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  • We are based in Los Angeles, California, and have drones + ground teams in Florida, New York, Las Vegas, Denver, San Fransisco, and Memphis.

  • Internationally we have drones + ground teams in Dubai, Brazil, Hong Kong, Poland, Monaco, and India.

  • This allows us to work in major markets like locals without much travel or shipping fees

  • by phone @ +1-213-377-6186

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Convention Center Drones

300 Drones in a show

Making a face with drones

Our drone light shows are performed all over the world and as such we have drones and crews worldwide for your needs at any time

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR DRONE LIGHT SHOWS

How much is a drone light show?

 —————————————Option 1   —————————————


100 drones  


          • Includes 2 custom formations that you may choose ( logo, words, image, face, hash tag, etc.. )
          • Includes a custom music sound track that you select with our team
          • Price includes shipping
          • Price includes crew costs
          • Price includes accommodations for our crew
          • Price includes travel 
          • Price includes permits, and insurance 
          • Sample video of 100 drones  https://vimeo.com/315429826 
          • Costs begin at $18,000 and are based on your requirements such as how many custom formations you need.
          • Formations usually last between 30 seconds and 45 seconds long 
          • An average show is 8-10 minutes with typically 20 formations per show
          • Most drone shows are made up of a few custom formations and the rest are usually made up of some of our stock pre-made formations
            See more here


TOTAL COST $18,400


$10,00 due on contract sigh to hold date and to program before start of work to our account via wire


$8400 due within 10 days of show performance







 —————————————Option 2   —————————————


150 drones 


          • Includes 2 custom formations that you may choose ( logo, words, image, face, hash tag, etc.. )
          • Includes a custom music sound track that you select with our team
          • Price includes shipping
          • Price includes crew costs
          • Price includes accommodations for our crew
          • Price includes travel 
          • Price includes permits, and insurance 
          • Sample video of 150 drones  https://vimeo.com/315429927
          • Formations usually last between 30 seconds and 45 seconds long 
          • An average show is 8-10 minutes with typically 20 formations per show
          • Most drone shows are made up of a few custom formations and the rest are usually made up of some of our stock pre-made formations
            See more here


TOTAL COST $23,300 per show


$13,300 due on contract sigh to hold date and to program before start of work to our account via wire


$10,000 due within 10 days of show performance






 —————————————Option 3  —————————————


200 drones


          • Includes 2 custom formations that you may choose ( logo, words, image, face, hash tag, etc.. )
          • Includes a custom music sound track that you select with our team
          • Price includes shipping
          • Price includes crew costs
          • Price includes accommodations for our crew
          • Price includes travel 
          • Price includes permits, and insurance 
          • Sample video of 200 drones https://vimeo.com/366996714 and https://vimeo.com/378235968
          • Formations usually last between 30 seconds and 45 seconds long 
          • An average show is 8-10 minutes with typically 20 formations per show
          • Most drone shows are made up of a few custom formations and the rest are usually made up of some of our stock pre-made formations
            See more here


TOTAL COST $26,100 per show


$16,100 due on contract sigh to hold date and to program before start of work to our account via wire


$10,000 due within 10 days of show performance






 —————————————Option 4 —————————————


250 drones  


          • Includes 2 custom formations that you may choose ( logo, words, image, face, hash tag, etc.. )
          • Includes a custom music sound track that you select with our team
          • Price includes shipping
          • Price includes crew costs
          • Price includes accommodations for our crew
          • Price includes travel 
          • Price includes permits, and insurance 
          • Sample video of 250 drones https://vimeo.com/309759680 and https://vimeo.com/378236027
          • Formations usually last between 30 seconds and 45 seconds long 
          • An average show is 8-10 minutes with typically 20 formations per show
          • Most drone shows are made up of a few custom formations and the rest are usually made up of some of our stock pre-made formations
            See more here


TOTAL COST $29,100 per show 


$19,100 due on contract sigh to hold date and to program before start of work to our account via wire


