Learn to make films like a pro

Professional music, sound effects, stock footage, and curriculum with tons of additional content to help you make great movies.

Learn

Follow the guidance of professionals through our filmmaking courses.

Make

Gather your crew, schedule, shoot and edit your film.

Premiere

Distribute your film to the masses and get valuable feedback.

Our Partners

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.

Music

Royalty free music for that professional touch.

Sound Effects

Royalty free sound effects give your films that extra punch.

Stock Footage

Royalty free stock footage that makes all the difference.

Tutorials

Over 100 filmmaking tutorials that guide your production.

Interviews

Hours and hours of professional interviews in your classroom.

Script Library

Classic and modern screenplays to read and study.

Glossary

Over 400 integrated filmmaking terms you’ll need to know.

Film Challenges

Take home prizes and recognition for your work.

Curriculum

Fully integrated curriculum that guides individuals and groups through production.

Our goal on the Lot is to improve student’s knowledge and filmmaking skills while also simplifying the lives of video production teachers. In addition to the tools and all the curricula we offer, we also host free seminars and film competitions.

Free Seminars

The free monthly seminars are intended to help teachers and students understand the problem areas we consistently find with young filmmakers. We discuss issues the teachers and students may be experiencing and how to overcome them. It’s our way of engaging with our users in a real and meaningful way.

Film Challenges

Making films is exhilarating and difficult. It requires a lot of effort from many people to make something of value.   These contests allow the students to apply what they’ve learned in head-to-head competition with one another and win some real-world prizes!

Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support of young filmmakers.

Filmmaking Assets

Thousands of music tracks, stock footage and sounds for free

Music

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.

Stock Footage

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!

Sound Effects

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.

Multi-tier Courses

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.

Writer

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.

Producer

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.

Director

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!

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.

Editor

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.

Critic

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.

Green Screen

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.

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.

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.

Filmmaking Assets

Thousands of music tracks, stock footage and sounds for free

Interviews

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.

Tutorials

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.

Script Library

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.

Theater

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.

Don Goble

Once we became introduced to Sneak On The Lot, we knew we had a partner for life. So during the past 2 years, over 40 Ladue High School students have taken part in the curriculum. Without a doubt, Sneak On The Lot has helped boost interest in our program, educated our film students immensely, and student interest in our film classes is at an all-time high!

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
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Once we became introduced to Sneak On The Lot, we knew we had a partner for life. So during the past 2 years, over 40 Ladue High School students have taken part in the curriculum. Without a doubt, Sneak On The Lot has helped boost interest in our program, educated our film students immensely, and student interest in our film classes is at an all-time high! 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

Charles Segars

Fletch and Chet have truly developed a new and entertaining way of delivering content on the web. I could spend hours just poking around the site looking for new talent.

Producer
National Treasure 1, 2, 3

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Producer
National Treasure 1, 2, 3

Fletch and Chet have truly developed a new and entertaining way of delivering content on the web. I could spend hours just poking around the site looking for new talent.

Diane Bull

I have to let you know that I have started using the curriculum this year and the kids, and I love it!  I actually feel like I know something.

Teacher

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Teacher

I have to let you know that I have started using the curriculum this year and the kids, and I love it!  I actually feel like I know something.

Irma Kennedy

I love your site and think I can actually teach this film class now. 🙂

Teacher

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Teacher

I love your site and think I can actually teach this film class now. 🙂

Gina Clark

We just held our Film Festival in front of 250 people from the local community – thanks for a wonderful curriculum.

Teacher

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Teacher

We just held our Film Festival in front of 250 people from the local community – thanks for a wonderful curriculum.

Gerald R. Molen

Filmmaking is the most powerful form of communication and students need to be taught this visual language. Sneak On The Lot does this, making education fun again. This website is gonna change the way Hollywood discovers talent.

Producer
Schindler's List, Jurassic Park, Minority Report

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Producer
Schindler's List, Jurassic Park, Minority Report

Filmmaking is the most powerful form of communication and students need to be taught this visual language. Sneak On The Lot does this, making education fun again. This website is gonna change the way Hollywood discovers talent.

