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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 4.5 / 5 stars

i like

at fist i thought it was going to suck but it got better.10/10& 5/5 for the song
4/5&7/10 for illastation

over all 9/10 & 5/5

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


man I wish I knew how to make an awesome face with text, loved the song andthe video was awesome

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Rated 3 / 5 stars


It was a good video but the music not only sucked really bad but also just didnt go with the animation.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

creative but not effective

I thought they were tadpoles... Its a cool idea but for some reason it literally put me to sleep the first time I watched it... I don't really feel like the music fits the animation because the song sounds depressed and dull to me and the animation has a lot of action going on. Also your style of animation makes me sleepy so in my opinion you should never combine your animations with dull low energy songs like this one.

My favorite parts where the winged fetusaur chewing on the crystal and when it came out of the TV.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

lol- meaningful

really good- liked the song
at first i thought it wasthis was just another random/pointless video but then i actually listened to the music and understood the meaning