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Aug 26, 2011 | 8:15 PM EDT
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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 4 / 5 stars

Nice Animation

I like how you tied both Portal games together, that was a nice touch. Still left me wondering what really happened. It got really boring in the beginning, but when he woke up after falling, it got pretty good. It wasn't all to great (story wise), but the animation really impressed me. God knows I would not have the patience to do something like this. I'm kinda dissapointed GlaDos was not in the animation, considering the game revolves around the computer and her control over the facility, but I couldn't do better. Really nice, 4/5 for you and 8/10 stars.


Rated 4 / 5 stars


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


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

very well done but...

Its lacking actual portal elements. and not the characters but the actual portal gun and gameplay of any way. all you did was spit back out a side story that didnt reallly have much to do with anything. seeing more of this and maybe the scientist playing a much bigger role than he did and maybe using a portal gun or a fight with gladys at some point might have earned you a ten

faceofdoomness responds:

This video wasn't created for you.
If you want to see Rat Man fighting GLaDOS with a Portal Gun, you create it yourself.

If you paid even an ounce of attention to all of the details Valve put into Portal and its sequel, you'd realize, this video is in fact made entirely of gameplay screen shots that I painstakingly cut out digitally and put together into 3D environments through After Effects.

As for the story, it's based off of a web comic that can be found in the Official Portal website that shows exactly how Chell got put into the cryo-chambers and survived thanks to Rat Man. It may not seem like much but the role that "Rat Man" plays in the Portal universe is pretty dang big.

Please take into consideration the effort and the amount of thought I put into this video project before you start spouting off how it would've been better for YOU if I put in those unnecessary elements that would've dragged the whole video down.


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

this song made me cry :(

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Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Well my little review.

It was good movie but somehow it really didn't touch me. I was about to click close button until that man fell.
When that man fell, I was like "wtf? why he fell? is world collapsing!?"
Stuff happens slow in this movie, I can fall asleep.
I'm not really into this kind of music so I minus just a little points using that opinion.
I love how you use different kind of stuff, like using "green scree" tactic on every living things, and some objects. I like how you used clay in this animation.
Few camera angles feels kinda not important and some camera angles are kinda
in wrong place. plot is kinda not so unique, maybe a little.
That clay man's expressions are very much great.
Overall I give you 6/10 2/5

I do not give extra points if you put'd lots of effort doing this, only entertainment matters if it comes to movies.
Please take this criticism respectfully. :D