Eat or Be Eaten: More Wonderful Animation from Mirai Mizue

After a delicious multi-course meal of short alphabetic animations earlier this week, here’s more of the charming and inventive work of Japanese animator Mirai Mizue. At top: Various scenes of predation. All creatures have to eat each other in order in order to survive. His first professional work. A complete version is included in [MIRAI MIZUE WORKS 2003-2010] DVD by CALF. calf-en.ocnk.net/​product/​1 And below, tending more to the abstract, a frame-by-frame animation of “ink streaming on the surface of water.” Previously: An Alphabet of Abstract Animation: 26 Short Films by Mirai Mizue

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An Alphabet of Abstract Animation: 26 Short Films by Mirai Mizue

For the past 26 days, an animation a day has appeared in my inbox, as animator Mirai Mizue has uploaded a short animation every day through the path of the alphabet. The works are musical animated poems of sorts, brilliant expressions of the connection between motion and sound, music and movement. A brief bio: Mirai Mizue is a representative figure of the new generation of abstract animation in Japan. His films have been shown in more than 100 festivals in about 20 countries. His strong obsession towards cells forces him to draw every frame with surprising density. His rhythmical animation …

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