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CAA Authorised Drone Pilot

With over 15 years of post-production experience, cutting brand-funded, commercial and cinematic projects, I know exactly which aerial shots work best.
I can also turn projects around quickly by reviewing and editing on location.

Footage will be supplied high-res (4K), unedited or edited and ready for your platform, set in an easy and stress free workflow that works for you.

You can read about a case study of my on-location workflow in this
Definition Magazine feature for Samsung.

Contact me with details of your project for an immediate quote and a breakdown of the workflow, from planning the shoot to uploading the finished product.

Commercial

I've covered commercial projects from News Clips for BBC, ITN and Sky to Channel 4's annual Super Hero Triathlon, Festivals, Brand-Funded Promos, Documentaries and Real Estate.

Industrial

The other sectors I cover includes everything Industrial, from Roof Inspections, Architectural Surveys, Construction Projects and Council Planning.

Four Tailored
Steps

Research

Once I have been given a brief project outline, I will conduct all necessary location checks to make sure the paperwork is in order and to keep the shoot simple and straightforward.

Aerial Filming

No matter the size of the project, drones bring a unique perspective at a reasonable cost. I use a professional light weight 4K quadcopter that flies legally within built up areas.

Aerial Photography

Whether it's roof surveys, group portraits or commercial shoots, the drone will produce stunning 48MP stills in RAW format, giving maximum scope for touch ups in post-production.

Post Production Editing & Retouching

Post production is covered using Adobe Creative Suite to bring your ideas and branded content to life. Each video and photograph is colour graded and retouched to look its best.

Price & Kit

All of my prices are fully customised for your project. This typically involves a competitive half day-rate which includes background checks, full kit, pilot and £5m public liability 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 with details of your project for an immediate quote and a breakdown of the workflow, from planning the 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 an Operational Authorisation from the CAA. This means I will comply with strict safety regulations for drones over 250g. You can request a copy of my Operational Authorisation 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.

How long does a shoot take?

Drone operations will be fully planned and usually cover the necessary shots in 2-4 hours. Time will be allowed for footage to be reviewed in order to 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 Mavic Mini 3 Pro. This requires one operator but an observer is helpful. It’s possible to use a staff member as an observer once they have been briefed.

Can you film in Central London?

Yes, I have experience filming in central London. Some areas require an NSF request with NATS and communication with Police Ranger Control (PaDP), but in most cases the flights are straightforward.

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.

Clients I've
worked with