$10,000 due within 10 days of show performance







 —————————————Option 5   —————————————


300 drones 


          • Includes 2 custom formations that you may choose ( logo, words, image, face, hash tag, etc.. )
          • Includes a custom music sound track that you select with our team
          • Price includes shipping
          • Price includes crew costs
          • Price includes accommodations for our crew
          • Price includes travel 
          • Price includes permits, and insurance 
          • Sample video of 300 drones  https://vimeo.com/315430641
          • Formations usually last between 30 seconds and 45 seconds long 
          • An average show is 8-10 minutes with typically 20 formations per show
          • Most drone shows are made up of a few custom formations and the rest are usually made up of some of our stock pre-made formations
            See more here



TOTAL COST $35,200  per show 


$25,200 due on contract sigh to hold date and to program before start of work to our account via wire


$10,000 due within 10 days of show performance






 —————————————Option 6  —————————————


350 drones  


          • Includes 2 custom formations that you may choose ( logo, words, image, face, hash tag, etc.. )
          • Includes a custom music sound track that you select with our team
          • Price includes shipping
          • Price includes crew costs
          • Price includes accommodations for our crew
          • Price includes travel 
          • Price includes permits, and insurance 
          • Sample video of 350 drones https://vimeo.com/251951374
          • Formations usually last between 30 seconds and 45 seconds long 
          • An average show is 8-10 minutes with typically 20 formations per show
          • Most drone shows are made up of a few custom formations and the rest are usually made up of some of our stock pre-made formations
            See more here

TOTAL COST $37,800  per show 


$27,,800 due on contract sigh to hold date and to program before start of work to our account via wire


$10,000 due within 10 days of show performance






 —————————————Option 7   —————————————


400 drones  


          • Includes 2 custom formations that you may choose ( logo, words, image, face, hash tag, etc.. )
          • Includes a custom music sound track that you select with our team
          • Price includes shipping
          • Price includes crew costs
          • Price includes accommodations for our crew
          • Price includes travel 
          • Price includes permits, and insurance 
          • Sample video of 400 drones https://vimeo.com/366996042 And https://vimeo.com/378235907
          • Formations usually last between 30 seconds and 45 seconds long 
          • An average show is 8-10 minutes with typically 20 formations per show
          • Most drone shows are made up of a few custom formations and the rest are usually made up of some of our stock pre-made formations
            See more here

TOTAL COST $43,200  per show 


$30,000 due on contract sigh to hold date and to program before start of work to our account via wire


$13,200 due within 10 days of show performance







 —————————————Option 8   —————————————


500 drones


          • Includes 2 custom formations that you may choose ( logo, words, image, face, hash tag, etc.. )
          • Includes a custom music sound track that you select with our team
          • Price includes shipping
          • Price includes crew costs
          • Price includes accommodations for our crew
          • Price includes travel 
          • Price includes permits, and insurance 
          • Sample videos of 500 drones  
          • Sample 1  https://vimeo.com/265104532/5495dba52c
          • Sample 2 https://vimeo.com/384984210
          • Sample 3 https://vimeo.com/384984293
          • Sample 4 https://vimeo.com/384984443
          • Sample 5 https://vimeo.com/384984484
          • Formations usually last between 30 seconds and 45 seconds long 
          • An average show is 8-10 minutes with typically 20 formations per show
          • Most drone shows are made up of a few custom formations and the rest are usually made up of some of our stock pre-made formations
            See more here


TOTAL COST $50,800 per show 


$35,000 due on contract sigh to hold date and to program before start of work to our account via wire


$15,800 due within 10 days of show performance




What about wind, rain and weather?

Yes, our drones can fly in all types of weather conditions. We fly in light to medium rain storms and cold and hot weather conditions and wind up to 35 miles per hour. 

How high can the drones fly?

The answer differs by country and depends on the regulation set by the aviation authorities. In the US, the height is 400 feet above ground level. If it is necessary to fly higher to optimize viewing for the audience or to avoid obstruction, we can look into applying for some waivers or exceptions. We have flow up to 1,000 feet, or just over 300 meters.

How safe is a drone light show, what happens if a drone flies away?

Our drones are very safe. If a drone has an issue it will either land in place, or go to a predetermined home point, or our safety pilots can manually take control of a single drone or multiple drones manually as well.

What about drone permits, insurance, and how does it work?


  • We handle all the the permits for either outdoors or indoor shows
  • We have our own 5 million dollar insurance coverage
  • We will name you and others as needed on the policy as additional insured. 
  • We do work with you to create a music soundtrack 
  • Here are some still images of our drone light shows to share with your team here 
  • We also provide storyboards of your event and allow you to drive the creative choices long before we start programming.
  • Some people ask how far away you can see a drone show, here are some examples. 
  • You can read more about the creative process with our drone shows here 
  • What do your prices include for the drone light shows?

