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The big red balloon.

Helios is a team of two nerds who studied Digital Arts at the University of Oregon. Mixing new and old technology, they capture aerial photographs by attaching a GoPro to a weather balloon. Inspired by balloon mapping and surveillance drones, they turned a friendly eye towards familiar landscapes.

Trevor Till and Simon Sanchez have been working on this project since February 2013. They began covering the beautiful scenery of the University of Oregon’s campus, and now aspire to travel wherever the balloon takes them. Trevor’s current focuses include graphic design, web design, digital photography, interactive media, and vinyl cutting. Simon is currently focusing on video production, interactive video, projection mapping, and laser cutting. They are always looking for new things to get into.