A View From Above: Men Start Drone Photography Business

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NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio — More drones are coming to Northeast Ohio, as two entrepreneurs started a small company using them for different occasions.

It may look like a toy helicopter but it’s a drone with an HD Go Pro camera attached so you can take great aerial photos.

A couple of months ago Michael Hach and his business partner, Matthew Vilevak, started Cleveland Aerial Media, which they run out of Hach’s basement.

Cedar Point as pictured from above (Fox 8 via CAM)
Cedar Point as pictured from above (Fox 8 via CAM)

The two entrepreneurs wanted to start an aerial drone business which takes video and stills from very high above.

“We’d like to do concerts sporting events we flew over the Indians stadium and have been in talks with them — just things that couldn’t normally be achieved on the ground,” said Hach.

The city of Lakewood also purchased a drone; they are using it to monitor the erosion on the lakeside cliff sand the CAM team wants to help.

“We talked to the mayor of Lakewood and we are trying to be their pilot, a lot of people want us to their weddings,” said Hach.

One man was plowing the streets in North Olmsted and had to stop when he saw the drone in action.

“I saw this guy right here setting up this drone in his driveway and I said oh my god that’s really neat, anything you can use those for an aerial shot is a good idea,” said Billy O’Dell, of Elyria.

Hach and Vilevak plan on buying another drone so they’ll be ready for the high demand once the better weather comes.

“The alternative choices that the drones bring in photography and multi-media is amazing and we are in the process of creating the market that we truly believe is going to explode,” said Hach.

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