This isn’t a boring Beaumont film school classroom. This isn’t an overcrowded college laboratory. This is life. Real Life. YOUR LIFE.

Are you the world’s biggest movie buff? Do you dream of going to film school and unleashing your horror film upon the world? Do you live in Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas?

Well, The Film Connection film school alternative can help you achieve all of your goals. Maybe we can help you create the next Beaumont-Port Arthur Chainsaw Massacre? Maybe we can help you launch your career as a director, DP, editor or aid you in acquiring the skills and insights it takes to be a DIY filmmaker via our anti-ordinary alternative to film school approach. We’re in this to help you and to foster the next generation of filmmakers.

Don’t Spend More on your Film Education if You Don’t Have to

Learning by doing is what we’re all about. We get students working with real-world filmmaking professionals to better prepare them for actual industry practices and procedures. Our approach also makes it possible for students to develop connections with the pros. In Film Connection for Cinematography externs spend 6 months learning all the behind-the-scenes action. In our 8-month-long Film Connection for Film Production & Editing program, you’ll tackle writing, developing, directing, and editing your own film project.

The reality is that traditional film schools are expensive and they don’t give you the connections that you’ll need to succeed in the industry. Our Beaumont-Port Arthur Film Connection externship location pairs you with the people you need to meet in order to create films you want to make quickly and inexpensively.

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Adam Weber

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Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs

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Alejandra Huerta

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Daniela Larsen

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Get Real World Film Production Experience in Beaumont

Located along the Gulf Coast of Texas near the Louisiana border, the cities of Beaumont and Port Arthur form two of the three cities of a major industrial area called the “Golden Triangle”–the city of Orange being the third city. A major seaport and the petroleum industry are both key factors in the economy here. The Beaumont-Port Arthur area offers a diversity of backdrops for location filming, including industrial zones, natural coastal scenery not far away, and its proximity to other large urban areas such as Houston. If you are looking for a career in film as a film director, film producer, film editor, or cameraman, FILM CONNECTION can help you tap into the surprising number of learning opportunities available in the Beaumont-Port Arthur area.

Our Beaumont Film Industry Mentors Help you Build Real World Connections

Movies, commercials, TV shows, and documentaries are filmed all over Texas regularly, thanks in part to generous incentives offered by the state to attract filmmakers. The Beaumont-Port Arthur area benefits from this activity as well; some of the films that have done shooting in and around this area include Louisiana Blues, Paris Texas, Noble Things, and Abundant Sunshine, to name a few.

The mentor-extern approach to learning is the key to our success. We hook you up with a local film or television professional in the Beaumont and Port Arthur area, who personally instructs you, gives you hands-on experience, and helps you make valuable industry contacts leading to future work. Enroll in FILM CONNECTION today, and let us get you started on the path to your dreams.

Learn the skills you need to take your idea from paper to the big screen.

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Success stories

Since he started his extern program with Uptone Pictures in Raleigh, NC, Grant Gilbert has been taking…


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