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Aug 26, 2011 | 8:15 PM EDT
  • 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

... wait if Doug's last name is Rattman... Doesn't that mean..
Chells whole name is...

CHELL Rattman! that actually sounds pretty funny but this actually makes me cry
(sigh) but really if you actually know the whole story basically Doug (the father of Chell) basically brought his daughter to bring your daughter to work day... so yeah i guess this explains a lot if you didn't have a clue about portal 2 or 1 and didn't really get the story line AND NO PATRICK IT WAS HIS DAUGHTER! NOT GIRLFRIEND EVERYONES FRICKING SAYING THAT!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


This music video was great from start to finish. The animation was well done. The combination of stop motion, live action, and other mediums is good. The mood of the audio fit the mood of the video well.

The attention to detail is commendable. For those not familiar with Portal, Portal 2, and Portal 2: Lab Rat, this animation follows the events of Portal and the Lab Rat comic which led up to the cryogenic freeze you wake up from in Portal 2. The directions Doug Rattmann paints around the facility are right there in the game itself. The entire video is canon based on the games and official comic which links them.

The video managed to capture the feeling of Lab Rat and the entire Portal Series well. From the mad scribblings of Doug to his heroic sacrifice to save Chell. It has actually, like the Lab Rate comic it is based on, been able to convey much of the dramatic back-story you wouldn't know just from playing the games.

Fans of Portal will certainly enjoy this music video and the entire Portal 2: Lab Rat comic. This is the story that wouldn't fit in a first-person game like Portal, but is still necessary to understand the events which caused Portal 2.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

boom boom boom sck 15 minutes left chell:(

very sad


Rated 5 / 5 stars

A beautiful romance

Its quite interesting, since you never think of this guy in the shadows leading her out of the dome itself. Whoever did this is a true master of art


Rated 5 / 5 stars

One wored...

By far one of the best things I have ever seen, what a great concept that was executed perfectly. Great job, keep up the good work, and congrats.