Want to see what the RED Helium can do? Here’s some footage…

Written by RedShark News Staff

Mark ToiaShot on RED Helium

Mark Toia is something of a legend amongst the RED community and he was one of the first people to get their hands on a Helium-powered Weapon (well, the first according to Jarred Land). This 6:06 is what he’s shot with it and, we have to say, it’s rather mind-blowing.

RED President, Jarred Land, reckons that Toia ended up cutting this footage together on a laptop somewhere between India and Vietnam en route to (he thinks) Abu Dhabi. Wherever and however it was put together, though, it’s stunning.

Toia’s narration is good too.

“What I can see straight up is richer, cleaner, smoother blacks,” he says. “Deep rich colours, and far more premier tones and way less noise when pushing into the higher ISOs. I pushed into the blacks like never before and that was the real standout for me.

“When the Helium 8K turned up I thought I’d instantly throw it in the helicopter: chase some cars fly through some cities, mountains, blow up some shit…Then I thought: ‘Hang on, we've been here before’. We’ve been there, we’ve done that. What is this camera’s point of difference when compared to the others, so I decided to shoot things that have always tripped me up.”

The result is a reel that includes filming in the dark with little to no lighting, mixed lighting, over-exposing, and a whole lot more.

“I decided to push hard, push past its limits, and see where we ended up,” he says.

As you can see, he ended up in some very interesting places indeed.

Tags: Production


Related Articles

30 May, 2020

How to shoot good interviews

Replay: In the first part of a two part series on shooting interviews, Roland Denning tackles preparation, keeping your interviewees at ease, and how...

Read Story

29 May, 2020

GoPro Labs: Your Hero8 just got some very cool new abilities

GoPro has just given users a ticket into the world of camera development with GoPro Labs, and it enables some very neat new features.

Read Story

28 May, 2020

You can now appear in a football stadium from your own home

Conferencing technology will allow fans to both watch the football, and appear as fans in the stadium. 

It might look odd, but you are going to have...

Read Story