1. Star Wars is one of Hollywood's biggest franchises to date, containing one of the most unique universes in sci-fi fiction. Not only is the universe incredibly iconic, so is it's title sequence (the famous title crawl). Designed by Dan Perri, the title sequence is one of the most recognizable introductions in the history of film.

    Growing up in the 90s where Star Wars was released on VHS, the franchise really sparked my imagination as a child. It not only let me exercise my imagination but also supplied me with some of the happiest memories as I watched it with my family. After re-watching "The Empire Strikes Back," I decided to use this as a chance to create a homage in the form of a title sequence. This would also serve as my senior "thesis" at SVA and took me the whole semester to complete.

    The style and tone of the animation was inspired by the James Bond title sequences. The music was a rejected song from the newest Bond film, Spectre, sung by Radiohead. I really wanted to play on the concept of Luke trying to find himself and true purpose, so the music and inspiration felt fitting.

    Making of coming soon...

    Enjoy!

    Designed, directed, and produced by Kurt Rauffer
    Instructor: Daniel Oeffinger
    Music: Spectre by Radiohead

    Special thanks to the Facepunch community for helping me with the Snowspeeder model and Ash Thorp's "Main Title" class on Learnsquared.
    As a declaimer, I would like to say this is a completely fan made personal project and in no way am I profiting off of it.

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  2. The best short film I've ever seen!" - BUZZFEED
    "Genius!... Cody Blue Snider is a force to be reckoned with!" - LA TIMES
    Voted #1 on the VIEW FINDER'S LIST - DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD

    Over 50 Film Festival "WINS" and 100 "Official Selections" World Wide!

    Qualified for the 2015 Academy Awards from 'WINS' at Austin Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival and Seattle Film festival.

    Vimeo Staff Pick & Best Of The Month Winner: "This video probably started a new record: each and every Vimeo staffer voted for “Fool’s Day” as one of their favorites." - Vimeo

    A Film By Cody Blue Snider - CodyBlueFilms.com
    Management: Zach Cox at Circle Of Confusion (CircleOfConfusion.com)
    Agency: VERVE - Parker Davis & Brian Besser - Meissa Darman & Chase Northington (vervela.com)

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    Directed/Edited by: Cody Blue Snider
    Written by: Shane Snider & Cody Blue Snider
    Director Of Photography: Alexander Chinnici
    Produced by: Alex Kurze & Jennifer Joelle Kachler
    Co-Produced: Mike Daum & Lenny Emery
    Executive Producer: Dee Snider
    Associate Producer: Shane Snider & Alexander Chinnici & Tyler Bodamer

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  3. Pixar pays tribute to cinema.

    Music: Thomas Newman and Michael Giacchino

    Note: I don't have include A Bugs's Life because it is a special case. Whole the plot is a tribute to Kurosawa's Seven Samurai.

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