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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.


I loved it

That video was Great. i loved how that one winged enemy from the video game wanted to be a good superhero instead of a bad guy. The song was great and i loved how at the end of the video the little guy got out of the game. :3 Good Job with this video.


If u make this a real video game, ill give u ten out of ten

really cool

also, best hero ever! shark arm and throws harpoons, nice!

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I dont get it at all


loved the video and everything about it. I just happened to watch I Fight Dragons on you tube doing an excellent rendition of The Legend of Zelda. Didn't think anything of it until I watched this video and thinking..."where have i heard that band name before?" It clicked and I am dowlaoding the album as we speak. Because of you dear friend, because of you.

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4.42 / 5.00

Jul 13, 2010
1:39 PM EDT
Music Video