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

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The official music video for "The Faster the Treadmill" by I Fight Dragons!

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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


EtherealNoiseEtherealNoise

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 14, 2010

10*

i really liked it, keep up the good work :)



garred08garred08

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 14, 2010

that made me cry :'(

wow that was a really cool video with the action and music keep them coming



123Itsme123Itsme

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars July 14, 2010

Rad

But i dont know about the music



shandudeshandude

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 14, 2010

dude awesome

nice and i liked the way you switched between animations
the music fitted perfectly



Librarian1Librarian1

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 14, 2010

wow

i reallt liked it. the whole tim ei was all upset fo rthe little character and i was yay when he got out the game!! it really makes you feel for him loves it