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Every week, the Film Connection Film School receives dozens of honest reviews from our current film students and graduates. Regardless of location, one thing is consistent: our film students are getting what they paid for.

We understand that many of you want to be the next big film director or screenwriter. Make no mistake: that comes with time. The Film Connection is the perfect launching pad to help you realize your bigger dreams for filmmaking. You have to start somewhere. Why not start working where you live in a film company as a film apprentice (extern) today?

Our student success stories are indicative of the primary goal of the Film Connection Film Institute: the success of our students. Here’s to your success!

Film Connection apprentice Nelson Kelkar learns documentary filmmaking on location—IN THE PHILIPPINES!

Film Connection apprentice Nelson Kelkar learns documentary filmmaking on location—IN THE PHILIPPINES!

Nelson Kelkar, Los Angeles, CA
When you’re learning filmmaking on-the-job, you never know where it will take you. Nelson Kelkar recently learned this firsthand when he had the opportunity to go to the Philippines to shoot a documentary film with his mentors! Based in Los Angeles, husband-wife directing duo Bayou Bennett and Daniel Lir (who call themselves the “Dream Team”) bring their apprentices aboard a wide range of projects, from local productions and music videos to location documentary shoots. Nelson signed on with the Film Connection just as the “Dream Team” were preparing to shoot overseas. Since that’s where the action was happening—Nelson went along!
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Gordon Maniskas Lands Film Industry Work in L.A!

Gordon Maniskas: Making that Break Happen in Film

Gordon Maniskas, Manchester, MA
Graduate Gordon Maniskas completed the Film Connection while living in Boston, Massachusetts and upon finishing the program and his spec screenplay, the aspiring filmmaker made the move to Los Angeles to pitch his film concept and jump into the film industry with both feet! Gordon’s screenwriting mentor, Peter Foldy, was impressed with Gordon’s script and his strong work ethic, so upon Gordon relocating to L.A., Foldy took Gordon to a couple of networking events and introduced him to a number of producers, screenwriters and directors.
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Youp Zondag: from Holland to LA and beyond!

Youp Zondag: from Holland to LA and beyond!

Youp Zondag, Austin, TX
Film Connection apprentice (extern) Youp Zondag first came in contact with the Film Connection in Austin, Texas, by way of Holland: his family moved to the U.S. so Youp could pursue his dreams of a film career. After starting classes at The Art Institute of Houston, Youp soon left disillusioned because of the cost and the overall lack of direction he felt. Read More

 
Aaron Patrick Lenyear’s Pitch to Hollywood is a Success!

Aaron Patrick Lenyear’s Pitch to Hollywood is a Success!

Aaron Patrick Lenyear, Atlanta, GA
The next day at Los Angeles Center Studios, Lenyear met with producer Evan Astrowsky (Cabin Fever, Fanboys), script in hand, to talk about his film. During the meeting, Astrowsky gave Lenyear helpful advice and opinions about the tone of the script and possible markets where it might play well. They agreed together that “Sideline” would work well as a dark indie drama. Read More

 
“It’s a great story that keeps on getting better.” – Fabrice Murgia

Fabrice Murgia: It's a great story that keeps on getting better.

Fabrice Murgia, San Diego, CA
“At the studio, Horacio (my mentor) is now assigning me the entire raw footage and trusting me with full content editing, selecting and adding soundtrack, and video editing (of course). I edit, generate, export, and send to clients (after he’s approved it). I have also put together some promotional videos for his company to market services like aerial videography and corporate videos… good stuff!” Read More

 
Shameka Cole Directs Her First Music Video

Shameka Cole Directs Her First Music Video

Shameka Cole, Atlanta, GA
Dreams are quickly becoming a reality just a few months into the film program for Atlanta based film student Shameka Cole. During the month of June, Cole was able to direct her first music video in the great Atlanta area for local artist Tracy T of Maybach Music Group. Read More

 
Future Showrunner… Grant Gilbert!

