Archive for the ‘Morning Musume。’ Category

BRAND NEW MORNING (Dance Cover) Trivia

May 23, 2017

– I first tried to film this early in the morning May 10th, but it wasn’t working out, so I filmed something else instead. I eventually filmed this early in the morning on May 12th.

– I was really excited when I finally found some red shorts in a store. 😄 I’ve been looking for some decent ones for YEARS (proper color, no holes/cuts/distressing).

– The jacket/sweatshirt I’m wearing has only been used in one other video: the “LOVE Machine” collaboration (for one of the small sections).

– I felt like the marching part of the dance was kind of boring because it just doesn’t look as good with one person (as is usually the case for any of these formation dances with marching). (-_-“)

– I tried only tying back part of my hair, but it kept getting in my face (as you can see in the split-screened part), so I had to put it up in a ponytail. (^_^”)

– I was still using the dilating eye drops for my eye infection when I filmed this, so the combination of the blurriness from the drops and the bright lights threw me for a bit of a loop. 😄

– The chorus and the first half of the dance break are probably my favorite parts of the dance. =D

– I had to pin some black fabric behind the blinds in the window to block out the light so it wouldn’t mess with the lighting for the split screen. The result was a nearly flawless split~. ^_^

– Speaking of the split screen, that was kind of a last-minute decision. I really liked how the dance for the chorus looked, so I quickly learned the other part before I started filming. =)

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

~ Surimu-chan

色っぽい じれったい (Dance Cover) Trivia

May 13, 2017

– I filmed this on April 15th. I wanted to make absolutely sure that I would have a dance done for Mother’s Day (even though I’m uploading this the day before Mother’s Day).

– I used a plain black high-low skirt (which I bought over a year ago (maybe even a year-and-a-half) specifically for this dance) turned to the side for this dance. I bought a few yards of material specifically to make the red and black ruffles on the skirt. This is the first time in a lo~ng time that I’ve actually sewed finished edges on something for a dance.

– I was a little worried that this outfit would look too much like the one I wore for my dance cover of “Hadaka no Hadaka no Hadaka no KISS” because I used the same top and color scheme, but I think the skirt helped to make it different enough.

– I had many failed takes with those shoes on (I had to put cotton balls in the toes to keep them from slipping off), so I finally took them off. I did one full take without the shoes, but I knew that my mom really liked how they looked with the outfit, so I was determined to do the dance with them on… so, I did. ^_^

– I tried to start the dance on the floor (as seen in the original dance), but I kept getting caught on my skirt when I stood up. 😄 That’s why I started the dance standing.

– Love those arm swings in the opening moves! =D

– After clapping while turned to the left, the steps taking to turn to the right (seen in the opening, dance break, and ending) might have been the most difficult for me, especially the one during the dance break. I think I kept starting on the wrong foot. 😄 orz

– I added a bunch of arm movements during the part after the dance break, because I didn’t want to just follow Ai-chan’s part and sit there for the majority of that section. 😄

– I completely removed that awkward move during the chorus where one arm pushes upward and the other pushes down while the knees bend deeply… super-awkward-looking. o_O

– They use more regular steps with both feet during the chorus, but I mostly stepped with my right foot and kind of dragged the left foot over. (^_^”)>

– This is one of the few Hello! Project songs that my brothers also enjoy. =)

That’s all for this one~! Thank you for watching and reading!

~ Surimu-chan

~Update 61~

May 13, 2017

The “Iroppoi Jirettai” dance cover will be uploaded in a little while, but here’s what to expect for the rest of May:

5/16Darenimo Naisho (Original Choreography)
5/20SurimuChats #16 – Gross Food-Related Incidents
5/22H!P Vlogs #10: No Thinking! – Top 11 °C-ute A-Sides
5/23BRAND NEW MORNING (Dance Cover)

Why is it a “Top 11” instead of a “Top 10” for the H!P Vlog? I explain that in the video~. Please look forward to these videos~! ^__^

That’s all for this update~!

~ Surimu-chan

Outfit for Upcoming BRAND NEW MORNING Dance Cover

May 12, 2017

Here’s the outfit I’ll be wearing for my dance cover of Morning Musume。’17’s “BRAND NEW MORNING.” I’m glad I was able to finish this before my vacation was done. (^_^”)

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BRAND NEW MORNING Outfit

Rather simple and not very accurate, but that’s about the most I could manage. (^_^”) This dance will be uploaded on May 23rd~. Please look forward to it!

~ Surimu-chan

~Update 60~

May 3, 2017

Here are some updates! First of all, my surgery was successful. Apparently, I was able to hold a full conversation, make another appointment, and post a picture to Instagram (with relevant hashtags) without actually being fully awake or aware. 😄 I honestly don’t remember any of that. The first thing I remember after the surgery was resting my head against the back of the car seat. 😄

As I mentioned briefly in a previous post, the eye infection I had last year has returned, but it’s in my other eye. I’m using special eye drops for it right now, and I have another appointment on Friday to check on it. Because of this eye problem, I’ll probably be pretty slow to reply back to comments (AAARRGGGHHHH!). orz

As far as what videos I’ll be uploading soon, here’s a few of them:

5/4 – Vlog Bloopers #5
5/7 – SurimuChats #15 – Funny Quotes from My Mom
5/13 – Iroppoi Jirettai (Dance Cover)

Note: The “Funny Quotes from My Mom” is technically a SurimuChat even though I didn’t use the usual “It’s time for another SurimuChat!” opening.

So, that’s what you have to look forward to for now~! Also, the surprise that I mentioned in the last update post had to be pushed back a bit. Sorry about that! m(_ _)m Okay, I had better rest my eyes…

That’s all for this update~!

