Video Art: The Groovy Waves of Planed Wood

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Waves of Grain is a two minute strata-cut animation by filmmaker Keith Skretch who planed a block of wood in tiny increments, taking photographs along the way. The final video reveals a repetitive flowing sense of motion as the camera moves effortlessly through the block revealing sinuous curves of wood grain appearing to ripple like water, flow like grain.

Images by Keith Skretch
Sound by Ennio Morricone, “The Big Gundown”

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video art, Keith Skretch

The painstaking process of photographing planed wood connecting with time-lapse 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. Photo By Keith Skretch.

Official Selection, Chicago Underground Film Festival 2013
Official Selection, Brooklyn Film Festival 2013
Official Selection, Provincetown International Film Festival 2013
Official Selection, Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival 2013
Official Selection, DC Shorts Film Festival 2013

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