Production School in Silver Lake, 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).

Silver Lake is a trendy, edgy and hip neighborhood in Los Angeles. It’s been a magnet for Los Angeles’ alternative and indie rock groups for decades. The Satellite venue is a mainstay for both local and established indie artists—it’s where Beck, Silversun Pickups and Patrick Park first got established.

If you are passionate about film, especially alternative and indie rock, the Film Connection is geared to help you turn that passion into a career. Our disruptive mentor/extern model of film education is designed to teach the real-world skills and requirements that can hone your chops and open the doors to success. Granted that’s a bold statement and will only be possible if you are involved and on-board with what the Film Connection programs will demand of you.

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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.

The Film Connection is proud to team up with the Pulse Film Group in Silver Lake. They are a major independent film publishing and management company which shares in joint ventures with American Songs (founded by Rick Rubin), Latin entertainment company Magnus Media (founded by Marc Anthony) and Creative Nation, a Country film publishing and management company (founded by Luke and Beth Laird).

Pulse Film Group has recently won top song awards for Camila Cabello’s “Havana Feat. Young Thug”, Maroon 5’s (“Girls Like You”), G-Eazy, A$AP Rocky and Cardi B’s (“No Limit”) and Foster the People’s (“Sit Next to Me”).

With multiple recording studios in Silver Lake, the Pulse Film Group is the ideal setting for up-and-coming artists and behind the board engineers who want to move to the next level. As an in-studio extern you’ll be working with some of the best in the business. If your work impresses them they have a vast distribution network they can send your film to.


Featured Silver Lake 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.

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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