Production School in Paterson, New Jersey

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).

Your Paterson, NJ Audio Engineering School

If you’re looking for a great Paterson recording school, you’ve found it! The RECORDING CONNECTION is the only school that hooks you up as an film student extern inside an actual Paterson recording studio, where you will learn film engineeringmixingfilm productionlive filmelectronic film-and its many sub-genres (dub step, drum and bass, techno, jungle and more), club DJpost production film and more by working directly with the pros. In Paterson, New Jersey, there’s no better way to get started in the film recording industry than to work as an extern in a Paterson area recording studio. We’re the school that gets 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 in northern New Jersey about a half hour’s drive from the “Big Apple”, Paterson is home to just under 150,000 people, making it the third largest city in New Jersey. As such, Paterson is home to its own film scene with bands and artists regularly performing in local venues. Numerous notable filmians have gotten their start in Paterson, including Blackstreet vocalist Chauncey Black, Doobie Brothers drummer Michael Hossack, En Vogue member Maxine Jones, and TV/film composer Randy Edelman, to name a few.

Keeping step with the filmal activity here, Paterson hosts a number of quality recording studios in the area; additionally, its close proximity to New York City provides easy access to one of the world’s largest film industry hubs. If you want to be a film producer or film engineer, but prefer the suburbs to the big city, Paterson provides the best of both worlds–and the RECORDING CONNECTION can put you in the heart of the action where other schools cannot.

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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…


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