How to make a music video for twenty cents

Ransom Riggs

Not literally, I guess. But being short on budget and long on creativity, these videos prove that necessity is the mother of awesomeness. The sets and props of the first one, "You Don't Want Yr Nails Done," are made entirely of cardboard. (Warning: one naughty word.) Check it out:

This next video, "Thou Shalt Always Kill," boasts a quadrillion or so hits on YouTube, an hilarious song, and probably took the better part of an afternoon to shoot. By the way, if you find it a little preachy, well, that's the point:

Finally, here's another humblingly brilliant and why-didn't-I-think-of-that simple video by Michel Gondry, for Michael Andrews' cover of "Mad World." OK, the crane they put the camera on cost money, but that's it: