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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


krazystonrkrazystonr

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 14, 2010

EPIC MUSIC FOR AN EPIC VID!!!

,,, Sorry, this user is at http://www.ifightdragons.com,, a review may be posted later to replace this note.



stelmarsudastelmarsuda

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars July 14, 2010

great

great vid man



PopSecretPopSecret

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 14, 2010

nice

i love the dude with fairy wings. 57th review. yeah!



mattgamer80mattgamer80

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 14, 2010

brillant song

good song good video someone as to make a game based around that



tofutothesecondpowertofutothesecondpower

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 14, 2010

Epic

Really surreal. The music matched perfectly, and it's really original compared to alot of the other videogame animations.