An homage to James Bond movie as been made, in the same homage to “Empire Strikes Back” one of the seven of the movie saga Star Wars . And the responsible for that is the motion & software designer Kurt Rauffer. #AllHail #KurtRauffer 😀
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. Designed by Dan Perri, the title sequence is one of the most recognizable introductions in the history of film.
_KROFL is a New York based designer focusing on motion and software. He is a graduating senior at The School of Visual Arts where he studies design and animation. He was the lead animator / creative director for the educational series, Life Noggin and recently interned at Microsoft as a UX Designer for Windows_
“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 Kurt re-watching “The Empire Strikes Back,” 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.”
Designed, directed, and produced by Kurt Rauffer
Instructor: Daniel Oeffinger
Music: Spectre by Radiohead