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How one musician makes music from the sounds of YouTube

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There are millions of people on the Internet making music by themselves. They focus cameras on their hands as they dance across fretboards, set them further back as they sit behind a drum kit with earbuds in place, stare into their lens as they sing soulfully, with no music playing along.

Ophir Kutiel has spent several months of his life looking for their videos on YouTube. Kutiel is an Israeli musician who found viral internet fame in 2009 when, in a fit of inspiration, he turned off his phone and locked himself in his apartment for two straight months, working on a project he called ThruYOU. Under his stage name, Kutiman, Kutiel released a seven-video YouTube playlist consisting of music he made from unrelated YouTube videos he edited together to make complete songs.

Five years and several million hits later, Kutiman is at it again. On Wednesday morning, the artist released his long gestating follow-up to ThruYOU, and introduced it to the world in a way that’s familiar to those who know his work: through the voices of dozens of people he found on YouTube.

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Tarantino fan knows every 'Kill Bill' pop culture reference: Do you?

The pop culture saturation of a film by Quentin Tarantino cannot be denied, whether it’s paying homage to Bruce Lee in the Bride’s yellow jumpsuit in Kill Bill or inserting spaghetti Western motifs in basically all his flicks. But one fan has perhaps matched the master of meta.

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Tyler Oakley, 'Video Game High School' among winners at Streamy Awards

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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'Girls' meets 'Glee'? Watch the trailer for 'College Musical' with Allison Williams

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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.

Maisie Williams, other teens see 'Saved by the Bell' for the first time

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“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).

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Here's why teens are turning away from Hollywood -- and toward YouTube

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.

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See Stampylonghead, Minecraft's hero to children, introduce you to his world

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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

Recut to the tune of 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' 'Star Wars' is more '70s than you remember

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.

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'Fartzenegger' video compilation is exactly what it sounds like

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

The Janoskians get a movie deal: Meet the viral YouTube stars you've never heard about

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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

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