An outtake is a portion of a work (usually a film or music recording ) that is removed in the editing process and not included in the work’s final, a publicly released version. In the digital era, significant outtakes have been appended to CD and DVD reissue of many albums and movies as bonus features or features, in film often, but not always, for the sake of humor. In terms of photos, an outtake may also be used in the original set of photos (ie photo shoots and digitals).


An outtake is Any take of a movie or a television program That Is removed gold Otherwise not used in the final cut. Some of these films are made in the process of filming (commonly known as American audiences as bloopers ). Multiple shots of each shot are always taken, for safety. Due to this, the number of outtakes a film has always been vastly outnumbered.

An outtake may also be a complete version of a recording that is dropped in favor of another version.

Often outtakes can be found as special features on DVDs . Outtakes can also be played on the end of a film or TV program. Well known examples of this are Jackie Chan and Pixar movies, almost all of which play out at the end of the movie. Pixar films, being computer-generated, do not feature “real” outtakes, but rather staged ones in which the animation features “mistakes.”

Outtakes May aussi enter stock footage libraries and APPEAR in future productions. For example, Do not Tell Everything (1921) started out of the affairs of Anatol (1921) and was then expanded with additional footage. [1]

It is considered that the inclusion of outtakes in a film is finished with Hooper (1978), helmed by stunt-man-turned-director Hal Needham and Starring Burt Reynolds . Needham decided to include outtakes in the movie. Needham also interspersed comedic outtakes of the actors as well.

The inclusion was so successful that Needham continued to insert comedic outtakes in his future directorial efforts such as Smokey & The Bandit 2 (1980), The Cannonball Run (1981), Stroker Ace (1983) and Cannonball Run 2(1984).


Film critic Gene Siskel has-been critical of outtakes being white has played over the film’s credits, Saying of the movie Liar Liar : [2]

This picture is over the credits with outtakes. I hate that. I do not even care if they’re funny, I still hate it because it’s almost like an act of desperation from the filmmakers saying “Well we’re not sure if we made a funny picture, but we’re gonna throw this stuff we’ll leave you laughing on the way out. “


The British program It’s going to be Alright on the Night , has been running on ITV since 1977 featuring outtakes. The BBC’s answer to this was Auntie’s Bloomers , eventually replaced by Outtake TV . Prior to these series, production errors were rarely seen for pre-recorded programs, since these were edited out before transmission. [3] Nowadays, it is common to see outtakes at the end of movies, or compiled into programs like these.


Just like a movie outtake, music outtakes are recordings that are not used in a final version of an album. This collection is often compiled and distributed illegally by fans, and known as a bootlegged recording . Sometimes, artists release collections of outtakes, sometimes grouped with other rarities such as demos and unreleased songs .

Occasionally collections of outtakes become recognized as part of an artist’s major creative output, especially in cases where an artist is unusually prolific or dies young. One example would be The Lillywhite Sessions by Dave Matthews Band , an album that was considered unfinished and not ready to be distributed, yet is widely considered part of the discography of the band by their fans. An example of the former is the eleven-volume Bootleg Seriesfrom Bob Dylan , which contains many important Dylan songs from his albums, some of which have been made famous by other artists. An example of the lath is the CD Time of No Reply by Nick Drake , a British singer-songwriterwho died almost unknown at the age of 26 in 1974, but whose music became highly influential.

Video games

In a similar vein as a music outtake, video game outtakes are elements (characters, levels, items, cutscenes, etc.) that were not used in a game’s final version. These can be unlocked via hacking or officially through demos .

Examples include Crash Bandicoot whose notable abandoned level “Stormy Ascent” can be unlocked through hacking. Similarly, Donkey Kong , Silver the Hedgehog, Cream the Rabbit, Jet the Hawk, Espio the Chameleon, Big Cat and a Goomba can be unlocked via hacking on Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games .

See also

  • Blooper
  • Real Gag
  • Deleted scene


  1. Jump up^ “Progressive Silent Movie List: Do not Tell Everything ” . Silent Era . Retrieved 2009-07-05 .
  2. Jump up^ YouTube ArchivedClipJune 26, 2014, at theWayback Machine.
  3. Jump up^ Image Dissectors – TV Trends: Conspicuous cameras