Production School in Echo Park, 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).


Echo Park and Silver Lake are two adjacent east-side Los Angeles neighborhoods straddling Sunset Blvd. They are bounded by Dodger Stadium to the East, Los Felix and East Hollywood to the West, Interstate 5 and the Los Angeles River to the North and Interstate 101 to the South. They both have lively street scenes, Indie film venues, trendy bars, and creative eateries. They both are funky, trendy, scruffy, vibrant, lively and hip—all at the same time.

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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.

The two communities have long been a magnet for the avant-garde. Before Hollywood, Echo Park (then called Edendale) was the home of the silent movie with stars like the Keystone Kops, Fatty Arbuckle and Charlie Chaplin performing their magic on the Soundless Stages of Mack Sennett Studios.

Notable residents who spent their formative years during the mid-to-late 20th century in Echo Park/Silver Lake include: Judy Garland, artist Jackson Pollock, Steve McQueen, John Houston, Jackson Browne, Glen Frey, Frank Zappa (he wrote his classic “Who Are the Brain Police?” while living there), jazz legend Art Pepper and songwriter/filmian Tom Waits (“Reality is a crutch for people who can’t face drugs.”) More recently, Echo Park is where Leonardo DiCaprio and Shia LaBoeuf grew up.

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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 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.

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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