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Aug 26, 2011 | 8:15 PM EDT
  • Frontpaged August 27, 2011
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  • 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

I love you.

Just joking :D, man, this animation IS SERIOUSLY like the game and the ratman comic, this is 1 of the best Exile Vilify contest, I like that clay animation style, the details, screenshots, effects, the feelings inside this animation, are so hard, the quality looks a little low, but I know you convert the video into .SWF format, when I finished portal I was thinking who was Doug Rattman, I mean, how he was, what was he doing meanwhile I was solving puzzles, this fits perfect what I was thinking. Nice work :D. (R.I.P. Doug ''Rat'' Rattman) (1980? - 2007).


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Honestly the amount of work and time this must have taken... This is amazing. Thank you for creating this amazing piece of work that i HOPE valve will look at either way.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is amazing

I believe you truly have captured the story of Rattman in a very beautiful way. I appreciate how you used claymation and live animation in tune with the song. An amazing flash in every way


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 made the songs name in minecraft!