Have you heard about Adventures at Franklin's new Vlog series? If you haven't already you should hop right over and take a look at the first two Vlogs by freshman Antonia Magallanes Sachot '25, shot during her Spring '22 Academic Travel to Italy.
Back in March, Antonia traveled alongside Professor Giulia Miniero and other classmates as part of the BUS 236T Marketing for Movies course in which they learned about artistic productions and institutions, techniques used to promote films, movie consumer needs and mindsets, and more. During the one-week trip, she video-documented every day while the class ventured and explored two fascinating cities in Italy: Bologna and Rome.
After visiting the beautiful city of Bologna – see Vlog here – including taking part in a tour of the Cineteca and a private projection of early 1900s silent comedy films, the group traveled to their second stop, the Eternal City: Rome.
During their stay in the Italian capital, the class enjoyed a walking tour of downtown Rome and the roman forum, discovering many locations of Italian film director Paolo Sorrentino's “Great Beauty” film, and more. Another exciting experience was the visit to the Cinecittà production studios, the largest film studio in Europe, considered the hub of Italian cinema. Here the students got a glimpse of different sets, scenic elements, and costumes, and also broke into smaller groups to experiment and create short amateur films in Chaplin style – you can see one of these in the Vlog! Finally, the class also toured two important museums: the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea and the MAXXI.
"Academic Travel is such an amazing experience! If you get the opportunity to come to Franklin you should go for it. The classes are so much fun and there is always something interesting offered." comments Antonia.