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.


Film by Jessica Peterson

Production assistance: Tim Peterson

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Sony a7SII
Sony a6500


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

GIMBAL: Pilotfly H2

DRONE: DJI Phantom 4


Chena Hot Springs
Yukon River
Denali National Park
Alaska Railroad
Brooks Range
Dalton Highway
Inside Passage
Glacier Bay
Margerie Glacier

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

Stay tuned for more Alaska coverage!

Does this video inspire you to visit Alaska?

One Comment

  1. Tinger
    July 13, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Great video. I love the music too. One of the buildings reminded me of the Walt Disney Concert Hall. This video, esp near the end, reminded me of watching scene from Blue Planet ❤️

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