This film was made using Adobe After Effects to create the shots and Premiere to edit everything together. The rocket ship, astronaut, blue, purple, and red nebulas, and lens flare were all downloaded from the internet, but everything else was created by me using AE.
The planets were created using the Video Copilot Orb plugin. The stars were a combination of the same Orb plugin and the native AE effect "CC Particle World." The brown / orange spider-web-looking nebula was several layers of "Fractal Noise."
I used the Rode VideoMicro and Zoom H4N to record the voiceover. The 2 live action shots were filmed with a Canon 80D and Canon 50mm f1.8 lens.