dronie
n. A video self-portrait taken by a self-controlled drone. [drone + selfie]

Example Citations:
A dronie is a video selfie taken with a drone. I featured Amit Gupta’s beautiful dronie yesterday...Other people have since taken dronies of their own and the idea seems like it’s on the cusp of becoming a thing.
—Jason Kottke, “Dronies!,” Kottke.org, April 16, 2014

Bad news, Instagramers: The selfie is officially played out thanks to an entrepreneur in San Francisco who has just raised the bar for ego-inflating, self-photography.

Behold: The ‘dronie’ is upon us.
—“Move over selfies,” The Daily Mail, April 17, 2014

Earliest Citation:
Woah, I got a mention from @jkottke for coining the term “dronie” on @superamit’s vid.
—Alexandra Dao,“Whoa, I got a mention...,” Twitter, April 15, 2014

Notes:
Here's the section of the Vimeo comment thread where Alexandra Dao coined the term dronie (I think it works better as a screen capture than text):

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