The Art of Drones: A Conversation about Creativity, Coverage, and Controversy

This conversation will bring together Randy Scott Slavin, NYC Drone Film Festival Founder, and Greg Agvent, the Sr. Director of News Operations at CNN, to talk about drones and what space they occupy within the editorial and creative landscapes.

Randy Scott Slavin is a drone cinematographer who founded the NYC Drone Film Festival, the world’s first film festival exclusively dedicated to drone cinema. The 2016 Drone Film Festival (being held in NYC on March 5) has received over 335 submissions from 45 countries. Randy is also a regular drone contributor on Good Morning America, and has been featured in the New York Times, Fast Company, and Time.

Greg Agvent is the Sr. Director of News Operations for CNN/U.S., responsible for designing and executing the technical, logistical and production strategies that support CNN’s editorial mission. Greg has participated in the development of CNN’s broadcast coverage of virtually every significant domestic news story of the last decade. He’s been involved with unmanned aerial systems (UAS) since CNN initiated its research efforts with the Georgia Tech Research Institute and the Federal Aviation Administration. He’s also a member of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and serves on the advisory boards of several UAS related groups.