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May 10, 2016

Videomaking - putting it all together.

We've been talking about writing, audio, and movement in our first 3 StoryCraft conversations - now we put them together with light and technology to look at videomaking in a new way.  

Our June StoryCraft conversation is with Art Bell of Dreamlike Pictures, a Vermont digital media maker with his own well-storied past. Whether using 3D animation to map a skating path across Lake Champlain, or lighting and movement to enchant a memorable meal, his work finds story in everything.  We’ll be talking with him about the work, creativity, and practice of digital videomaking, and learn how you can make your own videos with rich stories, too. 

Register now to be part of the conversation. 


Frames Per Second: A Conversation on the Work, Practice, and Creativity of Videomaking 

Art Bell
HOSTED BY: Dreamlike Pictures, VCAM, and VTIFF

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Doors open 5:30 | Conversation begins 6 p.m.

REGISTER    Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can. | LIMITED SEATING. Register now! 


Art BellArt Bell is the owner of Dreamlike Pictures, a Creative Services company creating television commercials, music videos, digital signage and brand films. Before Dreamlike he was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Oxygen Media, which he co-founded in 1999 with partners Geraldine Laybourne, Oprah Winfrey, and The Walt Disney Company, providing a cable television service reaching over 70 million households in the U.S. and award-winning web services. Oxygen was acquired by NBC-Universal in late 2007.

Prior to this Art was a co-founder and head of product development & marketing for Alias Research. Alias and its flagship product Maya, was and remains the market leader in 3D animation & special effects for motion pictures & television. The company’s products are in use every day in major motion picture studios and can been seen in 26 of the top 50 grossing films of all time. Alias received a technical Emmy for its work in helping to advance Hollywood style special effects.

Art was most recently on the Boards of CCTV, and the Vermont CURE.


Dreamlike Pictures logoDreamlike Pictures is a Moving Stories agency that produces television commercials, brand films, theatrical trailers for motion pictures; music videos, and stadium sized 4K video walls for corporations. Our home and our love is Vermont.





VCAM logo

VCAM’s mission is to promote free speech, civic engagement, government transparency, and public dialog by enabling easy access to the expanding world of media.




Vermont International Film Fest logoThe Vermont International Film Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enrich the community through film.







StoryCraft ConversationsRETN is partnering with local media, literary, and arts organizations to bring insightful conversation and practical resources together, in six monthly events February - July. Listen and participate in talks with Vermont story makers, facilitated by Gin Ferrara of Spindle & Widget. Get inspired to tell your own story at our July event: a Pecha Kucha presentation! Each conversation is recommended for ages 12 and up. All events will be held at the new Media Factory, RETN and VCAM's event, studio and classroom space at 208 Flynn Avenue. Find out more at