How to evaluate the cost for our Drone Light Show ?
“Every so often a video of one of our drone shows goes viral, and we receive tons of questions on how we perform our shows — from the technology to the artistry. However, the most asked question, and by a fair margin is ‘How much does it cost?’.”— Jean-Dominique Lauwereins, Co-Founder & CTO, Dronisos.
Dronisos is one of the few drone show providers that specialise in both indoor and outdoor shows. Our indoor drone shows can cost anywhere between C$12000 and C$100000, while our outdoor shows start at C$60,000 and can go up to C$350,000 and higher. We also have an option for permanent/recurring drone shows for theme parks, circuses, etc. These are tailor-made shows and the price will depend on the requirements.
Like with all new technologies, the cost of drone light shows will find its equilibrium as the technology matures in the coming years. Although the prices have dropped considerably over the past few years, they are still relatively expensive. So if you’re planning on painting the sky with a marriage proposal, that might have to wait a few more years :).
There are no fixed price brackets for drone light shows as every show is tailor-made specifically for a particular event. Many factors like the country hosting the show, whether the show is indoors or outdoors, and the overall budget are all taken into consideration when designing a show.
If you are wondering what is included in the price; here is what we provide:
choreography creation by our top international artists
up to 15 minutes of drone flight time (usually 10 to 12 minutes are visible)
3D simulations of the show and an interactive 3D viewer to view the show from all angles
multiple iterations with the client
a full rehearsal on our private airfield in France
a full rehearsal of the final show on location
the final show!
Of course, the usual additional costs like the team’s travel and accommodation, the shipping and logistics of the drones and the on-site infrastructure at the show location will have to be taken into consideration as well. Generally, between 100 and 500 square meters of secured land space is required to take off and land the drones depending on the size of the drone fleet.
We typically recommend 1 to 3 months of lead time to plan a show.
How many drones do you need?
The main factor driving the cost of a show up, is the number of drones involved. However, as each drone is, in essence, a pixel in the sky, the more drones you have, the more detail and higher resolution you can achieve.
The drones and the colours can be choreographed to offer unlimited creative possibilities in the sky
Finding the right balance between an increased number of drones to cater to artistic demands and keeping the show within budget is a tightrope walk. At Dronisos we have a team of experts on hand to guide you through this process.
Where would you like to see the next drone light show performed? Do you have an event in mind? Is there a particular choreography you would like to see the drones perform? Please share your thoughts in the comments. We would love to hear your views on the subject.
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To a year filled with opportunities!
While we are looking forward to performing at some fantastic events with you this year, we thought we'd take a moment to give you a quick recap of some of the latest happenings at Dronisos over the last few months.
Dronisos' drones play the part
Many top brands are now including drone shows in their video communications as a way to capture the audience's attention while conveying a message, introducing new branding or even featuring the protagonist of an upcoming film. The Dronisos team recently produced two drone shows for video shoots in France and Spain and one live event in Abu Dhabi. We invite you to discover the artistic and technical feats accomplished in the videos below:
400 Dronisos drones donned the role of actors and flew alongside the Eiffel Tower for a video shoot in Paris. A poetic and innovative way for the Disney+ team to wish the world a Happy New Year.
Dronisos had the pleasure of producing a drone show for the promotion of the animated fantasy film "Over the Moon". Our team took on the technical challenge of aligning a drone ballet with the full moon.
Dronisos drones circled the octagon earlier this week ahead of Conor McGregor's much anticipated return at UFC 257 on Fight Island. Watch