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Editor

So you like sitting in a dungeon and never seeing the light of day?  Do you enjoy being by yourself and working all hours of the night?  If you love telling stories with moving pictures then you just might have what it takes to be a good editor.  Being an editor can be tedious labor…

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Director of Photography

So, you’ve decided to be the only person on set who knows what they’re doing?  That’s a joke, kid.  Forget it. I’m Conrad Howe, world-famous cinematographer, and if you’re gonna be a DP someday then you best cozy up to me and beg for a job in my camera department.  You’ll start off schlepping camera…

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Producer

Walt O’Spiegel is the name and when I was a kid my mother saw a line of people standing outside a movie theater and said to me, “Walt, any business where people are willing to pay for something they haven’t even seen, that’s the business you should be in.”  And so I moved to Hollywood…

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Director

I came to the United States with nothing in my pocket and no idea what I would do to survive.  With a few lucky breaks, I found myself in this crazy business, running around delivering mail at the studios.  I learned everything I could from anyone who was willing to talk to me.  In time…

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First Time User

The Sneak On The Lot system is much, much more than just a learning management platform.  On the Lot, you will be instructed step-by-step through the filmmaking process. You will have filmmaking tools and assets at your fingertips that will provide you with music, sound effects, stock footage, and more, all provided to make your…

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Writer

So you want to be a writer, do ya?  My name is Preston L. Diamond and I’ll be your writing mentor as you head down the long, winding, and frustrated life of a Hollywood screenwriter.  I’ll help you get through the rough spots and when the director ruins your work, I’ll be here for you…

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A Guide to Copyright for Media Artists & Educators

A Guide to Copyright for Media Artists & Educators is an entertaining and informative look at the importance of copyright when creating or using media as a professional, hobbyist, or as an instructor in a media class. In addition to copyright law, learn about trademark and patent laws, fair use, public domain, creative commons, DMCA,…

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Green Screen Lighting Basics

Join Carl Gunderstrup, veteran film, television, and corporate video gaffer as he walks you through the basic techniques and tools for properly lighting a green screen.  In this information-packed course, Carl will show the importance of light separation between the green screen and talent, how to light from both a small kit up to using…

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Introduction To Lighting For Film & Video

Join Carl Gunderstrup, veteran film, television, and corporate video gaffer, as he walks you through the basic techniques and tools of motion picture and video lighting. From lighting instruments, grip tools and 3-Point Lighting both on set and in practical locations, to controlling light, color correction and lighting in layers, Carl teaches the principles used…

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Introduction To Film

Now that you know and understand how the Lot works, let’s get started by understanding a bit more about how movies have reached this point today, who came before you, and how film was created. You will also learn about the various production phases that each film goes through before arriving at the theater. Finally,…

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