Randy Scott Slavin is an award-winning director, photographer and aerial cinematographer and is the founder of the New 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.
Slavin has directed work for brands including Peleton, American Express, AT&T, Bank of America, Mark Manson, Tribeca Film Festival, 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 Slavin 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 Liberty Science Center and hosts thousands of attendees over festival weekend and hundreds of millions millions of media impressions worldwide. In early 2020 NYCDFF was acquired by drone film platform AIRVUZ.
Slavin lives with his wife and young daughter in New York City.