You may be accustomed to the word ‘drone’, but I prefer the term ‘unmanned aerial vehicle’ (UAV) which is used by the FAA and professionals in this field of work. As a FAA licensed UAV pilot, it would be a mistake to compare my equipment with toy drones; I use professional-grade, highly-sensitive video capture devices which require calibration, maintenance and careful operation to obtain the imagery my clients desire.
UAV operation offers the most cost effective and versatile solution for aerial imagery. Clients are no longer limited to expensive helicopters or low-flying planes to take photos and video. By comparison, the charge for hiring a helicopter/plane for one hour can cost more than hiring one UAV for an entire day!
In addition, UAVs provide IMMEDIATE viewing of the raw footage and allow for instant correction or adjustment to meet the exact needs of the client. There is no angle that is impossible to capture with UAVs- the only limit is your imagination. And it can be repeated/recreated with minimal effort.
I offer a wide variety of UAV and land-based video applications:
- Real Estate Sales
- Resort & Hotel Advertising
- Private Parties & Family Events
- News, Movie, Video & TV Production
- Community Events
- Sporting Events
- Search and Rescue
- Disaster Relief
- Pipeline & Electrical Line Inspections
- Industrial Site Inspections
- Construction Surveying
- Environmental Regulation & Compliance
- Precision Agriculture & Crop Surveillance
(Time-lapse & Slow-motion video is also available)
Each service has a different focus and estimate for the amount of time spent operating the UAV on site. Separately, post-production editing of the image captures is also available. Clients may also consider photography copyright options.
The ‘RPIC‘ service is for companies or individuals who need a FAA licensed commercial sUAV pilot for short-term situations.
Following the established Federal small unmanned aircraft regulations, I operate as a ‘remote pilot in command’ and assist in keeping your flight in compliance with federal, state and local laws. Whether it is standing by as you fly for your business or flying my own UAVs for you, the end result is to have a successful and safe event.
A planning meeting, at no charge, is necessary to guarantee I follow the FAA regulations and know what’s actually going on with the proposed shoot. I will need to discuss where you’re flying, what you are flying and how you plan to fly IN ADVANCE; this is non-negotiable. In the event your sUAV or equipment are unsuitable for the planned flight, alternative options can be discussed. I always bring my own equipment as a precaution.
My standard rate covers the Denver Metro and North Metro areas (Fort Collins to Littleton, Golden/Boulder to Aurora). Beyond the metro areas, a surcharge for gas & travel time TO the location will be added. Fees begin once all parties are onsite for the planned flight. I will provide an equipment assessment, safety review and pre-flight checklists (required).
Options include raw imagery [unedited photo/video available in 4K/HD/SD] and post-production. Contact me to discuss your specific needs!