A Different Perspective
The pricing of a drone production incorporates several elements, many of which are not apparent until more closely analysed. This page will outline some of the main costs incurred together with a basic pricing tariff.
Some of the major outgoings include:
Each commercial flight is mandated by the Civil Aviation Authority to undergo legally enforceable planning and risk mitigation. Certain aspects must be submitted annually to the CAA and all records can be subject to spot checks. Some examples of the required planning:
Every flight is unique, as is the customer's specification of the final production and our pricing reflects this. The table below shows tariffs for basic flight with no restrictions on flying:
|Standard||£150||Up to 1.5 hrs on site, all photos & videos as shot, 5 photos edited, inclusive of travel within 15 miles of base beyond which 50p/mile|
|Half Day||£350||Up to 4 hrs on site, all photos & videos as shot, 10 photos edited, inclusive of travel within 15 miles of base beyond which 50p/mile|
|Full Day||£600||Up to 8 hrs on site, all photos & videos as shot, 20 photos edited, inclusive of travel within 15 miles of base beyond which 50p/mile|
|Virtual Tours||From £300||Based on up to 10 ground based views. Hosting & maintenance from £15/month.|
|Virtual Tour with Aerial Viewpoint||From £400||Based on 1 aerial & up to 10 ground based views.|
|2D/3D Mapping||As Basic Tariffs plus £200||Cost varies according to the resolution of the map required, area to be mapped, 2D or 3D product.|
|Roof Inspections||As Basic Tariffs||Cost varies according to complexity of the roof and if there are any access issues from trees/telephone lines etc.|
|Video Editing||From £70/min of final video||This includes the sourcing of a soundtrack, colour grading, titles and credits.|
As stated previously, these costs are indicative only. They will vary according to the customer’s requirements and external factors including restrictions to flight. If a potential client is interested in repeat productions at the same site, for example a monthly video of a property development to chart progress, then a preferential billing rate may be agreed.
We are happy to produce a firm quote for a service once all aspects have been agreed with the client. A 20% deposit is required to make a firm booking. Drone productions are of course subject to the weather and we recognise this. Should the weather not be favourable on the day of a shoot, the deposit will be transferred to a mutually agreeable date.
Apex Drone Photography