Leslie Von Pless
By day I am the Senior Specialist, Multimedia Production for Environmental Defense Fund. I shoot and edit short documentaries, branded content, explainer videos and animations. I also do editorial and portrait photography when the need arises. I was previously the Multimedia Producer for Lambda Legal and the Multimedia Manager for the Women’s Media Center.
All other times I freelance, working with other well-meaning organizations, and do my own independent documentary video and nature photography work. I am an outdoor enthusiast; I love the Northeast and care deeply about the land, water, and wilderness of this region. Along with my mom, a painter, I run Von Pless Landscapes. We exhibit our work with the Central New York Art Guild and the Cooperstown Art Association.
Most recently, my short film created for Lambda Legal, Flying Solo, won the Grand Jury Award for Documentary Short at Outfest: The Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival and my independent short film, The Count, won the Best Amateur Film Award at the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival.
I live in the lower Hudson Valley, work in NYC, and grew up in Syracuse, NY. I received a B.S. in Digital Video Production from Fredonia State University.
All in all, I create simple, moving stories about remarkable people, important issues, and meaningful places.
Interested in working together? Contact me: email@example.com. To see some of my work, check out the Portfolio section. (Words and opinions on this site are my own).