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The Faster the Treadmill

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Jul 13, 2010 | 1:39 PM EDT

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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


Very unique flash witch makes it very entertaining! This flash definitely sticks out from the rest!! Good work!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

two sides

in the end not all of the "enemy" are really bad people it seems

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Whoa, this is great.

I really enjoy this. I think it really fits the song, and the actual animation has good meaning to it. Great job. :D

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

this is such a great moive !!! i love it!!!!!

i really love this movie..... i cant help to think this is a summrey of my life........ fetusaur (the main charactor) wishes for something more in life and he doesent fit in. he wishes to be the oppasite of what he is suppose to be but everyone tells him that he has to be what he is...... but in the end he finally has the chance to be what he whats to be. the music goes perficly with the moive. iv watched this at least 7 times today. if only i could choose what i wanted...........


Rated 5 / 5 stars

jaw droping

if you dont rate this a 10 you dont deserve to be on here this is one of the bast videos i have ever seen i would give it 20 i love it and got the song