Price for aeriel shot?
Posted 26 June 2014 - 08:42 AM
What's the price on average for a helicopter shot?
Posted 26 June 2014 - 09:03 AM
How long is a piece of string? It depends on the nature of the shot, the type of helicopter you're using and the camera mount system you're using, together with the local rates for helicopters and an experienced pilot. Plus the cost of positioning the helicopter for the shot.
Edited by Brian Drysdale, 26 June 2014 - 09:04 AM.
Posted 26 June 2014 - 05:40 PM
Thanks Brian for your reply, we were looking at the Cineflex Elite (Arri alexa Log C) in Sydney, Australia. I will discuss all this with my client and will go from there. Would it be faster/cheaper to hire a 30ft technocrane from Panavision to do the same shot?
Posted 26 June 2014 - 05:55 PM
It depends on your shot, but helicopters throw up a lot of downdrafts and a crane shot is rather different to a helicopter aerial, At 30ft you're into UAV's or drones these days.
Posted 26 June 2014 - 06:12 PM
Anyway, last I heard there was only the one in Europe.
It looks like you've got some budget here (or at least ambition). If it's real then why not approach your local grip shop, they'll know the local pilots also?
Posted 26 June 2014 - 06:35 PM
Thanks guys, I appreciate all your responses. It's a safety induction video for a construction engineering company that's being showed to over 1 Million employees per year. The story board requires lots of aerial shots / VFX etc so their budget is quite high. I'll contact Panavasion in Sydney (AU) to discuss this with them.
Posted 26 June 2014 - 06:42 PM
The safety 'industry' in Aus is huge.
Lots of hi-vis to be sold through a tactic of I dunno, 'emotional blackmail by proxy'
I guess it gets people working !
Posted 26 June 2014 - 06:50 PM
You're right Chris,
It nearly seems like every 2nd person I drive past has an orange hi-vis shirt !
Posted 26 June 2014 - 07:01 PM
It's pretty much the class signifier of the millennium...
About 8AM or so in say Southern Cross station or Central up in Sydney, it's either hi-vis or a suit, nothing much in between but students and addicts. Anyway, sorry to drag this OT
Posted 26 June 2014 - 07:30 PM
You couldn't be more accurate! This is definitely a time where there won't be anyone short of needing someone to build your house or fix a power black-out.