During the silent era, a film company would usually produce two camera negatives, placing two cameras next to each other to shoot a scene. One negative was usually used for domestic prints, and the second, often inferior negative (since the camera position was not perfect), used for foreign prints. When this was done, an internegative, a “printing negative”, was not used.
From the earliest days of the cinema, virtually all commercial 35mm films were made using Eastman Kodak’s “nitrate film stock”.
The Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio–Visual Conservation was formerly known as the NAVCC – The National Audio–Visual Conservation Center.
The Library of Congress’ Packard Campus for Audio–Visual Conservation is the first centralized facility in America specially planned and designed to preserve and make accessible the audiovisual heritage of the United States.