Poker

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    Poker

    Directed by

    Japan

    2014

    4 min

    • No dialogue

    Animation, Music, Short

    A music video by Mirai Mizue for Shugo Tokumaru’s track, following the transformative nature of psychedelic shapes, from the simple forms all the way to complex structures.

    Credits

    Cinematography
    Mirai Mizue
    Yukie Nakauchi
    Editing
    Mirai Mizue
    Yukie Nakauchi
    Music
    Shugo Tokumaru
    Production
    MIRAI MIZUE
    Sales
    CARTE BLANCHE
    Mirai Mizue

    Mirai Mizue

    Japan

    The audience can make the stories themselves after seeing my films.

    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. Since 2002, he has been creating abstract animations, known as his 'cell animations', in which cell structures form the central motif.
    In 2011, MODERN NO.2 was nominated to the Orizzonti section at the Venice Film Festival and to the Spectrum section at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, enthralling audiences with its vivid colors and dynamic, delicate movements synchronized with music. In 2012, MODERN NO.2 won the SACEM Award for Original Music Prize at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, the world’s biggest animation festival. With his vast experience and boundless energy, Mizue is in his prime as a filmmaker. After a full year of production, Mizue’s most challenging work, WONDER, a nominee at the 64th Berlinale, won CANAL+Creative Aid Award at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in 2014. His latest short film THE DAWN OF APE (2019) was selected in competition at Annecy once again.

    Selected Filmography

    Yukie Nakauchi

    Yukie Nakauchi

    Japan

    Having graduated from Tama Art University Department of Graphic Design, Yukie Nakauchi is currently studying at Tokyo University Of The Arts - Film And New Media Studies - Department Of Animation. She creates pieces based on the relationship between music and animation. Her film CELEBRATION AND CHORALE received a nomination at the Ottawa International Film Festival 2013 and ANIMAFEST ZAGREB 2014. She recently directed the music video POKER alongside Mirai Mizue for Japanese artist Shugo Tokumaru.