This clip is also c. late 1970s or 1980. I started, though never completed, my own version of a Star Wars knockoff. It was called “The Force of the Sword” and starred my sister Carol, my best friend Andy, and me. I’ll post other footage from this project later but this clip was essentially a proof-of-concept for the title sequence.
I wanted to try and create a kind of 3D title sequence in space. Using a piece of glass, title words and names cut out of construction paper, a red light bulb in front and holes poked in the backdrop allowing white light to shine through, I made a space scene. The camera did not have a zoom so I had to move in to the apparatus in order to create the sense of moving through space.
I may have a “making of” clip so if I find it, I’ll add it here.