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Film Dayton Fund Raiser Attracts and Pleases Crowd


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Film Dayton, the Miami Valley Restaurant Association, and the Cannery Art & Design Center collaborated for a successful Sneak Peek, the gourmet prelude to Miami Valley Restaurant Week. On Tuesday, July 22, from 5:30 to 10:00 p.m., an enthusiastic, multi-generational crowd of nearly 300 mingled inside the galleries and on the glittered sidewalk at the Cannery Art & Design Center, 434 E. Third Street.

Sneak Peek included artfully presented and well received menu samplings from ten area restaurants and complementary bar service, staged in the colorful and creative space of the CADC Gallery.

Following the dinner hour, guests moved to the 520 Cannery Space for the preview of “From Sketch Pad to Screen,” an exhibit of 1700 J. Todd Anderson storyboards from No Country for Old Men, Leatherheads and The Big Lebowski. In a first of its kind exhibit, the entire collection of storyboards for each movie was presented in chronological order, demonstrating the art of film preproduction.

J. Todd Anderson, who grew up in Dayton, attended Wright State University, and lives in Oakwood, took the stage and talked about the process he follows when working with directors such as Joel and Ethan Coen, George Clooney, and currently Drew Barrymore.

Lobbying for the effort to attract film studios to Dayton, Anderson called out to reporters in the audience. “I’m going on record,” he said, and challenged the city to offer tax incentives for filmmaking. Anderson was met with cheers and applause when he shouted “Dayton can be the leader in Ohio!”

Anderson selected a volunteer from the audience who joined him on stage to describe an imagined movie scene, which Anderson sketched in storyboard form. To demonstrate the process of storyboarding, Anderson quizzed the ‘director’ for more details and incorporated them into the storyboard, explaining camera angles, point of view, transitions between shots, use of storyboard symbols, and other techniques. He also entertained the crowd with personal anecdotes about directors and stars.

After the featured presentation, guests enjoyed music by the Nick Kizirnis Band, with networking and socializing spilling onto the Third Street sidewalk
until 10:00 p.m.

Review Dayton Daily News photos of the July 22nd Sneak Peek event here.

Photos of the event by Andy Snow available here.

Sneak Peek raises dine-out awareness for Restaurant Week, July 27 through
August 1. During Restaurant Week, diners can enjoy three course meals at participating restaurants for $20.08 per person. July 22nd was the fourth Sneak Peek event in the Miami Valley. View more details here.

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4 Responses to “Film Dayton Fund Raiser Attracts and Pleases Crowd”

  1. lisa says:

    Thanks to all who attended and made this event a success!

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  3. Odea says:

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  4. Nice one cheers! :)

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