Its me again Tim Cash! Far From Earth Films
Yep! There is a chicken coop boom happening in the world….well maybe not but in Bend Oregon its a thing for sure. Urban farming seems to be a thing on the rise as people are saying NO to store bought goods that have been shipped from half way around the world and are still somehow considered fresh! Well in the past 2 years I’ve watched many friends get chickens even in their suburban lives. even I’ve got 5 chickens out in a me back yard !
Anyway just setting up the video here. Travis Barter of Woven Roots first sent me the song a couple of months ago and I thought it was brilliant! I always loved topical songwriting and like I said I’ve been watching it happen! The goal with the video was to poke fun at serious rappers who love to degrade women and show off their most prized possession…MONEY! Well a spoof on that would be to do the same in a chicken coop setting. but instead of the money we needed something else GREEN and with all the references to Swiss Chard which middle america probably has no clue what that is….we used it! so be preppared to laugh unless of course you take life way too seriously then this isnt for you. Keep in mind we made this from a fun place and there were alot of laughs happening durig filming and we hope you laugh too! keep in mind this is a spoof and not to be taken seriously. no one or animal or even vegetable were disrespected in the making…I mean for god-sakes the album is called “Respect All Things”!!!
One of the funnest and most exciting shooting days in my career. again kudos to the gear(canon 5d w/ 2 lenses 24 & 50mm) for being small enough to let me sneak around the city undetected as I mirrored 2 giant happy faces that were grabbing attention from everywhere! Instead of casting tons of extras we decided to use everyone we ran into in the video right on the spot. the whole thing was very spontaneous. I did have a concept and script we just need to walk round the city and bag the shots in a timely manner and still have enough time to shoot our big finale at the giants game at AT&T Park. The video below is what came out of one day shooting in the city with our 2 happy faces.
Tim Cash kneeling down to get a shot of Miss happy Face(Robert Slaney)
A moment of laughter sharing a funny shot with Rob Slaney in the female happy face suite!
Also captured the Golden Gate singing shots with Pennan Brae during an amazing fog storm that was rolling over the bridge the eve of our big shooting day! Oh when I say OUR…Our crew consisted of Pennan Brae(singer/songwriter) who also played the male Happy face and our very own FFE grip/ac Robert Slaney who we give the BIGFAR award to for bucking up and taking the female Happy Face role when no one else would. He brought his A game! and me Tim Cash and my little 5d and 2 lens. no supports,tripods or anything else used during the making of this video. Just down and dirty gonzo above the law filmmaking….or under the law not sure what phrase to use there. either way I just looked like every other tourist on the street with a Canon 5D so epic WIN!
Happy Face’s designed for the video by Allison Murphy of Utilitu Designs
Hey Everyone! Tim Cash of Far from Earth Films here! In the summer 2012 Jah Sun approached me to do a piece that was about his uncle and the hardship and changes that had fallen on his life. It sounded like a challenge and the first order of business was finding an actor that could transform into a street dweller or in this case turn into a wealthy looking middle-aged man. We hired actor Wayne Newcomb he nailed it and came dressed for success. we shot his street scenes then sent him to the stylist to get studded up for his part as the suit.
we shot this video over 2 days in Bend Oregon. big thankyou to the Old mill for letting us sit in their beautiful flowers. Kristen and Mark for providing their warm beautiful home. Scott Jacobson for his help with our hospital location and his wonderful performance! thx again everyone!