CHICAGO — Boone-based drone company Nelson Aerial Productions and its owner Jordan Nelson claimed first place in the second annual Engineer Drone Video of the Year contest at the AUVSI Xponential convention in Chicago.

The award came for a video titled ”The Big Boom,” which documented 10 separate building implosions across the United States.

“Most people will never get to experience the raw power of an implosion,” Nelson stated. “I love the challenge of telling the story from every angle.”


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