Future Showrunner… Grant Gilbert!

Grant Gilbert, Raleigh, NC
Since he started his apprentice (extern) program with Uptone Pictures in Raleigh, NC, Grant Gilbert has been taking charge running cameras and helping out where ever needed on the television lifestyle show “Loving Life.” Grant is already taking on the next big steps of his career after visiting LA by tightening up his scripts and looking for the right investors for his show. Way to go Grant! Read More

 
Ian McCamant shares his experience having a manager in LA!

Ian McCamant shares his experience having a manager in LA!

Ian McCamant, Los Angeles, CA
This year has been an exciting one for Film Connection alumnus Ian McCamant. Not only did Ian relocate from the East Coast early in the year, but in his first week he was able to find a manager and score a sweet apartment in West Hollywood! For those unfamiliar with LA, that’s where Quentin Tarantino got his start. Since February, Ian has been working with his new manager on preparing his scripts to pitch (and hopefully sell!) to Hollywood. Read More

 
Dreams become reality at Dolce for Mike Dusenka

Dreams become reality at Dolce for Mike Dusenka

Mike Dusenka, Los Angeles, CA
After taking on multiple positions for Dolce Film’s latest music video “Take Me There” by Olivia Ooms, Film Connection apprentice (extern) Mike Dusenka had yet another great opportunity to assist on a behind-the-scenes documentary for mentors Daniel Lir and Bayou Bennett. He was even hired on as a lead editor! Mike moved to Los Angeles all the way from Minneapolis, MN in 2013! Since settling in, Mike has been offered a surplus of opportunities through both his mentors and through career services at Film Connection. Learn More

 
Madi Erion’s LA Experience!

Madi Erion's LA Experience!

Madi Erion, Washougal, WA
Film Connection grad Madi Erion got the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the world of set-design here in Los Angeles, the headquarters of the Film Connection. Madi is an aspiring designer with a special concentration in the art of building sets. With the guiding hand of Mr. Jeff Kushon (set designer for Dexter, Showtime) Madi was granted an awesome behind the scenes tour of some of Hollywood’s most famous prop houses as well as the Warner Bros. back lot. Read More

 
A Note from Dominic Matich, Film Connection Graduate

A Note from Dominic Matich, Film Connection Graduate

Dominic Matich, Rochester Hills, MI
As always, Film Connection delivers on its promise to give the student an experience they won’t forget. I wanted to let you know about Britney Tobin because I have written you emails praising other employees and she definitely deserves one. Because of her, I was able to travel to New York, work with top filmmakers on three movies, gain editing experience along with promotional, production, finance, and basically any other experience you can have working with the director of the films. Read More

 
Former Nurse Takes Advantage of Film Connection’s Hands-On Approach

Former Nurse Takes Advantage of Film Connection’s Hands-On Approach

Amie Austin, Dallas, TX
Perhaps seeing open wounds isn’t commonplace for the average American, but for Amie Austin, that experience has followed her as she traversed career paths. A former nurse, Austin often found herself dealing with traumatic injuries; but now she finds herself creating them – for the silver screen. Read More

Writing a Successful Future

Lights, Camera, Chapman!

Brian Kemppainen, Atlanta, GA
Screenwriting is the first step to bringing any story to the film screen. Oftentimes the task of writing your first feature length screenplay can appear daunting! Film Connection student Brian Kemppainen had the opportunity to study under Ron Osborn, a professional Hollywood screenwriter whose credits include the Brad Pitt film Meet Joe Black and television credits such as The West Wing. Read More

 
Lights, Camera, Chapman!

