A34 - North Shore News - Friday, July 19, 2013
Kids will pen their drawings on Post-it pads From page 33
as they draw nearer. Disney animators Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas laid out 12 of those principles in their 1981 book The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation. Characters should appear three-dimensional and move naturally, so that Ichabod Crane’s long limbs continue their gangly journey even after his torso is still. Great animation happens through constant observation of the nuances of movement, according to Stearns. “It’s one of the most misunderstood art forms to ever exist ‘cause I think a lot of people don’t quite understand the process that is involved with drawing thousands of drawings . . . and trying to capture that illusion of life in the drawings,” Stearns says. “As soon as you start teaching that to people they get it. . . . The walls break down.”
And as those walls crumble the artists can tell their own stories, Stearns explains. “It’s trying to get kids to self-reﬂect and express their emotions through just doodles, or drawings, or things that come alive,” Stearns says. Approximately 40 years before the ﬁrst ﬁlm was animated, the ﬂipbook was patented. That early form of animation can still be useful, according to Stearns, who plans to have the young Anijam artists pen their drawings on Postit pads. “We need to de-mystify the process of animation for them so it’s not so intimidating,” he says. Stearns is hoping workshops like the one slated for Aug. 10 will leave children with a lasting affection for classical animation. “We want to basically keep an art form alive, or at least an appreciation for this art form,” he
says. “You kind of put yourself in a meditative state when you animate and that’s something where the stream of consciousness comes out through the pen and onto the page,” he explains. “It makes the process of doing many drawings over and over again more enjoyable because I think there is a level of reﬂection that happens,” he says, discussing his penchant for working at a delirious pace in a quiet environment. “You could say I’m obsessive compulsive, that’s for sure, which lends itself well to animation,” Stearns says. “We’re usually drawing thousands of drawings so I think you have to be a little OCD to be able to survive in this profession.” Before attending the animation program at Emily Carr, Stearns was fueled by sugar and the iconic Warner Bros. cartoons drawn by Bugs Bunny creator Tex Avery.
“Back then it was Saturday morning and that was it. You’d get your bowl of cereal and sit in front of the TV at ﬁve in the morning and geek out till they shut off at 12,” he remembers. Choosing to spend his working life manufacturing the intangible had its risks, but Stearns says he’s happy with his choices. “I work for myself, I work the hours I want to work and I do what I want to do and my life is never boring,” he says. “I could just do production and make a ton of cash, but it doesn’t fulﬁll me. The idea of giving back and being that socially responsible ﬁlmmaker and combining teaching and animation is to me bliss.” Stearns is currently working on an animated ﬁlm entitled Mixed Match that deals with the difﬁculties multi-ethnic patients encounter when looking for bone marrow donors. The ﬁlm is tentatively slated for a 2014 release.
restaurant guide $ Bargain Fare ($5-8) $ $ Inexpensive ($9-12) $ $ $ Moderate ($13-15) $ $ $ $ Fine Dining ($15-25) LIVE MUSIC
AUSTRIAN Jagerhof Restaurant
Best Little Schnitzel House in Town
71 Lonsdale Ave, N. Van. 604-980-4316
BISTRO Cindy’s Café
Local favourite Cindy’s Café is now open for diner every Friday and Saturday night.Come for the good food,stay for the friendly atmosphere and enjoy our free BYOWine policy. Corkage is for strangers! Cindy’s is for neighbours.Visit www.cindyscafe.ca for details and reserve with Patrick at 604-925-2880.
1850 Marine Dr., W. Van. 604-925-2880
Larson Station West Coast Bistro & Banquets $$$ For 2 or 200! Enjoy sweeping views through the 6th fairway,to the ocean at Gleneagles Clubhouse.Larson Station West Coast Bistro,a fabulous little restaurant and banquet facility, tucked away on the Gleneagles Golf Course.LIVE MUSIC Fridays & Saturdays BRUNCH on weekends. Family friendly & casual,with ﬂavours of the West Coast.
6190 Marine Drive, West Vancouver 778-279-8874
Trufﬂe House & Café
The Trufﬂe House & Café is truly a warm place to eat European cuisine with friendly service and reasonable price. Philippe & Fabienne Chaber have created a cozy and comfortable atmosphere and offer a delicious combination of French, Italian and West Coast specialties that your taste buds will love.Already well known for their brunch & lunch, the Trufﬂe House is pleased to offer you DINNER! Join us Friday & Saturday evenings from 5-10 pm for delicious seasonal menus.
2452 Marine Drive, W. Van. 604-922-4222 www.trufﬂehousecafe.com
The Salmon House
The Cheshire Cheese Restaurant & Bar
Excellent seafood and British dishes on the Waterfront. Friday and Saturday, Prime Rib Dinner. Sunday, Turkey Dinner.Weekends and Holidays, our acclaimed Eggs Benny. Open for lunch or dinner, 7 days a week.
2nd Floor Lonsdale Quay Market, N. Van. 604-987-3322
CHINESE Neighbourhood Noodles House
North Shore’s best variety & quality Chinese food.Serving Lunch & Dinner 7 days a week.Eat in,10% off takeout. Free delivery min.$20.00 order within 3 kms.
1352 Lonsdale Ave., N. Van. 604-988-9885
Chef Hung Taiwanese Noodle
Critically acclaimed worldwide for its delectable beef noodle, Chef Hung has won numerous Championships in Taiwan and now crowned the Best Noodle House in Vancouver! Come see what all the excitement is about.
