Leonard Smith III is a technology geek, with a passion for genealogy and story. He has authored many articles and workshops on research techniques, storytelling, and filmmaking. In 2008, he started LS3 Studios. This multimedia studio has produced interviews and award-winning documentary films. Leonard co-hosted 10 episodes of the TV show Roots of Faith: Ancestry for the Diocese of Baton Rouge.
Leonard has helped his clients unearth their family history dating back centuries. He has over forty years of researching his own family history. This experience helps him to mentor others who are looking for that “next step.”
Leonard’s style of teaching is in plain everyday language for the non-technical individual. This enables students to understand and learn with ease. He loves teaching others on how to apply technology in their genealogy research. His mission, “Educate, Entertain, and Inspire Others To Tell Their Family’s Stories.”
Some of the most recent projects include; “A Place Called Desire”, “From Shanghai to Harlem” winner of the Gold AVA Award and Bronze Telly; “The 100th Anniversary of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church,” winner of two Bronze Telly Awards and “A Legend in the Classroom-The Life Story of Ms. Yvonne Busch” winner of the AVA Platinum Award, Hermes Gold Award and Bronze Telly Award.