Across the Universe: Ep.1

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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.


well done!

i like your animation style
interesting story

well animated

5/5 & 10/10

keep it up!

pretty good.

the effects worked fine, but your characters were flat in comparison. if you desaturate your colors on the characters more and add more frames of animation. that will help create depth. i would say fix the perspective on some of the shots, but i also know that comes with practice and is tough to do. you could also put more anticipation into the character movements to make them seem more real.

story wise. . . standard cliff hanger with a mysterious protagonist. the only thing that might make me care about it was the phone call from the girl who obviously played some part in his past. kurt vonnegut (or however you spell his name) said that one rule to follow in stories is to give as much information as possible as quickly as possible. so i think more back story would be nice, but only for the guy we're suppose to care about. otherwise. . . meh. he's whatever right now.

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cool effects

Nice animation! Your effects in this animation (made with AE?) was stunning. Expecially that meteorite at the start!
Only minus in this animation is your character details. I think you can make chacater look better, you have skills for it!

Keep going on!

5/5 , 9/10

I liked it

I liked it. This says episode 1, that means there's going to more. Are you going to finish it? Most people never finish their series and it makes KT said. Look at this score you got. 4.30 right now. Do more!

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Tis Good

Lets start with the Critizisum;
Voice acting was a little off and didn't line up with the animation (few moments delay)
The video itself was a little fuzzy (may of been style?)
the sound fluctuated a bit too much. hurts when you ahve headphones one. it goes quite then suddenly goes loud.

Good points;
awesome partical effects that you played with
good solid starting, only one or two moments where you get lost
Story forms well within the episode, though (as with point above) the part with the door, where both the person, and the voice comes from, gets confuseing, it seems overly obvious that when person A runs in door, with thing B after it, and the Door is the only way out, that Thing B will of course Corner person A. Perchance a bit too much of a give away for the story in the first episode, but good none the less.)

All in all, great effort, and solid start.


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4.30 / 5.00

Dec 4, 2008
8:35 PM EST
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