Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Michael Pitiot
Tara Oceans

Documentary filmmaking on the world's ocean.

Wednesday — March 14, 2012
Pacific Forum — 3:00 p.m.

Michael Pitiot is a French filmmaker who has been making documentaries for more than 20 years. Michael’s work has taken him around the world, making films in Africa and Afghanistan to the Arctic sea. In 2006, he joined Tara Expeditions to develop documentary projects, and has since participated in the foundation's Great Arctic Drift mission, dedicated to studying the effects of global warming in the Arctic Ocean, and a round-the-world biological mission on plankton biogeography. In 2010, Pitiot made a four-episode documentary series of the Tara Oceans scientific quest for France Television. He is currently working with a group of award-winning underwater cameramen directing a documentary film called Planet Ocean, to be released in June 2012 at Earth Summit 2012. Michael will speak about the making of the film, his experiences filming for the Tara Oceans project, and using a high-speed RED camera to film plankton.


Next: March 28—Adina Paytan, PhD