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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

A Current Fan of I Fight Dragons

You did this song a beautiful justice, captured the feeling of it perfectly

Thank You


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Gave me goosebumps at one point.

I couldn't root for that little guy hard ENOUGH.
Also, I really loved your design for the 'player character'.
I'll bet that shark arm does serious damage.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


you now have a new fan, very good movie, keep it coming


Rated 5 / 5 stars

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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Rated 5 / 5 stars


Incredible! I loved it, absolutely gorgeous! The story was great, of a small and timid creature who didn't want to be bad, but was expected to be... The animation style was very interesting, and the game's main character was actually pretty damn cool, the shark-arm was epic :) I like how you portrayed him as a mindless killer bent only on his mission, much like how video games are played.

I want that little creature :)

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