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...
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.
BLKBND tells the story of the black alpha male, the urban creative, the young king.
The BLKBND is an agent of life, whose mindful shaping of personal image has allowed him to create his own success.
The BLKBND is marked understanding between brothers, a society of men who share the weight of their history, the impact of their day-to-day choices, and the self-crafted profiles by which they navigate the world—as agents of the black male identity.
Featuring 9 BLKBNDS: Earry Hall, Sam Adegoke, Sammi Rotibi, Mamady Condé, Charles Renfrow, Raalon Kennedy, Jamal Henderson, Nu Goteh, and Larry "Digital P" Ford.
Photographed by BEX.
Concepted by BEX + The ADVNT Society (Vannga Nguyen, Charles Renfrow).