Sign up for the TODAY newsletter

You have successfully subscribed to the TODAY newsletter.

Subscribe now and get trending stories, celebrity news and all the best of TODAY.

High school violinist wows with lightsaber rendition of Star Wars' 'Force Theme'

by Marian Smith / / Source: TODAY

Get the latest from TODAY

Sign up for our newsletter

The Force is strong with this violinist. Instead of using a regular bow, he plays with a lightsaber.

High school senior Jeffrey Ding He, who has been playing the violin for 14 years, got creative with his latest YouTube video of the Star Wars “Force Theme” by John Williams.

“For this video, I was consciously trying to come up with something more creative than my old videos,” Ding He told TODAY.com on Wednesday.

The Hong Kong-based Star Wars fan added that after he watched the series' latest installment, "The Force Awakens," “I suddenly realized I could try to make my violin bow look like a lightsaber.”

MORE: Jimmy Fallon, 'The Force Awakens' cast sing 'Star Wars' a capella tribute medley

Although it took a lot of work — around 20 hours to add the glowing laser effect frame by frame for the blue light saber section alone — he’s determined to keep up the creative effort in upcoming videos.

“I will definitely continue searching for any new ideas for special effects,” he said.

Keep up the good work, Luke — er, Jeffrey!

MORE: 'Star Wars' premieres in LA: Check out the Force-ful red carpet photos

Get the latest from TODAY

Sign up for our newsletter
MORE FROM today