OCTOBER 2021 SPEAKER – ALEXA ELLIOTT

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH CHANGING SEAS:
THE MAKING OF A MARINE SCIENCE TV SERIES

With Alexa Elliott

Ever wonder how the ocean documentaries you watch on TV are made?
South Florida PBS’ Changing Seas Series Creator and Producer Alexa Elliott takes you backstage
for an overview of the process, from initial idea to finished episode. Along the way she’ll share some
tips (and lessons learned) on how video can be a great tool to tell compelling ocean stories.

Alexa has been a diver since 2004 and she feels very fortunate to combine her love for the outdoors with her fulltime job. She has worked in public broadcasting since 1996, both in public radio as well as television production. She has produced television programs of various genres, but nature, science and environmental programming have always been her favorite.

Alexa has received numerous awards for her work, including the prestigious Communication Award presented by the National Academy of Sciences, eleven Emmy Awards, and others. In addition to her day job, Alexa is on the board of the Ocean Media Institute, a creative hub that works with various stakeholders to openly create and distribute media that promotes public understanding of ocean science and conservation. She has two degrees in Broadcast Journalism–a BA from Morehead State University and a MA from the University of Florida


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