Up In the Air. Winter's Bone. Escape From New York. The Lucky Ones. What do these noteworthy films share in common? All of them were shot in whole or in part on location in Missouri. While not a place many people think of as a film industry hub, Missouri's diversity of scenery and generous tax incentives make it an active spot for film and television production, with local, independent and major productions coming to the state to shoot. TV production is also popular here; Kansas City, MO, for example, provides the backdrop for the recent ABC Family series "Switched At Birth."

The people you find featured here are all highly qualified film professionals who have earned a reputation for excellence as students of the Film Connection of Missouri. Each of these talented individuals was trained on-site, on-the-set, and one-on-one by some of the top filmmakers in the business today. If you have professional film and production needs, you can't go wrong by visiting the websites of these film professionals to see what services they offer. If you'd like more information about the benefits of on-the-job learning with the Film Connection Film Institute, please click here.

Latest Blog Entries from Missouri Film Connection Students

Daniel Yarbrough

eleventh lessonPosted by Daniel Yarbrough on 2018-02-26

I would really have liked this chapter on line production to have actually been about line production. Other than a brief summary of what Line Production is and a link to a much more informative interview with an actual line producer the rest of this chapter was really just overblow conjecture trying to hammer home the rather obvious point that your film has to make money so you can keep making films... Read More >>

Daniel Yarbrough

tenth lessonPosted by Daniel Yarbrough on 2018-02-05

Chapter 10 on building a climax to me was bit to common sense and over simplification of storytelling.  I can see where some new writers may need that instruction and spelling it out how to build to a climax... Read More >>