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Across the Universe: Ep.1

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Dec 4, 2008 | 8:35 PM EST
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"ATU episode 1 " chronicles the events that unfolded 3 years ago in "ATU: Delusions of Grandeur". This time we look at it from a different perspective. Through the eyes of someone tangled in a web of distorted reality and nightmares.


I had tons of fun making this! Really enjoyed playing around in after effects and flash. This took a loonnng time to make...mostly because of lots of procrastination... =.=;
But I finally managed to tack something down.
I hope everything runs smoothly on the playback end.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

love what i've seen so far

my computer is having a problem loading it. when the loading bar fills all the way, instead of going to the menu screen it goes to a screen with an empty loading bar and when i right click to change the quality it gives me a grayed out "movie not loaded". is there anywhere else i can view the video, or maybe a download link i could use?

crystalpencil responds:

So sorry about the errors, heres the link to the youtube version: oDvUw


Rated 5 / 5 stars

so i'm curious

you used Adobe flash photoshop and aftereffects. did you order it in appearance of how you used the programs?

great film
looking forward to the 3rd

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crystalpencil responds:

Yeah, the order was like this: Flash (characters and animation), Photoshop (backgrounds), After Effects (combined scenes, did camera work, special effects) and then exported back to Flash for menus and final export to swf.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Eeee! I've been waiting for this!

First, the bad: Poor quality sound and the animation could use a little work. Okay, that's that out of the way. Please insert gushing about how this is OFF THE FREAKIN' SCALE awesome! I saw Delusions of Grandeur years ago when I first joined Newgrounds and to see this now... *sniff* I'm misting up here! Please oh please say there's more to this comming!

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Rated 4 / 5 stars


the animation seemed different from your other movies like it had a filter and it also seemed like you we're experimenting around with this but keep it up I really like your first stuff this just went down a little bit just keep going artists get better with every piece

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


It's Whitley Strieber's Communion, The anime.

Well made. But hot damn is it corny anime.