Project Pricing for Aerial Video and Aerial Photo Services

Whether your aerial media project is simple or complex, we would like to discuss your specific needs. Each aerial project is different and many factors need to be reviewed. Unlike most other drone companies we have many different cost/quality options to choose from. This is why we offer custom quoting for all projects. We have both camera and helicopter/drone options to fit every budget and project, from a basic photo/video shoot to a full blown video production.
Typical Helicopter or Drone filming considerations include:
The first order of business is to determine the suitability of the desired location for aerial filming. Items such as airspace classification, proximity to active airports or helipads, urban or rural location, ability to secure site from public, location of any vertical obstructions such as power lines are just a few of the considerations that must be reviewed and mitigated in order to assure safe operations.
Schedule –
In order to book a shoot we must naturally consult our backlog and find an appropriate window. Every effort will be made to accommodate the production’s needs. We have several crews available and conflicts are rarely an issue. We are also one of the only companies that operates a drone business on a truly full-time basis, which further aids in meeting schedules. Where schedule delays often arise is in obtaining FAA and airport management approvals when flying within 5 miles of an airport. These approvals have ranged from a few days to over a month to not granted at all in the case of flying near the largest Class B airports.
Security Deposit –
A security deposit of 50%% of invoice amount for on-location Drone Aerial Video shooting is required to hold the date(s) and must be received no later than 48 hours prior to mobilization. This deposit will be applied to the final invoice. The balance is due upon delivery of footage. Should the job be canceled (and not rescheduled) within 3 days prior to starting work for reasons outside of our control, the deposit will be forfeited. (deposit waived for repeat clients)
Low Altitude Drone Aerial Photography (one location) includes –
Analyzing the property for airspace classification, safety and sterile/secure take-off/landing zone(s).
Assessing desired angles of elevated shots considering privacy of neighbors and sun, wind conditions.
Equipment set-up and pre-flight safety checks.
Capturing aerial photographs (typically 50 – 100 images).
On-sight review of images with the client (if applicable).
Aerial photo proofs (not full resolution images) saved in JPEG format available FTP or thumb drive. Upon receipt of full payment, production proofs will be delivered to client. All aerial Images are provided with a non-exclusive, non-transferable license for print or web use. Resale license agreements are also available for an additional cost based on usage type and volume.
Cost –
We have very affordable rates for aerial photography for both residential and commercial real estate. Volume discounts are available where 10 or more properties are filmed. We have over 10 years experience providing construction progress photography.
Payment –
We accept cash, checks, money orders or Pay-pal. We can also accept any credit cards through Pay-pal. All photographs will either be sent vial FTP transfer (Hightail) or mailed on a thumb drive.
Inclement Weather, Site Conditions & Safety – 
Monitoring the weather forecast leading up to your shoot date is important. We can usually make a good determination of go/no-go for a shoot based on weather forecasts up to 3 days in advance. We strive to perform our helicopter/drone filming under weather conditions that will give the most favorable results. However, as you already know, mother nature is not 100% predictable. We are required by our FAA Section 333 to only conduct flights in VFR (visual flight rules) conditions which means in good visibility. Inclement weather may cause the delay or rescheduling of the flight. If we are en route or on location and weather conditions, site conditions, and/or safety issues become unfavorable and the shoot is canceled, fees incurred up to that point will be charged. We reserve the right to make the final decision based on safety. If conditions should determine that a flight should be delayed or canceled upon arrival, we will reschedule for a later date and the client will be responsible for the following:
– If the client chooses to have the crew remain on site until conditions permit (on stand-by) and complete the flight, a fee of $100/hour will be added to the total job cost.
– In the event the flight is canceled, the client will be charged for all travel expenses incurred up to that point at cost.
Security and Permits for Drone Aerial Video and Drone Aerial Photography flight operations –
Proper permission (and state/local filming permits, if applicable) and/or security clearance for taking aerial photographs and/or aerial video footage of subjects shall be the sole responsibility of the client and shall be coordinated with us. We require that permission be obtained from property owners for each location we intend to launch and recover the drone from. Each location must also be evaluated for airspace classification and/or any temporary flight restrictions (TFR’s) present. If within 5 miles of an active airport, written approval (letter of agreement) must be granted by either the ATC or airport management prior to flight. We will only fly in closed-set environments and will never ever fly in a careless or reckless manner. Upon arrival to site, if exclusion zone security issues should be present, the time used by Perfect Perspectives to secure proper location security is billable to the client at a fee of $100/hour. Flights must be terminated immediately should unauthorized nonparticipants enter the exclusion zone. All flights MUST be conducted in a manner that assures the safety of persons/property on the ground and full size air traffic above.
Project Pricing for Drone Aerial Video and Drone Aerial Photography Services:
We have one of the largest, most versatile fleets of commercial drones in North America. Often the cost associated with the specific aerial video project will be determined by the quality of the camera kit required. We own cameras to fit the needs of just about any production, from GoPro4 to Red Dragon/Arri Alexa Mini. Our costs are some of the most reasonable in the industry. This is possible due to our efficient operations, perfect safety record and the business acumen obtained from 12 years of experience in the drone aerial filming business.
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