Locations: United States, Canada
Degrees: Certificate of Completion
Programs: Directing, Producing, Screenwriting, Editing, Camera and General Production
Tuition Range: $7,750 - $13,500
The Film Connection offers the same course as traditional film schools, but with a big difference. Rather than learning in a crowded classroom, or participating in group student film projects, students at the Film Connection learn while working on real film and video shoots for paying clients. Film Connection also has structured course curriculum in directing, producing, screenwriting, editing, camera and general production to go along with the hands-on training.
Each student at the Film Connection has their own private mentor who is a working professional in film or video. Directing students pair up with professional directors, producing students with real producers, etc. The benefits of private mentoring are obvious: the student learns real world career skills; the student is apprenticing at a real film or video production company which often hires them once they complete the program; the student gets to learn at their own pace and direction; and the student makes dozens of industry connections while working on their mentors real world productions.
One of the advantages of the Film Connection is that you can attend their programs virtually anywhere in the United States or Canada. There’s no need to relocate or quit your job to attend the Film Connection as they have hundreds of mentors all across the United States and Canada and courses can usually be scheduled around the student’s needs.
Additionally, the Film Connection’s Learn in Los Angeles graduate level equivalent program is available to advanced directing and producing students. The Learn in Los Angeles program expands on the original Film Connection program by offering multiple mentors, a full internship at a major Los Angeles production company and the opportunity to pitch your movie to Hollywood pros who have the ability to green light your project.
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