Film Connection Film School in Toledo, Ohio specializes in pairing our students with professional filmmakers who give them real-world experience at their own studios, on-location, and at production companies across the Toledo area. From directing to producing to editing and screenwriting, our externship-based, mentor-taught certificate programs avoid the unnecessary costs and unrelated requirements of typical film schools.
Film Connection for Cinematography is suited for aspiring DPs i.e. Cinematographers. Film professionals in this role are the director’s partner and are charged with planning the shots, running the crew, and achieving the desired visual aesthetic. As an extern cinematographer, we pair you with a working DP who can show you the tricks of the trade and help you develop the keen “eye of the DP,” which is something best learned by doing and that’s what we’re all about!
The Film Connection for Film Production & Editing program enables you to study inside a real film production company in your city as you develop your movie idea under the instruction of a professional filmmaker. Our curriculum covers numerous aspects of professional filmmaking including: shot-blocking, working with actors, lighting, grip and electric, interviewing, and how to “make your day.” Story development and writing are also part of the program including everything from how to develop a story idea, to writing a pitch and pitching professionally, to writing a treatment. Budgeting, financing, deal-making, standard contracts, permits, and licensing are also covered.