Austin Film School by Film Connection
Your Austin Film School Alternative
Austin is a hustling and bustling hotbed of activity. The film industry has a fairly strong hold in Austin, Texas, but unless you’re working for Robert Rodriguez it can be difficult to know where to start. That’s where the Film Connection comes in.
The Film Connection is more than just a school. The Film Connection is how you start your career. Have you lived in Austin for an extended period of time and constantly been craving to have a voice in the creative expression that is movie making? Well, now you can. Now you’ll be able to really put your best foot forward and completely enable yourself.
We help all of our Austin, Texas enrollees with numerous aspects of the film world. We help you find an apprenticeship. We pair you with a mentor who is actively doing what you want to be doing. We place in a production company. We get you on-set. We’ve created an amazing historical curriculum for you to experience. We even help you write a screenplay, shoot scenes to use and proof of concept, and we set up a meeting in Hollywood with a real agent.
We’re gunning for you to become the next Kevin Smith. We want you to be able to really excel at what you’ve put your mind to. We’ve got your back and we’ll see you all the way through this process.
The Film Connection has a simple purpose. Help you succeed. That’s all we want to do. We just want you to succeed.
AUSTIN is the state capital of TEXAS and the 52nd largest DMA in the U.S. The city, home to the University of Texas, relishes its little town bigness. The city's official slogan, "The Live Music Capital of the World", reflects the large music culture that has grown up in Austin. The long running PBS Show Austin City Limits is testimony to Austin's love affair with music, which is as diverse as the makeup of its student population.
Feature films have found a friendly locale in Austin. In fact, over 580 films, TV shows and series have been made in Austin, according to IMDB. Recent movies that were shot in Austin include: Office Space, Miss Congeniality, Man of the House, Secondhand Lions, The Life of David Gale, Doubting Thomas, Slacker, Idiocracy, A Scanner Darkly, Waking Life, Spy Kids, Dazed and Confused, The Wendall Baker Story, Grindhouse, and How To Eat Fried Worms. The Austin Film Society recently built the Austin Studios where scenes from 25th Hour and Sin City were shot along with numerous music videos.
FILM CONNECTION, The Mentor Apprentice School of Film, loves hooking up Austin film students with the appropriate mentor to jump start their career in film directing, or producing, or editing, or camera operating because Austin always seems to have great projects to help give our students the priceless hands-on experience they need.
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