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December 2017

ACTE Career Tech 2017

December 6, 2017 - December 9, 2017
Gaylord Opryland, 2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville,Tennessee37214United States

We are excited to see all of you at ACTE again this year!  Last year Vegas was a blast!  This year we’re back in Nashville and chomping at the bit to show what we’ve been up to at Sneak On The Lot over the last year.  Stop by at our booth and let’s go grab a bite together in Nashville. See you there!

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November 2018

A Night On The Lot – 001:Raiders of the Lost Ark – scene breakdown

November 7, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-7

Join us for an night of film analysis as we break down the bar scene from Raider of the Lost ark.

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December 2018

A Night On The Lot – 002:How to get a high production value on a low budget

December 5, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-7

In this webinar episode we attempt to showcase a few ideas for low budget filmmaking that, if done correctly, will give the illusion of having a much bigger budget.  We'll give you some sage advice for cutting only the corners that won't cut your production value. With these tricks in your bag you will be able to maximize the look of your film, even on a budget.

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January 2019

A Night On The Lot – 003: Careers in the business

January 2, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-7

One of the parts of the film business that students and teachers alike don't fully comprehend is the vast number of careers that are all part of the motion picture business.  We will get into the nuts and bolts of some of the less talked about job titles and how vast the entertainment field really is.  There's a whole lot more to it than writers, producers, directors and actors.

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February 2019

A Night On The Lot – 004: Lighting and composition

February 6, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-7

Cinematography is the perfect blend between art and technical knowledge.  Join us as we bring Tristan Whitman, a professor of cinematography from the University of Southern California, to teach you about basic lighting and composition.

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March 2019

A Night On The Lot – 005: Production work flow

March 6, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-7

Sometimes it can be confusing to know when you should perform a given task during the production cycle.  We’ll help you understand all the steps of production bricks and how they all fit together.

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April 2019

A Night On The Lot – 006: Common editing mistakes in young filmmakers

April 3, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-7

Danny Ramirez, the director of the viral Star Wars fan film “Vader – Shards of the Past”, discusses some of the most common editing mistakes seen in young filmmakers.  Learn how to avoid looking like an amateur by following his advice. Oh, and check out his Star Wars fan film!              

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May 2019

A Night On The Lot – 007: The Studio System

May 1, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-7

Having worked at DreamWorks in feature development for nearly seven years, Chet Thomas has been a part of the studio system since the beginning of his career.  Join us as Chet gives us a grand tour of what goes on behind those gilded gates and how the whole studio system operates.

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June 2019

A Night On The Lot – 008: Special Effects Makeup

June 5, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC-7

Stop by and learn about how to perform some basic, yet effective, special effects makeup techniques.  We’ll be host to Sven Granlund’s talent as he gives us a guided tour of his shop.

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Summer Workshop 2019

June 24, 2019 - June 29, 2019
Marriott Hotel, Burbank, CA, 2500 N Hollywood Way
Burbank,CA91505United States
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This will be our 20th year of hosting the Sneak On The Lot summer workshop in Hollywood, California.  Because of the effect this workshop has on the participants and their school programs, Chet and Fletch look forward to this event all year long.

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