Annamarie in Prague

Annamarie is a junior and an SMU Distinguished Scholar who is spending spring 2012 in Prague, the Czech Republic. She is attending the CET Film Production program with SMU Abroad. She is looking forward to working with film students from all over the world at Prague’s highly competitive Film and Television School (FAMU).

Five more weeks of Prague

It seems like mere days ago that I was sitting at Bread Winner’s café with my parents, grabbing a bite to eat before heading to the airport and getting on a plane that would take me to Prague. Wow. The past few days have been a time of reflection for me. With five weeks left in this city, I am both excited to return home to my friends and family (and shower, and bed, and the English language), and sad to leave behind a place I have fallen in love with and people who have quickly become some of my closest friends. We are all avoiding the subject of our inevitable departure and trying to really enjoy our final [...]

2012-05-15T20:35:38+00:00 April 20th, 2012|Annamarie in Prague|

Springtime in Prague

If you told me a month ago that I would be sitting outside in shorts and flip-flops, basking in the warmth of the sunlight, I would have laughed in your face. Coming from Dallas, the Prague winter was pure misery; snow, wind, and piercing cold made going outside almost intolerable. But this past week, Prague has decided to join the month of March, and we have been blessed with beautiful 65 degree, sunny afternoons. This past weekend I was, what I like to call, lazy. Saturday I slept in until noon, then met up with a few friends to walk through Letna Park, a large park near my apartment that overlooks central Prague and the Charles [...]

2012-05-15T20:31:38+00:00 March 29th, 2012|Annamarie in Prague|

Keeping up

So it has been a few weeks since I last posted, but since then we have finally come into contact with cameras! Earlier this week we had a 3-day lighting seminar in which we were broken up into groups and given the chance to work on the set at the studio. We rotated roles as director, director of photography, camera operator, and actor, set up the lighting to create the correct atmosphere, and shot each scene on 16mm film. Because lighting is always the most challenging and time consuming aspect of setting up for each shot, it was good to get the chance to work with some equipment before shooting our films in April. Other than classes and [...]

2012-03-16T18:17:58+00:00 March 16th, 2012|Annamarie in Prague|

Studying film in Prague

Annamarie is a junior Distinguished Scholar majoring in film and media arts in Meadows School of the Arts and psychology in Dedman College. She is spending spring 2012 in Prague, the Czech Republic, where she is attending the CET Film Production program with SMU Abroad. She is looking forward to working with film students from all over the world at Prague's highly competitive Film and Television School (FAMU).

2012-02-17T22:34:10+00:00 February 17th, 2012|Annamarie in Prague|