Marc Lesser is a producer, director, editor, motion graphics designer, and director of photography based in New York City. He’s a passionate and experienced visual storyteller who has collaborated with top clients ranging from major broadcast and digital networks to world-class brands. Please explore the site–he’d love to help you tell your next story.

Marc's Bio

Bio

Marc Lesser is a producer, director, editor, director of photography, motion graphics designer, and founder of Lucky Tiger Productions, a boutique production company in New York City. Recent projects include producing pieces for NBC Universal’s Digital Network, Everyday Health, Edible, WebMD and Macallan. He directed episodes of the Emmy Award Winning “The Electric Company,” shot segments of the Cooking Channel’s “Foodcrafters,” MTV’s “Pranked,” and produced the award-winning feature length documentary “Greenlit,” which premiered at SXSW. He produced, shot and edited  interviews with Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Warren, Jill Biden and Alicia Keys. Additional projects include Real Simple’s original web cooking series, and Sharecare’s “Health Smarts,” featuring Dr. Mehmet Oz.  His short film “Cuando la Luna esta Llena” (“When the Moon is Full”), garnered him much critical acclaim, winning awards at national film festivals and screening all over the world. Marc graduated from Skidmore College and received an M.F.A. in filmmaking from the City College of New York. Please read more about his services, clients, and equipment. Click below to view his reel.

Services

Development

Dedicated to collaborating with clients to bring their vision to life; Marc has over twenty years of experience developing concepts in nearly every genre that have been widely distributed across many platforms.

Postproduction

A talent for creative storytelling and visual style combined with technical expertise in the edit suite elevates the production value of every project Marc works on.

Preproduction

With a strong visual concept in place, Marc will budget, schedule, cast, location scout and crew your project for you.  Meticulous planning ensures the smoothest transition into production.

Color & Finishing

Using After Effects and DaVinci Resolve, Marc has the tools and skill set to add the finishing touches that separate your program from the ever-widening pack.

Production

It’s all about producing stunning visual stories. Marc’s state-of-the-art 4K production equipment enables spectacular results that consistently exceed client expectations.

Archive & Delivery

Marc delivers projects on time and  won’t disappear when the work is completed. Your footage and project files are backed up on a Raid system permanently.

Clients

Marc is incredibly creative and devoted to his work. He is also a truly genuine person with great energy and intelligence so that you learn something when working with him, and work doesn't feel like work. I would highly recommend Marc as he adds a fresh and positive perspective to any environment.

Janet Abrams, VPViacom Media Networks

Marc is an incredibly talented DP and editor and a real fun guy to work with! He has amazing ideas on how to make a production more effective, but also respects the opinion of others and is always open to collaborating. I've often deferred to Marc on an 'On Dating' shoot whenever I’ve needed assistance or have had a question, and he is always willing to share his insight and help. He has a great eye, too, and will often suggest a better way to frame the shot. Marc lightens the mood on any production or project with his killer sense of humor while keeping everyone focused to do the best job possible.

Andrea Syrtash, TV Personality & Content Creator

Marc is an excellent shooter, editor and producer. He knows the internet space as well as it can be known. He is a creative thinker, self-starter and a joy to work with. I highly recommend him

Christian Martin, VPA+E Networks

Marc has consistently impressed me with his creativity and mastery of production. As an accomplished editor and director, he has greatly elevated my projects with his ability to tell stories in compelling, visually stunning ways.

Tarah Feinberg, CMOKITE

Marc has a great combination of creative and production skills and he has a deep understanding of digital media. He is responsible, reliable, and organized.

Matthew Evans, EVPViacom

Marc was always positive and proactive during even the most challenging of situations. He is a creative thinker -- and incredibly smart.

Josey Miller, Actor & Editor/Writer

Not only is Marc Lesser an amazing guy, he's amazingly talented. He conceptualized the idea for my video blog, iVillage.com's Daily Blabber gossip show. Not only did he help create and launch it, but he really worked with me to make me feel comfortable doing something that was very foreign. He's extremely dependable and ridiculously creative -- and, more importantly, he's just a great person who is easy to work with and gets along with everyone. Clearly I'm a huge fan.

Suzy Byrne Timmel, EditorYahoo

Marc is a talented producer, with a good eye for visual design, a good ear for storylines and a great funny bone for laughs. Marc is great at rapid brainstorming, collaboration and storytelling.

Kevin Cashman, VP Creative DirectorAMC Networks

Marc is an amazing collaborator, director and producer. As DP, he has an unbelievable eye and a real knack for visual storytelling. His skills as an editor and graphic designer continually impress me. I can't recommend him highly enough!

Miranda Bailey, Cold Iron Pictures

There just aren't enough words to describe Marc's talents, professionalism, and dedication. I met him while working at NBC and have continued the relationship because he is not only knowledgeable, but has a passion for his craft. I have utilized Marc's design background with my grad students at Parsons by hiring him as a guest critic where he was able to articulate his opinion about their projects concisely and with artistic vigor. Additionally, he has worked with my partner and I on a few projects where we needed his creative expertise and finesse in shooting HD. I am happy to highly recommend Marc!

Karen Nourse, Producer

Equipment

Cameras & Lensing

Canon C300 EF Mark II 4K Camera
Sony A7S II 12 MP 4K Camera
Canon 70-200/2.8 L IS II
Canon 24-70/2.8L II USM
Sony/Zeiss 35/2.8

Lighting & Grip

2 Litepanels Astra Bi-Color
Arri Kit (750, 650, 350, 150 x 2)
Lowell Kit (Tota, Rifa, Omni, DP)
Portable Backdrop
Flags, Stands, Stingers, Sand bags

Sound

Sennheiser ME66/K6
Boompole/Shock Mount
Lectrosonics UCR201
2 Tram Lavaliers
Tascam DR60D Mark II

Post Gear

Above Creative Suite
Final Cut Pro
DaVinci Resolve
Mac OS
AJA Kona I/O

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31 Howard Street, Suite 413
New York, NY 10013
marc@luckytigerproductions.com
646-434-1095