1560 Marine Dr., W. Van. 778-279-8822 UBC Wesbrook Village: 102 - 3313 Shrum Lane, Vancouver 604-228-8765 Aberdeen Centre: 2800 - 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond • 604-295-9357 www.chefhungnoodle.com
FINE DINING The Observatory
An epicurean experience 3700’ above the twinkling lights of Vancouver.
Grouse Mtn, 6400 Nancy Greene Way, N. Van. 604-998-4403
BIG SCREEN SPORTS $$$$
Serving spectacular views and ﬁne, indigenous west coast cuisine for over 30 years. Lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Live entertainment in Coho Lounge on weekend evenings.
2229 Folkestone Way, W. Van. Reservations: www.salmonhouse.com or call 604-926-3212
FRENCH Chez Michel
Classic French cuisine served in an elegant and graceful setting. For over 34 years, Chez Michel has treated guests to only the best. Traditional seafood and meat entrees, dressed in rich, tempting sauces, are specially featured alongside a superb selection of wines and a decadent dessert list. Superior service with a waterfront view helps complete your lunch or dinner experience.
1373 Marine Dr. (2nd ﬂr) W. Van. 604-926-4913
GREEK Kypriaki Taverna
For the BEST quality and the BEST prices, come visit or call for delivery today. Open everyday @ Noon for lunch.Voted one of the top 5 Greek restaurants in the Lower Mainland.With our outstanding food, reasonable prices, friendly service and candle-lit charm you will see why so many people call it their favourite restaurant. Call for delivery/ take out tonight or come in for a relaxing Mediterranean experience.
1356 Marine Dr, N. Van. 604-985-7955
INDIAN Handi Cuisine of India
Reader’s Choice 2006 Winner offering Authentic Indian Cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner,7 days a week.Weekend buffet,ocean view, free delivery.
1340 Marine Dr., W. Van. 604-925-5262 www.handi-restaurant.com Where one spicy sauce does not ﬁt all.Readers’Choice award winning restaurant for 5 years! Open for Lunch & Dinner.Lunch Buffet $10.95.
116 East 15th St, N. Van. 604-986-7555 www.palkirestaurant.com
Voted the North Shore’s favourite pub 16 years running by you. The Bear is your local, friendly, comfortable pub that is 100% smoke free.We have ample free parking, Take-Out menu, Daily drink and food specials, full sports coverage, and a large, heated veranda. Come in for a bite and a drink.
A Lower Lonsdale legend for 23 years. Home to the best in live music Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun nights. Great food selection that surpasses the norm. The best weekend breakfasts ‘til 2pm. Great selection of import draft. All Canucks PPV games on the big screens.
175 East 1st St., N. Van. 604-988-5585
Offers an excellent menu, the best craft brewed ales & lagers in Vancouver, live music, satellite sports, pool table, dart boards & heated patio with a spectacular city view.
86 Semisch Ave., N. Van. 604-984-3087
Damn good pub! We try to take everything that’s good about a pub, and leave out what’s not, then add lots more good… Start with a comfortable room around a giant ﬁreplace, add 20 ice cold brews on tap, really damn good food, some awesome events, and pretty much the most personable group of folks you’ll ever meet… and welcome to the Village Tap House! Come in for dinner, to catch the game on our dozens of high-def ﬂat screens, or check the events page to see what’s happening this week.
1C - 900 Main Street, Village at Park Royal, West Vancouver 604-922-8882 firstname.lastname@example.org
SEAFOOD C-Lovers Fish & Chips
The best ﬁsh & chips on the North Shore!
1177 Lynn Valley Road, N. Van www.blackbearpub.com 604.990.8880
The Rusty Gull
Sailor Hagar’s Neighbourhood Pub
Village Tap House
Palki Best Indian Cuisine $ $
The Black Bear Neighbhourhood Pub
Marine Dr. @ Pemberton, N. Van. 604-980-9993 & OUR NEW LOCATION: 6640 Royal Ave., Horseshoe Bay, W. Van. 604-913-0994
Montgomery’s Fish & Chips$
The fastest growing Fish & Chips on the North Shore.
International Food Court, Lonsdale Quay Market 604-929-8416
THAI Thai PudPong Restaurant
West Vancouver’s original Thai Restaurant. Serving authentic Thai cuisine. Open Monday-Friday for lunch. 7 days a week for dinner.
1474 Marine Dr., W. Van. 604-921-1069 www.thaipudpong.com
WEST COAST The Lobby Restaurant at the Pinnacle Hotel
Inspired by BC’s natural abundance of fabulous seafood and the freshest of ingredients, dishes are prepared to reﬂect west coast cuisine. Open 7-days a week for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night lounge.We are located on the corner of Lonsdale & Esplanade. The Lobby Bar: We now have Live music every Friday night from 8-11pm!
138 Victory Ship Way, N. Van. 604-973-8000 www.pinnaclepierhotel.com
WATERFRONT DINING The MarinaSide Grill
Enjoy your Waterfront dining experience with our extensive menu. From eggs benny to juicy burgers during our popular brunches to our famous prime rib,hot scallop salad, clam chowder,king crab,steaks, seafood style cordon bleu.Rooms available for private parties and free parking.Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner seven days a week.View full menu www.marinasidegrill.com.
1653 Columbia St, N. Van. (2 blks South of Main & Mtn Hwy under the bridge) 604-988-0038 www.marinagrill.com
Published on Aug 12, 2013