Production School in Salem, Oregon

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).


Congratulations–you’ve just come across the most innovative Salem film engineering school alternative available. We’re the RECORDING CONNECTION, the only school that gets you inside an actual Salem recording studio, working as an film student extern as you learn film engineering, mixing, film production, live film, electronic film-and its many sub-genres (dub step, trance, drum and bass, techno and more), post production film and electronic DJ. In Salem, Oregon, the best way to get started in a career in film is by externing in Salem recording studio.  We’re the program that helps get 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.

Salem is the state capital of Oregon, home to roughly 150,000 people, and situated about 50 miles south of Portland. Although not the first place people might associate with the film business in general, Salem has its own film scene, with local bands and artists spread across a diversity of filmal genres. Live film can regularly be heard in venues such as Wasteland and The IKE Box. Notable filmians with ties to Salem and the surrounding area include singer/songwriter Meredith Brooks, legendary fingerstyle guitarist John Fahey, ska band The W’s, and the late Larry Norman, considered by many to be the ‘Father of Christian Rock.’


Featured Salem 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.

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

442 Stoneway Dr NW
Salem, OR 97304

(503) 339-8223 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"!…


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