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.



Everything is really good, the animations, the drawings, I really liked the smoke effect at the start, the only thing I didn't like was the voice acting to the green haired girl, I think it's missing the emotions

I give you 5 :)

Well, I liked it very much. The only problem I had is that was too sllloooowwwwww.

There are four types of flashes, imho.

One is a great, flawless flash, one is a great flash with a few glaring problems in it, one is a bad flash with some good points, and one is a flash which flat out sucks.

Yours can probably be characterised as the second one.

The concept is intruguing, and the animation, while a little slow, is fluid and agreeable, but the bigger issue is the one which seems to plague most "serious" flash movies: Voicing.

The dialogue's not bad, but the way your characters are talking, it sounds like they're straining with the effort to try and make them sound serious. Drama is squeezed out of every line like a wet rag, and it overshoots the goal of "characters dealing in serious matters" and makes it sound more like "people overdramatizing a Shakespeare scene to make it look ridiculous".

It's only a minor problem that can be easily be solved with a little work and doesn't seriously destroy the flash, but it's noticeable enough that it should be dealt with. Otherwise, this series looks like it has great promise, and I'm plenty eager for the second part.

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It was very good, the only issue that I had with it was the mixing of the kinda cell shaded, hand drawn flash look, and the 3D texture mapping look. Some points it worked, others it just didn't mix well. The gun that the woman was holding for example. It's very good though, and just a little polish on blending the 2 different styles would be good.

really good

it was a good, i liked it and hope to see more

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4.30 / 5.00

Dec 4, 2008
8:35 PM EST
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