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

Vanessa Pazmino

Blog Lines, A Facebook GroupPosted by Vanessa Pazmino on 2018-09-13

This week while attempting to overcome a small case of writers block I decided to create the Facebook group, Blog Lines for struggling writers to collaborate, expand their ideas and get helpful tips when writing their scripts! My mentor Ron Peterson has helped me to sequence  best a story quickly and he told me I have a great concept of storytelling, I want to share what I am learning with other driven individuals... Read More >>

Vanessa Pazmino

Lesson OnePosted by Vanessa Pazmino on 2018-06-21

My first two days in Lesson one consisted of a breif review of the book, then on Saturday morning we met up with two other students where we discussed Aperture (also known as f stop),   Shutter Speed, and ISO settigns of a Camera and how each of them affect the lighting, grain, and focus of a shot... Read More >>