The Faster the Treadmill

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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.


that was wicked!

Dude I've been a fan of your work for a long time and I just wanted to say that this one was the best yet! I lve the style of animation and how its different than the rest of the flashes! The storyline and the characters are really cool and I love the music choice as well! Your wicked man!

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Im Speechless

If i could i would make this an 11, it completely changed my view of video games!


wow, this was so freaking epic!!! im speechless....

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Wow..that pulled a little emotion out of me

epic song and epic hero you made there...love how the 8-bit style flowed into the 3D style...and i am now going to go find this song and buy it for my ipod...

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I love the song, and the dino thing is cool as well

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4.42 / 5.00

Jul 13, 2010
1:39 PM EDT
Music Video