Each job is unique with many variable factors. Therefore, we prefer to quote on an individual project basis, after having discussed or been fully briefed on the proposed project. However, we appreciate that sometimes, visitors to our site may just want a quick ballpark cost. Therefore as a quick guide, our “from” prices are as follows:
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, associated risk of taking the job on.
Travel expenses for UK jobs will be billed at 50p per mile. If accommodation is needed, that will also be billable though this will be agreed with the client beforehand.
1 week prior to the date of your shoot.
We will be happy to discuss any of the above with you in greater detail and think you will find us fair reasonable and transparent.
We are happy to provide ANY 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.
Availability, Booking & Deposit
Due to the nature of the weather in the UK and nature of filming 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, adhering to all of our company rules & regulations.
We are happy to pencil in potential jobs and dates for Clients. However, actual bookings will always take priority. Naturally, if someone has a date penciled in we will go back to them with first refusal on their proposed date.
Due to the nature of the filming industry and working with a number of staff and freelancers, we do require our clients to commit when booking our services and time. Unless by special circumstances or if time doesn’t permit, we require a £50 non refundable deposit to be PAID IN ADVANCE.
Our aerial filming drone is solo operated system with a remote pilot flying from the ground with a live video stream to the ground. This enables us to be directed by you if required to get the shots you need by framing the shot during the flight to your needs for speed, angle, look and feel. Setup time is quick! We can be up and ready to film in a matter of minutes which saves a massive amount time and money. We are self-contained utilising our own vehicle with on-board charging station allowing us to film and operate almost anywhere without the need to head back to base to recharge batteries.
All inquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence.
Postponements, Cancellations & Weather
Remote controlled aerial filming is naturally affected by the flying conditions. If due to weather (i.e rain, strong winds etc) and we are not able to shoot we shall refund the payment made on top of the deposit payment to the client or if we can make alternative arrangements for the shoot to happen at another time. The £50 deposit is simply transferred to another day when we can shoot.
If the shoot cannot be re-scheduled (which we usually know in advance of the carrying out the job) anyway, we will discuss cancellation policy and potential fees with the Client and come to a fair and reasonable compromise.
Copyright & Usage
Unless a buyout of footage is specifically agreed and contract, Highland Castle Entertainment Ltd returns the copyright of all filming content. The client purchasing the the service of Highland Castle Entertainment Ltd will get full use of the material however will not be able to sell the footage or allow 3rd party companies to use it without the agreement of Highland Castle Entertainment Ltd.
Naturally we are proud of our work and Highland Castle Entertainment Ltd actively promotes this and we do reserve the right to use ANY of our footage for internal promotion, whether this be inclusion for PR purposes to promote Highland Castle Entertainment Ltd. Also we reserve the right to potentially supply the footage to stock libraries after the initial use of the footage has been published by the client.
If you have any questions or issues with he above we would ask you to kindly speak to us in advance of commencement of filming. Thank you.
Prices start from just £50 for RAW footage and photos.