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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.


Great... But

This has the making of a great series, I love the art style and where the plot looks like it could be going. There are some things that could be improved. Try working with the sound a bit more, the voiced over parts sound really bad, it sounds like it could be a mediocre mike but I could be wrong. Plus there's something I can't put my finger on, it just feels... overdone? Not sure if I can explain it but ... Well I'm not really connected to the main character, but we'll see how this goes, good job!

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crystalpencil responds:

hmm...Its probably the file compression thats killing the voice feeds. I think Ill try separating the Voicetrack and soundtrack to see what happens.

how the hell...

do you do all those blur effects?
I NEED TO KNOW what program you use or/and how

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crystalpencil responds:

lol, images where really lowres so I blurred many things in photoshop and repainted them.


I smell a bad ass series coming on. I like the style of animation. It's unlike anything I've ever seen before. And that space chick is like a hot female version of Han Solo. Nice.

crystalpencil responds:

haha, thanks.


I decided to see the other two animations. I must say, they are really fantastic. The animation was great, and the aftereffects made it even better. The voices were great. You deserve every one of those ten stars. Also, somewhat off topic, but it reminded me of an old anime I used to watch. I can't remember the name, but this flash made me kinda nostalgic. Anyway, great flash, and I can't wait for the next episode.

oh you totally deserve a 5/5

Sure, the animation was kind of limited, but you've got some great effects in this thing. And it seems like what could develop into a very enthralling story. Good writing. I hope the second part doesn't take as long as this one did :-P

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4.30 / 5.00

Dec 4, 2008
8:35 PM EST
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