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The Faster the Treadmill

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Thanks for Daily 1st and front page!!


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.


have a nice day

i cant stop smiling wile i watch this video...
a wanderfull movie and beauty song! congrats

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Awesome Job

This was amazing 10 out of 10. Your hard work has paid off and this was awesome and you should be proud of yourself for making such an amazing video.

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You can see that you put alot of effort into making this, and it has really paid off. The switch of animation styles is great, although it keeps them in link with each other.
The "Hero" was wonderfully original and that little charicter was adorable.
Well done!

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Man you are EPIC!!!!!!

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Great vid, awesome music.

I was a good video, with a cute character, good music, and an interesting viewpoint. good job.

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4.42 / 5.00

Jul 13, 2010
1:39 PM EDT
Music Video