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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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Author Comments

(( 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... valve, if you see this animation, MAKE THIS CONTEST WINNER INSTEAD

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

We must get this to gabe!

Even in the silly event if this didnt win, it would have at least won a HUGE mention at Valve. Good job!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

A truly amazing, beautiful video

A true work of art. Deep, meaningful and emotional, I sincerely hope that even if you didn't win the competition that someone from Valve took the time to notice this video. If they didn't, I kind of feel sorry for them, because they truly missed something great.
Thank you.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is not posible to be described with words

The music was so well done that you knew it was meant to be emtional with a happy ending and the whole animation just proved that it showed a different point of veiw in portal and you did it to a level at which no one has ever over all just pure perfection

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


that was absolutly amazing I almost cried when i saw it (not really) but you get my point it was really good and well done

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