How to plan a Commercial drone JOB?// #MAIL-59

Happy Wednesday people! #Mail great question AGAIN! You never disappoint. This week, how to plan a commercial drone JOB.
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23 Comments

  1. tonyh0905 on August 22, 2020 at 9:28 am

    Hey Dylan, thanks for the insight. I have just passed the theory side of the PfCO, and an waiting for a date to do the flight test. I have submitted my Ops Manual to my NQE for evaluation, so it was nice to see the the paper work I have been learning about in real use!

  2. Design Eagles on August 22, 2020 at 9:30 am

    Kudos as always! I use a similar form that I originally used for my manned aerial shoots…..

  3. brian roberts on August 22, 2020 at 9:34 am

    hello there dear sir , cable for mavic pro remote controller to charge it up which one do i need think iv lost mine do you have a link i could get one and also is it type a or b

  4. The Colonel JJ on August 22, 2020 at 9:36 am

    Saw the silhouette of the Inspire. Do you still use it for professional jobs? Or was that just B roll footage?

  5. gary swanton on August 22, 2020 at 9:37 am

    Great video Dylan – do you have a soft copy of your Pre-Ops template by chance ?

  6. JPD Media Professional Drone Services on August 22, 2020 at 9:39 am

    Great information. 👍

  7. Photo - Video - Aerial on August 22, 2020 at 9:41 am

    Very informative having my pfco application going through now so good timing 🙂

  8. The Colonel JJ on August 22, 2020 at 9:42 am

    Dayum!!! Finally over 10k? Props my friend!!!

  9. Ric Errington on August 22, 2020 at 9:44 am

    Cheers for featuring my question Dylan and thanks for taking us through the process involved, that bit in my vid you mentioned where I was following them backwards was my drone stopping to land after the battery warning was ignored to get that bit more footage 😬 thanks again, keep up the great vids.

  10. Tom Bone on August 22, 2020 at 9:46 am

    #MAIL Hey Dylan, Yet another great presentation as always! I’m planning to take the FAA Part 107 exam in the next couple of weeks. Lots of studying up to be done! The information you provided about paperwork required prior to hiring out for commercial purposes is mind boggling and, truthfully, left my brain hurting! I really only want to get my part 107 certification to shield me from FAA fines involved with Monitazation on YouTube. I am, however, a long way away from having to worry about that yet in light of the recent restructuring of YouTube’s policy on Monitazation. Be that as it is, Great Presentation as always! I always look forward to your latest postings. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjS-wSg83tolYpb5MCpENNQ #MAIL

  11. Steve Watt on August 22, 2020 at 9:51 am

    You could do an hour long video about the National Trust, grrr………………….

  12. OT FILMS on August 22, 2020 at 9:52 am

    Did you make this form yourself or was it a template you got from somewhere? Cheers

  13. Live My Journey on August 22, 2020 at 9:52 am

    #Mail Hi Dylan. I have another technical question. This time it’s about the editing workflow, more precisely how to deal with excessive amount of footage. For my most recent video I think I outdone myself and shot close to 3 hours. After cutting it up I still ended up with 1,5 of usable scenes. You always say keep it short and god knows I try, but it’s not easy to even go through at amount of video let alone decide on the most suitable ones, the order etc. Have you got a workflow shortcut tip for that kind of scenario?

  14. iSpike - FILMMAKER BIKER LIVE on August 22, 2020 at 9:57 am

    Dylan Dylan Dylan how many times do I have to tell you……Yet another bloody great video full of nutritional droning information. Cheers bloke. + a big GDAY to all yoos fellow passionate dronies from all around the planet. ooroo Spike (from across the big lake) Western Australia 4:35AM

  15. New View Lancashire on August 22, 2020 at 10:00 am

    #Mail Hi Dylan, If you were asked to do a commercial drone job for a business who would like some aerial video of their building, but their building is less than 50 meters from a main road / motorway, would you need to close the road whilst the drone is in the air, or would sufficient road signs warning drivers be enough? Thanks, Richard.

  16. Mike Smale on August 22, 2020 at 10:04 am

    Hey Dylan #mail question for you. I have been using the Shutter speed calculation for 1/60 for 30fps video for cinematic blur (Drone flying cinematic..(DFCG)). BUT, if I am using the 60fps feature in the new Mavic Air to create slow motion video do I need to adjust the shutter speed to 1/120 even if the final edit will be 30fps when slowed to half speed for slow mo effect. Please help! Thanks for all the content lately, great stuff 👍🏻

  17. Nick Cooper on August 22, 2020 at 10:04 am

    First! Boom!

  18. peter hughes on August 22, 2020 at 10:06 am

    Hi Dylan. Having listened to all that’s involved, it begged the question in my mind: just how the heck do you find the time to work, have a home life AND constantly upload 3 times a week? I struggled over a week to get my latest attempt uploaded and I’m retired! I take my hat off to you sir. Take care. Peter

  19. oleww50 on August 22, 2020 at 10:07 am

    Interesting video once again, thanks for going in to such detail, more the better! 👍

  20. Console on August 22, 2020 at 10:07 am

    I’m curious. If you go out and get some lovely footage as a hobbyist but then monetise the video on YouTube or sell the clip via stock video websites… Is that then classed as commercial operations?

  21. Steve Carpenter on August 22, 2020 at 10:09 am

    Dylan, another great #Mail regarding commercial flying jobs! It’s a little bit easier here is the US, but as you stated CYA with all your proper and necessary paperwork to protect yourself and your company!

  22. Kiwi The Cannabis on August 22, 2020 at 10:26 am

    Cool I gonna drop a bomb on the government

  23. Mark R on August 22, 2020 at 10:27 am

    Hi Dylan, love the vid’s! #Mail question! I ‘used to be’ a pro photographer, and I’m now thinking of replacing that with flying a drone and cinematic Godlinesses! I am now an active wheelchair user (hence the past tense on photographer), and wondered if I should go for the Mavic Pro over the Mavic Air, as the return to home system seems to be more advanced/reliable on the Pro? I like the portability element of these too. Obviously I cannot roll down a quarry or cliff to whatever to recover the wee wotsit if it goes awol, so this is very high on my agenda of course. I’d never fly out of line of sight, but that doesn’t mean anything when challenged thus, or on tricky locations! Loved the fly away vid, brilliant. Any tips or thoughts on the subtleties of the systems these two models use would be great in helping the decision to buy a little more informed… No channel as of yet, as I’ve been watching yours to see what’s what… Cheers in advance.

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