Waves of Grain

Waves of Grain from Keith Skretch on Vimeo.

Single-channel stop-motion animation, 2min
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To create this strata-cut animation, I planed down a block of wood one layer at a time, photographing it at each pass. The painstaking process revealed a hidden life and motion in the seemingly static grain of the wood, even as the wood itself was reduced to a mound of sawdust.

As featured on Colossal, Gizmodo, Huffington Post, Creators Project, and many others.

Chicago Underground Film Festival 2013
Brooklyn Film Festival 2013
Provincetown International Film Festival 2013
Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival 2013
DC Shorts Film Festival 2013
Short Film Festival, Leuven 2014
Tea Break Film Festival, Hull 2014 - Award Finalist

Phantom Limb Company's Memory Rings later provided me with the chance to revisit this animation technique for footage incorporated into live performance.