Travel Film: Alaska / Unsetting Sun

Jessica Peterson

Polychrome Pass at Denali National Park, Alaska

It’s been a minute since I posted anything here because I’ve been swamped producing client videos. I started 2017 producing a documentary for CNN’s Great Big Story in L.A. Then we drove cross country to Texas then Florida to visit family. From Florida we jetted off to Mexico to produce three short films for Barcelo Hotels, just like last year in the Dominican Republic.

Also in June, we landed in Alaska to film, photograph, and write for Matador Network and Explore Fairbanks. We set sail from Alaska to Vancouver to explore a city I had heard so much about, but never experienced. I loved it.

I’ll be able to share my Mexico films with you in September. But, without further adieu, here is my Alaska film!

Alaska feels like another country. Its delicate but unsympathetic landscape, its neighborly but weather-tested residents, and its strange history as a Russian territory turned 49th state make Alaska unlike any other place in the U.S.

Fairbanks was the jumping off point for a journey into Alaska’s interior. I went during summer solstice. With 24 hours of daylight above the Arctic Circle, I never saw the sun set.

I then set sail from Seward to Vancouver along the Inside Passage.

CREDITS:

Film by Jessica Peterson

Production assistance: Tim Peterson

Email info@globalgirltravels.com for licensing

CAMERAS:

Sony a7SII
Sony a6500

LENSES:

Sony 24-240mm
Sony 55mm
Sony 16-35mm

GIMBAL: Pilotfly H2

DRONE: DJI Phantom 4

LOCATIONS:

Fairbanks
Chena Hot Springs
Yukon River
Denali National Park
Alaska Railroad
Brooks Range
Coldfoot
Wiseman
Dalton Highway
Anchorage
Inside Passage
Glacier Bay
Margerie Glacier
Haines
Juneau

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Parts of this trip made possible by Matador Network and Explore Fairbanks.

Stay tuned for more Alaska coverage!

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Jessica Peterson

Jessica Peterson is a travel filmmaker, photographer, and journalist. She released her first documentary film about indigenous culture on Guam in 2016, after having lived nearly 7 years on the Pacific island. Jessica is currently on the Great American Roadtrip in her Airstream trailer.
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