Horizon AP are specialists in providing drone filming services across the UK. We have over five years experience working with drones for filming and photography applications.
We are part of the Remote Aerial Ops collective – this is a group of experienced and proven operators. They are based all over the UK and further afield.
There are alot of drone filming operators in the market now and it can be a struggle to differentiate between providers.
We recommend checking for the following:
1) Make sure that the operator holds a CAA Permission fro Aerial Work – this document allows a drone filming provider to legally operate commercially. Without this permission from the CAA they should not be operating commercially.
2) Ask for references – proven and capable operators will be able to provide a selection of clients who can recommend their services.
3) Show-reels – make sure to look at any previous work – they should also have rushes available that you can assess for workflow and production quality.
4) Kit – ask for a rundown on the equipment they will provide and how many systems they will bring. Things go wrong – being able to troubleshoot and deliver reserve equipment is essential.
5) Insurance – make sure the operator holds not just Public Liability for drone filming commercial work but also Aviation cover on their policy. Many of the cheaper policies do not include aviation cover. It is legally required by the EU.
6) When filming with drones safety is the priority for all responsible operators – ensure that proper Risk Assessments, Method Statements and Site Surveys are undertaken. You can also check if their safety processes have been vetted by the likes of 1st Option Safety and if they are BBC Approved suppliers.
If you follow these quick checks then you are likely to establish a working relationship that can deliver immediate results and dividends in the future.