František, a student, joins the CME CA from a journalism background. "I enjoy working on things watched by millions."

František, a student, joins the CME CA from a journalism background. "I enjoy working on things watched by millions."

His dream is to become a director or creative producer. František Kotačka, a professional video editor, hopes to learn even more at CME Content Academy. "I would like to improve my scriptwriting skills," he admits.

Born in Ústí nad Labem, a 90-thousand city north from Prague, he lived in Děčín during preschool years and later moved to Prague with his parents. František has always inclined to art, expressing happiness when making movies on his phone, starring family members, pets, and his Lego. 

 During high school, he was thinking which university to apply for and recollected his passion for filmmaking. "I decided to return to film and studied editing at FAMO (Film Academy of Miroslav Ondricek) in Písek. Right after my bachelor's, I worked as a video editor at news channel ČT24 for three years," he describes his career path, creating stories for public broadcasting news. 

 Although his work at ČT24 had been the best experience so far, František decided to explore the entertainment and fiction industry. He thought about applying to the Television Institute for some time before ultimately deciding to apply last spring. It worked out well for him. 

 At first, commuting from Prague to Brno seemed like a significant obstacle, but living in the Moravian city made it easier. František got used to the two-and-a-half-hour train journey twice a week. He jokes about the costs, recalling a colleague of his making a comment about feeling like she had basically paid rent to RegioJet, a railway company, during her studies in Brno. 

 František is about to improve his scriptwriting skills, having already studied editing at FAMO in Písek. His aim is to become a director or creative producer. He appreciates the personal approach at school as well as the mentoring system, pitching sessions, and making personal projects. The academy's schedule is intense, taking up a lot of time, but František finds the gained information and networking invaluable. He says it's worth it. 

 -Matěj Škop-