Each job is unique with many variable factors. Therefore, Sky Hotshots prefers 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.
There are a number of variables which may affect the quotation including the time of year, location of shoot (as we often get called to work overseas), potential weather and other external shooting conditions, associated risk of taking the job on, requirements for additional CAA approvals.
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.
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 before hand.
14 Days (unless by prior agreement / discussion)
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 the rules & regulations of aerial filming and our operating license.
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 pencilled 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 35% of the booking to be PAID IN ADVANCE.
All enquiries 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 not charge the client if we can make alternative 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 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.
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 and if additional costs have been incurred will also have to be met by the client.
USE OF FOOTAGE FOR SKY HOTSHOTS PR & SHOWREEL
Naturally we are proud of our work and Sky Hotshots actively promotes its service. Naturally we will not publish any footage we shoot until it has been released by the Client however we do reserve the right to use ANY of our footage for internal promotion, whether this be inclusion on our showreel of for PR purposes to promote Sky Hotshots. If for any reason this is a problem we would ask you to kindly speak to us in advance of commencement of filming. Thank you.