How much does it cost?
Our prices are worked out individually based on the requirements. Factors we need to take in to account include for example:
• How long the assignment will take
• How many people we will need in the crew
• What additional permissions if any are needed
• How much editing will be required
• Which equipment will be used.
As a guide:
A single visit to a property to take some estate agency type photographs and or video with no access complexity would be roughly £100 with no additional charges for post-processing and electronic transfer of images. This would be discounted if there were a number of properties that could be photographed on the same day in generally the same geographic area or very close to our base.
For added value we also offer packages:
Basic Package – £195
- Locations within 50 miles of our postcode (further distances by agreement)
- Pre-visit off-site location assessment to establish feasibility
- 2 hrs on location consisting of:
- On-site risk assessment to ensure safety standards are achievable
- Briefing with you on what aspects of the event/property/location you would like to capture
- Up to one hour of shooting aerial photos and video during which you can monitor the live image feed from the UAV (Drone) and provide creative input – or just watch 🙂
- Additional ground based photos and video which can include interior photos and walk through video if required.
- Review with you of the images and footage captured
- Off-site production of a 40x30cm canvas print of a selected image
- Electronic delivery of all photos and video captured
Additional services that can be purchased following the assignment:
- Additional canvas prints
- An edited short promotional video that can be incorporated on for example a website.
Why can’t I just ask a friend with a drone to do this for “beer money”?
The rules governing the use of drones are very clear and are there to ensure safety and privacy. It is illegal for anyone without the relevant permissions from the Civil Aviation Authority to fly a drone or UAV commercially ie for reward or financial gain or in congested areas such as towns, villages or places used substantially for recreational purposes.
Aspire Aerial Media operates under a Civil Aviation Authority Permission for Commercial Operations and is fully insured to £5m. Our permission is based on detailed operational procedures that demonstrate how we maximise safety and privacy and allows us to work across the UK including work in congested areas such as cities, towns and villages.
How high and far can you fly?
Whilst the equipment is technically capable of being controlled from up to a mile away and up to 4500m above sea level, the CAA regulations allow us to fly only within visual line of site, up to 500m away and up to 400ft above ground level. This however is usually more than enough to get the required images or video.
How close to people and buildings can you fly?
Where the building, structure, vehicles, vessels or people are deemed to be under the control of the operation, then the only restriction on proximity is safety. In all other cases then we can only fly within 50 m of people, vessels, vehicles or structures and not overhead or within 150 m of an organised open-air assembly of more than 1,000 people.