Spring is a great time here in Tahoe, nice mild days, and great spring skiing. This past weekend was a busy one as Heavenly kicked off their Spring Loaded events. Saturday was a blast, pond skimming, bands, rail jam, art show, and concert. Snow Reporter Megan Hammitt and I had the chance to check out all the events. Rolled with all the toys today, shot mainly on the Panasonic HVX 200, art show and concert shot with the Canon 5d mkII dslr.
Had the pleasure of spending the afternoon filming with some of the local Heavenly Groms. These guys are were getting after it in the Groove terrain park, they are fearless. The group included; brothers Tony and Vinny Piccinono, brother/sister team of Preston and Veta Hallen, and last but not least Zion Gandolfo. It was a fun afternoon had by all, these guys make me smile. Check out my video from the day.
The second annual South Shore Rising RailJam took place this past weekend in the Hot Gossip parking lot. The guys over at On Course Events set up a cool little course with a “Chuck Norris” pole bonk, and a wall ride at the bottom. There was a great turn out, lots of little guys, definitely the rising generation of shredders here in South Lake Tahoe. My friend Graham Raymond took home the win and cash for the 18+ division (Check the blog below to see more of Graham Riding). Dane Henry shot this video all with the canon 5d mkII, and I put together the edit.
We got some really nice light and dry snow over night, the only problem..wish there was more. Great snow just but just not a whole lot. No worries, Graham Raymond and myself know all the good places to look. We had clearance to get on the mountain at 8, which gave us an hour to shoot before the general public. We worked many different places, got some good lines. Graham is a ripping snowboarder, I love watching him ride, even more fun to shoot with. To end the morning we got a snowmobile ride from ski patrol to an undisclosed place, which had by far some of the deepest snow we skied all day. Thanks to Graham as always for getting the shots. Here is the video from the morning.
Here is a promo for the Patagonia Store at Heavenly. This was shot by Dane Henry and myself , and I put together the edit. This was an exciting shoot, as it marked the first time Dane and I have shot completely on DSLR’s. As the new trend in the industry, the Canon 5D mkII and the Canon 7D are being used on more and more for commercial shoots. These cameras produce an amazing image, especially in low light situations. Also, adding the flexibility to shoot HD video and high res still images with the same camera is very rewarding. Not a single light was used for this shoot, simple amazing.
This past Sunday I went skiing with my good friend and Ski Patrol Brendan McGraw. With some fresh snow on Saturday, the conditions were really good. I followed Brendan through Killebrew Canyon at Heavenly, and we grabbed some shots. Brendan was ripping some turns, the weather was great, a wonderful day to be in the mountains.
Heavenly puts on one rail jam a year for it’s employees, a great chance for co-workers to meet, and jib it up. This event isn’t supposed to be taken super serious, and neither is our video. Dane Henry shot the action shots, Megan Hammitt and myself cruised the crowd and had some fun. Check out the action.