Lights, Camera, Chapman!Peter Chapman, Atlanta, GA
What does it take to become a working industry director? Film Connection student Peter Chapman knows if you can envision a story, then you hold the power to manifest it on the screen. However, there is one attribute that all films share, and that’s the passion of their creator to bring a dream into a reality. Peter was about to find out nothing worth accomplishing is ever easy… Read More

 
Tyler Sloan – Dallas Film Student’s Dreams Quickly Becoming Reality

Tyler Sloan - Dallas Film Student’s Dreams Quickly Becoming RealityTyler Sloan, Dallas, TX
A few months ago, Tyler Sloan was watching YouTube videos, using PVC piping to build homemade film equipment and shooting homemade music videos. Fast-forward a couple months, and he is directing music videos for local rap artists and rock bands. Tyler has combined his own hard work and creative ability with the connections and one on one education the Film Connection…Read More

 
Zombie Madness! Graduate Ian McCamant Pitches his Movie

Zombie Madness! Graduate Ian McCamant Pitches his Movie

Ian McCamant, Elkton, MD
In his overall experience working with his mentors, Ian has learned everything about film theory tempered with the tangible, hands-on aspects and technical camera work. Together, they have taken on all of the business aspects of putting together a feature film down to the budgeting of his zombie film. Check out a scene from Ian’s movie, “The End of History.” Read More

 
Sarah Birk: Focus, Dedication, Success

Sarah Birk: Focus, Dedication, SuccessSarah Birk, Nashville, TN
Sarah is a newer student to the Film Connection, but she is making tremendous strides towards her goals. So we decided it was time to have a chat with her to discuss what she has been working on and what she is planning next. Read More

 
Learn on the Job While Working with Real Professionals

Chelsy Jensen - Film Connection GraduateChelsy Jensen, New York, NY
"The first couple weeks, he (my mentor) had me right away building my website, getting business cards, connecting me with some people through email so that was a great opportunity and then he had me reading scripts, and then once I found the script that I felt really strongly about, I contacted Tom, my mentor, we wrote up an auction, we had a couple of writers sign up, and then from there I was posting jobs on Craigslist, on any website that I could find, and he actually had another director that he had worked with so we interviewed with a couple directors…” Read More

 
Checking in with Graduate Korey Hehn

Korey Hehn - Film Connection GraduateKorey Hehn, Princeville, OR
“Right after I graduated from the Film Connection, I went to Colorado to work on a series a web series. I was the script supervisor for that and I did hair and makeup as well. It was a pretty small crew and small cast, but it was super fun, and I got a feel for what it was like to be on a film or on a TV series…” Read More

 
Find Work After Graduating

Stephen Blanquie - Film Connection GraduateStephen Blanquie, Portland, OR
We asked Stephen Blanquie, a recent graduate of the Film Connection in Portland, OR, to share what he is doing now that his lessons in the studio are over. Read More

 
Learn Hands On From the People who Do the Hiring

Celisa Meals - Film Connection GraduateCelisa Meals, Denton, TX
Congratulations to Celisa Meals! After completing her apprenticeship (externship) with the Film Connection, her mentor hired her to join a project with his production company! Read in her own words about her experience and the steps she took to secure this opportunity. Read More

 
Put What you Learn into Practice

Korey Hehn - Film Connection GraduateKorey Hehn, Princeville, Oregon
“As a young girl, I have also always wanted to be a writer. So as I worked my way through high school, I really tried to figure out what I was going to do with my life, coming to the realization that I really wanted to be a part of making movies. You see, films have such a profound impact on the people who watch them: Even if a person does not like the movie they happen to watch, they will always remember at least little pieces of it because of the undeniable ability of moving pictures to permeate thoughts.” Read More

 
Build your resume as you learn on the job!

Janna Russell - Film Connection GraduateJanna Russell, Atlanta, Georgia
“Once I joined the Film Connection program, everything for me really took off. Before I knew it, and was even a graduate of the program, I had already begun building my resume filled with production experience for several music videos, as well as actually have been paid for my work as a production coordinator! The exposure during the Film Connection course of the apprenticeship (externship) and the knowledge I acquired is invaluable. I would not have had the same experience in the classroom alone.” Read More

 
Some students get paid work right after graduation!

