Aerial Video & Photography

CAA Approved Drone Pilot

With my experience cutting and colour grading brand-funded social content, commercials and films, I know exactly what kind of aerial shots work best. Using over 10 years of editing experience, I can also turn projects around quickly by editing right there on location.

Please get in touch to request a copy of my aerial showreel, details of the CAA Permission, insurance and rates. Operating a drone legally as part of your production is much simpler than you might think.

Four Tailored


No matter the size of the production, aerial filmography will bring a memorable and sharable quality to your production.


Perfect for events, real estate, hotels and company business pages, an aerial high-res photography is an affordable way to stay ahead of the competition.

3D Mapping

Affordable 3D mapping is relatively new and a cost-saving way to easily share construction plans and up-to-date ground details around a business.


The drone has made a huge impact on the construction industry, saving the need for cranes and scaffolding at times. It also allows site managers to document and share site progress easily.

Price Plans

All of my prices are fully customised for your project. This typically involves a competitive day-rate which includes kit and insurance. Footage can be supplied raw, as trimmed rushes or can be fully edited and made
ready for your platform. (Website, YouTube, Instagram, Television etc.)

Contact me for a breakdown of the full process, from planning a shoot to uploading the finished video.

It's much simpler than you might think!

Commonly Asked Questions

Do you have the legal requirements?

Yes, I have a CAA permission for aerial work (PFAW). This means I will comply with strict safety regulations, checks and assessments. You can request a copy of my Permission, or look me up on the CAA website here

Do you have correct insurance?

Yes, as part of the CAA requirement all commercial drone operators need insurance. Mine is fully compliant with the European law EC 785/2004. This can be provided on request.

Can you send me an accurate quote?

Yes, I will email a form requesting details about the site, the project and the time and travel needed. After checking that the site is safe to fly from I can give you an accurate quote for my services.

Are there any hidden costs?

No, the quote would detail all of the possible costs inclusive. I would give you the clear option of opting in to any additional services, such as video editing or additional filming.

Do you have any conditions?

Only related to weather. If the job is booked with an outlook of good weather and the weather suddenly turns bad, I can allow a rebooking. However, a small deposit would need to be paid.

What hours is a full day?

Drone operations will be fully planned and usually cover the necessary shots within 1-2 hours. After footage is reviewed, a further 1-2 hours would cover any remaining shots, or re-takes.

Does the job include photography

The job would normally be specified as a photography job or a filming job, however the two can quite easily merge. It would be best to focus on one and then the other where possible.

Can you do the video editing?

As I am a seasoned video editor, I can cut the video, even on location where necessary. My rates for editing will be tailored for your need, from a basic hourly rate to a full day rate for a polished edit.

What equipment do I use?

I operate a DJI Phantom 4 (4K 25fps / 2k 50fps). This requires one operator but an observer can be brought on board. It’s possible to use a staff member as an observer once they have been briefed.

Can you film over water?

Yes, I have experience filming over water for Thames related projects. It does require more planning and keeping the drone at a safe distance above the water, but it does make fantastic footage.

What are the travel costs?

This would be the standard petrol cost or train fare. It would also include flights and basic accommodation if necessary. Drones of this size are very easy to transport and are ideal for remote filming locations.

Can you film indoors?

Yes, it is possible where space is available to safely film indoors. This can include conference rooms, warehouses, museums and hotels. Please give as many details as you can when you get in touch.

  • We have really enjoyed working with Jake here at digital:works. Nothing seems to be too much trouble. He always listened to what we wanted and used his expertise to make sure of a top quality outcome.. Sav Kyriacou - digital:works

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