This past winter in Tahoe was amazing and we were busy capturing as much of it as we could. Now that things are starting to settle down, we’re working behind the scenes on a new website. But, you want to see what we’ve been up to now? Fear not…you can check out what we’ve been up to by following our Facebook page and seeing our photos on Smugmug
I’ve been a bit antsy of late with not quite enough snow to be hitting the backcountry but too much snow to take out one of my mountain bikes, so I decided to rent a Fat Bike from Sierra Ski and Cycle Works here in town and I gotta say, it was tough to bring it back. I felt like a little kid playing in the snow. And, after a couple of days on it, I started to realize how much potential Fat Bikes have – and not just on snow, it was great in mud and tacky dirt too. Fat Bikes are really bringing year-round mountain biking to just about every area.
Here’s a quick clip thrown together from the past couple of days riding solo (none of my friends have a Fat Bike – yet). I put a Panasonic LX7 on a Xsories bendy tripod to supplement the GoPro shots). So, nothing crazy for the production value (or the riding), but some nice views and some Fat Bike stoke. Check it out!
Sometimes getting the shot isn’t all about setting up cameras on tripods or POV shots from a helmet or pole…Sometimes it’s about getting an even more unique perspective. Hiring a full-size helicopter for the day is great if you have the budget. If you don’t, no worries. Getting shots from above is something First Tracks can assist you with.
And, the best part? We don’t charge for aerial filming if you’ve booked us for a project. We’ll work with you and make the determination if a project can benefit from aerial shots and if they can be done in a safe manner. If the case is yes, and often it is, we’ll be happy to get some airtime for you. Drop us a line with any questions!
The All Women Sport Camp kicked off 3 years ago and this great event keeps getting bigger and better. Specialized is now on board at the title sponsor and the women who take part have the opportunity to work with some of the top instructors in their fields including Marla Streb – former X-Games and World DH champion and recent inductee in to the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. Check out some of what went down during a beautiful weekend at Norhtstar at Tahoe, on Lake Tahoe and on the road up to Donner Summit…
The Ragnar 24 hour trail relay came to Sierra at Tahoe recently and we put together this highlight video of the action. This was a really fun event and a great example of what First Tracks can do with even a small budget. Anthony was a one-person crew this day shooting the photos toward the beginning of the video as well as all of the video (including the aerial shots). See what 24 hours looks like in 1.5 minutes:
Late Spring = Waterfall season in Tahoe South. So, First Tracks set out to capture five different falls and showcase them in one two-minute video. Take a break and enjoy…
We have almost as much fun filming with Lexi as she does riding…Even when she ends up in the frigid waters of Lake Tahoe, she still has a smile on her face. So once we got her out, we didn’t feel bad laughing. Lexi still has a lot of filming left, but check out some what she’s been up to in her 2013 teaser. Her full video part will drop sometime this summer.