DCMI LTD Standard Terms and Conditions

All engagements are different in time and scale, DCMI prefer to quote on an individual and personal basis.

Engagements as Camera Operator and/or Director of Photography and not as a pilot. 

Tv and Feature Film rates are calculated at the guidelines set out by the features and BECTU agreements. Commercial rates are calculated at the guidelines set out by APA. Rates available on a negotiated basis.

DCMI require a full written client brief before any contract commences.

Client to supply a Purchase Order number before any work commences. This then forms a contract between DCMI, any third party hired and the client.

Verbal and/or bookings by electronic means constitute a contract and the T&C's set out here apply. 

Cancellation charges are applied as set out in the guidelines by BECTU and APA unless otherwise agreed in writing. 

Aerial Work

Darren is available to work exclusively as an aerial camera operator and/or aerial DOP for other companies.

Darren does not fly the aircraft. 

DCMI reserve the right to employ third party aerial companies/pilots to facilitate a clients requirements subject to the third parties and DCMI's terms and conditions. 

DCMI is not VAT registered therefore all commissioned engagements will be allocated to the pilots own company and under their own terms and conditions. The client will then liaise direct with that company. 

 

Aerial filming and photography requires DCMI and any third party hired, to conduct a full safety and feasibility survey of the area(s) to be imaged. This might entail a location recce and/or utilising on line applications like Google Earth and Google Maps and Skydemon etc. A charge will be made for recce days which can be agreed with the client beforehand.

 

DCMI and all third parties conduct operations as set out by the CAA

Not at a height exceeding 400ft. (600ft by arrangement)

Aircraft must be withinn VLOS (Visual Line of Sight) or 500m horizontally. 

Not over or within 150m of any congested area (10M OSC by arrangement)

Not at a distance closer than 50m to any building, structure, vessel or person not under the control of the pilot (10M OSC by arrangement)

Not at a distance closer than 30m to any person other than the pilot. (10M OSC by arrangement)

Not at a distance closer than 150m to any gathering of over 1000 persons

Not within the designated no fly zones near to airports, military and other sensitive buildings and installations 

The UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) will not fly in the rain or in wind speeds above 20MPH

The pilots decision is final as to whether a flight can take place and safely 

DCMI must have permission from the landowner(s) from where the activity will take place

DCMI and any third party will seek permission from the various agencies and authorities when necessary before any engagement takes place 

Regulations are changing as rapid as the industry grows. DCMI and any third party companies, will comply with the CAA regulations at all times 

 

DATA

 

DCMI and any third party hired for the engagement, will supply the raw footage at the end of the shooting day to be downloaded by the production. All digital cards/readers etc must be returned upon completion of the download unless agreed beforehand. A hire charge will be made for late return of digital assets.

DCMI reserve the right to use any clients video footage/photography for promotional and PR purposes once the programme/film has aired. 

Payment Terms

Payment terms maximum 30 days from invoice submission.

DCMI or any third party hired, reserve the right to apply a late payment charge of 8% above the bank of England base rate to Invoices unpaid after this period.

All payments to be made by BACS only. 

Mileage is charged at 45ppm.

Cancellation (Aerial Work)

In the event of force majure including adverse weather conditions which disable the services of DCMI and any third party therein, an alternative date will be sought to complete the contract when possible.

Cancellation by DCMI will result in an alternative professional company being offered to the client. This does not guarantee the same terms and conditions as DCMI and the client is responsible for any further negotiations therein. 

Cancellation by the client within 24hours day will result in 100% payment of the full contract worth.

The client agrees to cover reasonable travel and overnight costs where applicable.  

DCMI retain copyright of all video and photographic images it produces unless mutually agreed with the client in writing. 

Any footage/photograph that doesn't comply with the Data Protection and Surveillance act, will result in any identifiable person(s) being removed from the image(s) or the image(s) being deleted.  

Covid

DCMI and any third party hired, will comply with the Covid testing requirements of any production. Where possible, PCR testing will be conducted prior to shooting supplied by production at their cost including an attendance fee. Otherwise, approved testing facilities will be utilised by us and costs reimbursed accordingly. Please note: Most of our work consists of daily or short engagements which makes it tricky sometimes to get results turned around quickly. 

 

We endeavour to provide the very best professional and friendly service. If we succeed please tell others, if we don't in any capacity, please tell us and we will do our utmost to rectify and appease any situation.