Baby “Tahoe” is an orphaned female cub that was brought to Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care in mid-April. She’s not quite ready to be outside in their bear enclosure, so we got to see her up close and personal as she explored her surroundings…
This morning I got out to Glen Alpine Falls just south of Fallen Leaf Lake near Lake Tahoe. If you haven’t been there and are ever in the area, put it on your Tahoe to-do list…you can drive right to it. I was fortunate to have the whole area to myself and I spent about an hour getting shots from the air and from the ground…check it out!
First Tracks Productions has been working on a fun social media video series for the Carson Valley Visitor’s Authority. To kick off the campaign, we produced a video searching for a “Carson Valley Rider” – someone who could really showcase all that Carson Valley has to offer. Once the Rider was found, we introduced her (and her horse) and set off for adventure… So far, we’ve hung out with Elvis, had a beer at Nevada’s oldest bar and gone snowboarding. Check it out:
Carson Valley is a pretty amazing place…And, there’s no lacking in things to do there and in nearby Lake Tahoe. We’re helping them get the word out by producing a video series showcasing the winner of their Carson Valley Rider contest checking out all that Carson Valley has to offer. Here’s the first video in that series:
Gene Upshaw was NFL hall-of famer and head of the NFL Players Association…but he was much more than that. And the Gene Upshaw Memorial Foundation honors his legacy through their support of the Tahoe Forest Cancer Center. And, one of the ways the Foundation raises money is through an annual golf tournament that brings in top former NFL players like Marcus Allen and the greatest female golfer of all-time, Annika Sorenstram. First Tracks was brought in to raise awareness of both the Cancer Center and the Tournament in one video…Check it out:
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!