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:Exile Vilify (Portal 2):

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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

Wow. . . just wow

Hats off to you. That was a very nice vid you got there. A good lesson on what your willing to give up for those you want to protect.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Does the song justice

the story was well thought of and was touching overall,
the animation style combined with some other styles gave the whole
video a unique feel, good work ;)


Rated 4 / 5 stars


I loved the companion cube being the savior part.
& the art work was pretty neat.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I love so much.

but i have to hand it the the half life 2 music video, it really captured the atmosphere. maybe next time?


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


Well I think this was a rather detailed piece of work and it took you a long time to work on it too. Looks like it was mostly done by hand and very well detailed. I guess it would have been better had you added a few frames showing the end of Rattman finding the cube again and going into permanent cryogenic sleep before dying peacefully knowing Chell would be able to live and escape one day.

The animation looks like it took quite awhile and I was rather happy to see this. Very nice piece of work and I loved that song the first time I played Portal 2, congrats on front page and the hard work doing this piece, awesome!!

Overall, wonderful piece!!

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