Austin Willard - Film Connection GraduateAustin Willard, Brooklyn, New York
“The studio hired me after I graduated the Film Connection. I was hired on as Production Manager/Studio Manager. I work every day and was fortunate enough to work many more shoots. I am booking green screen rentals and showing our facilities to clients. I also work as a Producer on two commercial short films, along with Production Manager for many others. I am still with the studio, and also doing freelance work as a Production Manager and as a Grip.” Read More

 
Work with your mentor around your busy schedule:

Charla Mascagni - Film Connection GraduateCharla Mascagni, New Orleans, LA
“The Film Connection provides me an affordable opportunity to work in a hands-on environment with my very own MENTOR, while offering me the flexibility to work around my job schedule! I have to admit at first, I was a little skeptical because I didn’t know what to expect. However, after meeting my mentor and going to my first television series film shoot, I knew I was on the right track and had made the right decision for my career.” Read More

 
Learn Camera and Lighting on the Job

Derek Sorenson - Film Connection GraduateDerek Sorenson, Albuquerque, New Mexico
“I have learned a multitude of skills while under my mentor’s tutelage. It started with how to utilize lighting and work a studio camera. I moved on to understanding how to set up and take the correct shots. I have also been honing my editing skills with Final Cut Pro under a professional whose expertise is editing. My mentor and I have developed a positive relationship in and outside of work. Not only have I gone on several shoots with my mentor, but he also has me actively working in his video business.” Read More

 
Graduate Gerald Vogt now works on feature films

Gerald Vogt - Film Connection GraduateGerald Vogt, Colorado Springs, Colorado
“Once I made the decision to the join the Film Connection, I jumped right on in. The first course I took within the Film Connection was specifically to focus on editing. My training really developed my skills in both sides of the production by tying both pre-production and post-production together. As the course continued, I began to see my skills really start to take shape, with my mentor pushing me in directions that made me stronger. Also, on the places where I was weaker, they really helped me out. Anytime I had questions, I would go back to my curriculum assigned through the program, and there the answer was…” Read More

 
Trent's mentor offered him a position at his studio:

Trent Jones - Film Connection GraduateTrent Jones, Austin, Texas
“While in the Film Connection program, I have had some great help from my mentor to get me through all of the assignments, and being able to work in a real studio has been amazing. Each lesson was easy to understand, and I was also given many different books so if I couldn’t figure out the answer in my workbook, I had a variety of resources to help me study. One of my favorite books that I was given was a Brief History Of Film. I was fascinated by how far the world of filming has progressed over the years, and it really has opened my eyes to all of the different genres I had been missing out on for so very long. I began to learn the inner workings of an office and also started to get hands on experience with many different kinds of editing software.” Read More

 

 

More Student Success Stories

My First Phone Interview
My First Phone Interview

“I’m not going to lie; I started crying when my mentor mentioned my name (in the newsletter). I knew that she was probably going to mention me and her other students in her interview, but I didn’t realize she was going to brag on me. It really meant a lot to read that. ESPECIALLY since I’m the student that came in knowing ZERO about the industry. So a big thanks yet again to RRF for taking interest in their students and their mentors, and a big thanks to the awesome Christine Chen for being patient with my “newness.” I’m having the time of my life learning everything so far!”

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At the L.A. Studio

“The crews from L.A. were really great to work with, and it was a great experience to see how different their productions go compared to the work that we do at AD-Venture Videos. With getting to know them and see what they do, I could not be more certain that THIS, being a part of the entertainment industry and being the crew behind the scenes for the shoots, is most definitely what I want to continue doing and learning about. There are a lot of different jobs to learn about and I want to be able to do at least a little bit of everything. I will find one job I would want to specialize in, but for now, I want to learn basically everything.”

