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.


Thank you

Thanks to you I know IFD!

i freakin loved it! like you do not believe

i love the simple story you managed to tell, it was just brilliant
loved the animation too, hero and villains all well done (little teary eyed by the end)
you sir, did a great job

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that was good

i think the music and video went perfect together

still great

just keep making amazing videos and creative videos and the world will be fine


this isn't a simple flash animation, this is a complete piece of art... epic art to be more precise, tell me a thing.. did you hand-draw it? it looks like it, i'm waiting for another video of this sort, keep it up

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4.42 / 5.00

Jul 13, 2010
1:39 PM EDT
Music Video