About the RRF Family of Schools, continued
“I started getting my first breaks within six months of starting the Film Connection in the year 2000. It is much more practical and real-world than traditional film schools. I did my first two shorts the first year, and then got a great job as a production coordinator. Today, I have directed my first full-length feature film which is in Target, WalMart, and Hollywood Video and is being distributed by York Entertainment. I am now a mentor in New York City for Film Connection and have my own production company.” –Derek Cohen
Recording Radio Film Connection Family of Schools
Over the last 23 years, more than 11,770 students have graduated from Recording Radio Film Connection programs, creating a vast alumni network worldwide. Founded in 1984, the Recording Radio Film Connection provides educational apprentice (extern) programs for the entertainment arts, including the film, radio, television and music recording industries.
A fully recognized academic institution, the Recording Radio Film Connection programs are located in more than 250 U.S. cities in all fifty states. With corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, California and New York City, the Recording Radio Film Connection schools are unlike any others, as students learn from successful mentors in real world situations in real studio and film sets, as opposed to simulated classrooms.
With over 20 years experience in mentoring aspiring filmmakers, the Film Connection (http://www.filmconnection.com) prepares students like no other film school. Each student learns on-the-job from an industry professional as an apprentice (extern) in an actual film production company or on a real film set. Teachers are working pros who train students one-on-one.
The Recording Connection (http://www.recordingconnection.com) teaches the fundamentals of professional audio by training students in a real recording studio, with a music recording professional as a mentor. As an apprentice (extern), a student sits in during top music artists’ recording sessions in real recording studios. The curriculum teaches the ins-and-outs of the music business from microphone placement, to running the audio board, to interacting with talent, to creating the final mix. The Recording Connection qualifies students for a position in the audio recording field as recording engineers, music producers, mixing engineers, beat makers, electronic musicians, touring DJs and more.
Philadelphia Recording Connection graduate Rachel loved her first experience with our school. After graduating, she got internship opportunities with Philadelphia’s largest recording studio where she recorded bands doing concert promos from live sound to studio recordings. Her work eventually led her to start her own company doing promotions, animation sound effects and online media. Seventy-two percent of Recording Connection graduates are placed in music industry jobs.
The Radio Connection Broadcasting School trains students to become a radio broadcaster, program director, voice-over artist, and promotions director. Students learn, in a one-on-one basis from a working pro in the radio business. The Radio Connection (http://www.radioconnection.com/) is the only broadcasting school that trains students to become radio broadcasters, program directors, voice-over artists or promotions directors by placing them as apprentices inside real radio stations. The student can learn the exciting world of radio from an on-air personality or program director in his/her own city.