Author: Zacc Dukowitz

Zacc Dukowitz is the Director of Marketing for UAV Coach. A writer with professional experience in education technology and digital marketing, Zacc is passionate about reporting on the drone industry at a time when UAVs can help us live better lives. Zacc also holds the rank of nidan in Aikido, a Japanese martial art, and is a widely published fiction writer. Zacc has an MFA from the University of Florida and a BA from St. John's College. Follow @zaccdukowitz or check out to read his work.
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Next-Level Filmmaking: Inside Casey Neistat’s Mobile Video Project

Casey Neistat—a vlogger and drone aficionado whose celebrity was further enhanced by the HUMAN FLYING DRONE video that swept the internet back in December—recently announced that his next big video project will feature, and be created by, famous YouTube vloggers. And if that’s not enough, it’s going to be made entirely on Samsung smartphones. As Neistat makes clear in the video above,… Read more →

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6 Huge Releases from NAB: New VR and Modular Drones, and A Bevy of High End Cine Tools from DJI

As you know, drone land is the place for whacky and insanely clever inventions—in the last few months we’ve seen light shows at the Super Bowl, taxi drones, and drone cake baking, to name just a few of the more off the wall uses. Last week’s National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference has brought us the next wave in drone tech, and this time the… Read more →


Say What? Local Laws Could Jail You for Federally Approved Drone Flights

A recent study from Bard College’s Center for the Study of the Drone reveals numerous instances of conflicting drone legislation between local and federal authorities. Big picture: flying that’s approved by the FAA could still get you in trouble with local authorities, and in some cases even locked up for breaking local laws. The study looked at regulations across the U.S., and found 133 localities… Read more →

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Drone Jobs Galore with DroneBase

Looking for work? DroneBase is hiring. DroneBase recently started working with one of the largest insurance providers in the U.S. to perform rooftop inspections. But they have a problem: they have too much work. That’s right—DroneBase is being flooded with requests for aerial inspections, and they have a huge need for certified drone pilots right now. Are you a certified drone… Read more →


Parkour in Spain—An Interview with Giles Campbell Longley, “Extreme Sports” Winner at NYCDFF 2017

We’ve been interviewing winners from this year’s New York City Drone Film Festival over the last several weeks, and it’s been a pleasure to get so many different perspectives on aerial cinematography, and to get such an array of insights into how these directors work. This week’s interview is with Giles Campbell Longley, a Parkour filmmaker who directed “Cala d’en Serra – Drone Parkour,”… Read more →


An Interview with KopterCam, “ShowReel” Category Winner at the New York City Drone Film Festival

KopterCam, a company of professional aerial cinematographers, blew it out of the water with their showreel at the NYCDFF this year, as you can see for yourself above. As we watched all the reels at the film festival I had a feeling that theirs would win. The work was excellent in every reel, but KopterCam had achieved an extra level of quality in… Read more →


UAV Coach Partners with Loveland Innovations

CNN recently reported that 770,000 drones have been registered with the FAA in the last 15 months. That’s a lot of commercial drone operators. And with the proliferation of drones, we’ve had a corresponding boom in drone applications. From agriculture to power line inspections to all kinds of uses for aerial thermography, drones are being used for an array of… Read more →

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An Interview with Lucas Zanatto, “Featuring Drones” Category Winner at the New York City Drone Film Festival

Lucas Zanatto‘s “Drone Cake Baking” video (shown above) won the Featuring Drones category at the New York City Drone Film Festival, and he was kind enough to grant us an interview following the festival. To create the video he worked with Tilt to manage flying and aerial shots, and both Animasjonsdepartementet (or A-dep) and DDB Oslo assisted with production. Lucas is an amazingly talented… Read more →