Sommerset Paving Promotional Video

Using our 4K cameras, this compilation from a 2 day shoot at 7700 Michigan Ave for Sommerset Paving. A modern, effective drone video with interview and several still images.

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New Material for Faith Baptist Church

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Our love for graphics shows in this four-piece set of event marketing graphical tools. Commissioned by Faith Baptist Church of Chelsea for their annual Missions Conference, these tools were branded with bright contrasting colors.

Let us create church event marketing for your church! Contact us today.

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11,000 Reasons To Hire An FAA Certified Drone Pilot

Our friend, Rob Estep over at LMP 360 Media in Phoenix, Arizona recently shared this information on 11,000 reasons to hire an FAA Certified Drone Pilot.

Now, for those who would be looking for a drone pilot but may only be interested if saving a buck by hiring a regular Joe drone hobby flyer:

Real estate agents have been implementing a variety of new methods for selling properties in the wake of technological advances. A growing number of real estate agents have employed aerial photographers who use drones in order to capture a bird’s eye view of the property. Aerial shots of the property are incredibly useful because they give buyers a look at the surrounding area in addition to the home, so they know what to expect from the neighborhood and whether they will have any beautiful scenery to enjoy from their front porch.

However, the use of aerial photography has potential risks. The drone itself could become damaged, as could the camera. The drone could crash into a person or an animal. It could crash and damage someone else’s property. With this in mind, it is essential that real estate agents hire licensed real estate aerial photographers. Hiring an unlicensed real estate aerial photographer could pose enormous risks and leave those involved facing hefty fines just for operating without a license and damaging property, with those employing unlicensed real estate aerial photographers facing a much higher fine than the pilot himself. If someone was injured, the ramifications could be much greater.

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Additionally, a licensed real estate real estate aerial photographer will be familiar with any rules regarding the integration of drones for commercial use. Some areas strictly forbid such commercial use, while other areas require the pilot to obtain written permission. A licensed real estate aerial photographer would also be knowledgeable in terms of potential risks. He or she will have adequate insurance in preparation for any damages or injuries, as well as a plan for how to prevent such accidents and how to deal with those which are unavoidable. While an unlicensed real estate aerial photographer may seem like an attractive option because they are easier to locate and much more affordable, the potential risks far outweigh any temporary savings.

source: LMP360MEDIA.COM

Construction Security West Ann Arbor Health Center

We droned this UMHC Ann Arbor West Medical Center Project while on location in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Construction Security is an important tool for the companies that depend on supplies to be available when needed.

We offer Lorex Security Systems that you can access from your phone, tablet, or PC in real time. Control cameras, zoom, pan, tilt.

For more information about job site security and how we can help, contact us today!

Real Estate Drone as Told by Crain’s Detroit

Droning has gone mainstream and real estate agents across Michigan and the United States are actively seeking licensed & experienced drone photographers. Crain’s Detroit Business explains.


Many real estate companies are turning to drone and video technology in the digital age to market their properties, and many high-profile Detroit projects — ranging from Little Caesars Arena to The Scott at Brush Park — have brought those technologies to the forefront.

“We haven’t fully tapped into the potential at all” – Andy Gutman

Yet drones, or unmanned aircraft systems ( UAS ), are just the start of the technological revolution in commercial real estate. And where the industry goes from here is anyone’s guess.

Andy Gutman

In addition to drones, companies are also using aids such as time-lapse photography and GoPros to give previews and show space and Oculus virtual reality glasses to let tenants visualize new offices, some said.

“We haven’t fully tapped into the potential at all,” said Andy Gutman, president of Southfield-based Farbman Group, which owns four drones but does not use them anymore because it’s more cost-effective to contract out for the service.

Gutman said Farbman Group, which bought its drones four years ago, also uses time-lapse photography on construction projects and other technology.

For Detroit-based Sachse Construction, drones have helped provide real-time updates to the public on its ground-up The Scott at Brush Park development, which has about 200 apartments and retail space at Woodward Avenue and Erskine Street downtown.

Nicole Mancino, director of marketing for Sachse Construction, said drones have also been used for its build-out of the Nike Inc. store on Woodward downtown and its redevelopment of The Albert apartments in Capitol Park, to name a few.

“For us in construction management, it allows us to highlight the scope of the project and also diagnose any logistical problems,” Mancino said.

The company contracts with John D’Angelo for drone footage; Garden City-based TrueSpaces for virtual tours of spaces; and Atlanta, Ga.-based OxBlue Corp. for time-lapse photography.

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“The good part is, it’s become economically doable.”

“The use of technology will make things more efficient and will maybe decrease the need to, for example, view an apartment in person for leasing,” Mancino said. “But I don’t know if it will ever replace being in a building and seeing it with your own eyes, looking at the walls and touching what’s there.”

A.J. Weiner, managing director in the Royal Oak office of JLL (formerly Jones Lang LaSalle), incorporated drone footage in a marketing package for the first time with his listing on the two-story building at 44 Michigan Ave. downtown owned by Roger Basmajian.

“You take a building that’s been sitting there from 30 years that you’ve only seen from street level, (and) you can make it more appealing because you can get a different angle of the architecture. It certainly looks cool,” he said. “The good part is, it’s become economically doable.”

Whitney Eichinger, director of communications for Dan Gilbert’s Bedrock LLC real estate development and management company, said drones are “a cost effective way to get a close up view of taller buildings to investigate the conditions of things like the façade and the roof.”

Bedrock, which owns more than 95 properties in and around downtown Detroit, has used them on projects like the 28Grand micro-apartment development under construction in Capitol Park, she said.

And it is far more than just a clever marketing gimmick, according to Daniel Stone, who works in research and development for Southfield-based contractor Barton Malow Co., which owns eight to 10 DJI Phantom drones.


Photo by Colliers International A drone shot of Royal Oak used by Colliers International to market property.

The company uses them to track progress of construction, mapping terrains and creating three-dimensional models from photographs taken by the drones, he said.

Jared Friedman, director of acquisitions for Farmington Hills-based Friedman Integrated Real Estate Solutions LLC, said his company started using drone footage and photographs of properties two or three years ago and that it has proved a successful marketing tool.

“Real estate is one of those things where you have to see it. With Google Earth and drones coming into play, you can get a really good feeling of an area,” he said, adding that Friedman has used drones to market a property in Brush Park that was auctioned off last year as well as some of its suburban office buildings.

The Roxbury Group, a Detroit-based developer, has used drones for marketing purposes for the David Whitney Building as well as The Griswold, a five-story apartment development under construction on top of a 10-story parking garage at Michigan and Cass avenues, said David Di Rita, principal of the company.

“As they get more sophisticated, we’ll use them more,” Di Rita said of drones. “Sometimes they are really the best way to get at certain conditions on the building short of being on the buildings themselves.”

The Southfield office of Colliers International Inc. has used drone footage in its marketing of a property in Royal Oak at 400 E. Third St. for a build-to-suit project up to 70,000 square feet.

Fred Liesveld

Although the Southfield and Farmington Hills office of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank has not yet used drone technology to market buildings for lease or sale, Fred Liesveld, the local managing director, said New York City-based NGKF has used them in Chicago.

But drones are just one part of the equation, he said. For brokers, mobile phone apps that can provide 360-degree tours of spaces provide greater efficiency for brokers.

“If a space is undesirable, you’re not wasting your tenant’s time or your time taking them to the spaces,” he said. “You’ve expedited the process probably by two weeks just by having good videography of your space, and we are starting to see this with brokers using this technology.”

SOURCE: Crain’s Detroit