Archive for the ‘Dances’ Category

ゆき (Dance Cover) Trivia

December 12, 2017

– I filmed this on December 4th.

– This is the first Douyou Pops dance I’ve done since 2011, and it’s the last of the Douyou Pops that had a video/dance (that I know of, at least).

– I had multiple ideas for this video: split screen, triple split, solo in the snow (but we didn’t get snow until just a couple of days ago ahaha… orz), but I finally settled on a solo inside with cheesy effects similar to the ones I had in my other Douyou Pops videos. XD

– I had to look all over for mittens (because we usually use gloves), but my mom finally found some of my sister’s mittens from when she was little.

– I actually bought those earmuffs for last year’s Christmas dance (“Kira Kira Fuyu no Shiny G”), but decided against using them for that outfit. I think they work better with this one anyway~.

– Since the members in the video had puffy white dresses that made them look like snowballs/snowmen, I put a few black circles on my shirt to look a little more like a snowman. XD

– My original edit for the song took out the two parts without singing (when they just kind of shout randomly XD). I actually find those parts a bit grating, especially the first one (with the “WAAAAI! WAAAI! YUKI DA!” (-_-“)). However, I decided to use the whole song and just add my own little choreography to those parts of the song.

– On one take, I fell right at the end when I was trying to sit down. Yes… I saved it for a blooper video. XD

– I tried to make the “snow banks” on the border match up with the white walls that were showing. XD

– I thought the cheesy snowing effect would not only be cute in a simple sort of way but it was also kind of a call-back to the end of my “Aka Hana no Tonakai” dance cover (which also had a cheesy snowing effect)~. =D

That’s all for this one~. Thanks for watching and reading~! ^__^

~ Surimu-chan


Surimuchan Recap – November 2017

November 30, 2017

Recap 11-2017

Here are links to all of the videos and blog posts I made this month.

November 4thMorning Musume 20th Anniversary Mega Dance Medley (Trivia)
November 7thSurimuchan’s Morning Musume Mega Medley Fun Facts
November 12th記憶の迷路 (MINI Clip) Trivia
November 20thOutfit for Upcoming みかん [2017 Vers.] Dance Cover
November 21stみかん (Dance Cover) Trivia – [Take 2]
November 22ndSurimuchan Dance Cover Comparisons – Mikan [2011 and 2017]
November 27thSurimuchan’s Vlog Bloopers 6
November 30thSurimuchan [Now] #25 – November 2017

And that was my November for 2017~. Thanks for watching and reading~! ^__^

~ Surimu-chan

Surimuchan Dance Cover Comparisons – Mikan [2011 and 2017]

November 22, 2017

Better lighting! A slightly improved dance break! A special effect! Longer hair! Boots! … That’s about it! XD

~ Surimu-chan

みかん (Dance Cover) Trivia – [Take 2]

November 21, 2017

– I filmed this on November 16th.

– The outfit is almost exactly the same except I added boots and a silver and black scrunchie. I was also wearing a different black skirt.

– I finished this in one take! … But I was wearing something else so I had to do it over anyway. orz XD

– I was originally wearing a silver skirt (which I bought specifically for this), but I didn’t care for how it looked in this dance, so I redid it with a black skirt. orz

– The dance break looks a bit different because I actually looked at Gaki-san’s part for a bit of the dance break (because I felt Kamei danced a little differently from everyone else for that part).

– I wanted something a little different for this video since the dancing and outfit were so similar to my original dance cover, so I added that little color change part right after the dance break.

That’s all for this one! The comparison video will be uploaded tomorrow~. ^__^ Thanks for watching and reading!

~ Surimu-chan

記憶の迷路 (MINI Clip) Trivia

November 12, 2017

– I filmed this on October 21st.

– This is the shortest MINI Clip so far.

– I’m wearing lip color in this because I bought a bunch of different brands for a work project but I never wear lip color out in public, so I’ll just be using them on dances occasionally ahahaha… orz

– I was going to make a maze pattern on the borders, but I didn’t know if that would be too distracting, so I just went with… boxes. XD

– I had to search forever to find the moves for 0:23 to 0:27 (and I think I ended up changing them a bit anyway XD). (^_^”)

– This was one of the first few songs I put on a list for MINI Clips to do~.

That’s all for this one~! Thanks for watching and reading! =D

~ Surimu-chan

Morning Musume 20th Anniversary Mega Dance Medley (Trivia)

November 4, 2017

– I filmed this on October 30th.

– I first started editing the song clips together on August 3rd.

– My original plan had been to upload this medley on September 9th (which was the 17th anniversary of the release of “LOVE Machine”), but then they announced their new single, so I had to wait for that to come out so I could add those three songs to the medley.

– As I said in the video description, my camera can’t film 23 minutes at once (it’s a point-and-click camera after all), so I had to put big pauses in the music so my mom could stop and restart the camera. I added the shirt changes for a little variety~.

– On my first attempt at filming this, I was going to wear the same thing (all black and grey, how boring! XD) through the whole dance and film in large chunks (about eight minutes each), but that meant, if I messed up, I’d have to redo a lot more. O_O

– The purple section made me mess up the most. You can tell that I’m starting to get tired at that point, because my moves weren’t as sharp for the rest of the dance (at least, it didn’t seem like it to me). orz

– I had to do a lot of hunting for performances to learn some of the dances that didn’t have dance shots.

– I’m pretty proud of some of the transitions in the music for this medley (especially for the singles from 2015, ’16, and ’17). =D

– That was my “I can’t believe I finally finished this I’m going to go collapse now” laugh at the end of the dance. XD

– In the picture at the very end, I’m holding a copy of Morning Musume’s indies single, “Ai no Tane,” as well as a copy of their latest single “Jama Shinai de Here We Go/Dokyuu no Go Sign/Wakaindashi!”; their first song and their latest song(s)~! =)

– Duh, I almost forgot to say that today is my eight-year anniversary on YouTube!

