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us: Instructional films


  • This heading is used as a topical heading for works about films designed to impart skills or techniques to general audiences, typically in a "how-to" manner. Works about films intended for teaching and informational purposes, especially those made for classroom viewing, are entered under [Educational films. When used as topical headings they are subdivided by the appropriate geographic, topical, and/or form subdivisions.]

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  • Variants

    • us: How-to films
    • us: Informational films
    • us: Instructional videos
    • us: Skill films
    • us: Training films
  • Broader Terms

  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Instructional videos
  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: See the cites with CINAHL [VR] : an instructional video, c1993.
    • found: The oboe [VR] : starting right, c1993.
    • found: DeLuca, S.M. Instructional video, c1991.
    • found: Moving image genre-form guide, via WWW, Mar. 14, 2001 (Instructional: Nonfiction work designed to impart skills or techniques to general audiences, typically in a "how-to" manner. Used for Exercise. For instructional work used within the military, industry, or trades, use Training. If a work is predominantly informative rather than instructional in its emphasis, use Educational. Video examples: Jane Fonda's workout; Ride a horse)
    • found: Yee, M.M. Moving image materials, 1988 (Instruction. Use for nonfiction films and video designed to teach, instruct, or train. UF: Televised instruction, Training works, Educational works. RT: Educational/cultural works, Industrial works; under Educational/cultural works: For "how-to" works or works intended to instruct, use Instruction)
    • found: Singleton, R.S. Filmmaker's dictionary, c2000 (instructional video: videorecorded presentation that provides training or how-to knowledge. Also called a how-to video, training video, or educational video; training video: instructional videotape that teaches the viewer how to do something. Related term: instructional video)
    • found: Konigsberg, I. The complete film dictionary, 1997 (instructional film: Any film with the primary function of teaching the audience how to perform some action or conveying information about some subject. See informational film, skill film, and training film; informational film: any nonfictional film that is intended to supply an audience with information about a certain subject primarily for the purpose of instruction and education)
    • found: LC database, Mar. 18, 2001 (ti: Adventures in video : a guide to the best instructional videos; Ethiopian traditional instrument instructional video with music [VR]; The Smothers Brothers yo-yo man instructional video [VR]; Video tax--an instructional video on preparing your 1991 tax returns [VR])
  • General Notes

    • This heading is used as a topical heading for works about films designed to impart skills or techniques to general audiences, typically in a "how-to" manner. Works about films intended for teaching and informational purposes, especially those made for classroom viewing, are entered under [Educational films. When used as topical headings they are subdivided by the appropriate geographic, topical, and/or form subdivisions.]
  • Example Notes

    • Notes under [Educational films]
  • Change Notes

    • 2001-03-18: new
    • 2010-01-07: revised
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