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Aug 26, 2011 | 8:15 PM EDT
  • Frontpaged August 27, 2011
  • Daily 5th Place August 27, 2011
  • Weekly 3rd Place August 31, 2011

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(( Thank you, Newgrounds, for the Daily 5th, front page and very encouraging reviews! :D ))

(( A weekly third? I am deeply honored. Thank you everyone. :D ))

This is a music video I created for Valve's Music Video competition that ended more than a month ago.

Needless to say, I didn't turn it on in time. But oh well.
I finished it a couple weeks after the competition was over.
The due date was July 15th. I finished it August 6th. ._.

I had it uploaded to youtube weeks before today but have been wondering whether I should upload it to Newgrounds or not. Well, I decided to do so.

Using a combination of Stop-Motion Animation, Live-Action footage and After Effects, this music video was possible. (Special thanks again to my mother for creating the costume for my puppet.)

Hope you guys enjoy this video as much as I have enjoyed making it.

(PS: Thank you for Valve for holding to allow me to be inspired to create this video. Continue to make awesome games guys! (Like they're ever gonna read this...))

- Hae-Joon Lee

(If you want to see a higher quality version of it visit my youtube: ceofdoomness)


- Animated, Edited, Directed by: Hae-Joon Lee
- Puppet Costume Fabrication: Min-Ok Song (Mom)
- Song: "Exile, Vilify" by The National
- Based on "Lab Rat" by Valve
- Live action "Chell" footage and stills from: "Outside Aperture" by Eisen Feuer"
- Background textures and details from "Portal" and "Portal 2" by Valve
- "Chell" portrait by 2dforever
- "GLaDOS" concept art by Valve

Special Thanks to:

- My Parents
- Valve and the Portal Team
- "Loquacious K" for initial inspiration
- All my friends and family for their continued support :)
- Weighted Companion Cube!
- Adobe



Rated 5 / 5 stars

just wow

the best vid i have ever seen in newgrounds in 5 years but only now that i have account i can write reviews xP

thanks for this pal keep doing vids like this hope the rat man or scientist survives by a miracle :D

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


portal 2 is my fav game ever (and i play a lot of games) its just amazeing in every way sure you have hsooting games and alien games but do you have mother fucking action physics puzzle games? NOPE!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I cried

You took what little Valve gave us that made Portal 1 & 2 so wonderfully creepy and made me cry.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

I rarely write a review of anything, but....

This video deserved one. It is amazing. The style is beautiful, and it fits the song so perfectly. This would have done so fantastically in the video contest. you said that you finished it August 6th, how long did it take you to work on it? I am in absolute awe, and have shown this to quite a few of my friends. I would like to say i was blown away by the combination of styles together giving it unique feel, just like the game, to which I say it pays a glorious homage to. Def one of my favorites.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Love it

I love the stop motion, it turned out really well. The live action stuff looked a tad out of place but not hideous. The music choice was amazing. Great job