Alyska Bailey Peterson

Filmmaker, Photographer,
creator of handmade things

2001 Manley Street
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 217-4454

ACTIVITES
In the past, I've booked films for festivals, processed and projected 16mm film for two universities, and held a brief stint as a courier, all while shooting films and getting a multimedia design studio off the ground.

Aside from that, I've put my film degree and production skills to use at a Madison non-profit, and plotted going back to school for an MFA in documentary film and photography. Ultimately a historian, I want to travel the world and create film shorts about stories that would never otherwise be told, ultimately preserving the details of our past and our present for our future.

As my work evolves, I seek out ways to keep it fresh and different. I love the challenge of combining different mediums and techniques in the same piece to produce a work both beautiful and timeless yet also functional. Mistakes become new designs and ideas, and mishaps become new techniques. I am constantly learning, reinventing and refining.

DEGREES
B.A., Communication Arts with Honors in the Liberal Arts and graduation with distinction, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001

A.A, Photography, with a minor in Art Metals
Madison Area Technical College, in progress

MAJOR HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Pittsburgh Film Kitchen, screening of fragile. January 2002.
  • 2001 WUD Film and Video Festival, 1st Place Film, I Know You. April 2001

PUBLICATIONS

  • Audio/Visual
    • Distinguished Alumni Awards documentary shorts; DVD. editor, content manager, May 2004, 2005, 2006
    • Welcome to the Neighborhood documentary short; DV, 16mm Cinematographer, still photographer. May 2003
    • SALA: Browning, Montana documentary short; creator, editor. January 2003
    • grandfather documentary short; 16mm Cinematographer, editor. May 2002
    • VH1 Behind the Music: Garbage television documentary, 16mm Camera Operator, March 2002
    • fragile. documentary short; 16mm Cinematographer, editor. December 2001
    • Evermor, Forevermor documentary short; DV, 16mm Cinematographer, editor. December 2001
    • Sala documentary short; DV Cinematographer. December 2001
    • These Hands documentary short; DV Cinematographer, editor. March 2001
    • I Know You spoken word short; Cinematographer, editor. December 2000
    • Winner Take All silent short; crew. filmed on a 1907 35mm bioscope camera. May 2000
    • H20 collaborative experimental short; editor. April 2000
    • a comfortable paradox experimental narrative; DV Cinematographer, editor. March 2000
  • Photographic
  • On Wisconsin and Insider Magazines 2001-present UW-Madison College of Letters & Science Career Services
    Badger Herald newspaper All-Campus Party Posters and direct mail pieces, Wisconsin Alumni Student Board, April 2002-2005
    Wisconsin Whizdom; September 2003 News and Ideas, UW-Extension newspaper, November 2001
    "What a Grand Time," Christian Science Monitor; July 30, 2003 Sumlimation promo cards, Null Device, July 2001
    Welcome to the Neighborhood, May 2003 Badger Pride, GLBT Alumni Council Newsletter masthead, Spring 2001-present
    The Art of Partnerships, Wisconsin Alumni Association 2001-02 annual report. October 2002

    UW-Madison Law School

    WisBar

  • Web & Multimedia
  • Film Screenings:
    • Wisconsin Film Festival, attended to introduce and discuss Evermor, Forevermor, Madison, Wisconsin. April 2002
    • Wisconsin Film Festival, attended to introduce and discuss Sala, Madison, Wisconsin. April 2002
    • Pittsburgh Film Kitchen, screening of fragile. January 2002.
    • WUD Film and Video Festival, attended to screen I Know You. April 2001