Instructor: Jeff Chiba Stearns
Date: November 25th, 6pm PST
Duration: 2-3 Hours
Jeff Chiba Stearns has been telling award-winning stories through films and picture books for over 20 years. Jeff is a versatile storyteller who has delivered family friendly content through the creation of short animations, feature length documentaries, children’s books and graphic novels. For this master class, Jeff will share his knowledge and expertise on how he has found bliss and made a career telling visual stories to specific demographics, including children and pre-teens. With a philosophy that storytelling is the key to every successful project, Jeff will demonstrate how he takes an idea through the various stages of development, production and completion of a finished book.
Note: Prior to the start of your scheduled class/classes you’ll receive a link to the Zoom Webinar/Masterclass along with any additional instructions.
Jeff Chiba Stearns is an Emmy® nominated and Webby award winning filmmaker. He is also an accomplished author and illustrator. After graduating from the Emily Carr University with a degree in Film Animation, he founded Vancouver based boutique animation studio Meditating Bunny Studio Inc. in 2001. Jeff’s work has broadcast around the world, screened in hundreds of international film festivals and garnered over 40 awards. Jeff wrote and illustrated his first children’s book Mixed Critters in 2018 and just released his second children’s book Nori and His Delicious Dreams about a mixed Japanese Canadian boy who dreams of sleeping in foods from around the world. Jeff is currently working on his first graphic novel, an intergenerational Japanese Canadian story entitled On Being Yukiko, with famed Japanese Canadian artist Lillian Michiko Blakey.