Our Services

For inquiries and project consultations, contact us below:

Daisy Ahlstone (Director & Co-Owner)

WiseFolk Productions, LLC Affiliates

  • Daisy Ahlstone
  • Kerry Kaleba
  • Kaitlyn Kinney
  • Caroline Miller
  • Dr. Anna Morel
  • Dr. John Price
  • Dr. Jared L. Schmidt
  • Shirley Shields
  • Dr. Dominick Tartaglia
  • Dr. Chrissy Widmayer

Consider contracting us individually or as a team.

Digital Humanities Consulting

WiseFolk Productions, LLC is a group of folklorists and humanities professionals who provide services in digital content creation and production, marketing and outreach, and digital archiving and processing to inquiring non-profit and public education focused organizations.

Services we provide:

  • On-Site and Live-Stream Film Production
  • Social Media Management and Marketing
  • Ethnographic Fieldwork and Community-Centered Project Consulting

  • Creative Content Development
  • Writing & Editing Consultation
  • Digital Archiving and Data Management
  • Guest Lectures related to Folkwise, Folklore, and Methodologies

Multi-Media Experience

American Folklore Society (Hybridization of the 2021 Annual Meeting)
April 2021 – October 2021

Hosted virtual events and experiences live on Zoom and on Twitch for audiences not attending the in-person portion of the conference. Managed livestream audiences, provided technical production assistance throughout the event, and facilitated interconnectedness between in-person and virtual audiences during the folklore community’s largest networking event in the United States.

Folkwise (Twitch Livestream and YouTube Channel)
2020 – Present

Self-produced project demonstrating our internet literacy, filming, editing, and livestreaming, social media marketing and branding strategies, our creative writing, and multifaceted project management abilities. For more about this project, visit our Folkwise Page.

Public Lectures

Academic Audiences

Ahlstone, Daisy. Guest Speaker. 2022. “Using Folklore to Bring Communities Together Online,” Intro to Folklore taught by Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby, 24 February 2022.

Widmayer, Chrissy and Dom Tartaglia. Guest Speakers. 2022. “Folkwise as a Public Folklore Project,” Public Folklore taught by Riki Saltzman, 08 February 2022.

Tartaglia, Dom, Kaitlyn Kinney, Christine J. Widmayer, Anna Morel, Daisy Ahlstone, and Jared L. Schmidt. 2021. “Becoming Folkwise: Sustaining Digital Community while Socially Distant.” Presented at the American Folklore Society annual conference, Virtual. October 2021.

Tartaglia, Dom, Kaitlyn Kinney, Christine J. Widmayer, Anna Morel, Daisy Ahlstone, and Jared L. Schmidt. 2021. “Texting, Zooming, and Memes: Sustaining Digital Community while Socially Distant.” Roundtable presentation given at the Western States Folklore Society annual conference, Virtual, April 2021.

Ahlstone, Daisy. Guest Speaker. 2021. Storytelling on Social Platforms Twitch & Discord, Artists Standing Strong Together, 9 August 2021.

Mini-Lectures [Online; General Audiences]

Tartaglia, Dom. 2022. “Track Suits as Folk Dress.” Virtual Lecture. Discusses the story of tracksuits and the folk groups that use them to tell a story about themselves. Folkwise, YouTube. 13 March 2022.

Ahlstone, Daisy and Kerry Kaleba. 2021. “Cicada Brood X Mini Lecture with Kerry Kaleba and Daisy Ahlstone!” Virtual Lecture. Discusses the relationship between Brood X, Ecology, and Foodways. Folkwise, YouTube. 31 May 2021.

Tartaglia, Dom. 2021. “Hot Dog Speed Eating Tutorial.” Virtual Lecture. Discusses the history of hot dog eating contests, culture, and festival, including a process tutorial for speed eating hot dogs. Folkwise, YouTube. 24 July 2021.

Schmidt, Jared. 2021. “Vampires and Garlic.” Virtual Lecture. Discusses the relationship between garlic and vampires over time. Folkwise, YouTube. 07 April 2021.

Publications

Tartaglia, Dom, Kaitlyn Kinney, Christine J. Widmayer, Anna Morel, Daisy Ahlstone, & Jared L. Schmidt. 2021. “A Case Study: Folkwise.” Folklore Advocacy Toolkit, American Folklore Society. 8 September 2021.

UNDER REVIEW. Tartaglia, Dom, Kaitlyn Kinney, Christine J. Widmayer, Anna Morel, Daisy Ahlstone, & Jared L. Schmidt “Becoming Folkwise: Sustaining Digital Community while Socially Distant.” Currently in copy-editing with Cultural Analysis as of January 2022