Well, at the beginning of 2013 I made one of the biggest gambles of my career to stay ahead of the competition. The goal to spend alomost 20,000 on a RED camera and instead of raising my prices with an included huge jump in quality….just shoot more music videos!! After many heart palpitations in the beginning and a successful first half of the year the camera was PAID OFF!! Shwoo, talk about feeling blessed!
It all started in december of 2013 when a call from the Jamaican artist management company Oufah Media requested to shoot 2 more music videos for their premier artist OMI. We had shot 2 music videos for him in the summer of 2012. and I rented the RED which came with a DP, costing several thousand dollars. when it came time to spend several thousand dollars again and a huge price drop on the RED from $40,000 all in to just under $20,000 I had to take a chance and see what happens!
The result was the most successful year to date. Maybe not monetarily but definitely in popularity. With 3 #1 music videos on Hype Tv in Jamaica as well as several articles in newspapers and magazines the word is getting out! Some people may not understand. Especially ones who have been in the film business for years. I’m the a^&hole bringing prices to the floor and shutting down studios left and right….or people like me….I cant take all the credit..:)
Its the 21st century where one man can create visuals on par with hollywood teams…well thats debateable of course. but we try and get as close as possible!
Omi “Take It Easy” (unreleased)
Jah Sun “I Know How It Feels”
Woven Roots “I Can Feel” wet version
Woven Roots “I Can Feel” dry version
Ju Drum “Rebel”
Ju Drum “Energy”
Jah Sun “Can’t Live Good” ft. Richie Spice (unreleased)
Jah Sun “Rise As One”
jah Sun “Journey of a thousand miles”
Jah Sun “Foundation” ft. Kabaka Pyramid
Jah Sun “Blessings Now” ft. Lion D (unreleased)
Ju Drum & C Baker “Everything’s Gon Be Alright”
Carol Frazier “Holy Roller Swing”
Anastacia “Awakening The Silence” (post-produciton)
Brad Jones (KEEZ) Mr. Stallenbrow
Rogue Wanda “My 2 Boys”
Rogue Wanda “Garden Girl”
Dubtonic Kru “Everlasting Love”(post prodcution)
Jah Sun “Cosmic” (post production)
Jah Sun “Mathmatics” (post production)
Noah “So Evil” (post production)
Xedous “Jah Open up mi door” (post production)
Xedous “Everyday” (post production)
Xedous “My Life She Made” (post production)
C Baker ft. Ju Drum “How I Rock” (post production)
Hey Everyone!! My name is Tim Cash. I shoot,edit and direct music videos. Most times alone with my red camera and van full of gear! I recently completed my first mini tour of the fall/winter heading south to California. The tour started in Arcata, California with the first video being for Dubtonic Kru (Jamaica) on their latest riddim EVERLASTING LOVE, also the name of their tune produced by Sick Donkey Records out of Washington State. 2 full days of shooting, thrown off a public bus, many beautiful faces,singing shots in the redwoods, kids drawing hearts with chalk and a scene at the Humboldt State University campus. The video is in the edit phase and will probably be the first video completed of the 5 on the trip.
The next 4 days were dedicated to Jah Sun’s 2 new songs, one of which is on the same “Everlasting Love Riddim” produced by Sick Donkey Records. Its called “COSMIC” and is about Jah Sun’s strong and beautiful wife Crystal. She appears in the video doing some insane yoga moves. Love the lighting we were able to achieve in this piece! one of my favs for sure!!
Next music video was mathmatics by Jah Sun! The riddim was produced by Heavy Roots out of Europe…i think. The song is all about the sacred geometry and how math ties everything together. keep a close ear to the lyrics on this one as Jah Sun goes pretty deep and we had an amazing artist in RAS TERMS painting a timelapse of the imagery. The edit is looking amazing!! For Jah Sun s singing shots I was able to find an abondoned mill or factory or something. pretty epic location and was able to bust out some pretty gangsterylicious shots of Jah Sun inside. CAN’T WAIT TO SHARE!!!
The next video shot…still in Arcata, California was for Noah (Costa Rica) on the Everlasting Love Riddim again produced by Sick Donkey Records. His song is called “Why You So Evil”. Again, searching through back alleys was able to find some pretty compelling locations to shoot the singing shots for this video. The story will be added later with additional shooting and stock footage. Another great one on the “Everlasting Love Riddim” by Sick Donkey Records.
After wrapping these 4 videos I headed up into the hills along the 299(Trinity River HWY) to say hello to Mykal Somer & Travis Barter (2 other compelling reggae artists) hang for minute, get some rest and then head deeper into the hills for the 5th and final video of the trip! Marcio’s (BRAZIL) “Abuso”. Marcio is an experimental artist blending some cool sonds with hip hop and a touch of reggae. he is from Brazil and his song is in Portugese…except for a quick verse from Ju Drum (in english). Another great experience! we found some pretty amazing locations and really puLled off some magic. The 2nd day of shooting was in Redding,California for some city shots….and then I got in the van and drove back to Bend Oregon where I am today. simultaneously editing on 5 music videos until I head back south on the Decemeber tour for 4 more music videos in the same region!
Well, thx for listening everyone!! Feeling pretty blessed to spend my life making a living shooting music videos and collaborating with artists!! If you are ever interested in a music video for your song I offer the cheapest prices in the business for the level of production I create with the most modern equipment from the RED camera to a 20ft. camera crane!
here are a few pics taken by the artists during filming. sorry there is not more.. its a bit “one man band” style so I never have a chance to get pics! enjoy!
Hi Everyone!! Tim Cash from Far From Earth Films ( A division of Far From Earth Creative). In the final days of February I had the great pleasure to work with Ju Drum an incredibly talented Nigerian Reggae artist living in California. The song features Messenjah Selah and a slew of talented artists. We shot at some incredible locations on the north coast of California. In the video you’ll see capaweta, an opening drum solo from JuDrum. A tribal native in Stevie Culture, Jude through a cool chain linked fence and MORE! please go and check it out if you have the time!
Hey everyone!! Tim Cash of FARfromEARTH Films here! I recently had the great pleasure of working with Mykal Somer on his latest video IT’S WORKING. We had the opportunity to meet and work together last December on a cold day in Portland for the filming of his last single TONITE. I love working with Mykal! He epitomizes the hard-working songwriter hungry to get his message to the people and spread the positive message around the world! We shot his scenes for his latest piece in and around Arcata, California. and used stock footage to tell his story about the system and how “It’s Working”…working for the suites who run this planet and are hell-bent on destroying it and the people who reside on it. as Mykal says in the song “The Time is Now!!” Please check out the video and the one we did together a year ago. both very different and shows off Mykal’s amazing vocal range and power! Thanks Mykal for the opportunity to work with you!
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!