Production School in Poughkeepsie, New York

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).


Located about halfway between New York City and the state capital of Albany, Poughkeepsie is bordered by the Hudson River to the West. Many residents head to New York City for work, riding the rails to get to the office. The Poughkeepsie Station acts as the northern terminus for the Metro-North Hudson Line, with trains leaving every 30 minutes during weekday rushes.

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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.

Which isn’t to say the town is deserted during the week. For a time, the city was the location of the main IBM plant, producing the computer that beat chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov. It still acts as the main design and manufacturing center, concentrating on the newest mainframes.

Marist and Vassar colleges are located here as well, providing a youthful influence on the entertainment of the town. There are several live film venues in Poughkeepsie offering a wide range of film from indie to electronic to rock and heavy metal. Even classical film is represented thanks to the renowned Hudson Valley Philharmonic which calls Poughkeepsie home.

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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.

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

1147 Route 216
Poughquag, NY 12750

(845) 243-2800 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!


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