I understand why it is used, what I like to know is , how is it stored until it is needed ?
The reason I ask is I have the complete set of Alias Smith and Jones. While watching The Posse that Wouldn't Quit.
I thought I saw Nick and Heath Barkley of Big Valley with a small group riding behind them like they too were a posse, it is a fast bit, I ran the bit a few times and still saw them but they were not a part of the story line.
Some on the BV site figured because both were ABC shows that had something to do with it but Big Valley was filmed at Desilu or a 4 Star Production.And if memory serves Desilu became part of Pararmount ..AS&J was at Universal two different studios and there is 2 years between BV end and AS&J first show and the show I am talking about was in the second season.
The show can be shown here http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066625/episodes?season=2
the part I am talking about is at the 20:20 spot.
So is all stock footage of a series packed with the series it was done for... How dose another show...filming go about getting stock footage or a bit from another show to use.
It just seems odd the bit was done for BV and 7 yrs later it shows up in a different show..I could see if it was of a mountain or certain river but of two main characters off a show years before?!?
How is stock footage handled and how would you go about getting it to use?