Music Video Cutaway

Music videos LOVE cutaways.  We sometimes call it B Roll. The cutaway shows what the musician is singing about.

Steps to Success

  1. Add cutaway shots to an existing music video.  Choose from one of these two:
    1. Head Games
    2. Never Gonna Give You Up
  2. Download the one you decide to work on
  3. Add in 10 or more cutaways
  4. Check out the lyrics (Below)
    1. Decide on what shots or images you need to match the lyrics
    2. Shoot it using your computer camera (some photos are ok too)
    3. Add it as a cutaway
  5. Make sure cuts happen every 2-5 seconds or more
  6. Export it
  7. Name the movie as follows:  Your First name, Last Name, Assignment Name
  8. Upload the video to Google Classroom
    1. See here for help.


Head Games

Head games, it’s you and me baby

Head games, and I can’t take it anymore

Head games, I don’t wanna play the…

Head games

I daydream for hours it seems

I keep thinkin’ of you, yeah, thinkin’ of you

These daydreams, what do they mean?

They keep haunting me, are they warning me?

Daylight turns into night

We try and find the answer but it’s nowhere in sight

It’s always the same and you know who’s to blame

You know what I’m sayin’, still we keep on playin’

Head games, that’s all I get from you

Head games, and I can’t take it anymore

Head games, don’t wanna play the…

Head games

Never Gonna Give You Up

We’re no strangers to love
You know the rules and so do I
A full commitment’s what I’m thinking of
You wouldn’t get this from any other guy

I just want to tell you how I’m feeling
Gotta make you understand

Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry, never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you