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  • Member: SamuraiJake
  • Studio: Samurai Jake
  • Title: Under My Umbrella
  • Premiered: 2008-12-25
  • Categories:
    • Action
    • Dance
    • Drama
    • Fun
  • Song:
    • rihanna Umbrella
  • Anime:
  • Participation:
    • Anime Milwaukee, Anime Milwaukee AMV Contest 2009 (2009-02-27)
    • Anime Punch! Armageddicon IV, Anime Punch! 2009 AMV Contest (2009-04-11)
    • A-Kon 20, A-Kon 20 Video Events (2009-05-29)
    • METROCON, METROCON AMV Contest 2009 (2009-06-21)
    • Anime Detour, Anime Detour AMV Contest (2010-04-24)
  • Comments: This might not be a Christmas Themed AMV, but it’s my present to you all this year for being such loyal and supportive viewers here on Animemusicvideos.org and also on You_tube.

    Well how did I think of this one? It started when I discovered the breakout single from Rihanna “Umbrella” and watched the video intensely. Not only do I think she is a beautiful woman and worthy of my fanboy crush, but also a damn good recording artist. I’m actually surprised that more AMV editors have not used this song, but then again “Disturbia” is very cool too.

    As for using Black Lagoon, I was particularly moved by the story arc of Garcia Loveless (the boy) and his maid/friend/bodyguard Roberta. I could really feel a connection with her plight and the lyrics of the song, not to mention that her primary weapon of choice just so happens to be and umbrella.

    I put this project on the shelf for a while because I wanted to make sure that I got the synchronization of the music and action near perfect. Of course, since I had been planning this for so long, when it finally came time to begin editing it only took two days to piece it together. There are really no extra special effects here because I suppose the action speaks for itself well enough.

    - Samurai Jake

    P.S. This is my first project working in 16:9, so if there are any issues with the widescreen transfer or anything like that, please leave me a detailed comment about it.

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