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Utah County videomakers spark a viral explosion

Online video » Filmmakers from Provo and Orem are making a big splash — and making money — on YouTube.

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"There is a lot of talent down here, and people are always looking for ways to express that talent," King said. "There is a collection of talented, creative kids in Provo."

Hales suggested another reason for the viral-video boom in Utah County: "Maybe it’s just so boring here that we have to make YouTube videos."

At a glance

Lindsey Stirling in concert

Lindsey Stirling, “hip-hop violinist” and YouTube sensation, brings her U.S. concert tour home to Utah.

Where » In the Venue, 219 S. 600 West, Salt Lake City.

When » Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m.

Opening act » DeLon

Tickets » $15 in advance, $18 on the day of the show, at Smith’s Tix outlets.

Utah County Is ‘YouTube County’

Utah County has become a hotbed for makers of viral videos. Here are some of the most popular YouTube channels from Utah County:

Lindsey Stirling

Performer » Lindsey Stirling

Home » Provo

Channel name » YouTube.com/lindseystomp

What she does » Hip-hop violin, with modern dance.

Subscribers » 858,138

Most popular video this year » “Dubstep Violin,” posted Feb. 23; 29,822,988 views.


Performer/filmmaker » Devin Graham

Home » Provo

Channel name » YouTube.com/devinsupertramp

What he does » Extreme outdoor sports.

Subscribers » 533,934

Most popular video this year » “World’s Largest Rope Swing,” posted Feb. 15; 13,619,007 views.


Performers/filmmakers » Casen Sperry, Landon Sperry, Mike Brown

Home » Provo

Channel name » YouTube.com/warialasky

What they do » Geek-culture parodies.

Subscribers » 38,220

Most popular video this year » “Real Life GoldenEye 64,” posted Feb. 17; 1,464,560 views.

Teddie Films

Filmmakers » Eddie King, Tyler Marshall

Home » Orem

Channel name » YouTube.com/teddiefilms

What they do » Musical geek-culture parodies.

Subscribers » 32,184

Most popular video this year » “The Star Wars That I Used to Know,” posted June 27; 6,598,660 views.

YouTube figures as of Oct. 5, 2012

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