    Costs for the light shows

      • Our pricing is “all inclusive” 
      • Price includes custom programming
      • Price includes shipping
      • Price includes crew costs
      • Price includes accommodations for our crew
      • Price includes travel
      • Price includes drones
      • Price includes permits, and insurance
      • If you are outside the USA we do charge for shipping and travel 
      • We work with several international carriers and in general need 4 weeks minimum to ship a set of drones internationally.

    I have never done a drone show, what can I expect?

    We know it probably is your first time with drones and we want to make it simple, creative and fun for you to work with us.

     

    Drone light shows are created by creating a storyboard

    When we work with clients on a drone light show, we create storyboards to showcase the flow of the drone light show. Our team usually starts with a music sound track and then through creative meetings our artists create detailed storyboard frames showing the flow of the drone light show

    Our drone light shows can create many shapes like faces in the sky

    We then create a sample video that combines the music and storyboard frames into a sample of your specific custom drone light show. In working this way, you and your team or your own clients can have as much creative control prior to the actual programming of the drone light show itself.

    Once the music, and art work is done, our programmers go into a computer to create the model for your show prior to the programming of the drones themselves. In every step of the way you as a client are able to see and make changes prior to programming the drones themselves.

    How much space is required for a drone light show?

  • The space needed is based on the number of drones desired for the drone light show. At a minimum, the site space will be about 25m x 45m with secured fencing around the launch area. The minimum airspace required is 340m x 300m, which includes a double geo-fence and exclusion zones for safety.
  • We can use multiple launch locations if you do not have that much space free so we can utilize your space well.
  • Where did you launch from?

  • It depends on the size of your show - less drones = less space
     
  • We may launch on property or can launch off property we can be up to 2 miles away from show area
  • We may use the roof racks of our transport truck
  • Depends on the amount of drones you have
  • We also may launch in staggered fashion if space is tight, where we simply launch 20-30 drones at a time and then do the show once all the drones are up and flying.
  • How long do you need in order to create the performance program prior to the event?

    • We prefer to have 8 weeks of prep for your show for a custom show
    • We can do a stock show in 2-4 weeks

     Sample Reverse Timeline of your event 

    ( this is a general idea, some shows are made faster and some shows are longer depending on the show type, location, etc ) 

          • show performance  
          • 1-3 days before your event -show rehearsal on site or off site depending on your situation ( can be day before, day of, or other custom time ) 
          • 1-3 days before your event - Arrive at location
          • 1 week to 1 day before your event  ( depending on your location ) - pack and travel to location 
          • 3 - 6 weeks before your event depending on your show type and number of drones - Show programming - creative   
          • 6-8 weeks prior to your event - storyboards created 
          • Upon Contract Signing -  deposit due, prior to start of work via wire 
          • NOW  phone conversations, creative discussion, contract signing

    What is the permit process like?

    Once we understand your location and airspace, we will work with you to acquire the necessary permits and authorization to fly the drone light show for your event.  In cases where the desired site is not possible, drone light show company will work with you on other location options that would be more favorable to getting the necessary aviation permits.

    Recent work

    We do large scale drone light all over the globe. This show contains over 500 drones in sync to an bespoke musical score

    Brand Launches

    All type of brands use Drone Light Shows to launch their new products and create amazing social media moments with drones.

    Indoor drone shows

    Drone light shows can also be used inside for conventions, brand launches, and special corporate events of all types.

    How much does a drone light show cost?

    Costs

    Prices start at just
    $18,000 for 100 drones 

    simple  

    We have stock shows
    that are pre-made 

    custom

    We can create a partial
    or full custom drone show

    All inclusive

    Our prices include everything from design, shipping, permits etc...

