It’s alive. Well, it’s almost Halloween, so that seemed appropriate. The extended trailer is now live and you can check it out below. We’re still revamping the site and we’ll have more photos and info about the film when that’s complete, but, until then, take a few minutes and enjoy watching the places that bikes allow us to go…
Time to let the cat out of the bag. Actually, that’s not accurate. We’d never put a cat in a bag. That seems cruel. Ok, maybe a kitten playing but just for a second…I digress.
We’ve been working on a new adventure film project, “Off the Beaten Path” and, to be honest, we’ve been having a lot of fun along the way. The focus is on fat biking and showcasing that fat biking is somewhat of a natural progression of mountain biking. Early mountain bikers were looking to create bikes that allowed them to ride on terrain and in conditions they otherwise wouldn’t be able to. Many now look to fat bikes for the same reason.
Expect a unique cast of characters and imagery of bikes riding in places bikes have never been. Check back soon for more images, updates and links to places where people are talking about “Off the Beaten Path”. You can see some low-res video frame grabs from some of our early shoots below. Go West Foto has some high-res images too. And, if you’ve got questions about the project, interest in getting involved on some level, or have a great micro-brew to recommend, hit us up.
Update 2 A pre, pre-teaser…This is just some self-shot riding featuring Anthony from First Tracks and Emmie. No full production crew or athletes in this clip, but some sweet views and a goofy dog:
Update 1 with first round of media links featuring photos and words from First Tracks Productions: http://adventuresportsjournal.com/biking/fat-bikes
More to come soon…
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…
Our work is usually a lot of fun. But, sometimes it's great to get out and leave the big cameras behind and focus on enjoying the beautiful backcountry we have here in Tahoe. On Saturday, January 12, I got out with Jeff, an AT skier, and Nils, a tele skier (see, we really can all just get along) for a tour on Mt. Tallac.
It was a cold (-3 degree) start, but the sun was strong on the skin track and the winds were basically non-existent. Throw in some fresh snow, and you have an amazing day. We got to the top and saw there were no tracks in The Cross, so the plan was pretty much made for us. Jeff was kind enough to take some stills…
People who visit Tahoe South to ski and snowboard just can’t seem to get enough of it. That’s ok; not all addictions are unhealthy. First Tracks Productions came up with the premise and produced the intro for Tahoe South’s new “Get Your Fix” video. We then mixed in some really strong and fun skiing and snowboarding footage that we shot all around the South Shore to give people a taste of what they can experience during winter in Tahoe South.
See you at the next meeting:
It seems like Alexis Roland has to be older. Not only has she been on the scene and turning heads in contests and video parts for years, but she’s doing stuff that older riders just aren’t doing yet. Hiking for powder? Check. Hitting street rails? Check. Tech tricks in the park? Check.
First Tracks Productions only filmed a few days with Lexi this season, but that’s all it takes with her to make a really fun video. Check it out:
Kirkwood usually does. And, they’ve got some legit terrain to go along with all the snow they get. So, Kirkwood has something pretty unique and they call it Expedition Kirkwood. This isn’t your normal ski school. They specialize in getting guests ready to tackle the backcountry and “in-bounds backcountry”. They have Avalanche Instruction courses, Snow Cat tours, and their guides can take you out on touring skis and splitboards to access the good too. I caught up with EK on March 29th and got a few runs in with one of their groups. This crew got the goods…and they were stoked – check it out: