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!
Winter and Summer are what the Tahoe area is most well-known for, but Fall is a pretty amazing time too. Mountain Biking, Fly Fishing, and taking in the Fall colors among the wildlife…not too shabby. We put together this 30-second clip to showcase Fall is just as good a time visit Tahoe as the beach days of summer and the pow days of winter. Check it out:
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:
AC, dropping in.
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…
Thanks to Prior Snowboards and Flylow Gear for making products I dig.
The Tour de Tahoe gives riders a great opportunity to do an amazing ride and many do it for an amazing cause. A lot of the riders were raising money to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research. Even if you’re not in to road cycling, check this out for the gorgeous views…or, at least for the spandex.
Not to be a bitter old dude, but things are just cooler for kids nowadays. Check this out: Burton Snowboards, Lucasfilm and Sierra at Tahoe formed an amazing partnership to create Yoda’s Riglet Park…a one-of-a-kind snowboard learning center for kids 3-6 years old. Yep. Pretty cool.
Peep the fun:
We caught up with local BMX ripper, Matthias Weldon, on the dirt jumps in South Lake Tahoe. Matthias threw down during the session and we caught the action with the help of Drift Innovation’s Stealth HD camera. Check it out: