Careers in Drama Filmmaking Start Here
From classic films like Gone With the Wind, It’s a Wonderful Life and Twelve Angry Men to more modern classics such as On Golden Pond, Schindler’s List, Titanic or The Help, feature film dramas have captivated and moved audiences for decades. Dramatic films tell compelling stories, make us think, and most of all, make us feel.
Whether you want to be a famous producer like Jerry Bruckheimer or Robert Zemeckis, or a director like Steven Spielberg or James Cameron, if you want to be a dramatic filmmaker, you’re going to need to know the inner workings of the film industry. The most effective way you can learn these things is by being a student apprentice through the Film Connection. We place you in a real film production company with a seasoned film professional who knows the film business inside and out, and who will mentor you one-on-one in all aspects of the filmmaking process. You’ll learn film by actually working on film projects, you’ll learn how to shoot and edit film on the latest equipment and software, and you’ll have the chance to make valuable connections with other film professionals along the way. We’ll even help you develop your own drama film, then give you the opportunity to pitch the film in Los Angeles to real industry executives! But the best part is that you can start your industry career in your own home town, , because our Film Connection mentors are located in film companies all across the United States. Your mentor will teach you everything you need to know in order to create that dramatic masterpiece film you’ve been dreaming of.
Learn the film business, from the INSIDE! View our course curriculum page to see what you will be learning through this unprecedented hands-on opportunity.
For over 30 years, the Film Connection has been continually refining and updating its curriculum to reflect current trends and techniques in modern filmmaking, along with the constant changes in technology. Our program works because it places you in the heart of the action, giving you access to the latest technology in real-world applications. Most importantly, you will be trained one-on-one by someone who really knows the film business, and by going on the set each day, you’ll form relationships with many other film industry professionals. This gives you the chance not only to gain valuable real-world experience, but also to form solid industry connections that will position you for a successful career in film.