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Second Session
Second Session

“My second class was held at Rite Media Group, same as the first, and the folks who work there is courteous and helpful. I’ve really enjoyed the brief time I’ve been able to observe them in action. During this lesson time, Steve and I continued our discussion about camera operation. We discussed follow-focus and different accessories that are used to make this happen, both manual and electronic/wireless options to meet the needs of focusing on scenes as they move through their blocked positions. We also discussed the various differences in selecting a still and cinema camera (specifically the sensor sizes for FX vs DX Nikon DSLRs). It’s these little discussions that I find helpful because some more seasoned than I may take that information for granted; I am still in the process of learning what I do not know.”

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I must have spent about 50 hours on set this week!

“I learned a lot about equipment and how to set it up safely (C-Stands, Stingers, Fabric and screens used to carve or “paint with light,” how to operate a fog machine, how to figure out how many volts can go into a generator, etc). I can now confidently set-up a 12×12 frame with little help! Being able to observe the different departments and all the considerations that they have to make was great, especially as everyone was helpful and good at communicating. I think one of my favorite parts of the first shoot were operating a fog machine and seeing how people come together during a low budget film when obstacles arise.”

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How to Make a Video

“I was able to start this video from the beginning to near end. At AD-Venture Videos, we were making a video to help clients and other people as well on what to be prepared for when wanting to make a video. At first, we started with the script and what we wanted to put on the video, then we wrote down a storyboard getting ideas on which shots to take. Although it took a while for us to finish this video, because there were other things to do for clients, we did finally get to finish our video and upload it to YouTube.”

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I DEFINITELY don’t want to miss another opportunity to be on a set!
I DEFINITELY don’t want to miss another opportunity to be on a set!

“One day, while at my day job, I received an email from Christine asking if I would be interested in going with her and one of her staff members to shoot a commercial in Galveston, TX. It’s on a Monday so she knew I would probably have work, but I’m glad she asked, because I was able to get the day off. Since I wasn’t able to make the music video filming, I DEFINITELY don’t want to miss another opportunity to be on a set!”

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This program is just flying by!
This program is just flying by!

“Every week I am getting closer and closer to completing the next chapter of the curriculum. I am also writing new pages for my first feature. I can’t believe it! I am writing my own screenplay! This school has been such a blessing and I have had many doors open. Things are slowly starting to fall into place and I cannot wait to start getting more in depth with the school as well as my career choice. My mentor wants me to work more with him on a documentary he is working on and he helped me get an internship a few months ago. In the past few chapters of the online course work, there have been some of The Hollywood Reporter’s Roundtable videos. I highly recommend watching the others on YouTube or their website. It is great hearing what other professional have to say as well as getting another perspective on what it takes to make things happen in this industry.”

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Today was my first day of actual school

“I read my first chapter and got the quiz done. Tomorrow I will be meeting with the mentors and we have a video shoot! Pretty excited about that and of starting school!”

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Working on a new project
Working on a new project

“I got an email yesterday from someone with Film Connection: they wanted to interview me due to my connection with Autism in America. I missed the call when I was taking a nap (which I do whenever I can, it really helps) and ended up playing phone tag throughout the day. Apparently they actually read these blog things…. guess it’s a good thing I spell check them!”

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I loved the challenge and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for me!
I loved the challenge and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for me!

“To me, having to cut and piece together music videos shot from that many angles was like putting a puzzle together, except I had to create the idea of what the final puzzle was going to look like instead of having one already done to go off of. The two videos that I ended up finishing were so good the band posted them on all of their social media sites. I absolutely loved this project and I feel like I learned so much from them.”

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I hope to have a first draft of the video done by early next week.
I hope to have a first draft of the video done by early next week.

“This week we continued to work on the BC apprentice house and made final adjustments to each room. We ended out the week with a shoot in Riverside, NJ where I was hired to film the full Reenactment of Jesus being nailed to the cross. Doug Sakmann provided all of the special effects work while I was behind the camera capturing it all! The shoot went smoothly and we are now in the post production editing process which I am also taking full control of. I hope to have a first draft of the video done by early next week.”

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Behind the scenes!

“I went over all of my course work with Hallie today and also watched and added some input of behind the scenes footage and voiceovers! I had a blast!”

