Why go to a larger city with an expensive film program that gives you nothing for your tuition when you’ve got a killer film school right here in Tulsa? Tulsa Film Connection will not only provide you with a top-level film education, but give you experience on actual filming projects and your very first industry contacts. Traditional film schools are known as a huge waste of money in the industry. We’ve cut the fat and brought in local filmmakers to mentor our students. You can pick our 6-month behind the scenes track that partners you with local industry pros or really go for it with our 8-month directors track. Our directors program will feature you, along with your local mentors, writing, shooting, and editing your project. In addition, every student gets a dream mentor, an industry expert based in Los Angeles. Prepare to pitch like the pros because we’ll be flying you out to L.A. during the final week of your work to have your own Hollywood pitch meeting with someone who regularly green-lights projects. Other film schools dream of offering this kind of access to its students.

Located in northeast Oklahoma, the city of Tulsa is the second largest in the state, home to nearly 400,000 people, and anchoring a surrounding metro population of nearly 1 million. Much of Tulsa’s early growth came from of an oil boom in the early 20th century; as a result, Tulsa is home to one of the highest concentrations of historic art-deco architecture in the country, which has been a favorite backdrop for filmmakers over the years.

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Daniela Larsen

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Major movies, commercials, TV shows and documentaries are filmed in and around Tulsa on a regular basis, thanks in part to generous tax and rebate incentives offered to filmmakers by the state of Oklahoma. Some of the movies that have been filmed here include Phenomenon, The Killer Inside Me, The Frighteners, Rumble Fish, UHF, Four Sheets to the Wind, and the Francis Ford Coppola classic The Outsiders, just to name a few. If you are thinking of a career as a film producer, film director, film editor or otherwise, Tulsa affords more opportunities than you might think.

The secret to FILM CONNECTION’s success is our mentor-extern approach. During our inexpensive, 6-month course, you’ll be paired with a working film or television professional who gives you one-on-one training on real film and video shoots. The fruit of our revolutionary system is in our graduates; many of them get hired in the industry, many times before they even finish our program. You owe it to yourself to see what FILM CONNECTION of Tulsa can do for your career!

No Formalities. Just Experiences.

You don’t need any formal qualifications — just a passion for making great film. The Film Connection was designed specifically for individuals who want to break into this exciting field but don’t necessarily have a degree or diploma in sound engineering or film production. Despite this lack of formal qualifications, participating students quickly develop skills in editing film recordings using the latest software, including mixing tracks, miking techniques, sound design, mastering, MIDI programming, signal processing, and more.

Students also have access to a wide range of resources designed to help them stay on top of current trends in film engineering and film production. Plus, because the program is offered online, it can be taken anywhere — which means you can complete it from Tulsa or wherever you’re located. But if you’re based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and are considering pursuing a career in either film engineering or film production then look no further than the Film Connection externship program. With its unique approach to learning through mentorship from industry professionals coupled with real-world opportunities, the Film Connection could be just what you need to start making your mark. Amplify your life today!

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Success stories

Since he started his extern program with Uptone Pictures in Raleigh, NC, Grant Gilbert has been taking…


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