How To Make A Crappy Electronic Music Video For $0.00

All right you Freaxxx. If you’ve been waiting to make a crappy electronic music video, but you don’t have any money, it’s time to get your video on.

Brokencyde claims to have broken the code. They’ve figured out how to make crappy electronic music videos for $0.00!

Yep – they went DIY and made their video for Freaxxx for no money down!

This video has it all, too:

  • nice acid bassline
  • sexy scantily clad babes

What? You need more than that?

Here are Brokencyde’s electronic music video secrets:

We want to tell you some facts about our “gay” video:

  • We shot this 100% on our own equipment.
  • We shot this on a budget of $0.00.
  • This was our first project since graduating film school.
  • Everybody who worked on this shoot was unpaid therefore we respect EVERYBODY who featured in our video.
  • We shot this video in four hours.
  • There was no drinking of alcohol on set. The bottle you see seven drinking from….that’s apple juice believe it or not!

Sorry about the homophobic language – but that’s a quote from the Brokencyde guys.

Let me know what you think about Brokencyde’s Freaxxx. And if you’ve made a better electronic music video for $0.00, put a link to it in the comments!

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24 thoughts on “How To Make A Crappy Electronic Music Video For $0.00

  1. I hope its intentionally bad, cause it’s beyond horrible on so many levels.

    But I digress, a bunch of us had a vLogDeathmatch contest and made our own videos… with no budget etc. etc. etc…. (http://vlogdeathmatch.blogspot.com/)

    I entered my own video… shot on a budget of $0.00 of a song I wrote and recorded in my basement. It ended up landing in 4th place out of 20 entries. I normally have a music production podcast (http://Lx7.ca) but for this… I thought I’d try the MTV lipsync thing.

    under 200 views… and a stellar performance of me being all emo in the studio.

  2. Wow, the bastard children of Kajagoogoo.
    They can turn a profit on this — I’ll give them a dollar to destroy the files and never let this be seen again.

    ::runs off to watch his Michel Gondry DVD::

  3. Yeah, well, a lot of uncivilized things have a quarter million hits on YouTube. If YouTube numbers were the end-all, we’d be giving awards to laughing babies and funny kittens, right?

  4. don;t know if they’re laughing to the bank… but I’m sure they’re having fun. Sometimes the value of fun times out-weights the $$$ to be made. IMHO, this whole music thing isn’t abou making $$$, it’s something we do that has WAY more value then just a $$$ amount.

    Synthtopia should host/plan a DeathMatch type contest for ppl to create, shoot, and post their own free music videos. Complete with pre-video trash talking promo spots etc. I’m sure more then a few people would contribute and promote ppl to vote in their own social circles etc….

  5. Somebody called it crunkcore…Fucking hell,that’s even worse than “pneumatic drillstep”.This thing combines the worst that music has to offer at the moment,especially the pig-squealling screamo cunt…Awful awful awful thing,even if it’s meant to be funny.

  6. Yeah, I have to agree that there are more problems with the song than the video. The overuse of vocoder screws up what is not a bad voice. The screaming dude needs to go. His voice sounds lousy screaming, therefore it really sucks compared to other people that sucessfully scream. its an interesting mix of styles, sort of.

    The keys sound pretty canned. The lyrics are obnoxiously juvenile. The screaming really needs to take a hike, or find someone else to do it. The lead voice, i will say, is not bad, and you’ve got the kind of average-guy charm that might have a future. The screamer however, ugghhh.

  7. Wow, that was worth every penny.

    It’s a load of crap, though (and I don’t just mean the ‘song’) It didn’t cost them nothing, they had to use thousands of pounds of mom and dad’s money to get the cars, the clothes, video camera, etc. I could re-do Apocolypse Now with enough begging and pleading, for no money spent. But it would be no *additional* money spent, because it is already spent on non-consumable items, like guns, cars and helicopters.

  8. “The overuse of vocoder screws up what is not a bad voice.”

    THAT IS NOT A VOCODER. A vocoder doesn’t sound anything like that, and I have no idea why the average internet person ever started calling that effect a “vocoder”. It’s pitch correction.

    You people getting all bent out of shape over various musical/visual aspects of this video are being ridiculous. It’s obvious that the very traits you are complaining about were done on purpose to mock certain music industry trends (like complete and total overuse of pitch correction). The truly funny thing is, in spite of (hell, maybe because of?) these obnoxious traits, I bet this song would be pretty popular among average music listeners. It’s got a simple, short catchphrase and a ridiculous style… things which seem to be all the rage with your average idiot Youtuber (Chocolate Rain, anyone?).

    “me” hit the nail on the head. The budget of zero doesn’t include the camera, the Range Rovers (and Jaguar), the computer that was obviously used for editing, the editing software, or even the freaking pig suit. Saying this was done on “zero” budget is just ridiculous… that stuff had to have been paid for at some time by someone.

  9. Where did they get the plastic cups then? The alcohol? Also the crappy clothes

    Wasted time? Isnt that money? Pig costume has its cost

    I do like the liar LIAR! part though

  10. "We shot this 100% on our own equipment."

    It didn't cost nothing, then. Compare this with the band Hard-fi who acted out one of their videos in front of various security CCTV cameras around their home town and then went back the next day, explained what they had done, and asked the companies to lend them the CCTV tapes for them to edit together into a video. Now THAT'S cheap!

  11. "We shot this 100% on our own equipment."

    It didn't cost nothing, then. Compare this with the band Hard-fi who acted out one of their videos in front of various security CCTV cameras around their home town and then went back the next day, explained what they had done, and asked the companies to lend them the CCTV tapes for them to edit together into a video. Now THAT'S cheap!

  12. "We shot this 100% on our own equipment."

    It didn't cost nothing, then. Compare this with the band Hard-fi who acted out one of their videos in front of various security CCTV cameras around their home town and then went back the next day, explained what they had done, and asked the companies to lend them the CCTV tapes for them to edit together into a video. Now THAT'S cheap!

  13. The Screaming is terrifying and nasty. Screamo's do scream so much that they ruin the piece of good music. Rappers are another side for pop music when meeting Hip Hop styles and ever some D&B DJ's do have pop influence like DJ Marky, Calibre and Aphrodite.

  14. The Screaming is terrifying and nasty. Screamo's do scream so much that they ruin the piece of good music. Rappers are another side for pop music when meeting Hip Hop styles and ever some D&B DJ's do have pop influence like DJ Marky, Calibre and Aphrodite.

  15. The Screaming is terrifying and nasty. Screamo's do scream so much that they ruin the piece of good music. Rappers are another side for pop music when meeting Hip Hop styles and ever some D&B DJ's do have pop influence like DJ Marky, Calibre and Aphrodite.

  16. To be fair. Most Drum & Bass DJ's do all sorts of remixing their music with Pop Music and they become good icons of modern Pop people who do Techno stuff and Drum & Bass.

    Thats my speech done. The Video sucks anyway.

  17. "Spaulding: What do you fellas get an hour?
    Ravelli: For playing, we get-a ten dollars an hour.
    Spaulding: I see. What do you get for not playing?
    Ravelli: Twelve dollars an hour.
    Spaulding: Well, clip me off a piece of that.
    Ravelli: Now for rehearsing, we make special rate. That's-a fifteen dollars an hour…That's-a for rehearsing.
    Spaulding: And what do you get for not rehearsing?
    Ravelli: You couldn't afford it. You see, if we don't rehearse, we a-don't play, and if we don't play (he snaps his finger) – that runs into money."

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