CORE PRINCIPALS

SAFETY:  I have undergone extensive training and examination to obtain the PFCO (permission for commercial operation) from the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority).  In most circumstances, it is the law for anyone carrying out commercial work to have such permissions from the CAA.  License number EUAS 10048.

EFFICIENCY:  The whole flight plan and objectives clearly set out well in advance.  Extensive desktop surveys and a close dialogue with the client ensures the brief  is met and exceeded.  Low noise propellers are utilised for discretion and 'out of hours' operations are available.

PROFESSIONAL: The mandatory pre-flight risk assessments are highly detailed, project specific, and easy to understand. The data captured during the commission is of the highest possible quality and post processed as required to ensure the data, whether video or photography, is exactly as expected whilst respecting GDPR regulations.

INSURED:  All operations are covered with public liability insurance as required by the CAA (civil aviation authority), the cover of which is CAA and FCA & EC785/2004 compliant.  Public Liability cover available up to £10m.

COST GUIDE

Below is a quick guide to my UK aerial photography and videography prices, derived from the "Advertisers Producers Association (APA) recommended crew terms" (link).  I must emphasis this is a guide due to the complex nature of airspace classification, the proximity of buildings / hazards and the associated insurance requirements. 

 

Please call or email me for a free consultation on your plans and requirements.  A full and comprehensive fee proposal will be sent for each and very inquiry.

Please refer to my equipment inventory, all of which is INCLUDED within the day rates as below.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is required in the first instance

The location of the shoot (with an exact postcode if possible), the proposed date and a brief containing as much background information as possible.  This will enable us to identify the airspace classification and carry out a desk top survey to ascertain local hazards and thus provide a clear and concise advice and fee proposal.

Developing the brief

Once the desktop survey is complete and fee proposal is accepted, we can begin to develop the mandatory site survey documentation and acquire the relevant permissions for the flight to commence. 

Weather

We monitor the weather forecast 5 days in advance of any shoot.  Unfortunately we are unable to fly in rain or with high winds for safety reasons.  48 hours prior to the shoot (or sometimes 24 hours depending on the project) we provide a "go-no go" decision based on the weather forecast.  If a "no-Go" decision is made, we will reschedule the shoot to the next suitable date at no additional cost.  Weather is a know business risk in the UK, so we have to be as flexible as possible to ensure that bookings can be rearranged.

Live events

In order to cover the mandatory pre-site survey, we ask for a 20% deposit on the fee proposal.  We ask for this deposit as sometimes live events and weather sometimes do not 'play ball'' and we need to cover any expense incurred during the pre site survey just in case the flight can not happen to due weather.

Payment and delivery of media

All other commissions are invoiced following the successful delivery of the electronic media, which will be via internet cloud storage systems in a truly lossless format.  Invoice payment is to be made within 14 days.

Copyright and Use of Material 

L-uke.com retains the copyright of all aerial photography and filmed content.  We can negotiate and agree a buy out of footage for specific filming contracts.  Our clients have full use of all photography and filmed material for their own business promotion, media, print, marketing, advertising and website use.  In our terms of service clients are permitted to use all material in conjunction with their media, print and advertising suppliers. Clients are not permitted to sell the material or allow general 3rd parties to use it with prior written agreement with us. L-uke.com promotes their business and services via a diverse combination of media channels.  We reserve the right to use any video footage or photograph still images for our own PR purposes, on our website, in a showreel, in printed material and on social media.

With regard to client confidentiality, L-uke.com agrees not use any video footage or photographs until our client has published the material.  We also reserve the right to supply video footage and photographs to stock libraries at a later date.

WORKFLOW

1. Initial free consultation regarding your project and submission of quotation once objectives are realised.

2. Propose flight date for operation (weather permitting) and conduct pre-site survey and submit for client approval.

3. Permissions sought after and confirmed with weather forecasting updates 72, 48 and 24h before flight date.

4. Onsite assessment conducted, operation undertaken and completed with log books completed.

5. Data / film / photographs analysed, edited and submitted to client for review.

6. Commission closed, project reviewed for improvement opportunities.

L-UKE.COM TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Full terms and conditions available on request.  They will feature here as a downloadable PDF in the very near future.