This video was created by Kurt Rauffer (KROFL) for his senior thesis at the School of Visual Arts, it took him a semester to complete.
“After re-watching The Empire Strikes Back, I decided to use this as a chance to create an homage in the form of a title sequence,” Rauffer says in a post accompanying the video.
“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.”
Hat’s off to Kurt for a very impressive and moving video!