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Of Wood / Di legno

Owen Klatte
USA | 2022 | 6’59 No dialogues

“Of Wood” is a unique experimental stop motion film created by progressively carving images in a large round of wood, enhanced with wooden objects coming out of the wood. It examines the role of wood in daily life through the ages and comments on the impact of consumerism on our lives.

Direction, Screenpaly, Animation, Editing: Owen Klatte
Production: Ind.

Owen Klatte

Owen Klatte was drawn to animation by the wonderfully strange and beautiful independent films seen in international film festivals. “Of Wood” is Klatte’s first independent animation project since college, fulfilling a decades-old dream. Not being very good at drawing, he began his career in stop motion animation and then migrated to CGI, working professionally as a Character Animator and Animation Director in feature films, commercials, television, and special venue projects. His feature credits include “The Nightmare Before Christmas”, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”, “Anomalisa”, Disney’s “”Dinosaur””, “Charlotte’s Web”, and “James and the Giant Peach”. He is currently teaching stop motion animation at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.