of descant and thirds and by the playing of musical instruments. For elementary grades.
What is poetry ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Attempts to answer the question What is poetry? by comparing a news report and a poem, explaining that the news report is objective, unemotional, and impersonal, and that the poem is subjective, emotional, and highly personal.
Darwin's finches ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Discusses Charles Darwin's voyage to the Galapagos Islands and his observations of the animals on the islands which resulted in his reasoning that variation and natural selection are important in the formation of new species. Explains that the modern conception of the origin of new species of plants and animals dates from the publication in 1859 of Darwin's book The origin of the species.
Rocks that reveal the past ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Explains that layered or sedimentary rocks often contain fossils. Discusses the value of fossils and sedimentary rocks in helping scientists to reconstruct the past. Points out the importance of the Grand Canyon where rock layers have remained undisturbed for a billion years.
The Dinosaur age ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Describes the work of paleontologists in reconstructing the past; illustrates the methods used in locating, uncovering, and transporting fossil remains to a museum; demonstrates the reconstruction of a plesiosaur skeleton; and shows models of representative animals of the age of dinosaurs.
Africa American Civil War (1861-1865) Animated films Antiquities Arizona--Grand Canyon Art and society Art--Psychology Ceramics Children's films Colors Death Decoration and ornament Drug addiction Evolution (Biology) Films Folklore Freedom of speech Galapagos Islands History Hydrostatics Japan Juvenile works Lasers Latin language Life Masks Mountains Musical meter and rhythm Music--Instruction and study Paleontology Parent and child Perspective Poetry Pottery Responsibility Sedimentary rocks Shahn, Ben,--1898-1969 Southwest, New Spanish language Spanish language--Study and teaching--Audio-visual aids Speed Surfaces (Technology) Unicellular organisms United States Values War--Causes Water Weathering Winds Zoology