Production School in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada

We took that old stale classroom concept, rebuilt and upgraded it by putting your classroom in a professional recording studio. Then we emptied out all the other students and left only YOU and YOUR TEACHER (yay for one-on-one learning!) who happens to be a pro film producer (with killer credits) to train you privately (at your pace, full time, part time, nights or weekends available).


If you’re looking for a film school with an industry edge on Cape Breton, you’ve come to the right place. RECORDING CONNECTION is the only school that places you inside an actual Cape Breton recording studio, working as an film student extern while you learn film engineering, film producing, mixing, or live film. On Cape Breton, there’s no smarter way to launch a career in the film business than to extern inside a Cape Breton recording studio–and no better school than RECORDING CONNECTION to get your foot in the door.

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You don’t have to go into extreme debt to go to Film Production and Audio Engineering School

We can train you in a real recording studio for far less. Play it smart–get on the inside track, and get connected as you get educated. Our film recording school is a highly effective and affordable way to start your film engineering career.

Located off the eastern coast of Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island is a regional municipality encompassing the communities of Sydney, Glace Bay, New Waterford, Louisbourg and several others, with a combined population of around 100,000 people. Although this relatively rural area is not a place many people would readily identify with the film business in general, Cape Breton nurtures an active film scene. Due to its Scottish roots, Cape Breton is particularly known as a centre for traditional Canadian-Celtic film, although other genres are represented as well. Live film in a variety of styles can be regularly heard in pubs and venues throughout the island.

Among the more noteworthy filmians from this area are traditional fiddlers Ashley MacIsaac and Buddy & Natalie MacMaster; Celtic group the Barra McNeils; folk artists The Rankin Family; singer/songwriter Gordy Sampson (Jesus, Take the Wheel); Canadian Idol runner-up Mitch MacDonald; and indie rock band Slowcoaster.

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The Film Connection offers something no “name” 4-year university or film engineering and film production trade school can. From day one, you’ll be placed in a professional recording studio and receive one-on-one mentoring from award-winning producers and engineers.

With more than 200 locations across N. America, you won’t have to travel thousands of miles for this immersive experience. You learn what it takes to make it in the film business from the inside alongside industry professionals. This includes recording, mixing and mastering, hardware and software, live sound design, and even business skills.

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

Real world film education by filmmakers for filmmakers, optimized for today!


Success stories

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


Please take the time to read the experiences of one of our own, Korey Hehn of Pineville, OR…


The Film Connection program provided me with an opportunity to "see it and believe it"!…


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