~ Surimu-chan

Surimuchan Recap – April 2017

April 30, 2017

Recap 4-2017

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

April 1st – Abandoned April Fool’s Day Video Ideas
[[This video was posted before I explained my future plans, so I did not make a blog post for this video.]]

April 6th – New Plans / Upcoming Changes

April 7th – ~Update 59~

April 8th – Just Try! (Dance Cover) Trivia

April 17th – Outfit for Upcoming 色っぽい じれったい Dance Cover

April 17th – Surimuchan’s Terrible Tutorial Auto-Captions – Part 3

April 19th – Outfit for Upcoming かっちょええ! MINI Clip

April 20th – かっちょええ! (MINI Clip) Trivia

April 29th – Surimuchan [Now] #18 | Endings and Beginnings

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

~ Surimu-chan

Outfit for Upcoming 色っぽい じれったい Dance Cover

April 17, 2017

First of all, I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter~. I apologize for not writing any greetings out on any of my sites. m(_ _)m

Secondly, I got another dance filmed late Friday night/early Saturday morning. It’s my dance cover of Morning Musume。’s “Iroppoi Jirettai,” which my mom requested for her Mother’s Day dance because she loves the song. (She’s the only one who gets to make requests~.) Here’s a preview of the outfit.

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Iroppoi Jirettai Outfit

This was the first time in a long time that I had finished edges on the material I used in a dance costume. 😄

This dance cover was filmed su~~~per early (four weeks!), so it will be a while before you see it. I’ll be uploading it on May 13th (even though Mother’s Day is May 14th). Please look forward to it~! ^__^

~ Surimu-chan

トキメクトキメケ (MINI Clip) Trivia

February 9, 2017

– This was one of the first few songs I picked to make a MINI Clip for (even though I didn’t get to it until now).

– I changed the moves just after the “Sou konna kanji” line to work for two people instead of five. I also changed the move around 1:06 (one arm at a time out instead of both at once).

– I always want the MINI Clips to have something special whether it’s something extra in the background or an added effect. I was going to leave this as a simple split-screen (technically an added effect), but I felt like that wasn’t enough, so I added the heart borders to the top and bottom. I was rather happy with how they looked~. ^__^

– The most difficult thing about this video might have actually been figuring out an outfit. 😄 I’m still not completely satisfied with them, but everything else I came up with looked too summery. orz

– The outfit on the left side of the screen is actually entirely purple… but it almost looks royal blue (on my screen at least). (^_^”)

– Those jackets are ridiculously hot to dance in. @~@

– I noticed that my hands shake terribly when I turn the camera on or off when I’m trying to film a split-screened dance. I try to be careful so that I don’t screw up the alignment, but I get so nervous about messing it up that it causes me to do so anyway. orz 😄

That’s it for this one~! Thanks for watching and reading~!

~ Surimu-chan

Outfit(s) for Upcoming トキメクトキメケ MINI Clip

February 9, 2017

Super-quick post… Here’s what I wore for my MINI Clip of Morning Musume。’s 「トキメクトキメケ」 (one of the coupling tracks for their 53rd single, 「ブレインストーミング君さえ居れば何も要らない」), which I’ll be uploading later today.

tokimeku-7tokimeku-3tokimeku-tokimeke-outfit

Urgh, that second one is so blurry. orz Anyway, sorry that I didn’t get an earlier update posted for this one; I actually just got done filming it today. I don’t usually upload the same day I film, but I didn’t want this to be uploaded too closely to my Valentine’s Day dance, and I didn’t want to save it forever. (^_^”) I’ll have another update post up after the trivia for this MINI Clip gets posted later~.

~Surimu-chan

ムキダシで向き合って (Dance Cover) Trivia

February 1, 2017

– I filmed this late Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning (the 24th and 25th of January).

– This was originally supposed to have split-screened choruses, but nothing was working out properly (lighting, camera alignment, etc.), so I had to forget it because I had to work the next day, so I couldn’t stay up all night. orz I reeeeaallly wanted to split-screen the chorus for this. TT_TT

– Look at the crazy movements of my hair during the choruses! It’s like there are random snaps of static pulling it every which way. 😄

– The shirt I’m wearing was just a regular white T-shirt, but I painted the pink, black, and silver (though it just looks grey) strips and spatters on it and cut off the sleeves to make something a little closer to the style of their outfits in the original video. It’s also rolled up (with pink and black tank tops under it, which explains why it looks so bulky XD).

– The jacket I’m using is a regular waist (well, hip) length, zip-up jacket that I pinned up to make it look shorter. I have a couple of black jackets that actually are shorter, but one is too tight to pull down quickly during the chorus (this is the one used in dance covers like “Hello / How Are You”) and the other has a hood that flipped over my head and stayed there (this is the one used in dance covers like “MY BOY” and “Renai Hunter”). 😄

– The parts that I had to do over and over and over to make sure I got the movement order right were the arm movements around 0:36 to 0:38 and the arm movements around 2:45 to 2:47. They ended up being some of my favorite parts of the dance~.

– I couldn’t help but add Akane’s moves for her speaking line into my dance. 😄

– I had a small piece of hair that kept getting stuck on the corner of my mouth throughout the dance. I didn’t notice it when I was dancing, but I definitely notice it in the video, and it drives me insane. 😄 orz

– Like I said in the video description, I was so excited to see a dance shot (and one that didn’t change angles all the time!!!) that I learned the dance immediately~! =D

That’s all for this one~! Does it ever feel good to get a newer dance done~. ^__^

~ Surimu-chan