Alyssa Bailey
20 South Randall #2
Madison, Wisconsin 53715


A challenging and fulfilling position in which I can use my technical and communication skills to provide and disseminate information both practically and creatively through visual, print, or electronic media.
  • Personal:
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Highly adaptable and responsible; able to excel both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to learn quickly and efficiently, often on the fly.
  • Work well under pressure and strict deadlines.
  • Capable of high-quality, efficient, fast output, and able to find innovative and creative solutions to complex problems.
  • Detail-oriented, but also able to visualize large-scale projects and see the proverbial "big picture."
  • A keen eye and sense of design, balance, and innovation.
  • Sense of humor. I have one, and a prospective employer should, too.
  • Computer-related:
  • Proficient on multiple operating systems, including Windows 3.x, Windows 95/98, and MacOS.
  • In-depth knowledge of a variety of applications, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro 5, and other graphic and editing oriented programs.
  • In-depth knowledge of Avid MCXpress, Adobe Premiere, and Final Cut Pro digital editing systems.
  • In-depth knowledge of Internet related applications, including Internet Explorer, Netscape, Eudora, Telnet, and SSH.
  • Language-related:
  • English (fluent); German (nearly fluent); Latin (reading); some French and Spanish (conversational).
  • Completed Audio/visual projects:
  • a comfortable paradox -- experimental narrative piece. (March 2000, 10min, digital video)
  • H20 -- collaborative experimental short. (April 2000, 6min, Super-8)
  • Winner Take All -- silent short, filmed on a 1907 bioscope camera. (May 2000, 2 min, 35mm)
  • Advanced Coursework:
  • Comm Arts: CA355 (Intro to video production)

  •            CA457 (Mass Media & Human Behavior)
               CA459 (Communication Technologies and Society)
               CA613 (Still Photography for Film and Video)
               CA655 (German Film)
               CA656 (16mm Film Workshop)
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison   (Aug 1998 - present)
  • Coursework: In pursuit of film studies (production) and German Culture degrees.
  • Affiliations: Union Directorate Film Committee (general film committee, Blow-Up Cinema, Lakeside Cinema, Memorial Union Movies, and Sneak Preview committees,) Independent Film and Video Collaborative (IFVC,) Undergraduate Projects Laboratory (UPL,) German Club.
  • Expected graduation date: May 2002, BA with honors in Communication Arts (Radio-Television-Film), concentration in production.
  • GPA: 3.5/4.0
  • Logan High School; La Crosse, Wisconsin  (Aug 1994 - May 1998)
  • Coursework: Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) classes.
  • Affiliations: National Honor Society, Academic Decathlon, High Quiz Bowl, Theatre, Forensics, Jazz Ensemble, Marching and Symphonic Bands.
  • Graduated: May 1998, magna cum laude.
  • GPA: 3.615/4.00
  • Employment/Volunteer Work:
  • May 2000 - present Independent Film and Video Collaborative

  •    position held: chairperson
       responsibilities: coordinating and running weekly meetings. Organizing and presenting two open shows each semester -- one for student film work, another for student video work. Assisting in collaborative film and video projects.  Working with various other film/video organizations on campus.
  • February 2000 - present Pipefitter.

  • position held: retail sales.
        responsibilities: maximization of store sales and profit through
            customer service, teamwork, and positive presentation of
  • February 2000 - May 2000  UW-Arts Institute.

  • position held: administrative assistant to filmmaker Stuart Gordon.
        responsibilities: basic clearical duties for an advanced
            Communication Arts class associated with the Artist in
          Residence program.
  • February 2000 - present  UW-Madison Communication Arts Dept.

  • position held: projectionist, media assistant.
       responsibilities: projectionist for various Communication Arts
            courses; projection of 16mm, laserdisc, video, and DVD prints.
            Also supervised digital editing lab and studio.
  • November 1999 - May 2000  WUD Film Committee/UW-Arts Institute.

  • position held: WUD Coordinator/Programmer, 2nd Annual Wisconsin Film Fest.
        responsibilities: member of programming board; networking and
            maintaining contact with independent filmmakers; booking
            of films; organization of committee meetings and volunteer
            ushers and film hosts for festival events.  Delegate to
            Sundance and Slamdance film festivals.
  • June 1997 - August 1999  Shopko,Inc. (Store #007)

  • positions held: retail sales: customer service specialist, cashier,
        and merchandise support team (stocking.)
        responsibilities: Maximized store sales and profit through
            teamwork, positive presentation of merchandise, and excellent
            customer service; responsible for numerous cash registers;
            assistance in delivery of certain products to customers.
  • September 1994 - August 1998  La Crosse Family YMCA

  • positions held: gameroom and snack bar supervisor.
        responsibilities: Interaction (card and board games, billiards,
            assisted with homework) with member and non-member children,
            aged 7-18; disciplinary action as needed; answered questions
            of prospective members; general customer service at centrally
            located snack bar; recruited and trained new employees; later
            named student supervisor of the organization that oversaw the
            operation of the gameroom.
  • August 1997 - May 1998  School District of La Crosse

  • position held: school district photographer, Logan High School.
        responsibilities: Photographing of various sporting, academic,
            musical, and other extracurricular events.  Photographs
            utilized in school webpage, school district calendar, school
            newspaper, and 97-98 yearbook.