PROFESSIONAL AERIAL / GROUND FILMING & PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES
We are legally limited to fly no higher than 120m(400ft) above the ground and within a range of 500m (1640ft)and line of sight of the UAV pilot. Our Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) by the Civil Aviation Authority does however mean that certain other limiting factors that apply to recreational drones do not apply to us which gives us more freedom in where and how we can fly. Flights above 400ft may be possible if additional permission is applied for and granted by the CAA. Whether or not such permission is granted depends on the specific situation and if the CAA can be satisfied that required safety measures are in place and adequate. We are happy to discuss your project needs in order to determine whether additional permissions are required or feasible.
We are certified to fly during day or night hours.
We can fly indoors as well as outside including built up areas as long as we have the right permissions from land owners, council etc and any person within 50 meters of the flight.
The DJI Inspire 2 UAV can be operated perfectly safely as either a two man team(one to pilot and one to operate the camera) or a single pilot operator. Which option is chosen depends on the requirements of each job individually with the ultimate deciding factor being the overall safety of any flight operation. We can provide a secondary monitor for the client/ DP to view what the drones camera is seeing in real time with the ability to instantly replay the footage in situ.
WEATHER AND OTHER FACTORS
We cannot fly in the rain or winds above 35 kmph(22 mph) which means we may have to re-schedule a shoot to another day at the earliest opportunity. With that said we may well be able to fly between rain showers even on a rainy day.
GROUND FILMING AND PHOTOGRAPHY
As well as aerial video we can also cover any ground aspects using conventional video and stills cameras including indoors with lighting and audio if required. This means we can produce a complete package for those projects that may require more. Any music licencing costs will be added on.
We can provide anything from on location RAW data transfer to a full post production package with a choice of various editing options. Media will be transferred by download link unless otherwise agreed in advance. Media can alternatively be transferred on location to memory stick where editing is not required.
PUBIC LIABILITY AND INSURANCE
Our standard level of public liability insurance cover is 5m but can be adjusted according to our clients specific requirements for each individual project. This can be up to a maximum of 15m if requested by a client or necessary for the granting of permission to fly by a property or land owner for example. Higher levels of cover above 5m will incur an additional charge which can vary according to location and risk level, as assessed on an individual project basis by our insurers.
Because there are so may variables and every project is different we can provide tailor made quotes based on your requirements. With that said we can give our standard basic rates as a rough idea below.
Half day rate
Full day rate
Basic Quality assurance edit
Music licence from
Plus travel/additional kit hire
Example project charges.
Full days ground filming with drone, music and full post edit.
290 (full day filming rate)
+140 (half day drone rate)
+360 (x3 days editing)
+75 (Music licence)
+45 (transfer /insurance)
Total = £910+travel
Any other costs such as accommodation /
additional kit hire etc would be in addition.
– All aerial commercial drone flights are covered by CAA regulations requiring us to carry out a detailed online Pre-flight survey before sending you a final quote.
Additional Services / Charges
Inspire 2 Crew hire are minimum of a full day(8hr) rate.
Any additional hours, services (such as pre-planning on site visits), editing and colour grading, travel, additional kit hire, insurance above 5m and any other expenses will be in addition to these prices and if required, will be discussed and agreed with the client in advance.
All basic prices above include up to 5m public liability insurance. We can arrange insurance up to 15m if required at extra cost.
Mileage rates are at the currant UK standard 45p per mile, travel time will also be charged for journeys above 1 hour at a rate of £15 per hour.
Additional editing in post will be charged on an hourly basis at £20/hour. A tailored quote can be requested as there are many variables.
Prices that include editing allow for up to 2 client viewings and re-edits (up to 5 gb each transfer. Media sent electronically via MASV secure file transfer).
Payments and invoicing
An upfront payment of 25% will be required prior to commencement of any work. The remaining balance payable upon completion of agreed works.
Invoices for the remaining balance including any additional costs/expenses must be paid by BACS (inless otherwise agreed) within 30 days of reciept by the client.
Agreement in writing
All services and expectations will be agreed in writing prior to commencement of work. Any additional services and work requested after this point will be agreed verbally if in situ and added on to invoice.
GET IN TOUCH to discuss your project.
WHAT WE REQUIRE FROM OUR CLIENTS
The proposed date and a brief containing as much background information as possible on what you want us to film and photograph.
We will also need to know
The exact location description and postcode of the proposed flight.
Whether or not the landowner has given permission to fly a drone from their property
Whether the permission has been given by any person or owner of property, structure or vehicle that will/may be closer than 50 meters from any part of the flight path of the drone other than at the take off and landing where the distance reduces to 30 meters.
If any such permissions are outstanding we will need to ensure they will be granted prior to the flight.