SkyPix St. Louis
Aerial Video Services
Digital HD aerial video for all types of properties.
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SkyPix Aerial Videography Services
SkyPix is the leading provider of professional helicopter aerial videography in St. Louis. We serve the entire St. Louis Metro area and the Eastern Missouri / Southern Illinois surrounding region. SkyPix is your best choice for shooting HD aerial video!
The SkyPix Advantage
At SkyPix, we offer our clients unbeatable flexibility. Typically SkyPix recommends using our experienced pro aerial videographer & photographer, Steve Schulte. But we also welcome you to shoot video yourself — or bring your own cameraman. SkyPix also provides helicopter services for professional video producers working on assignment.
SkyPix pilots are safe, trained, and experienced.
Chief Pilot and SkyPix owner Charlie Duchek has over 20 years of experience in aerial photography, including flying for many of the best and most professional photographers and videographers in the world. He has flown videographers from organizations like PBS and photo-journalists from all over the country and Europe who sought him out specifically for their national or international projects. When you choose SkyPix, you’ve made the best choice possible in the St. Louis region for the aerial photo assignment you’re working on.
In addition to his commercial pilot license, Charlie is a licensed helicopter flight instructor (CFI) and Instrument Flight Instructor (CFII) with more than 5,000 hours of experience training new pilots how to fly. Plus, he’s also an FAA-certified Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic. Before starting SkyPix, he founded Midwest Helicopter in 1994. After 18 years in business, he sold the flight training operation to new ownership in early 2012. Charlie holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MS degree in Engineering Management.
Our Videographers & HD Video Cameras
SkyPix works with the best aerial video producers and camera operators in St. Louis
Our primary videographer/cinematographer is Steve Schulte, a St. Louis professional photog and cameraman who specializes in aerial assignments. Steve is a veteran with 14+ years of experience “behind the lens” and has provided aerial photo services to many notable clients including Bombardier Aircraft, Sea Ray Yachts and Coca-Cola.
To provide the highest quality aerial video, SkyPix uses only high-end HD digital video cameras, recorders and peripheral equipment. We can also employ a Kenyon Labs KS-6 gyroscopic stabilizer. This professional device dampens the helicopter vibration to produce crisp aerial photos and videos.
Aerial Videography Rates
|Our Clients have several options when retaining SkyPix’s helicopter services:|
|Option 1||The client can choose to have our Professional Videographer, Steve Schulte, shoot the pictures and / or video in our SkyPix R44 helicopter.|
|Option 2||The client can supply his / her own camera + operator and contract for SkyPix to supply the helicopter and pilot.|
|Option 3||If the client or his / her employee is proficient, that person can shoot video themselves, having SkyPix supply the helicopter and pilot.|
Charges for the Helicopter and Professional Photographer:
The cost for a custom aerial photo flight depends, primarily, on the distance between your location and our home base near Wildwood, MO. Helicopter flight time is billed per hour, in 0.1 hour increments. Because of the time and effort involved in planning and pre-flighting the helicopter for flight, there is a minimum charge for one half-hour of flight time.
The cost of photography services varies according to the scope of each photography or video flight. Photographer rates may vary based on whether you require retouching/editing services, copyright release or authorization, photo prints and other variables. Please contact SkyPix St. Louis to obtain a custom quote based on your photography and/or videography needs.
Charges for the Helicopter Alone:
Helicopter Services are billed at the rate of $395 per hour or fraction thereof. Billing is based on a “Hobbs hour-meter” in the helicopter that registers flight time based on hours and tenths-of-hours. Clients are billed for the helicopter services based on that hour-meter. For example, if a flight takes 1.1 hours at a rate of $395 per hour, the total charges would be 1.1 X $395, or $434.50, not including Missouri sales tax. Because of the time and effort involved in planning and pre-flighting the helicopter for flight, there is a minimum charge for one half-hour of flight time, even if the flight takes less than .5 hours.
Want to Accompany the Pilot & Photographer on your Photo Flight?
SkyPix operates a safe, reliable 4-seat helicopter. Unlike other aerial videographers in St. Louis who fly smaller 2-seat helicopters, our aircraft can accomodate the pilot and cameraman, as well as up to 1-2 passengers (depending on weight and fuel load). This makes it possible for the client- or an employee or representative- to see their property from the air and make sure they get the best possible aerial video. The R44 helicopter is much faster and more comfortable than 2-seat models yet price-competitive with smaller and slower aircraft.
Clients have the option to join us “in the cockpit” at no extra charge to oversee and supervise the video session.
Call SkyPix with any questions.