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In the end a lot was learned.
In the end a lot was learned.

“I got to play with the equipment and feel that I have a better vocabulary about what is what. I worked a lot with lighting on this project! One aspect that I tried to do was watch and listen to the director and the DP work together how they communicate and how my mentor talks to his cast and crew.”

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What it really means to be a good director.

“After we finished reading over the quizzes, my mentors showed me what I had missed the day before. They were working on an eye glasses ad using a green screen! Jim started explaining to me what was being done that day, and turns to the lights. He stands in front of the 2k with a large diffuser in front of it, and then removes the diffuser to show me the difference between hard light and soft light. After the door rings he asks Tony, the DP, to explain to me even further. Tony begins to introduce me to the setup of the lights, and then takes a tennis ball and places it in front of the camera. He points a light to it and talks about dimension. When the light was placed behind it, the shadows made it look a lot more three dimensional. Then he placed the light on the right side, casting a shadow on the left of the ball. He continued to tell me some basics on lighting using some terms that I couldn’t wrap my head around. The whole time I was thinking, “I really have a lot to learn.” It made me extremely glad though, because that was why I came here.”

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I’m headed in the right direction with my life.
I’m headed in the right direction with my life.

“I’ve had NUMEROUS friends tell me and even my parents the change they’ve recognized in me. I’m happier they say, and I would have to agree with them. It’s because I feel like for the first time in a long time that I’m headed in the right direction with my life.”

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I helped as a production assistant for the shoot.

“Carrying around lighting and power cords was the majority of the work, but not all. I was asked first to be an extra in a shot. I gladly accepted and thought that was it. Later on though I was asked if I would be comfortable doing a talking part as a customer. I felt the normal butterflies-in-the-stomach feeling but again I gladly accepted. We did the shot and afterwards I got to watch the scene through the monitor and was surprised to see that I did a good job. If this is anything like the rest of my schooling is going to be then I can’t wait to continue.”

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Beginning of Second Draft
Beginning of Second Draft

“John Raffo has read and likes my screenplay, even saying that he was surprised and didn’t know what to expect out of my script. But he really likes the elements of the story and how colorful my dialogue is. Just need to iron out some story elements and shorten it a tad so it can be its best. I’m very happy and satisfied with the critique.”

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A Star is Born…
A Star is Born…

“Up and at it super early this morning for a shoot in Delray with Andy. It was the second part of the vacuum cleaner infomercial that we had shot a few weeks ago. I showed up early to help set up for the day. We were shooting at a beautiful house on a lake. What’s been interesting is that every shoot I’ve been on so far has been at a different location, so I’ve gotten to see a variety of different shooting locations, and see how you set up and work in several different ways.”

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Soon my mentor and I will get to work on a short film

“Working with my mentor has been great! I truly am grateful for having the opportunity to work with him. We got to work on a music video. It was really cool working on that set. It was pretty stressful, not going to lie, but it was still an amazing experience. Soon my mentor and I will get to work on a short film and I can’t wait.”

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Creating an environment.

“Of the different sets that I have been on it has been very interesting to note the environment that is created. It seems to me that the environment that has been created on set comes down from on top. That the tone of the set is set by the people in charge, mostly the director. And there is a trickle-down effect from how the director approaches the movie that they are working on. If they take it very seriously the people that are working on their film will take it seriously. If the people in power are willing to listen and work with the crew that creates a whole new environment. It is one thing to see it from the sidelines, and how it influences the different aspects of a film set, but it is another challenge to notice it while you are the one in the position of power. It makes me wonder what kind of tone and environment that I will set when I get to direct my own projects.”

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My mentor helped me through it.

“My mentor and I ended up meeting at a different location on this day but it wasn’t that far. We talked about chapter 4 and we went over the answers. I had a question about one of the questions because I wasn’t quite sure what it meant but my mentor helped me through it. I showed him my final pictures for the scene and he said for me to edit them some bit and so I’ve been working on that.”