    Drone Light Show costs

    Basic Drone Light Show costs

    • 100 Drones cost: 
      TOTAL COST $18,400 Includes 5 custom formations that you may choose
    • 200 Drones cost:
      TOTAL COST $26,100 Includes 5 custom formations that you may choose
    • 300 Drones cost:
      TOTAL COST $35,200  Includes 5 custom formations that you may choose
    • 400 Drones cost:
      TOTAL COST $43,200 Includes 5 custom formations that you may choose
    • 500 Drones cost:
      TOTAL COST $50,800  Includes 10 custom formations that you may choose
    • Other Amounts are available as well , click here for more prices 

    We can give you a drone show quote just email us at DroneLightShow@DroneLightShowCompany.com
    and include the following:

  • Date of your show(s) or event: 
  • Location of the show?  
  • Number of drones needed? 
  • Custom formations? ( your logos, words, custom images for your show ? )
  • Length of time for your show ? ( we recommend 8-12 mins )
  • We can also LIVE STREAM AND RECORD from a 4k camera drone for $1500 per show
  • Recent work

    This drone light show was held in Dubai and our designers were able to capture the spirit of Dubai government and pride of the UAE police across the sky in this special show for 2020

    200 drones light show

    A great deal of our clients choose the 200 count drone light show as it provides a cost savings while being able to create numerous logos and wording and custom shapes in the sky, thrilling their audience. 

    1000 drones light shows

    Any drone light show is impressive, but a show with over 1000 drones is a chance to create a massive event worthy of a large scale public show in a stadium or large scale sports event. 

    Drone Light Show costs

    Basic Drone Light Show costs

    • 100 Drones cost: 
      TOTAL COST $18,400 Includes 2 custom formations that you may choose
    • 200 Drones cost:
      TOTAL COST $26,100 Includes 2 custom formations that you may choose
    • 300 Drones cost:
      TOTAL COST $35,200  Includes 2 custom formations that you may choose
    • 400 Drones cost:
      TOTAL COST $43,200 Includes 2 custom formations that you may choose
    • 500 Drones cost:
      TOTAL COST $50,800  Includes 2 custom formations that you may choose
    • We can do over 1000 and other Amounts are available as well , click here for more prices 

    We can give you a drone show quote just email us at DroneLightShow@DroneLightShowCompany.com

    by phone @ +1-213-377-6186| Los Angeles Based | We work Worldwide


  • Date of your show(s) or event: 
  • Location of the show?  
  • Number of drones needed? 
  • Custom formations? ( your logos, words, custom images for your show ? )
  • Length of time for your show ? ( we recommend 8-12 mins )
  • We can also LIVE STREAM AND RECORD from a 4k camera drone for $1500 per show
  • Faces with drones

    We can create realistic faces with drones in a unique and dynamic display of drone technology and unique music stylings in a dramatic drone light show experience

    Drone animation

    Drone light shows can take your logos, shapes, words and ideas and animate them across the night sky. A unique drone light show can create a remarkable experience.

    Deliver Drinks with Drones

    Do you want to wow your audience? Then use our team to deliver drinks or any other objects to the crowd at your next event

    Email us 

    Ask a question or get a drone light show quote now

    DroneLightShow@DroneLightShowCompany.com 

    by phone @ +1-213-528-5164

    Drones Light shows & Drone events  

    QR CODES WITH DRONES

    People love to click on QR codes from our drones! You can give them downloads, have them sign up with their email, give them coupons, play a video, download a song, give them a clue to a scavenger hunt and much more, Drone Light Show events with QR codes start at $20,000 and can be in multiple locations in one day. 

    Drones replace fireworks  

    We have often replaced firework shows with drones. We have created drones that deliver drinks, drones that that drop items with parachutes to crowds, drones that talk and more. Our engineering team can create custom drones for anything your can dream up. We also offer drone racing for corporate events as well 

    Purchase our drones 

    Do you have a permanent or long term drone show installation such as a theme park or museum or casino. We can sell you a package of drone light show drones and drone light show software for you to create your own drone light shows on your own.

    about Drone Light Show Company

    We create Drone Light Shows

    Drone light shows For theme parks, concerts, special events, opening ceremonies. One time events, music videos or permanent shows.

    We are one of the few FAA approved companies in the world. We have operated our drone light shows with our experienced teams in numerous countries of the world creating spectacular spectacles in the sky near you. 

    1

    Drone Show Experience

    We have been creating drone light show events since 2014, for corporate events, concerts, festivals, video and film production and theme parks globally. 

    2

    We handle everything 


    From the design of your show, permits, location, programming, music, and show execution, we do everything for your drone light show.

    3

    How long does it take?


