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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


demondude9demondude9

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 13, 2010

Truly a masterpiece

great artwork, fitting music, and a wonderful story, you, my friend, are now one of my favorite flash makers, i look forward to your futures works of art. keep up the good work



Ashi-StarshadeAshi-Starshade

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 17, 2010

Amazing video, the story is spellbinding

This video is actually an amazing story. The first time I was confused, and then only later when I paid more attention, I realized there are TWO protagonists and a real story. Absolutely an amazing story once you catch that and follow it.


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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



InvasorIrkenInvasorIrken

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 13, 2010

is so good!!!!

^-^ AWESOME!!!



kingdavid917kingdavid917

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 21, 2010

sooo gooood

LOVE IT speading it around n fb :D all credit goes 2 u guyz :DDD