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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Photograph Essay: CET Movie Manufacturing at FAMU


Pictures by Natalie Mitchell, (Brown College), Scholar Correspondent for CET Movie Manufacturing at FAMU, Fall 2023

Each time I journey wherever, I hesitate to offer into the standard vacationer actions. Nevertheless, with the attractive night we had upon arriving in Prague, my friends and I noticed no higher time to indulge within the true magnificence that’s Prague’s Outdated City. After attending the CET Welcome Dinner, we have been only a brief stroll from the centuries-old Charles Bridge, the place we caught the sundown.

People sitting outside on benches at Letna Park beer garden with the view of  the town in Prague, Czech Republic

After a day of orientation and attending to tour Studio FAMU with my classmates, we have been all invited to hitch CET employees on the Letna Park beer backyard, which precisely boasts a number of the most spectacular views of Prague. I shortly realized why it’s typically dubbed the “Metropolis of a Hundred Spires.”

A little rainbow disappearing into the clouds and behind an apartment  building in Prague

My Prague 4 condo with CET has shortly turn into my home-away-from-home, particularly after the few wet days this previous week and the uneasiness of being in a brand new nation. However the place there’s rain, there’s additionally the chance to study and develop from the time I’ll spend right here in Prague.

A gaggle of us spent our first free day exploring new elements of town, buying at a flea market in Řezáčovo Sq., after which getting lunch on the café throughout the road. We solely realized about this chance by way of one of many Czech roommates housed with CET college students, who’re at all times keen to lend recommendation or suggestions.

In a while our free day, we determined we wanted to chill off and took the tram out to the Divoká Šárka nature reserve on the metropolis’s edge, the place we took a day swim within the lake (swimmers not pictured).

Two students leaning against Lennon Wall in the Little Quarter in Prague

On the day of the CET Prague scavenger hunt, our workforce traversed town looking for extremely particular souvenirs and well-known websites like the enduring Lennon Wall in Little Quarter. Throughout our Strolling Seminar the subsequent day, we realized extra about this distinctive piece of historical past and the way it was first created in 1980 in honor of the dying of John Lennon. At present, it serves as an emblem of democracy and unity in opposition to oppression.

People paddle boating on the Vltava River on a partly cloudy day

After per week of intensive Czech courses in addition to placing our expertise to the take a look at on the best quick-eat joints that Vodičkova road has to supply, we celebrated with one of many first CET excursions of the semester: paddle boating on the Vltava River. The views of town and the general environment have been unforgettable.

Prague has a singular and delightful ambiance I’ve begun to find the extra time I spend taking all of it in. Lower than two weeks in, town has already helped me to push myself out of my consolation zone, strive new issues, and meet new folks.

Should you’d have requested me once I felt just like the semester had actually begun, I’d say the morning we toured and started orientation at FAMU’s essential location, which is throughout from the Nationwide Theater and overlooks the river (proper picture). The air was full of pleasure as we equipped for our semester-long productions and bought to know slightly extra about every of our classmates.


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