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I thought I was just going to be watching, but I’m fortunate that she let me get in and get my hands dirty.
I thought I was just going to be watching, but I’m fortunate that she let me get in and get my hands dirty.

“My mentor actually let me take a camera around the event and shoot by myself. She of course showed me how to work the camera, but after that she released me out into the wild. I also did a lot of the panning back and forth from shots with the still camera during the speech. I definitely still have some work to do, but all in all I was pretty darn happy with myself seeing as how it was my first time. I thought I was just going to be watching, but I’m fortunate that she let me get in and get my hands dirty.”

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…it helped me familiarize myself with the different types of equipment used for shooting.
…it helped me familiarize myself with the different types of equipment used for shooting.

“On Thursday, January 29th, 2015 Adam and I arrived at a company called Infragistics in Cranbury, NJ. It was an exciting day for me because not only was it a 1 on 1 session, but I received a little bit more of the hands on training I was looking for. We basically shot different footages throughout the facility of people either working at their desks or interacting with each other within the work environment. I was his right hand man sort of speak. If Adam needed different types of lenses, or needed me to grab a certain wire for a camera I was right there to do so. It was great, because it helped me familiarize myself with the different types of equipment used for shooting.”

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I’m not done with it, but I know it will only continue to get better.
I’m not done with it, but I know it will only continue to get better.

“My mentor reviewed the editing work I had been doing since we last met. She says that she thinks I have the hang of it and gave me some tips on how to improve what I did have. I had a LOT of cuts in the beginning of the project because I was trying to get out all of the “ums” and “you knows”, but she imparted the knowledge that it’s best to leave some of those in there to benefit the look of the video (not so jumpy). I couldn’t agree more. It looks tons better since I’ve followed that direction. I’m not done with it, but I know it will only continue to get better.”

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My idea helped to expand the producer’s interest into the project.
My idea helped to expand the producer’s interest into the project.

“In this session of our weekly meet I learned how to communicate, and sell an idea to a producer. In this session I mainly watched and took notes. When discussing marketing Bainbridge I offered the idea of a comic book. The producer and Hershel both loved the idea. Hershel is friends with a local artist who works in that medium. My idea helped to expand the producer’s interest into the project. We discussed many of the possibilities that a comic book can and will bring to the marketing aspect of the series release.”

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STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT THE FILM INDUSTRY

Finding Success With The Film Connection

Brian Kraft

by Brian Kraft
Chief Academic Officer and COO
for Recording Radio Film Connection

The Film Connection was constructed for one purpose in mind. We want you to succeed. We want you to become a massive superstar. We want you to be able to be one of our mentors one day. We want you to enter our program as a nobody and then work you way to the top. We want you to be the next Kevin Smith or David Fincher or Charlie Kaufman.

The search for success is something that has been the undoing of many a great individual. Well, thankfully, due to the Film Connection, it doesn’t have to be that way anymore. You can enroll in the Film Connection’s film school wherever you are and you’ll be able to access the entertainment industry instantly. We have film school locations all over the United States.

The end goal of our film school is to fly you out to Hollywood and have you pitch your movie to a real Hollywood agent. We help you develop whatever ideas you may have into a screenplay, we help you shoot some proof-of-concept films, and we introduce you to the agent. All you have to do is show up and be brilliant!

The Film Connection’s purpose is to connect you with people in the industry. That’s why you’ll be working in a real production company while you’re writing your script. You’ll be making connections with people from all areas of the industry. You’ll be meeting other writers, producers, grips, P.A.s and directors. You’ll be really sinking your teeth into the world of film while you’re in our school. You’ll be able to really immerse yourself in the industry.

The Film Connection is your best bet for getting your foot in the door. You’ll be working towards making your dreams come true with people who’ve already done exactly what you’re trying to do. You’ll be gaining traction in all areas of your career. Interpersonally, externally, and professionally. You’ll be making the connections you’ll need, you’ll be making the work that you’ll need show people, and you’ll be gaining the experience that will get you hired.

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