Drone Lawyer Paul Fraidenburgh to speak at New York City Drone Film Festival

Paul Fraidenburgh focuses his practice on representing technology companies in litigation and regulatory affairs.

Mr. Fraidenburgh has litigated cases across the country for clients spanning a wide range of industries including aerospace, energy, and software. His experience includes representing a Fortune 100 company at trial. Mr. Fraidenburgh’s litigation practice includes intellectual property disputes, regulatory challenges, complex contract disputes, and cases involving the constitutional rights of corporations.

In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Fraidenburgh is a member of the Aviation and Aerospace Practice Group and has gained a national reputation for his representation of clients in the unmanned aircraft systems (aka drones) industry. The Los Angeles Times, MovieMaker Magazine, and several other publications have quoted Mr. Fraidenburgh on the topic of unmanned aircraft systems, and his clients are among the most cutting-edge filmmakers and aviation companies in the world.  Source: buchalter.com


There is something stirring in the skies, and it’s about to turn the independent filmmaking world upside down: drone filmmaking. With this year’s arrival of accessible, affordable, and—most importantly—legal unmanned aircraft systems (UAS, or “drones”), aerial cinematography is no longer out of reach for small-scale independent moviemakers. Recent shifts in the technological and regulatory circumstances surrounding small UAS may soon disrupt the filmmaking landscape. Source: moviemaker.com

About New York City Drone Film Festival

New York City Drone Film Festival is the world’s first event exclusively dedicated to celebrating the art of drone cinematography.  The festival provides a platform for aerial filmmakers to showcase their work, emphasizing innovative flight technique, aesthetic beauty, and even epic crashes.  Director, landscape photographer, and aerial cinematographer Randy Scott Slavin founded the festival in 2014 with a desire to change the perceptions of drones. “I’m tired of drones being synonymous with questionable legality and FAA regulation. I want to celebrate the art of aerial cinematography.” Source: nycdronefilmfestival.com.

Submission deadline – November 30th, 2014

About Randy Scott Slavin

Randy Scott Slavin is an award-winning director and surrealist photographer based in New York City.

He is widely known for his powerful music videos and branded productions that mash up clever concepts with bold imagery, and channel the energy of pop culture. Slavin explains . . .

“In my music videos, I’ve continually tried to take concepts to the next level, to push the ideas to be more engaging, moving and stimulating—and I approach photography with the same philosophy … When I began shooting landscapes, I was compelled to push the perspective. After experimenting heavily with panoramic photography, I developed a technique that could realize my desire to turn the real into the surreal. The result is something rebellious, beautiful and provocative. My ‘Alternative Perspectives’ series is a collection of the works culled from these photographic explorations.”




Slavin is a much sought-after director, pumping out a steady stream of hot content and racking up millions of YouTube hits for brands including American Express, AT&T, Bank of America, Tribeca Film Festival, Sunoco, Atlantic Records, and Island/Def Jam Records. He is the recipient of the South by Southwest Special Jury Award, The Hollyshorts Film Festival Best Music Video Award, and Coney Island Film Festival Best Video Award, to name a few. His work can be found in the pages of Time Magazine, Gizmodo, Mashable, The Washington Post, Fast Company Design and other publications around the world.


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Slavin has also founded an aerial cinematography company Yeah Drones.  He first gained attention for his aerials with the viral video Aerial NYC which was featured by Time, Fox News, Gizmodo, Mashable and many other premiere press outlets around the world. He has since shot aerial cinematography for music videos, real estate and network television. He is also well known for his photography series Alternate Perspectives and NYC Unplugged as well as directing commercials,  branded content and music videos for American Express, NJOY, Atlantic records, Tribeca Film Festival, AT&T and Bank of America. In mid 2014 Slavin founded the NYC Drone Film Festival, the world’s first film festival exclusively dedicated to aerial cinema, with the hopes of bringing more positive attention to drone cinema.