Production School in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

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 Sudbury, Canada Film School

Looking for an industry-competitive Thunder Bay Audio Engineering School? Look no further than RECORDING CONNECTION, the only school that gets you inside an actual Thunder Bay recording studio, working as an film student extern as you learn the arts of film engineering, film producing, mixing, live film and more. In Thunder Bay, Ontario, the smartest way to break into a career in film is by externing in a Thunder Bay recording studio–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.

Situated on the northern shores of Lake Superior in northwest Ontario, the city of Thunder Bay anchors a metro population of around 120,000 people. As such, it serves as a business and cultural hub for the region, which includes an active film scene with a diversity of genres represented. While larger acts and cultural events can regularly be seen playing at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium, smaller acts can be found almost any night of the week in some of the more popular smaller venues such as Kilroy’s and Black Pirates Pub.

Thunder Bay has produced several noteworthy and successful filmians over the years, including folk singer Ian Tamblyn, early rock idol Bobby Curtola, Golden Dogs bandmates Dave Azzolini and Jessica Grassia, and perhaps most notably, songwriter/bandleader Paul Shaffer, longtime sidekick for TV show host David Letterman.

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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 across N. America, 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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