Drone

Drone Video and Photography

Get a unique perspective for your project or simply make a time consuming job faster.

Drone Video Samples

The Common Use

Most often drone is used sparingly for a great shot in the middle. See 3 shots in a row in this 15 second video.

All Drone, Beauty

See beautiful landscapes in one stunning video.

FAA Licensed Operator

There are many rules for drone operation, and Tom is an FAA Part 107 licensed drone pilot with an FAA registered UAV. Basically, you'll know that your project is being flown within the limits of the law whether you are in protected or open airspace.

Drone Cost Estimate

Flying a drone can be as simple as show up and go, and at its worst takes working with flight towers with advanced FAA authorization. Below are estimated rates for various projects that you can use as a guide only. Contact us for your own estimate.

Simple Video

Cost: ~$350

  • 1 Hour Flight Time
  • 1 Location
  • HD or 4K video
  • Simple Clean Up Edits
  • Online File Transfer

Multiple Locations

Cost: ~$675

  • 2 Hour Flight Time
  • Multiple Locations
  • 1 Hour Drive Time Between locations
  • Photo, HD or 4K video
  • Simple Clean Up Edits
  • Online File Transfer

Coordinated Flight

Cost: ~$1200+

*Often part of a larger video project
  • Pre-Flight Authorization
  • 4 Hour Flight Time
  • Multiple Locations
  • 1 Hour Drive Time Between locations
  • Coordination of On-Camera Action (People, Vehicles, Etc.)
  • Photo, HD or 4K video
  • Post-Production*
  • Online File Transfer

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a licensed drone operator for my project?
Yes. If you are paying someone to fly, the FAA requires a that pilot to have a license.

What if I only want 1 photo or a simple video clip?
Message us. There's a chance we can provide an approachable rate, BUT often there are more factors involved than simply up, record, and down.

Do you offer price breaks for larger projects?
Yes, cost effective recording is important to us because it's important to you. Lightsail rates are initially competitively low for the quality you get, but we understand meeting a business at a set budget when a project goes above $1500. Message us for an estimate.

Can you fly at night?
Yes, but that requires FAA coordination. In open airspace, a pilot can fly betwen 30 minutes before and after sunset. Outside of that, FAA authorization must be coordinated.

Is my project in restricted airspace?
Message us, we'll let you know at no cost.

How high can you fly?
400 Feet above ground. Can go higher with FAA authorization.

How quickly can you plan to fly?
In open airspace, same day. For busy airspaces, like in the Denver metro area, coordination could take months.