Though the 2014 Emmy Awards have taken much of the recent awards chatter, the Streamy Awards held on Sunday, Sept. 7 honored another form of entertainment, highlighting the best online videos and their creators.
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Sometimes if you think lovely, wonderful thoughts, wishes can come true.
YouTube stars Kurt Schneider and Sam Tsui have finally released the trailer for the college-set musical film aptly titled College Musical. The movie was made four years ago and features a pre-Girls Allison Williams and Tsui himself. The film, which will stream live around the world tomorrow at 8 p.m. PST from Los Angeles’ YouTube Space, may give us another peek at Williams’ singing skills before she stars as the lead on NBC’s Peter Pan Live! in December.
“It’s like Gilligan’s Island… I’ve heard about it, but I’ve never seen it.”
What show would you guess this teen is talking about—M.A.S.H.? I Love Lucy? Nope. It’s Saved by the Bell.
As part of their popular “Teens React” series, YouTube users The Fine Bros collected together some teens (including Game of Thrones‘s Maisie Williams) and previewed some highlights from the classic ’90s teen comedy (well, at least one of them thinks it’s from the ’80s).
On Tuesday, Variety released a survey that revealed the five most influential figures among Americans ages 13-18 are all Youtube celebrities. These stars beat out mainstream stars (including the queen of relatability, Jennifer Lawrence), all without the help of studio budgets, national TV appearances, or PR teams.
That’s kind of the point.
Stampylonghead, ie. StampyCat, is the newest voice in children’s entertainment. But don’t expect to find him on television: This blocky, pixelated character only lives online, generating millions of page view in YouTube videos created via the uber-popular video game Minecraft.
The silly orange character is high-pitched, British, and has a magnetic attraction with the elementary school set, who love his juvenile adventures. They take him to remote, fantastical lands where he fights his nemesis, Hit the Target, and battles aliens and other ne’er-do-wells. He is the creation of 23-year old former bartender Joseph Garrett, who is on his way to turning his clever YouTube videos into a global brand. READ FULL STORY
As Marvel continues its campaign to convince you to watch Guardians of the Galaxy—its raccoon-, tree-, and classic rock-starring sci-fi film—fans have done some reverse engineering on an older property, recutting footage from the original Star Wars trilogy into an imitation of a recently released Guardians trailer.
The video, made by Youtube user The Unusual Suspect, features an introduction to the rebel team set to the rhythms of “Spirit in the Sky.” Once that’s over, it shifts gears into pure action as “Hooked on a Feeling” plays. The music and cutting all comes courtesy of Marvel’s trailer, but it’s a fitting reminder of the decade that spawned George Lucas’s saga. No matter how hard Star Lord tries, he’ll never be as old school cool as Han Solo.
Behold: According to EW.com editor Kyle Ryan, this video is “why the internet was invented.”
The concept is not unlike that of the Wet Hot American Summer commentary track that comes complete with “extra farts.” Here, though, the clips originated in various Arnold Schwarzenegger movies, which gives the montage some added… gravity? That’s not the right word. Anyway, at least now we know what Conan the Barbarian really meant when he asked Subotai, “Have you ever felt such a wind?” (The clip’s creators did, however, miss an opportunity to have Mr. Freeze answer “What killed the dinosaurs?” with a big, juicy fart noise.) READ FULL STORY
Ready to feel old? Not just “I don’t understand all the hype about The Fault in Our Stars” old, but “How am I not dead I’m so ancient” old? Enter the Janoskians.
The Janoskians (their name is short for Just Another Name Of Silly Kids In Another Nation) are a group of Australian teen pranksters whose videos have racked up over 110 million views worldwide (record scratch). The group has been featured on various MTV shows around the world. Today, they’ve taken the next step to world domination: Lionsgate signed on to develop a feature film star vehicle (in the vein of the successful Jackass movies) for the group, according to Deadline. Time to learn about these five teens who might just become major film stars. READ FULL STORY
Soulja Boy might not be the first artist to come out with his own app, but he is one of the only ones who can boast about having an official set of emojis created in his likeness — something the rapper is definitely very proud of.
“When they came to me and told me they wanted to do the emojis, I said it was a good idea, because ain’t nobody did that before me,” Soulja Boy told EW after performing for What’s Trending at L.A.’s YouTube Space (check out his appearance in the video below). “The only thing they did was add recognizable features so people would know it’s me — so you can see the Gucci tattoo on my forehead, the smoke coming out of my mouth, stuff like that.”
Soulja tweeted his customized emoji: READ FULL STORY
If you choose your favorite bands based on their obscurity, the following video is not for you. (Unless you have a sense of humor. Do music snobs have a sense of humor?)
For everyone else, the comedy network Above Average has created a guide to interacting with the world’s most picky music fans. It’s the second installment in their tongue-in-cheek Idiot’s Guide to Smart People series, and it’s quite humorously spot-on.
The video opens by explaining to viewers (a.k.a. “idiots”) that “it takes a smart person to love music in a way that takes all the fun out of it.” When interacting with a “smart person” in a situation that involves music, here are some of their tips:
Be as painstakingly specific as you possibly can when telling a music snob what kind of genres you like. “Louisiana Swamp Pop” would be a particularly good choice.
The more mainstream success a band has, the less a smart person will like them. Bon Iver is so 2007.
Do not, under any circumstances and bouts of common sense, wear a band’s T-shirt to said band’s concert.
And remember: When in doubt, heavy metal is the answer.
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