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Directing, Producing, & Screenwriting

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THE FILM CONNECTION FILM SCHOOL APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM – THE REVOLUTIONARY WAY TO STUDY FILMMAKING AND BREAK INTO THE BUSINESS, WITHOUT PUTTING YOU INTO CRUSHING DEBT…

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/SCREENWRITER PROGRAM:

You will study inside a real film production company in your city as you develop your movie idea with a legendary to filmmaker. Then you will fly to Los Angeles or New York to pitch your idea to an executive that could buy or get your movie idea made.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN AS AN APPRENTICE OF THIS PROGRAM:

Directing/Shooting:

  • Shot blocking
  • Working with Actors
  • Lighting
  • Grip and Electric
  • The Art of the Interview
  • How to Make your Day

Writing:

  • How to Pitch a Movie Professionally
  • How to Develop an Idea
  • How to Write a Treatment
  • Screenwriting

Producing:

    • Budgeting
    • Financing
    • Deal Making
    • Contracts, Permits, Licensing

This is your curriculum:

Lesson 1
Intro to Genre
Lesson 2
History of Film
Lesson 3
Developing a Pitch
Lesson 4
The Script
Lesson 5
The AD
Lesson 6
Act One
Lesson 7
Sound
Lesson 8
The Script Pt 2
Lesson 9
The Camera Crew
Lesson 10
Act Two
Lesson 11
Line Producing
Lesson 12
The Finish Line
Lesson 13
Storyboarding
Lesson 14
Breaking Down Your Script
Lesson 15
Directing One – Pre-Production

Lesson 16
Directing Two – Casting
Lesson 17
Directing Three – The Shoot
Lesson 18
Editing
Lesson 19
Making Sizzle Reels
Lesson 20
WELCOME TO L.A.
Lesson 21
Epilogue – Raising Cash

 

Success Stories from Our Students

Gordon Maniskas, Manchester, MA


“The Film Connection gave me the means to pursue screenwriting as a career. I learned from professionals, but I would say that in their own way, they were teachers because they were trying to elevate you.”

Catura Jenson, Sandy, UT

“I am really surprised at how much it has taught me and how I have grown as a person from the experience. My goal before the program was over was to be able to get a job working in the industry with creative and fun people. And I am doing just that! I would have never gotten the opportunity to work with them if it weren’t for the Film Connection. I am excited to see what new projects are in store for me to work on, and who else I will have the opportunity to work with! I am really surprised at how much I have learned in such a short amount of time and the portfolio I have been able to build.”

Robert Forteza, Westchester, PA

“I was attending West Chester University when I heard about the Film Connection. I finished up the semester and went to pursue what I always wanted to do: film. I knew how to make a movie in theory and how to edit it after it is shot. But I wanted to know how high budget studios do it and how they set everything up to make that perfect shot. I was tired of watching all the behind-the-scenes bonus footage on DVDs, it was time get out there and learn it first hand.”

– Anthony Puglia. Orangeburg, NY

“I hope that the knowledge I’ve absorbed, and information I’ve taken in, will bring me happiness and prosperity. I’m not looking at the fame and glory, but if it comes my way, I’ll accept it. My main goal is to live the American dream. The white house, with the picket fence. A happy and financially stable family. I want to come every night and feel like I did something great. I want nothing more than to wake up every morning looking forward to going to work. Life is too short to live unhappy with what you do… I feel that in the last year I’ve really accomplished a lot, and I hope I never lose that feeling.”

Anthony Nocerino, Westminster, CA.


“… I was surprised to see how many people it took to make a movie or a television show. One of the first apprentice (extern) assignments I had was in the vault at Paramount Studios for the television show “The Insider.” I was amazed to see just how many people worked on the show, the number was in the hundreds. I was so shocked.”

More Student Success Stories

 
Coursework is delivered via distance education and completed at a location determined by the student. Apprenticeship (Externship) locations can be up to 60 miles away from the student’s address. The apprenticeship (externship) mentor will work with each student on structuring a specific schedule, the student agrees that he/she will be available to meet with the mentor for a minimum of two sessions per week.”

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