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.



You've always been one of my fav creators since 2008 when i played seed of destruction Btw whens the next advent of sock comeing out?

nice work

it made me happy and i almost cried twice in the end the dude didnt win but the little purple guy did.this is the kind of stuff i like i think im going to cry tears of joy


Not only will I give this flash 10 for the song and animation, I wish I could give it an additional 2 more points souly because the guy had a shark for a hand. Kudos sir.

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the song was pretty good on its own, but this video makes it all the better, i love the designs and the style of it all. very well done :)

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I am shocked at how amazing this flash is. The creativity and style of animation incorporated into this is stunning. There are not enough animators like you on here that are willing to take the time to do things like this. Very good.

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4.42 / 5.00

Jul 13, 2010
1:39 PM EDT
Music Video