Matthew Fredrick (born September 20, 1988) is a YouTuber who posts list-based comedy videos, featuring his office mates, on his YouTube channel known as Matthias. He participated in and won Internet Icon Season 2.
Born and raised in Southern California, Matthias is no stranger to the inner workings of the Film Industry. Coming from a family that has spent many years in the industry, Matthias developed a passion for the art of filmmaking. At a very young age he began to create his own films, directing, editing, and scoring them. To this day, Matthias has directed twelve short films, produced fourteen, and loves the creative challenge that accompanies it. Before he transferred to CSUN, one of is short films won “Best Cinematography” at the festival and showcase for College of the Canyons. At CSUN he became a fellow of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. On August 5th 2016, Matthias started Hi5 Universe (Presently Battle Universe), a channel for his new office Hi5 Studios, which he is the CEO of. Within 24 hours it had almost 100k subscribers, gaining 75K in 15 hours. He is also occasionally associated with Markiplier.
In 2008, Matthias created his own music composition and scoring company titled Music Mentality Productions. Under this company name, he has scored over eleven short films, two commercials, and a feature film. He has also released three full length albums, an acoustic EP and currently in production on his fourth full length album. His music has been released on major stores such as iTunes and Amazon and has been signed to music labels such as Jigsaw Recordings. Currently creating music for his new channel on YouTube that is rapidly growing. On July 30th 2016, Matt and his wife Amanda Faye had a baby girl, who they have named Luna - not after Luna from Harry Potter, contrary to some fans' beliefs, but after a Pixar short called La Luna, which Amanda absolutely adored.
Videos and Channels
Matthias's videos have drastically changed over the years. They've gone to music, to sketches, to challenges and other series, and to presently list-based unboxing comedy videos. They currently consist of the series Strange Dollar Store Items, Tech Gadgets, Strange Amazon Items, Vat19 Products, DOPE or NOPE to name a few. He is the CEO of a network called Hi5 Studios. The channels that are a part of this network are Matthias, Battle Universe!, Get Good Gaming, Team Edge, Team Edge Gaming, REKT, Matt & Amanda, Fail Time! Hi5 Studios, MatthiasVlogs.
A Description Of The Channels
Dope or Nope (Previously Matthias)
The Dope or Nope channel is a comedy unboxing channel. The types of videos he does are Strange Amazon / Chinese / Walmart / Target / Toys "R" Us Products and more. The channel consists of Matthias reviewing products comedically. Each video he will have a person in the 'fire seat' who have bought the products and tests them if they are harmless projectile weapons. The producer of the channel is Dave, also known as 'Dave The Ghost'. Although this has changed now the channel name change from Matthias to Dope or Nope and now there is 3 people on camera reviewing products deciding whether they are Dope or Nope.
Battle Universe! (previously Hi5 Universe)
Battle Universe is a channel where they do all sorts of crazy Nerf and weapon challenges. The main people are Matthias, Bryan, J-Fred, Sam, Mariah, Gunner, Connor, Tanner, CJ and Paul. CJ is the producer of the channel. (Josh is the Producer and James is the Creative Director.)
Get Good Gaming (previously Googly Eyes, it's wateVR)
Get Good Gaming is a channel where Matthias, Paul, Tanner and Connor sit at a desk and play four player LAN games. This channel has been rebranded many times. It used to be a mixed reality channel called Googly Eyes. The producers of the channel are Paul and Connor.
Team Edge is a channel where Bryan, J-Fred and Bobby compete in fun challenges. The producer is Bobby.
Fail Time (previously Team Edge Gaming)
Team Edge Gaming was a channel where different people from all the Hi-5 channels played 2 player games against each other. They sat in front of a green wall where you could see the games behind them. They also set challenges in every video for every time they lost. The producer of the channel was Connor. Team Edge Gaming has now been cancelled and was officially ended on the 7th of December and has now been rebranded as Fail Time!
Fail Time is a channel where Matthias and the rest of the Hi-5 crew bring back old content that used to be on the Matthias channel such as Reading Your Comments, #ASKMATT and Photoshop Fails!. It was meant to launch in 2017 but was post-poned to early 2018, as the crew were focusing on getting Googly Eyes rebranded and launching REKT. While the original intention was for Fail Time! to launch as it's own seperate channel, Matthias decided to rebrand the Team Edge Gaming channel after it's closure. The first video on the channel as Fail Time! was uploaded on 24 April 2018. The channel uploads multiple times a week. The producer of the channel is Ashley Devan
REKT is a channel where Tanner, Gunner, Woods and Mariah (with occasionaly a guest replacing one of them) destroy things with crazy weapons. They have an awesome looking custom built set as well. The producer is Tanner and the creative director is Gunner.
MatthiasVlogs is a channel where Matthias vlogs his work life and some BTS. It was hyprshade, a live gaming channel but that was cancelled most likely because of Get Good Gaming and all the videos were deleted. It was then rebranded a 'm' but he later changed it to MatthiasVlogs.
The Matt & Amanda channel is not currently active because they decided to take a break and stop documenting their life. They used to post vlogs and for a short period of time challenges. Gunner was the producer but has now moved on to REKT.
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