Production School in Santa Ana, 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).


Looking for a practical, affordable recording school in Santa Ana, California? The RECORDING CONNECTION is the film engineering school that gets you in the door of a real Santa Ana recording studio, where you will learn the arts of film engineeringmixingfilm productionlive filmelectronic film-and its many sub-genres (dub step, drum and bass, techno, jungle and more), post production film and club DJ, as a student film extern. One of the smartest ways to break into the film industry in Santa Ana is to extern in a real recording studio in Santa Ana and the Los Angeles area–and we’re the school that puts you there.

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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.

While itself home to about 325,000 people, Santa Ana, California serves as the county seat for the 3-million strong Orange County, which in turn is part of the sprawling Los Angeles metropolitan area (home to nearly 13 million people). As such, Santa Ana not only hosts its own film scene, but is also connected to one of the busiest film industry hubs on the planet. Not only is this film scene home to such notable bands and artists as The Beach Boys, The Doors, Guns N’ Roses, Snoop Dogg, Black Eyed Peas and many others, but there are very few major acts who have not recorded in local recording studios in this area.

Santa Ana itself is home to a number of high-quality recording studios, providing real-world learning opportunities that can’t be found in any college or trade school classroom. If you desire to become a film producer, film engineer or mastering engineer, the RECORDING CONNECTION can help turn one of these studios into your personal classroom.

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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

2800 S Main Street Ste I
Santa Ana, CA 92707

(657) 229-4940 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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