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The Tucson, Arizona Film Connection Film School

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Your Tucson Film School Alternative

While there are a few Tucson Film School programs avaialable, only one Tucson Film School gets you inside an actual Tucson film production company to apprentice (extern) as a film student, learning directing, producing, editing, camera, screenwriting or general production. In Tucson, the best way to break into the film biz is by starting inside a San Diego film production company as a film apprentice–and that’s where FILM CONNECTION comes in.

You could spend up to 50 thousand dollars to go to film school at a film trade school, or you could spend a lot less money and go to film school in a real production company. Learn from the pros, and get connected as you get educated. Our film school alternative is the smartest, most cost efficient way on the market today to get a solid film school education.

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With a metro population of over 1 million, Tucson, Arizona is the nation’s 60th largest DMA, hosting over a dozen television stations alone. Tucson is in close proximity to several mountain ranges, and enjoys over 300 days of sunshine per year, making a great combination for outdoor location filming. While the number of actual film schools are relatively few in Tucson, professional filmmaking in the area is significant enough for Tucson to have its own film office to help facilitate. If you are considering a career in filmmaking as a film director, film producer, film editor, or cameraman, Tucson would be an excellent choice for you.

Many major movies, commercials, TV shows and documentaries are filmed in Tucson and the surrounding areas, making it ideal for those film students and professionals who want a career but are not necessarily interested in moving to Los Angeles or New York. Tucson even hosts its own film festival.

Some of the well known movies that have been filmed in Tucson (in whole or in part) include Almost Famous, Traffic, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Tin Cup, Three Kings, Wild Wild West, Terminal Velocity, and even old classics like Oklahoma, Rio Bravo and 3:10 to Yuma–just to name a few. Television production in Tucson is also significant. Over the years, such TV series as Bonanza, Death Valley Days and Legend have been produced here.

Besides the abundance of film and television production activity in Tucson, it is also a short jaunt from many other film hotspots, including Las Vegas, Los Angeles or Austin–making it ideal for both film students and filmmaking professionals. Over seventy percent of our FILM CONNECTION graduates find permanent jobs in the film or television industries. Check us out and find out how we can help your career.

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The Film Connection is where it all starts. We help make your dreams happen.
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