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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


Infamus15Infamus15

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 13, 2010

fucking great

this needs to go into "Serious Shorts," IM SRYS.

I rarely EVER save flash videos to my HDD but this is one of few exeptions, inluding things by Shiftlimits and related (but not XioXio or whatever) and Bambee by El Cid (here on NG)

5/5



awesomeabbehawesomeabbeh

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars July 13, 2010

Nice

very original loved it



DMatakamiDMatakami

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 13, 2010

Great use of an awesome band

I shall ask you what particular software did you use for this? Because I have been wanting to do a vid like that.



InvasorIrkenInvasorIrken

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 13, 2010

is so good!!!!

^-^ AWESOME!!!



SeptricaSeptrica

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 13, 2010

Question?

Just a quick question... Was all this done by hand drawn, page-by-page animation? Either way AWESOME video. You have a lot of talent. Kudos to you!

10/10
5/5