Archivist, director of the Prelinger Archives, and archival filmmaker, Rick Prelinger is my first American godfather for everything to do with the universe of archival and - what I like to call - "C" movies, the industrial, educational, corporate, and amateur productions for which Rick coined the term "ephemeral" films.
Director of a CD-ROM series entitled Our Secret Century (Voyager,
1989-1996), Rick Prelinger is behind
The Internet Moving Images Archive, a visionary initiative to bring our audiovisual heritage to the digital era.
Somehow between his various and varied engagements, Rick finds time to tour with his compilation film PANORAMA EPHEMERA, which can also be downloaded under a Creative Commons license for home viewing.