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The Houston, Texas Film Connection Film School

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Your Houston Film School Alternative

The Houston, TX Film Connection Film School Advantage

1) More Locations than Any Other Film School.

The Film Connection isn’t restricted to one campus, or even a handful of campuses. Because of the way we train you, we’ve got locations all over the United States, including in Houston, Texas. With our program, your path to Hollywood begins right where you live.
Learn near where you live. Advantage: Film Connection.

2) Low Tuition Means Little or No Debt.

You shouldn’t have to mortgage your future to go to film school, yet that’s precisely what the other guys force you to do, thanks to their skyrocketing tuition rates. We bring common sense back to educational costs by keeping our tuition affordable. So low, in fact, that you can graduate our film school with little or no debt.
Other schools not only cost more, they have lots of add-on charges. Advantage: Film Connection.

3) On-the-Job Training, Not In a Classroom.

There is no such thing as a classroom with the Houston Film Connection. Instead, your classroom is the “real world.” We train you on the job by placing you as an apprentice with a real film production company. There’s no better, smarter or more effective way to learn to produce, direct or edit film.
Real-world experience, not useless theoretical classroom instruction. Advantage: Film Connection.

4) One-on-One Mentoring.

With the Film Connection, all training happens one-on-one. Your instructor is a seasoned, working film professional who serves as your personal mentor—someone with real film credits and lots of industry connections.
One teacher to one student. Advantage: Film Connection.

5) Endorsements From Hundreds of Film Professionals.

It’s not an idle boast: We’re endorsed by some of the best film professionals in the business—people like Hans Zimmer, Oliver Stone, David Lynch. We’ve got more professional endorsements than any other film school, for one simple reason: our program works.
More professional endorsements than any other film school. Advantage: Film Connection.

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6) Job Placement Assistance (Not In Name Only).

At the end of your apprenticeship (externship), we don’t just hand you a sheet of job leads and leave you to it like the other schools do. Every one of our students is automatically enrolled in our Stay Connected Program, which works actively to help you find work for up to 12 months beyond graduation.
“Job placement” at other schools means handing you a cold-call lead list when you graduate. Advantage: Film Connection.

7) You’re Already On the Inside.

Going to film school is the easy part of starting your career: the hard part is getting the attention of an industry that mainly hires from within—getting your foot in the door. With the Houston Film Connection, this step is built into our program from the beginning. You’re in the door from day one, working as an apprentice (extern) on real film productions. No need to clamor for attention, because you’re already getting one-on-one attention from one of the best, and you’re already getting the chance to meet lots of other people! The opportunity to advance is built right into the program.
The other guys are on the outside, looking in. Advantage: Film Connection.

8) Unlimited Free Tutoring.

We don’t want any student to fall through the cracks. If you get stumped with an assignment or project, we offer free, unlimited tutoring to help you get over the hump.
Unlimited free tutoring. Advantage: Film Connection.

9) Real Industry Connections—Lots of Them.

One of the biggest advantages of learning on-the-job is the ability to make connections. Ask anyone in this business and they’ll tell you connections are VITAL to your success in film. The only way to make these connections is to be where the industry pros are hanging out and working—and that’s where the Film Connection puts you. The people you meet as an apprentice (extern) are key to your future success.
Real world film industry connections. Big Advantage: Film Connection.

10) Hollywood Awaits!

If you want to forge a career in the Houston film scene, you’ll have plenty to keep you busy. If you want to take it all the way to Hollywood, however, we offer an unprecedented opportunity. We’ve structured your curriculum to guide you through the steps of developing your own film idea, and when you’re ready, the Film Connection will arrange for you to PITCH YOUR FILM in Los Angeles to actual film industry executives!
A real chance to break into Hollywood. Big Advantage: Film Connection. NO OTHER FILM SCHOOL DOES THIS.

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Looking for a good Houston Film School? What if you had the opportunity to learn directly from the pros? The FILM CONNECTION is the only film school in Houston that hooks you up as a film student apprentice (extern) inside an actual Houston film production company, where you will learn directing, producing, editing, camera, screenwriting and more. The best way by far to break into film in Houston is to start inside a Houston film production company as a film apprentice (extern).

Why would you spend upwards of 50 thousand dollars to go to film school at a college or film trade school, when you can spend far less money and go to film school in a real production company? Make the smart move and get your education on the inside track. Our film school alternative is the smartest, most cost efficient way to jumpstart your film career.

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The largest city in the state of Texas, HOUSTON is home to over 2 million people (make that 6 million if you count the greater metro area), making it the 10th largest DMA in the United States. Synonymous with space travel (“Houston, we have a problem”) and the oil and gas industries, the town is also home to the Astros (MLB), Rockets (NBA) and the Texans (NFL).

Aside from a thriving independent film scene, and lots of TV and film production opportunities as the local level, Houston also serves as a backdrop for many major motion pictures. Here are just a few of the titles you might recognize that have been filmed in Houston:

  • Rushmore (1998)
  • Urban Cowboy (1980)
  • Friday Night Lights (2004)
  • Apollo 13 (1995)
  • Blood Simple (1984)
  • Boyhood (2014)
  • Armageddon (1998)
  • Tin Cup (1996)
  • Tree of Life (2011)

As you can see, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in the film industry right here in Houston, and the FILM CONNECTION can get you in the heart of the action where other schools can’t.

As a film apprentice (extern), you’ll receive one-on-one instruction from your mentor (a working film professional) while you work on-the-job in real production houses and on the set. You’ll gain valuable industry connections every day you show up for “class.” At the end of your six-month course, you will have all the experience and connections you need to start your career in film or TV. More often than not, FILM CONNECTION film school students get hired by their mentors before they graduate.

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