Andrew Atwell

Without Sneak On The Lot I would never have finished my first feature film in high school.

Student

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Student

Without Sneak On The Lot I would never have finished my first feature film in high school.

Luis Perez

To be honest, there is nothing out there that offers the all-inclusive program that you all offer.  If there is, I could not find it.

Teacher
Audio Video Production Teacher

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Teacher
Audio Video Production Teacher

To be honest, there is nothing out there that offers the all-inclusive program that you all offer.  If there is, I could not find it.

Joshua S. Fisher

My students and I love the SOTL program!

Teacher | Boulder City HS

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Teacher | Boulder City HS

My students and I love the SOTL program!

Karline Clark

Invaluable.  Thanks so much!

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.

Teacher

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Teacher

Invaluable.  Thanks so much! 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.

Steve Christensen

Sneak On The Lot has given me opportunity after opportunity in my career. I owe a great deal of my start to that program.
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Sneak On The Lot has given me opportunity after opportunity in my career. I owe a great deal of my start to that program.

Jackson Westenskow

Thanks for what you're doing for education.  It's pushing me in a lot of great ways.

Teacher

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Teacher

Thanks for what you're doing for education.  It's pushing me in a lot of great ways.

Martin Rayala

"Sneak On The Lot provided us the opportunity to bring the expertise of Hollywood filmmaking to our students."

Administrator

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Administrator

"Sneak On The Lot provided us the opportunity to bring the expertise of Hollywood filmmaking to our students."

Coleen Moskowitz

The site has become a tremendous asset in teaching film and video production. I highly recommend using it.

Teacher

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Teacher

The site has become a tremendous asset in teaching film and video production. I highly recommend using it.

Mike Lucas

In 19 years of teaching film and multimedia, I have never seen a simple curriculum that can compare to Sneak On The Lot.

Administrator

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Administrator

In 19 years of teaching film and multimedia, I have never seen a simple curriculum that can compare to Sneak On The Lot.

Alex McDowell

"The enormous advantage of being able to actually have access to people who wouldn't have time to come to the classroom... I think has to be invaluable."

Production Designer
Fight Club, Minority Report

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Production Designer
Fight Club, Minority Report

"The enormous advantage of being able to actually have access to people who wouldn't have time to come to the classroom... I think has to be invaluable."

Betty Lawrence

My students and I are excited about the Sneak On The Lot curriculum and video projects we plan to undertake this year.
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!!

Teacher

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Teacher

My students and I are excited about the Sneak On The Lot curriculum and video projects we plan to undertake this year. 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!!

Lee Clay

"You're getting experiences film school students don't even get."
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"You're getting experiences film school students don't even get."

Jim Jeffers

Prior to this, I was a classroom teacher for 36 years. For many of those years, I taught Moving Image Arts which focused on documentary, narrative, and animation. I spent countless hours researching and gathering materials for my students. Your website puts all that into one place.


Thank you for what you're doing for students! (and teachers!!!)

Teacher
Audio Video Production Teacher

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Teacher
Audio Video Production Teacher

Prior to this, I was a classroom teacher for 36 years. For many of those years, I taught Moving Image Arts which focused on documentary, narrative, and animation. I spent countless hours researching and gathering materials for my students. Your website puts all that into one place. Thank you for what you're doing for students! (and teachers!!!)

Kathrin Martin

That is SO COOL!  Way to up the ante on linking classwork to the VERY real world.  You are doing amazing things with your company, and I want you to know that I am in AWE. 🙂

Keep on keepin' on!

Teacher

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Teacher

That is SO COOL!  Way to up the ante on linking classwork to the VERY real world.  You are doing amazing things with your company, and I want you to know that I am in AWE. 🙂 Keep on keepin' on!

Peter Tobyansen

I’ve never seen anything like this on the web, I had a blast.
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I’ve never seen anything like this on the web, I had a blast.
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