If you didn't think Virginia was a hotspot for the film industry--think again. A diversity of beautiful natural and urban scenery, plenty of historical landmarks, close proximity to our national Capitol Washington, DC (the Pentagon is located in Arlington, and CIA Headquarters is in Langley), and generous incentives offered by the state have all combined to make Virginia a favored location spot for local, regional and major film projects. Virginia has served as a backdrop for such films as War of the Worlds, Minority Report, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Lincoln, and Cold Mountain, among many others.

The people you see featured on this page are all talented film professionals who have demonstrated a strong commitment to excellence as students and graduates of the Film Connection Film Institute in Virginia. Having been trained on-the-job in real film production companies and on the set, each of these individuals was personally trained and mentored by some of the top filmmakers in the industry today. Please take a look at their individual websites to see their prior work and to find out more about how they can help you with your professional filming needs. If you'd like more information about the benefits of a one-on-one film apprenticeship with the Film Connection, click here.

Latest Blog Entries from Virginia Film Connection Students

Michael Smith

How to Dismantle Hours (and Hours) of Footage to Turn into a Five Minute ClipPosted by Michael Smith on 2017-09-01

1) Date of Session: 8/4/17 2) Time In: 11:00am 3) Time Out: 5:00pm 4) Lesson #: 20   Today was a shorter session, but a crucial learning experience for me working with my mentor Seth Wood and helping him with editing the hours of raw content that he will later trim down to approximately 5 minute long segments that will be combined toghether in order to create complete episodes of Corn Wars... Read More >>