The never before told story of LambHoot
Most sites have an about section right? So what, do I just write about myself in the third-person some more?
LambHoot’s YouTube journey began back in 2009. Those days, video content was pretty weird, most of it seemed to be kids lip-syncing popular songs. LambHoot was one of those kids.
Another thing younger video makers did back then was try to mimic the styles of their idols. While many viewers regarded this practice as being cheap or silly, a lot of young creative kids gained skills doings these sorts of things. Some of the creators LambHoot grew up watching and mimicking included Brandon Hardesty and Mega64.
Now at some point, LambHoot realized that if he wanted to get known he’d have to do something different. So far his video making hobby had allowed him to develop skills such as mediocre editing and acting, lip-syncing and stop-motion. He discovered though that music wasn’t the only thing that could be lip-synced, all sorts of things could. He also liked the idea of Brandon Hardesty’s film scene reenactments, but he didn’t know enough about movies to do anything like that, his major interest was video games.
One day during the summer while playing Resident Evil 4, a thought came to him: Why not reenact a cutscene from the game, lip-sync the whole thing, and then throw the original audio back over the video? This idea would be the beginning of something new. Playing the audio straight off his television using RE4’s cutscene theater mode and playing both characters himself, LambHoot shot his first cutscene reenactment, and it was awesome.
He continued making more of these cutscene reenactments over the next couple of years, focusing mostly on Resident Evil 4 at the beginning but eventually covering scenes from his new favorite series, Metal Gear Solid. The videos eventually increased in quality with the addition of new friends and actors, new editing software, and improved skills. One of the major changes was that rather than just syncing the voices and actions, some scenes would even have camera angles and special effects mimic the originals. It got pretty intense.
After meeting the guys from Epic Meal Time once, LambHoot also did a series called Epic Russian Meal Time for a short while, a parody of EMT. While it was a lot of fun, the messes they made continued to increase in size while viewership did not, ultimately leading to its end (also his mom got really mad).
LambHoot also was known to make a couple of annual goof videos, for example his yearly interruptions of a local soccer tournament and his visits to Comiccon where he was once recognized.
Fast forward a couple of years, LambHoot’s a University boy now and he’s tired of his hobby because it’s based entirely on making a fool of himself.
During his first exam period, LambHoot would spend his breaks from studying binge watching the Angry Video Game Nerd. After seeing a ton, and after the last exam, he was inspired to do something like that himself. For the first time in a while, he was really excited to make a new video, to try something different. Only one question remained: What game do we start with? Sifting through his library, one stood out, one that he had never actually completed and hoped he could beat for the video: SpongeBob SquarePants: Revenge of the Flying Dutchman.
Now the video was far from perfect and actually came out pretty cringe-worthy, but it was the beginning of something new.
With three years of experience and feedback from viewers and friends, LambHoot’s formula, style, and quality improved and have brought us to where we are today.
If you’re reading this some day in the future and any of this seems outdated, let me know, I’ve probably forgotten that I ever wrote all of this.