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BrightSky Drones

Professional.
Beautiful. Aerial Photo & Videography.

For Film, Surveys, Events & Inspections

 

FILMMAKING & EVENTS

Professional. Beautiful.
Aerial Photography and videography across the UK

Specialising in events, weddings, group photographs, property, real estate, land and agriculture, planning and development, surveys & inspections, film, television and personal projects.

PROPERTY & INSPECTION

Safe. Insured. Drone inspections, schedule of condition and dilapidation surveys, construction, estate and planning.

Specialising in events, property, real estate, land and agriculture, planning and development, surveys & inspections for business, commercial and enterprise clients.

LET’S FLY

Events, groups and recreation

Need photos and video from the air? 
We shoot for events such as parties and weddings, large group photos or perhaps something a bit unique, we can help you plan, shoot and edit! We’ve shot for school groups, websites, blogs, track days and sports events.

Planning, property and development

Use our services to create a site map, inspect buildings or property. Reduce the need for expensive scaffolding in roofing or structural surveys or help plan sites for permission or development. We take photos for real estate, property and marketing for use online and off.

Film, marketing and television

Shoot for film and TV, news and B-roll stock. Get a new angle, shot professionally and to your specifications. We take pride in showcasing hotels and grounds, homes, estates, wedding venues, outdoor events, golf clubs, and more.

FILM, EVENTS, WEDDINGS, MARKETING

Capture a unique viewpoint from the air.

We shoot for film, events, showcasing hotels and grounds, real estate, wedding venues, parties, outdoor events, golf clubs, homes, property, land and more. We can help you plan and get creative with you!

High quality 4K video and editing at very competitive prices, hourly, half or full day with the option for in-house editing solutions or complete footage handover to work on with your own team.

We have been acknowledged by Bark as one of the Best Aerial Photographers in Bristol (and the surrounding area)!

Site survey

We’ll ensure a full pre-site and on-site survey to prepare for the flight, check the area is suitable and the appropriate persons are notifed. 

CAA Certified for Commercial Operations

We are ready and approved by the CAA for day and night time flight operations. This can be useful for some jobs that need to take place out of hours or where you want to get creative with some low light shots.

Please contact us for more information, we’ll draw up a bespoke flight plan just for you.

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Risk assessment

We conduct and send you a full risk assessment so you can plan your day and have peace of mind that we’ve planned a safe and legal flight.

Fully insured

It sounds boring… but it’s something that you need to look at when you hire a drone operator, not just any old insurance will do!

We have the appropriate insurance fully compliant with EU regulation EC785/2004 for air operators. Flight operations and systems manuals have been submitted to the CAA and approved. They are frequently reviewed to ensure up to date information and laws and regulations. 

Have a safe flight. We’ll take care of it.

We’re fully trained and operate our crews with pilots, camera operators, observers and spotters depending on the job. Pre-site and on-site surveys are undertaken and shot lists examined to ensure a safe and legal flight, day and night.

SURVEYS, INSPECTIONS AND MORE

Industry and Planning

Orthomosaic Site Maps

Forget satelite view. We can create a high resolution site inspection map that is accurate enough to take measurements from. 

Watch in 4K with high frame rates

Shoot video of an area in 4K 30fps or 2K at 60 fps and pause to lock onto a sharp, clear frame for export. We ensure RAW .dng photos are taken so you can get the most data from your geotagged image.

CSCS Certified Card holders

We’re able to shoot on industrial sites and have the appropriate training and documentation to do so, which will save you time on site inductions.

Roofing and buildings

We can capture 20MP photos of roofing and buildings so you can zoom in and find out what’s wrong. No need for scaffolding.

Site Progress Reports

Track site progress monthly with flyovers and timelapse setups. Stay on schedule whilst we provide updates to project managers throughout the construction and development process.

National Security Vetting Clearance

We also hold CTC and SC (MV) national security clearance, as well as DBS checks for working with schools, colleges and areas of sensitivity.

Clear pricing and flexible quotes

 

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Faq

A Bespoke and Professional Service.

So how do we work and how can we help you with your event? We require some information before we undertake a project, although we are happy to meet over a coffee, Skype or chat on the phone to discuss your requirements from the ground up, it’s good to have the following in mind for us:

Location

This should be the exact area where aerial activity will take place. We’ll need this information in advance to check that we can legally fly there and the airspace isn’t restricted. We’re happy to check an area for free, just give us a call.

The work required

We want to meet your expectations so it is important we know what we will be filming. Is it a building, a wind turbine, a field, sporting event, person, venue or a shot for shot promotional film? We can help you plan.

Safety checks

Once we’ve got a bit more information we will begin the pre-site survey. When this has been approved and deemed to be safe and the weather holds out we will be good to go! We will conduct an on-site survey to confirm our prior findings and start our flight.

What next?

Afterwards we’ll clean up, wrap up and you’ll receive your requested footage via digital download or delivered on a USB flash drive. 
If you’ve opted for editing we’ll liaise with you further and work on this as quickly as possible.

