TECHNICAL SCHOOL FACILITIES

Professional filmmaking equipment and easy access to it are important components of the Prague Film School experience. Mastering the technical craft of filmmaking requires regular practice with camera, lights and sound gear. The school possesses professional-level equipment adequate for most shooting situations and in numbers more than sufficient to cater to all students in the program. The equipment can be checked out by any student any time.

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CAMERA EQUIPMENT: RED Epic Dragon, Arri Alexa, ArriSRIII, RED MX, RED One, Black Magic Ursa, Blackmagic Pocket with film lenses, Canon 5D, SONY HDV Z1 with RedRockMicro 35mm lens adapters. Dollies (GFM Light Weight and skateboard dollies) with wheels/tracks and jib-arm are available for camera support and movement. Glide Cam.

LIGHTS: Lighting kits include Dedolights (100W 12V), Dedolight HMIs (400/575W), Quarzbeams (800W 220V), Desisti / Arri Fresnels (650W 220V), Kinoflo softlights (daylight/tungsten, 2-4 tubes, 220V), Arri HMIs (575W, 1200W, 1200W PAR, 2500W, 4000W), flags, scrims, color correction and effect gels, and other equipment.

SOUND: For sound production, students work with Sennheiser directional or wireless microphones, sound devices portable mixers and Marantz solid state disc recorders.

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POST-PRODUCTION facilities offer 35 editing stations with Avid Media Composer 5. The school also has DaVinci Resolve color correction software and grading facilities and students taking animation and post-production fx courses can use Adobe AfterEffects and other animation software.

STUDIOS The school has two shooting studios with interior sets, a green screen studio and a recording booth equipped with Pro Tools for dubbing and sound effects.

FILM LIBRARY Students have access to over 2,000 films from Czech, European and World cinema and a collection of technical and pedagogical literature in the fields of directing, acting, screenwriting, cinematography, documentary, lighting and filmmaking in general.

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SCHOOL CAFE The school has a cafe serving as a refuge, meeting point and source of sustenance for faculty, staff and students alike.

SCHOOL BUILDING The building, a UNESCO heritage site dating back to the 11th century and reconstructed in the nineties, provides an interesting backdrop to the otherwise very up-to-date xeon processors and digital technology humming away at the school. Beautifully reconstructed, the sedate, atmospheric building is an ideal location for concentrated study or work. The school is located in one of the oldest parts of old-world Prague, smack in the center of the historic city.

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PRODUCTION EXPERTISE AND SUPPORT

The school’s production office has developed a substantial network of institutional, private and other contacts in order to help students with arranging locations, actors, costumes, props and solving other problems.

LOCATIONS: the school helps students with securing permissions from Prague municipal offices, companies and organizations and providing production access to such venues as Czech Railways, the Prague Airport, the Prague Metro, hospitals, museums, galleries and more.

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ACTORS: The first stop for filmmakers seeking actors is of course the Acting for Film program within the school. Students in the acting program come to Prague Film School already with substantial theater training. Should students be unable to find whom they need among the acting students, however, Prague Film School has its own database of 300 semi-professional actors: children, adults and seniors, Czechs and foreigners. For special roles, the school has agreements with local casting agencies, which can organize individual castings for student films.

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COSTUMES & PROPS:: Prague Film School partners with Barandov Film Studios costume department and students receive substantial discounts when using Barandov's services. The costume department offers a resource of 240,000 costumes and 60,000 props - its collection is among the largest in Europe. It is a great source of inspiration for set designers, art directors and our students.

CONGRATULATIONS TO PFS STUDENTS


CANNES 2016
Simon Vahlne gets latest film Fight on a Swedish Beach in the Official Selection of Cannes Festival 2016 Short Film Competition


Venice Film Festival - Biennale de Venezia 2016
Giovanni Fumu's latest film accepted for the Official Selection of Biennale de Venezia 2016 Film Competition


Beijing Independent Film Festival 2016
Ran Li wins "Best Fiction Film Prize" at the prestigious Beijing Independent Film Festival with her graduation film Lucie


LOCARNO 2015
Raam Reddy (2012) - director - and Doron Tempert (2012) - DOP - win both Best Feature Film and Best Debut Feature at Locarno Film Festival 2015 for Thithi


CANNES 2015
Ziya Demirel (2011 - 2012) gets latest film Tuesday in the Official Selection of Cannes Festival 2015 Short Film Competition


EMMY 2015
Caitlin Burke (Fall 2006) wins Emmy for 2014 documentary We Could Be King


SUNDANCE 2015
Anne Svejgard Lund (Spring 2011) receives 2015 Grand Jury Prize at Sundance for work on acclaimed documentary Russian Woodpecker

SUMMER WORKSHOPS 2017

June / July / August 2017

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