Atlanta Film School by Film Connection
Your Atlanta Film School Alternative
Living in Atlanta can be awesome. It can also be difficult. If you’re looking to branch out and get involved in the local filmmaking scene it can be kind of confusing to know where to start. Sure, Walking Dead films there but what else?
The Film Connection is constructed in order to facilitate you being able to really accelerate our career. You’re going to be working and learning at the same time. How, you ask? Well, the Film Connection is going to pair you with a real production company. You’re going to work there and learn the ropes. You’ll also be brought out on location and taught all of the skills you’ll need to survive.
While you’re working at the production company, you’ll also be assigned a mentor. This person will help you hone your skills and develop your personal aesthetic. You’ll be able to really learn what aspects of the filmmaking craft you like and what you don’t like.
The best part of the Film Connection is that we actually help you get the ball rolling. We help you write a screenplay. We sit down with you and take that one idea that’s been rolling around in the back of your head and we help you figure out how it will work as a movie. That’s just awesome, right?
You’ll leave our film school in Atlanta with a screenplay, experience, and tons of industry contacts. But where will you be leaving our school too? Los Angeles. We fly all of our students out to Hollywood to pitch their screenplay to a real agent. They might not buy it, of course. But they might. A long shots still a shot, right?
The Film Connection is a global film school dedicated to empowering and enabling individuals from every walk of life. We want filmmakers to be able to make the films they want to make under the proper circumstances and the right conditions.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA is the 9th largest DMA in the U.S., and the original headquarters and still pivotal player in Ted Turner’s media conglomerate of MGM, CNN, TBS and TNT, as well as home to Coca Cola, the Atlanta Braves, Hawks and Falcons, and over 30 institutes of higher learning including Georgia Tech. With a significant local TV station presence and major cable networks, there is a growing need for qualified and experienced directors, producers, writers, editors, camera operators, sound men, lighting techs, grips and gaffers.
Restaurants perfect for a dinner and a movie night out include the Blue Ridge Grill, Fogo DeChow, La Grotta, Capital Grille and the Euclid Avenue Yacht Club. Film Schools perfect for getting you working in the film business right here in Atlanta start and end with us–The Film Connection.
IMBD credits Atlanta with being the location for over 555 films, TV series or specials. With FILM CONNECTION’s extensive mentor apprentice program for film and TV you will get in the door, and working on the studio floor of a TV Station or Film/Video Production Company or Film Set right here in Atlanta.
Checking in on our Georgia Film Students who are learning filmmaking where they live in places like Atlanta and Marietta
I went on my first film shoot. It was an interview with the co-founder of Home Depot. I went on two more film shoots. On tuesday it was somewhat like a news conference Laura Sydel, the wife of the Owner of the NHL hockey team Atlanta Thrashers, she showed us her "green" house for a segment we were doing. On Thursday was another film shoot. We were shooting a piece for the show Groundbreakers that airs on HGTV. Then I was in Sandestin, Florida, with Allen and his crew, shooting a resort video for the Sandestin Resort. We left on Tuesday 10/21/08 and got back late Sunday night 10/27/08. We worked every day, shooting just about everything in the Resort. I was there to help set up lights, run electricity, load and unload everything. Anything you can think of, I did. I was pretty much, the grip/light man. It was a great experience, and I learned a lot on this trip.