Plans and Prices

First steps

Thank you for your enquiry! Please see below for pricing.

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 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 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? 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 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.

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. 

photo one | survey

£260

includes

  • Pre-site survey and consultation
  • In-Depth Risk assessment and Plan
  • Set up and Preparatory work
  • Up to 2.5 hours on site
  • Flight time of up to 30 minutes
  • Up to 30 photos in RAW and JPEG format delivered within 2 working days or posted on a flash drive or optical media
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Videography and 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.

Captured content can be posted on a flash drive or burnt to optical media.

video one | survey

£300

includes

  • Pre-site survey and consultation
  • Risk assessment and Plan
  • Set up and Preparatory work
  • Flight time of up to 30 minutes
  • Choice of shooting formats and filters
  • Options for 4K, 2k 60fps or Full HD 120fps
  • All captured unedited video footage from takeoff to landing within 3 working days
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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.

Example of an Orthomosaic Map overlaid onto satellite view. Made of hundreds of close-up photos stitched together you will be able to zoom in and view the condition of the roof in detail. Get up-to-date high reolution map data, accurate enough to measure from.

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!

Combi One
HALF DAY

£380

includes

  • Pre-site survey and consultation
  • Risk assessment and Plan
  • Set up and Preparatory work
  • Up to 4 hours on site
  • Flight time of up to 40 minutes
  • Choice of shooting formats and filters
  • 30 minutes of unedited video footage delivered within 3 working days
  • Up to 30 photos in RAW and JPEG format delivered within 3 working days
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Combi Day  full day
SURVEY

£960

includes

  • Pre-site survey and consultation
  • Risk assessment and Plan
  • Set up and Preparatory work
  • Up to 9 hours on site
  • Flight time of up to ~90 minutes
  • Choice of shooting formats and filters
  • All captured unedited video footage delivered within 3 working days
  • All captured photos in JPEG and RAW delivered within 3 working days
  • Optional USB or Optical Media posted
  • Optional Orthomosaic map
  • FREE 1 hour of editing time
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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.

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 accomodation.

We will always include this in the quote up front.

Professional Video editing

£45

per hour

  • In-house video editing
  • Using Premier 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.

Postage costs

£4

each

  • Free of charge for day rate
  • Includes writable media

f your package includes writable disk media then one DVD and postage envelope is provided free of charge. Additional disks and postage cost just £4 each and can be sent anywhere in the UK.

Full media rights

£100

one-off fee per project

  • Always watermark free
  • No footage re-used

BrightSky drones never places 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.

Overseas shooting

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Certified in the USA and Europe

  • Registered to fly in the USA
  • Registered to fly in Europe

Please contact us to start planning! We will ensure the very best footage for your wedding, event or commercial.

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Payment terms:

We will provide you with a free quote that lasts 14 days that will include an initial check of the area and flight restrictions.

Once accepted an upfront payment of 40% is required to complete the pre-site and on-site survey and paperwork, planning and preparatory work.

The remaining invoice balance must be paid within 7 days of project completion and handover.

CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY
Air Navigation Order 2016
Certified Permission for Commercial Operations