Maybe This Could Have Been No Man's Sky's Trailer Instead

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Put your opinions about the game on the shelf for a minute, and let’s just all enjoy this very lovely video about No Man’s Sky that Zagisa made.

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In hindsight, this “music video” approach might just have been a better trailer/way to sell the game than...well, the approach that was ultimately taken.

DISCUSSION

By
Nick Ha

0:10: Choppy camera pan. Using your mouse as a cinematographic camera control is a big no-no unless the movements are averaged. Invest in a controller; it’ll make the camera pans look much better.

0:15: What am I supposed to be focusing on? These shots aren’t composed very well. Nothing is balanced within the frame, and there’s no thought put into the placement of foreground/background objects.

0:30: Oh my god, it panned right mid shot.

2:09: flash frame

2:40: what am I looking at and why am I looking at it for more than 3 seconds

Yeah, this video is not great. Even the pretty-looking shots aren’t framed well. There’s little thought put into the cinematography, and even less into the camera movements. It would make for a poor trailer.