Tracee Stockwell, Video Producer

Tracee Stockwell

Video Producer

I left the beautiful Hudson Valley in New York and moved to Florida 36 years ago. I joined the newspaper staff four years after that, when the newsroom was a totally different place. People smoked at their desks, typewriters provided the soundtrack each day, and the paper published twice daily, under different names: the St. Petersburg Times and the Evening Independent. My career began in the color lab -- yup, there was a color lab -- and then I moved into the photo department as a lab technician processing film. I’ve learned so much about the craft from some of the best in the business. I am now a multimedia editor, editing video and posting images and stories to the web. I also produce my own video stories. I grew up at the Times, raised two children who are now adults, and I have a beautiful granddaughter, Annabelle Leigh Marie. My passion is the environment, and there are so many stories to tell that focus on water, nature and recycling.

A houseboat featured on 'Dolphin Tale' is now an artificial reef off Clearwater Beach

A part of Clearwater Marine Aquarium’s iconic house boat, home to Harry Connick Jr’s character in the movie Dolphin Tale and its sequel, will be transformed into a marine life habitat in the Gulf of Mexico. On Wed., April 24, the barge of the movie prop was professionally placed 10 miles off Clearwater Beach as part of Pinellas County’s Rube Allyn Reef. CMA partnered with Pinellas County to contribute to its artificial reef system. [Clearwater Marine Aquarium]
On April 24, Pinellas County and the Clearwater Marine Aquarium turned part of Harry Connick, Jr.’s Dolphin Tale houseboat into an artificial reef.

Lego Movie World opens at Legoland Florida, and everything is awesome

Masters of Flight is the signature ride at the new Lego Movie World expansion, which opened this week at Legoland Florida in Winter Haven. [Tracee Stockwell  | Times]
Three new rides and the Taco Tuesday Everyday restaurant put visitors in Bricksburg from the hit movies.

Blacktip sharks begin annual migration to Florida's south Atlantic coast

The annual Blacktip shark migration season is in full force along south Florida?s Atlantic coast.
Florida Atlantic University has been tracking these apex predators by air and sea.
Photo courtesy Florida Atlantic University
The annual Blacktip shark migration season is in full force. Florida Atlantic University has been tracking these apex predators by air and sea.