Clarksburg-Weston, West Virginia
The Clarksburg-Weston, West Virginia Film Connection Film School

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Your Clarksburg-Weston Film School Alternative

If you thought you couldn't find a good film school in the Clarksburg-Weston area of West Virginia, take another look! FILM CONNECTION is an innovative film school that gets you working as a film student apprentice (extern) inside an actual Clarksburg-Weston film production company, working with the pros as you learn directing, producing, editing, camera, screenwriting or general production. Make no mistake, in the Clarksburg-Weston area, the smartest way to get started in the film business is to start inside a Clarksburg-Weston film production company as a film apprentice–and that's where we come in.

You could spend up to 50 thousand dollars to go to film school at a film trade school, or you could spend a fraction of that amount and go to film school in a real production company without leaving the Clarksburg-Weston area. The choice is clear! Play it smart–get on the inside track, and get connected as you get educated. Our film school alternative is the smartest, most cost efficient film school program available.

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Located in north-central West Virginia, the town of Clarksburg is home to about 16,000 people, while Weston, a half hour's drive south, hosts about 5000 people. Although small in size, this area has produced several notable entertainment professionals, including actresses Patty Weaver and Sherilyn Wolter, and filmmakers Pare Lorentz and Tony Anthony. The Clarksburg-Weston area benefits from being convenient to mountains, rivers, rolling hills and urban areas, making it a good area for filming locations.  It also enjoys the generous financial incentives offered by the state to attract filmmakers to the area.

Movies, TV shows, commercials and documentaries are regularly filmed in West Virginia, including in and around the Clarksburg-Weston area.  Examples of films shot on location in this area and surrounding regions of West Virginia include Unstoppable, Sweet Dreams, Reckless, Primal Fear, and the classic The Deer Hunter, to name a few. Whether your interest in filmmaking is in directing, producing, editing/post-production, lighting or otherwise, the Clarksburg-Weston area provides opportunity for you to learn–especially with FILM CONNECTION to help.

The secret to our success is our mentor-apprentice (extern) approach. During our inexpensive, 6-month course, you'll be paired with a working film or television professional who serves as your personal instructor, giving you hands-on training and helping you make valuable industry connections that can lead to future work.  Over 70% of our graduates get hired, often even before they finish our program.  You owe it to yourself to see what FILM CONNECTION of the Clarksburg-Weston area can do for your career! 

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The Film Connection is where it all starts. We help make your dreams happen.
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