Mirai Mizue

Mirai Mizue

Mirai Mizue was born in 1981. He studied animation in Tokyo, where he began his process of creating abstract animations through geometric patterns and cel structures. His films present chaotic movements and organic shapes.

Films:

Devour Dinner (2008), JAM (2009), Modern (2010), and Timbre A-Z (2011). Timbre is a short film project which created one animation for all the letters in the alphabet, one per day! On April 1st in 2012 he began his 365 Animation Project in which he set out to draw and publish on second of abstract animation per day for a whole year (Heit, 2013). After completing the drawings, he started a KickStarter to collect funding for post-production. The funding was complete on the 30th of April, 2013, after an article on the animation website, Cartoon Brew.

The concept behind JAM is that as the number of creatures in frame increases with the number of varied sounds. The intention was to fill the screen with chaotic movement. Admittedly, I put the film on mute while watching it. It’s the visuals I find intriguing, especially the jellyfish. The short film was awarded the Artistic Ahievement in the 2009 Animanima.

Image source. Jellyfish from JAM.

Image source. Jellyfish from JAM.