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"Really great experience, happy to help and was great at communicating with the weather."

Charlie F

"He is efficient and quick! He turned around some images in less than 24hrs when we really needed them..."

Willow M

BrightSky Drones was helpful in surveying a development site for us.
We have since recommended him to many of a colleagues and clients.

He offers good value for money and was able to go out and film the site that day owing to our tight deadlines.

I would highly recommend his services and would use him without a doubt.

AGM Ltd – Specialist Property Planning and Design Consultants

Fantastic service! Great with communicating!

Really great experience, happy to help and was great at communicating with the weather.

Loved the end result and couldn’t have asked for a better shot!

Summer School Organisier – Millfield Prep School

We’ve used BrightSky Drones to undertake flyovers of various buildings and development sites. Turning around images in less than 24hrs when we really needed them.

I couldn’t recommend his professionalism enough! We constantly recommend him to clients to get better views of their development projects.

Carter Jonas – Planning and Design Consultancy

Plans and Pricing

Thank you for your enquiry! Our pricing is below.

We require some information before we undertake a project, although we are happy to meet over a coffee, Skype or chat on the phone to discuss your requirements from the ground up, it’s good to have the following in mind for us:

 

The Location

This should be the exact area where the aerial activity will take place. We’ll need this information in advance to check that we can legally fly there and the airspace isn’t restricted.

 

The work required

We want to meet your expectations, so we must know what we will be filming. Is it a building, a wind turbine, a field, a sporting event, person, venue or a shot-for-shot promotional film? Please let us know so we can plan accordingly, we are happy to get creative with you!

 

What next?

Once we’ve got a bit more information, we will begin the pre-site survey. When this has been approved and deemed safe, and the weather holds out, we will be good to go! We will conduct an on-site survey to confirm our prior findings and start our flight.

 

Afterwards, we’ll clean up, wrap up and you’ll receive your requested footage via digital download or delivered on a USB flash drive. If you’ve just requested stills only or short raw footage clips we’ll often be able to give you this on the day. If you’ve opted for editing, we’ll liaise with you further and work on this as quickly as possible.

Photography and Photo Surveys

Photo One
Perfect for property, real estate, events, large group or organisation photographs.

Surveys and Inspections
Building, roofing or land surveys take longer as we take shoot at a high resolution in RAW .dng format from various heights and angles as well as areas you wish to focus on. We can often use this to create an orthomosaic map. This price is per building or landmark.

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Videography & Video Surveys

Video One 
Perfect for property reveals or showcases, real estate, events, golf clubs, film, large group or organisation flyovers.

We offer a choice of shooting formats such as pre-colour graded ready to use or D-log shooting to allow for more editing control

Surveys and Inspections
Building, roofing or land surveys take longer as we take shoot at a high resolution and 60fps frame rate from various heights and angles as well as areas you wish to focus your attention on. The high frame rate allows you to pause the video when watching and maintain a sharp image. This price is per building or landmark.

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Combination of photo and video projects or surveys

We are happy to plan and combine the project or survey to deliver a combination of photos and videos.

A combi site survey project takes longer as we use specialised software to capture imagery in a methodical way, which we can often use to create an orthomosaic map. We shoot video in either 4K or 2K resolution and 60fps frame rate from various heights and angles as well as areas you wish to focus your attention on, the high frame rate allows you to pause the video when watching and maintain a sharp image.

We then stop to switch to photography mode in order to capture detailed still images in RAW .dng format. The price for survey is per building or landmark, but it is worth the time to get a accurate and useable result. We can even build 3D .obj file models from the data!

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Travel // £0.40 per mile

  • No travel costs within 10 miles of Bath
  • Travel covers the return journey

Outside of the Bath area, we charge 40p per mile.

We normally try and get back before the end of the day, however, if a long or night shoot is required we may need to book accommodation.

We will always include this in the quote upfront.

Professional Video Editing // £45 per hour

  • In-house video editing
  • Using Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro

We will advise if you might need this; e.g: stitching timelapse footage or if you’d like us to take care of your project, design or solution for you.

We will let you know how approximately how long the editing will take depending on how much footage has been captured or special requirements.

Professional Photo Editing // £30

  • Covers all photos captured
  • Remove haze
  • Colour grading
  • Remove blemishes
  • Blue sky and filters
  • Sky replacement
  • HDR capture and conversion
  • Panoramic stitching
  • Convert to a slideshow or presentation

Great for real estate and property to brighten up the day and getting that blue sky in the background!

Full Media Rights // £100 per project

  • Always watermark-free
  • No footage re-used

BrightSky drones never place watermarks on photos or videos captured on the finished project for clients (only when working with rush footage or editing clip previews prior to payment).

We would love to use the footage captured for our showreels and promotional videos. However, if you require the transferal of all exclusive rights for the footage captured this option is available at a one-off fee of £100.

Additional Costs.

We don’t like to hide away extra costs. Here they are upfront – we’ll try and include these in the quote where appropriate to ensure your project looks superb.