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Jul 13, 2010 | 1:39 PM EDT
  • Daily Feature July 14, 2010

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Thanks for Daily 1st and front page!!

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The official music video for "The Faster the Treadmill" by I Fight Dragons!
The quality got crunched a bit, but you can see an HD version if you go to my profile.

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Commentary:
I began work on this shortly after completing Grumatorium, and it was a pretty intense project. The band utilizes a lot of game controllers and NES era material into their music and performances so I approached this video from a similar perspective, starting by designing and animating gameplay from a fictional 8-bit game that the video would take place in.

The result was "the Adventures of Puddlenaut," in which a shark-armed diver hero does battle with deep sea creatures in order to mine mystical power crystals that are abundant in the underwater kingdom. The main grunt enemies, one of which is the protagonist of the video, were modeled after drowned fetuses since I couldn't find any deep sea creatures to fit the image I was looking for. Thus I ended up calling the main character "Fetusaur" throughout production.

Check out the song on I Fight Dragons debut EP "Cool is Just a Number!" More information at: http://www.ifightdragons.
com

Reviews


DonGottyDonGotty

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 26, 2010

Perfect. Absolutely perfect

I love the music and the annimation



RythmearRythmear

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 26, 2010

Heartwarming

I felt a panging in this dried up black onion I call a 'heart'.

Beautiful work as always Mr. Gerling.


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darkfire116darkfire116

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 25, 2010

Dawwww...

That was cute. And you got me to buy their Album.


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NEZUENEZUE

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 25, 2010

>.>

im so jellous that you have better art work then i do but ya that was kik ass



eldest551eldest551

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 25, 2010

Amazing

Wonderful work of art. you truly have a unique sense of talent. I loved your work please do more like this