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Jul 13, 2010 | 1:39 PM EDT
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Thanks for Daily 1st and front page!!


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


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.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

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)



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


very original loved it


Rated 5 / 5 stars

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.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

is so good!!!!

^-^ AWESOME!!!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


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!