Upload & Sell: Off
Quick follow up and wrinkle about the drone: I was not able to secure the drone service I had hoped for, in part, due to the weather. But the main complication came from the vendor and the requirements in his contract. As I explained to him, I wanted to hire a camera mounted drone and an operator. I wanted to monitor the camera and direct the operator to the desired position then trigger the camera. After landing, I simply wanted to transfer the card to my laptop, return his card and pay him for his services. Initially he was willing to do this but then began to add other conditions to the contract including tieing the fee to the number of publications printed, post production costs, distribution areas, additional compensation for any second printing, a credit line in the book. All this amounted to doubling the original estimate with no firm final cost. While I am very familiar with copyright and useage fees, I balked at this proposal as I wasn't hiring him for any creative input, just the technical operation of he equipment. I've shot assignments with rental gear from a real helicopter and never run into this kind of restrictive interpretation of image rights. Maybe he was just trying to get out of supporting the shoot - don't really know. Anyone else run into this kind of situation?