Production School in Compton, California

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).

Called “The Hub” because of its central location in Los Angeles County, Compton occupies just over 10 square miles. Anthony Anderson was born here, Kevin Costner grew up here, and area high schools produced athletes such as NBA all-star DeMar DeRozan and NFL Super Bowl Champion Richard Sherman.

But it was N.W.A. that put Compton on the map for most of the United States. “Straight Outta Compton” is widely regarded as one of the most influential albums in the history of hip hop. The album was recently added to the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for its cultural significance. The 2015 American biographical drama Straight Outta Compton enabled today’s millennials to see what inspired the group’s lyrics and witness how they went on to change hip-hop forever.

While the album reflected what it was like to grow up in gang- and drug-infested streets of Compton, the album soon found its way to the suburbs. Solo albums, acting, and producing followed as the former N.W.A. crew members began their entertainment domination. Dr. Dre has a reported worth of over $770 million.

Meet Our Mentors

Adam Weber

About This Mentor

Daniel Lir

About This Mentor

Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs

About This Mentor

Alejandra Huerta

About This Mentor

Daniela Larsen

About This Mentor

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.

Kendrick Lamar, Coolio, The Game, Suge Knight, and DJ Quik were all born here and took the road paved by N.W.A. Want to follow in their footsteps? The Film Connection in Compton will give you access to a real-world studio, working one-on-one with an industry professional.

Unlike a traditional classroom, you’ll experience what it’s like to make film engineering and film producing a career firsthand inside a studio. You’ll see the ins and outs of the film industry, up close and personal, just the way so many of our students have by working with local artists and touring acts.

Featured Compton Film Production Mentors on Location or Remote

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 throughout 48 states, 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.

Nearby locations

Hours: M-F 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Film Connection

324 S Amantha Ave
Compton, CA 90220

(424) 444-4101 GET STARTED

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"!…


Fill out the form below to contact admissions and learn about your opportunities.

Contact Us Form

"*" indicates required fields

*Not all programs are available in every state. Consult an Admissions Representative to learn more.



Bring Your ideas to life


Our admissions team is ready to help you.