How this incredible YouTube music video was filmed in a kitchen - with a budget of zero

Songsmith Chris Rushton has received compliments from around the world for his YouTube music video.

Friday, 11th January 2019, 4:21 pm
Updated Friday, 11th January 2019, 4:24 pm

But viewers of the highly professional-looking recording have no idea it was produced in his mother’s kitchen - for FREE.

Now, the 33-year-old has revealed how he shot the ingenious footage - with just a few old duvets, some pieces of wood and by drafting in the help of friends and family.

Chris said: “I had the idea of constructing a padded cell in which to shoot the video and started by hunting out some old bits of wood from my dad’s garage.

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“I managed to fashion them into an open-ended frame and then stapled duvets over them so that it looked like the inside of a cell.

“From there I managed to fashion a strait jacket out of an old jumper and some bandages and roped in friends and family as the extras.

“The overall effect with some appropriate lighting came across better than I could have imagined and it’s had a bit of attention on YouTube.”

The video for his song entitled Enemies and Friends - has seen Chris receive views from as far afield as Australia and Canada.

He continued: “Most people that have see it have no idea how it was filmed and when I tell them they love the idea.

“I just want people to know that they don’t have to have a budget of thousands to produce something that stands out as a video for their music.

“There are ways and means of filming things - especially these days with the availability of technology - in ways that can present your work in a professional way, even if if you have no money at all. So my advice for the New Year is get out there and do it!”

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