Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost?
The cost for our services varies depending on the subject, overall property size, and complexity of the job. The current base price for our services is $350 for photos and $650 for videos. Other factors that may increase the base price include filming indoors, time lapse, deluxe editing services, etc. If you would like to get a free estimate about an upcoming project, please contact us.
Where do you film?
The Skydrone team provides aerial media services for the entire state of Florida. We also love to travel and are equipped to do so. If you have an out-of-state project that you’d like us to consider, please contact us.
Is your business insured?
Yes, we carry both aircraft insurance and general liability.
What does 'FAA Approved' mean?
Skydrone Logistics has been granted a Section 333 Exemption by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This means that the Skydrone team may commercially fly drones within the National Airspace System (NAS). Additionally, we fly under the new Part 107.41 UAS rules and carry the UAS Pilot Certification.
How high will you fly?
The current legal limit set forth by the FAA is 400 FT and this applies to all drone operators. In some cases there may be ‘no fly zones’ or other height restrictions in place that we must adhere to.
Note: for the no fly zone and other restricted areas we can apply for special waivers that allows us to legally operate in that airspace. However, the process has been taking up to 60 days for the FAA to approve our request for a waiver.
How long does filming take?
This really depends on the size of the property but the average time to film one building is approximately 2-3 hours.
Do I need to be present during filming?
You are welcome to be there but it is not necessary, just as long as we have permission to be on site. If there are special instructions (i.e. checking in with security, gate access instructions, etc.) please let us know at the time of scheduling.
What if the weather is bad the day of filming?
Although we always try to schedule around a favorable forecast, that can be a bit of a challenge here in Florida. Therefore if we are unable to operate due to poor conditions (rain, heavy wind, etc.) we will contact you to reschedule filming.
How soon will I get my photos and/or video?
The average time for delivery is about 1-3 business days for photos. The video “draft” is usually ready in about 5-7 business days at which time you will have an opportunity to review and request any changes.
What if I need a very quick turnaround?
Subject to availability, we do offer rush deliveries of 24 hours for photos and 48 hours for video. Please inform us at the time of initial contact if you need a rush delivery and we will make every effort to accommodate. Note: additional fees apply on all rush deliveries.
Can I do my own editing?
We are a full-service production company which means we conduct all of the filming and video editing. At this time we do not provide unedited footage to be used in other productions.
Can I select the music for my video?
Yes and we can provide you with a few sources that you may choose from. Otherwise, we will choose the music for you based on our creative expertise. Keep in mind that any music added must have the proper usage rights.
How will the files be delivered?
All files are delivered electronically via a download link. Photos are JPEG format and videos files will be in MP4 (which will be a complete video production that is ready-to-share on YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)
How can I share my video with others?
Once you have downloaded the file from us, you may then upload it onto YouTube, Vimeo, etc. Both platforms offer a multitude of sharing options including embedding or linking to the video.