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Construction Progression of A Small House

lou101

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I've just gotten my first construction progression gig for a single family house being built on 1 acre of land. What would be the best approach to cover yhe build: 1) Do a low altitude focused POI on the home over time or
2) Do a high altitude trucking shot around the perimeter of the property?
I'm planning to fly thr site weekly using Litchi. Suggestions or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
 

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The best approach is to ask your client what they expect/want from you. Anything else is potentially going to result in a disappoint from your clients.

Some of my clients want only cardinal point images. Some want a full array of pics to/from the home including Birds Eye shots. Some want just a single Orbit. Some want an approach video while some want a dramatic "Reveal" clip. In my last 9 years of doing this, no two clients have wanted exactly the same package. Give them options and charge accordingly.
 

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Thanks for the advice BigA107. I didn't think about the possibility of giving the customer something he don't want. I'm planning a sit down to show customer some possibilities in order to find out what he had in mind versus what I had in mind. Thanks for helping prevent a potiential disaster.
 

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Thanks for the advice BigA107. I didn't think about the possibility of giving the customer something he don't want. I'm planning a sit down to show customer some possibilities in order to find out what he had in mind versus what I had in mind. Thanks for helping prevent a potiential disaster.


Some additional (and similar points to consider):

  1. Never assume you know what the client wants/needs. That will bite you in the tailfeathers more often than not.
  2. Don't suggest anything that you aren't 100% comfortable and capable of doing. If in doubt, tell them you'll look into that and let them know.
  3. Get the details in writing so that you're both on the same page and very little room for error in communications.
 

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Some additional (and similar points to consider):

  1. Never assume you know what the client wants/needs. That will bite you in the tailfeathers more often than not.
  2. Don't suggest anything that you aren't 100% comfortable and capable of doing. If in doubt, tell them you'll look into that and let them know.
  3. Get the details in writing so that you're both on the same page and very little room for error in communications.
Agreed, always important to have an agreed scope of works signed by both parties before starting.
Regards
 
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