Learn to make films like a pro
Professional music, sound effects, stock footage, community and curriculum with tons of additional content to help you make great movies.
Whether you are a seasoned instructor or an aspiring filmmaker, we put the necessary tools in your hands to be successful on set and in the classroom.
What You Get
Here are the tools that could soon be at your fingertips.
Royalty free music for that professional touch.
Over 100 filmmaking tutorials that guide your production.
Over 400 integrated filmmaking terms you’ll need to know.
Royalty free sound effects give your films that extra punch.
Hours and hours of professional interviews in your classroom.
Take home prizes and recognition for your work.
Royalty free stock footage that makes all the difference.
Classic and modern screenplays to read and study.
Fully integrated curriculum that guides individuals and groups through production.
Play the game of Hollywood and compete in challenges for exciting prizes!
Making films is exhilarating and difficult. It requires a lot of effort from many people to make something of value. Now that you have a finished film, place it in a competition and win some real world prizes!
Here are the three challenges running for the 2019 school year. Click each to learn more.
Thousands of music tracks, stock footage and sounds for free
Nothing does more for a project than great music. Just the right song can turn an amateur project into a professional one. Download any of our 35,000 royalty free tracks and add instant professionalism to your student’s projects.
Over 4,500 royalty free clips that you can download and drop into your films. This footage adds that professional touch you’re looking for in your projects and it’s all free!
The bells of a church tower or the ringing of a phone. All of which are nothing without the magic of sound effects. 90% of motion picture is done in postproduction, make your projects be heard.
Consider us your Hollywood sherpas
Working alone or in a group, our instructional workflow combines entertainment and education into a single package that makes learning fun again. With twelve fully interactive courses that will guide students through the filmmaking process from development to distribution.
Our courses are designed to give users an in-depth look at many of the crew positions on a film. Working together or as individuals, students follow character pathways as they discover for themselves what roles best fit them.
A great script is the foundation for any good film. It’s also one of the most elusive of crafts. We’ll explain how it’s done and how to get you off on the right foot.
Director of Photography
This is a big one and no single course is gonna give you everything you need but we’ll provide a solid foundation for both the technical and artistic basics of cinematography.
If you’ve worked with green screen then you know how difficult it can be to pull a good key. After taking this course you’ll never shoot another bad composite.
There is a reason the producer receives the award for Best Picture. It’s a big job and we’ll bring Oscar winning producers to the classroom to tell you how it’s done.
Finding a talented editor is one of the most difficult positions to fill on a film. You will see why as we pull back the curtain and show you the ins and outs of postproduction.
Intro to Lighting
A companion course to Director of Photography, this course covers the technical and artistic basics of lighting design and the equipment you’ll need for that professional polish.
The truth is anyone can direct. It’s not much more complicated than that. What we help you understand is the craft of filmmaking so you can make good stories great!
The role of the movie critic has been around nearly as long as cinema itself. It is important to understand what makes a film great, how to analyze story and put a review into words.
A Guide Copyright
In a day where content is continuously stolen, we believe a strong background in copyright law is essential. By taking this course you’ll know what your rights are and how to protect them.
Thousands of music tracks, stock footage and sounds for free
Sit down with Hollywood professionals for hours at anytime from any web connection. Learn from these journeymen and women as they give you the ins and outs of the business.
The entire process of making a video production broken down step-by-step. Don’t miss a moment as the Sneak On The Lot tutorials carry you away from concept to completion.
Learning to write great screenplays starts with reading great screenplays. Download your favorite movie screenplay and rediscover what made it so great. You would be surprised how much they change from script to screen.
Hands-On Summer Workshops
The absolute best way to ensure a strong filmmaking foundation
On Set Training
Join the crew for a week of hands-on filmmaking in Hollywood and earn 60 in-service credit hours while having an experience you’ll never forget.
This week long training is like drinking from a firehose but when we’re done you will have the strongest foundation from which to build your school program or take the next step in a career behind the camera in Hollywood.
Receive valuable peer feedback on your films
We make films to be seen, so let’s see what you’ve got. Earn fame as you showcase your finished films in the Screening Room. Become a well known movie critic with a powerful voice by reviewing movies and helping others become better filmmakers.
Our screening room gives you the opportunity to showcase your films in a private setting while also providing you with recognition on the lot and real-world exposure.
Real People, Real Results
Don’t take our word for it, listen to our users.
Keep on keepin' on!
Avatar 1, 2, 3, 4, The Jungle Book
Gerald R. Molen
Schindler's List, Jurassic Park, Minority Report
Doctor Strange, Saving Mr. Banks, Knight and Day
I have 3 Seniors who just graduated and will be attending film school in the fall. Sneak On The Lot was a MAIN component of their successful admission into their chosen colleges
Ladue High School, St. Louis, MO
Fight Club, Minority Report
Rememory, Beautiful Boy, Demonic
National Treasure 1, 2, 3
The Sneak On The Lot summer workshop training has made video come to life for me and my students!!
Thank you for providing such a great Learning Experience!!
Joshua S. Fisher
Teacher | Boulder City HS
Everything happens so fast, my brain has been overwhelmed and is whirling. I just hope that my brain retains as much as possible to pass on to the kids.