That’s all for this one~! I might actually make a video with this trivia and maybe a bit more at a later date… not sure yet~. Thanks for watching and reading~!! =D

~ Surimu-chan

Surimuchan Recap – October 2017

October 31, 2017

Recap 10-2017

Here are links to all of the videos and blog posts I made this month.

October 1stSurimu Stories #4 – Itsonvideoagain…
October 5thTsubaki Factory – Just Try! [MINI Tutorial]
October 5thOutfit for Upcoming 夜もすがら君想ふ Dance Cover
October 8thOutfit for Upcoming カラダだけが大人になったんじゃない Dance Cover
October 9thカラダだけが大人になったんじゃない (Dance Cover) Trivia
October 15th夜もすがら君想ふ (Dance Cover) Trivia
October 20thMorning Musume ’15 – Oh my wish! [MINI Tutorial]
October 21stOutfit for Upcoming ラブチーノ Dance Cover
October 21stOutfit for Upcoming 記憶の迷路 MINI Clip
October 21stSurimu Chance! Contest #3 Information and Rules
October 22ndSurimu Stories #5 – A Total Sneezefest
October 23rdSurimu Chance! Contest #3 – Assortment [Name That H!P Song, H!P Trivia, H!P Mystery Pictures]
October 23rdラブチーノ (Dance Cover) Trivia
October 25th魔法使いサリー (Dance Cover) Trivia
October 27thOutfit for 魔法使いサリー Dance Cover
October 29thSurimu Chance! Contest #3 Answers and Results
October 31stSurimuchan [Now] #24 – October 2017

And that was my October for 2017~. Thanks for watching and reading~! ^__^

~ Surimu-chan

魔法使いサリー (Dance Cover) Trivia

October 25, 2017

– This is my first ANGERME/S/mileage dance cover since “Odorou yo,” and my first dance cover of a song that was released under the “ANGERME” name (instead of S/mileage).

– When I said I had to film this super-quick after work today, I wasn’t kidding. XD I got home around 5:35 or 5:40, wound down a bit from work, then got the outfit together and filmed the dance.

– This is the first time in a LONG time that I’ve posted the video before the outfit pictures!

– The outfit was inspired by the character the song is about: Sally the Witch, from an old anime.

– It’s kind of hard to see, but I’m wearing a wide, red belt. It’s the same kind of belt as the black and brown wide belts I’ve worn in other dances (like “Shiroi Yuki no Princess wa” or “Twinkle”).

– I was going to wear a witch hat like ANGERME did in their video, but I couldn’t find one that had a small enough brim and a point that wouldn’t stay straight up (since I had to swing my arm over my head). orz That’s why I decided to (sort of) cosplay as the character instead.

– I pinned the white parts onto the shirt (I know I don’t have the right collar for it to be accurate) and used double-sided tape for the red circles.

– I went out of frame a few times, but I didn’t really want to film it again. orz

– I had originally planned on doing the short version, but I happened to find the full dance shot, so I thought it would be a waste to not use it~.

– That’s all for the trivia! Outfit pictures coming soon (hopefully)~! Thanks for watching and reading~!

~ Surimu-chan

ラブチーノ (Dance Cover) Trivia

October 23, 2017

– This was filmed on October 13th (Friday the 13th~!).

– I had absolutely no idea what to wear for this dance. The only thing I knew I had to wear was sleeves, because, after a particularly bad bout of anxiety, my left arm was scratched to oblivion (you can see part of it above the sleeve). TT_TT

– The sleeves I eventually decided on have ice cream scoops on one side and a Ferris wheel on the other side. … Like most of my sleeves/arm accessories, they used to be socks. XD

– I was originally going to wear the sweatshirt I have tied around my waist, but I thought white looked better with the pastel colors of the sleeves, shorts, and hair clips. I still wanted to use the sweatshirt because of the cute doughnut picture, though~.

– One of the necklaces I’m wearing is a green hobbit hole door, which was a gift from a friend (either last year or the year before).

– I added the “Thank you~!” end screen to block out most of the shot just a couple days ago because I thought my face looked particularly creepy in the lighting/angle at the end there. orz

– I tried to be a little more animated with some of my facial expressions in this. (^_^”)

– This marks the fifth year in a row that I’ve danced to a Fine and Tsurutei choreography for my birthday dance~.

I think that’s all for this one… I can’t quite remember. (I’m rather tired because I just came back from WWE TLC about an hour and a half ago; what a show!) Thanks for watching and reading~! ^__^

~ Surimu-chan

夜もすがら君想ふ (Dance Cover) Trivia

October 15, 2017

– I filmed this on September 22nd.

– This was the first dance that I filmed after getting my braces off (though it wasn’t the first one I uploaded; that would be “Morning Misoshiru”).

– As seems to be the case with a lot of Nico Nico dances, this one didn’t take me too long to learn. o_O

– I had no idea what to wear for this, so I found a random top that I had never worn and some socks that had one color that matched the top, and then I just built the rest of the outfit around that.

– My lips would dry out and stick to my retainers like crazy when I tried to lipsync, which is partially why I didn’t bother lipsyncing the second verse. XD (^__^”)

– My favorite move is probably the heel tapping after turning around (around 1:05). I think my mom liked the sort of running in place move near the beginning of the chorus. =D

– I had my nails painted for this dance, too. I believe they were dark green, but they might have been dark blue.

– I added the little snap-point before the clapping near the end of the dance~. I also changed the end move slightly because I wanted it to go with the music a little more.

I think that’s it for this one~. Thanks for watching and reading~.

Happy Birthday, Mom~!! ♥

~ Surimu-chan