Randy Scott Slavin is an award-winning director, photographer and aerial cinematographer and is the founder of theNew York City Drone Film Festival. He is a drone expert who is regularly featured on television and in publications around the world. As a director, he is known for his use of cutting edge camera technology to further the impact of storytelling.
Randy first gained attention for racking up millions of television views and YouTube hits for brands including American Express, AT&T, Bank of America, AdWeek, Tribeca Film Festival, Sunoco, Island/Def Jam Records for which he has received multiple awards. As a surrealist photographer, his work can regularly be found in the pages of Time Magazine, Gizmodo, Mashable, The Washington Post, Fast Company Design and other publications around the world.
In 2014 Randy founded the New York City Drone Film Festival, the world’s first event exclusively dedicated to celebrating the art of drone cinematography. It has experienced rapid growth since its inception, counting companies like SAMSUNG, RED, GE, NBC News, Adobe and DJI as headline sponsors. The NYCDFF includes a dynamic slate of interactive panels and a “Day of Drones” hosted at the New York City Drone Film Festival and hosts thousands of attendees over festival weekend and hundreds of millions of media impressions worldwide. In early 2020, the New York City Drone Film Festival was acquired by AirVuz.com, the premier website for drone video content. In this episode of the Drone Radio Show, Randy talks about the evolution of the New York City Drone Film Festival, what makes an award winning drone film and he gives us some insights into the role of drones in film making.