There’s a lot you can do with a 3 hour chunk of your day. For filmmaker Keith Skretch, that meant planing down a block of wood one layer at a time to create this mesmerizing stop-motion video. As each layer gets shredded to saw dust, each of the imperfections become their own little abstract dance:

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.

-Filmmaker Keith Skretch

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Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.