    Stock drone light shows can be deployed in 2 weeks or less. Custom shows can take between 6-8 weeks for most shows, email us your ideas and we can discuss today.

    4

    Live stream the drone show?


    Yes, we can live stream your drone light show over a variety of social media platforms for you. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. 

    Email us 

    Ask a question or get a drone light show quote now

     Los Angeles Based | We work Worldwide

    by phone @ +1-213-377-6186

    Behind the scenes

    Behind the scenes at a drone light show with our crew. Go behind the lights to see the drone light show crew in action. In this unique look at how we create the drone light show we make all over the world.

    300 drones light show

    A great deal of our clients choose the 300 count drone light show when they want to make a large drone light show without breaking their budgets. Numerous large scale effects can be completed with 300 drones. 

    Large scale shows

    Any drone light show is impressive, but a show with over 1000 drones is a chance to create a massive event worthy of a large scale public show in a stadium or large scale sports event. 

    Drone Light Show

    Company

    Drone Light Show Company


    • Hello and welcome to the Drone Light Show company, Where we think it's fun, to do the impossible.

    • The drone light show company is one of America's oldest drone light show production companies, we began in 1993 as video production company working as cinematographers and video editors for major Hollywood productions for 20 years.
       
    • In 2011 we began to experiment with the new technology of drones using them in photography for several Jeep commercials we were producing at the time. Our clients loved the new drone cinematography that we were helping to pioneer in the film industry.
       
    • At the same time we launched the projection mapping company to leverage our expertise in video initially for theme park events, and then moved on to automotive events and other high profile corporate events.

    • In  late 2012 one of our clients asked if we could string several drones together to create a Christmas drone light show for his event. We had no idea if we could and so we worked with our software teams and created a rudimentary autonomous drone show using 30 drones, the audience and our client loved it, and thus our drone show division was born.

    • Over the next few years we went from 30 drones to over 500 and clients such as Sea World, Universal Studios, Kia Motors, Hyundai, Disney, Red Bull and Phillip Morris quickly became our first clients where we created some of the first drone light shows in the United States. Today we have over 8000 drones placed in the hottest markets globally.

    • In 2015 the city of Dubai, asked our company to create a drone light show for their national day celebration and this was our first drone show over 1000 drones, and opened up our international division.
       
    • Within a short time we started working not only in Dubai but also nearby Saudi Arabia and then we expanded to Hong Kong, India and South America. We quickly began to train ground crews locally in these countries as this allowed us to ship and store drone equipment in several countries and maintain a ground crew in these countries as well.
       
    • The Uk was next as we held drone shows for major concert tours there and soon expanded to provide drone shows all over the European Union.
       
    • In late 2017 several theme parks and casinos asked us to do longer term drone shows for their properties, they were looking to do drone shows as many as 3-5 times a day over 6-12 week periods. Because of this we began to offer packages of our drone light show drones for sale, along with on-site training for clients needing to purchase drones for longer term projects.
       
    • We offer from 25 drones all the way to 1000 drones for purchase all with a full 5 year warranty and full tech support to create your own drone light shows at your location.
       
    • Our main team is in Los Angeles California and from there we do all the creative design and work on the drone shows no matter where they are in the world.
       
    • Our creative teams are and have always been working remotely all over the globe, and this allows us to be working nearly 24 hours, 7 days a week for our thousands of brand clients and agencies and cities across the globe.
       
    • When the creative is all set, the client previews the work and the drone code is sent over the internet to the ground team in the relevant area of the world, this method allows us to offer tremendous cost savings over other drone companies as we work from a central location but we have hardware and ground crews local to the major drone markets across the planet.
       
    • Now a few things to note, not all drone light shows are major public events, many of our projects are for private events, corporate events, hotel and condo openings, firework replacement shows during 4th of July, and of course New Years Eve drone light shows too.
       
    • The average drone show in America is 300-500 drones, where in Dubai we average over 1000 drones per show, QR codes with drones and fireworks replacement shows are among the most popular shows we create for our clients.

    • We also are one of the few companies to also offer indoor drone light shows for theme parks, cruise ships, conventions and corporate and private events as well.
       
    • We are the drone light show company and we cant wait to make drone magic with you. 

    What can we create for you?

    Los Angeles Based | We work Worldwide

    by phone @ +1-213-377-6186