LIVE AERIAL BROADCAST services available to production companies and news organizations. Our HD video downlink can be connected to your system to provide live aerial drone broadcast. Seamlessly add this amazing angle to your event coverage.
NOTADRONE.COM is owned and operated by PhotoFlight Aerial Media LLC, registered with CT Secretary of State. We maintain a UAV operator liability insurance policy, COI provided to every client for verification. Client is responsible for covering the insurance for their own or rental equipment (e.i. camera equipment that is not a property of PhotoFlight Aerial Media LLC ). We may not be held liable for damage to the equipment not owned by PhotoFlight Aerial Media LLC.
Due to the nature of the weather and the planning of shoots, we are very flexible when working with clients. Many of our jobs are booked very last minute. However we must have enough time to do pre-flight checks and ensure that the job can be undertaken safely.
We do require our clients to commit when booking our services and time. Unless the special circumstances or time doesn’t permit, we require 35% of the booking to be PAID IN ADVANCE.
Remote controlled aerial filming is naturally affected by the flying conditions. If we are not able to shoot due to weather (i.e rain, strong winds etc), we shall not charge the client if we can make arrangements for the shoot to happen at another time. The 35% booking fee is simply transferred to another day when we can shoot.
If the shoot cannot be re-scheduled (which we usually know in advance when quoting the job), we will discuss cancellation policy and potential fees with the Client and come to a fair and reasonable compromise.
If a job is cancelled due to other issues and simply not re-scheduled due to the client no longer requiring our services, the 35% deposit will not be refunded unless by a pre-agreement. If additional costs have been incurred (travel, accommodations), they will also have to be covered by the client.
EACH JOB IS UNIQUEwith many variable factors. Therefore, we prefer to quote on an individual project basis, after having discussed or been fully briefed on the proposed project. There are a number of variables which may affect the quotation including the time of year, location of shoot, potential weather and other external shooting conditions, or associated risk of taking the job on.
We are happy to provide quotes in writing once we have received a full brief from the Client and been able to discuss the requirements and expectations of the shoot, and think you will find us fair, reasonable, and transparent.
We partnered with the Primacy-digital media agency (theprimacy.com/vr) to offer specialty 360Degree immersive aerial videos to be used with Oculus Rift or similar VR Headsets. This technology puts an entirely new spin on aerial tours of anything from structures and landmarks, to campus tours. Please, contact us for more info on specialty drone applications
Standard DSLR UAVs
Our Standard Lift drones offer a Panasonic GH4 DSLR cameras stabilized by the state-of-the-art three axis brushless gimbals. This camera provides crisp video in up to 4K ULTRA-HD resolution. These units are operated by a team of two people: the drone pilot and the camera operator, with optional spotter/support for complex projects. Two operator setup makes it easy to accomplish complex shots without compromising safety of the operation, as the pilot and the camera operator can fully focus on their roles. Clients are provided with real time SD or optional HD video downlink monitor. Our Standard DSLR drone services are available on full-day or half-day basis.
Heavy Lift Cinematic UAVs
Our Heavy Lift drones offer the best quality attainable in drone aerial videography. We custom design and build our heavy lift drone units to carry a DJI Ronin or Movi M10/M15 three-axis stabilized gimbals with a cinematic cameras such as C300, Red Epic, Nikon D810, or Canon 5D MKIII. These large gimbals offer the flexibility to go from aerial to handheld gimbal operation and back in a matter of seconds. These units are operated by a team of two people: the drone pilot and the camera operator, with optional spotter/support for complex projects. Clients are provided with real time SD or optional HD video downlink monitor. Our Heavy Lift cinematic drone services are available on full-day basis.
Action Cam/Compact UAVs
Our action cam/compact category drones offer three-axis stabilization and are ideal for smaller productions/projects and places where use of the larger frame drones may be unsafe, less practical, or simply outside of the intended budget. Our action cam drones are controlled by single person who acts as a pilot and a camera operator. Clients are provided with real time HD video downlink monitor. Our Action Cam/Compact drone services are available on full day, half day, or hourly basis.
RESULTS - our ever growing list of happy clients is a testament to our ability to listen to our client’s creative ideas and and make them come to life. We find it truly rewarding to see our client’s imagination expanded by the possibilities we offer.
REPUTATION - from national TV, media and marketing organizations to smaller production companies and everyone in between, our clients appreciate our professional approach, full redundancy in our equipment, and the countless hours we spend evolving our skills and our equipment.
EXPERTISE - we became the trusted voice in the UAV industry as the editors and contributors of the first drone magazine in the US market - The Multi-Rotor Pilot. Our close connections to both the UAS and motion picture industries help us deliver the latest and best solutions available on the market. We design, build, and maintain our own equipment.
EXPERIENCE - Unlike many other drone operators and businesses, our team combines years of experience in remote controlled aircraft building
and operations, aerial photography, and camera and steadicam work to deliver the right solution to your aerial video needs.
THE UAS aerial videography offers not only great aerial views, it offers angles and shots very often impossible (or prohibitively expensive) to get before. Whether you're an independent film maker, or a large production company in need of aerial drone footage for your project, our Team has the skills and expertise to help you blow your audience away and keep your clients coming back for more. From Heavy-Lift Cinematic camera drones, through Standard DSLR units, to Compact/action cam drones, we provide the right tools to meet the demands of any size project. Our Team offers the highest quality available in the industry, professional approach, hassle-free solutions, and full redundancy in our equipment.