Matthew Fredrick (born: September 20, 1988YouTuber best known for his series DOPE or NOPE, where he and his office mates review products comedically. He participated in and won Internet Icon Season 2. He is also the founder of Team Edge.), better known online as Matthias, is American
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. In November 2019, their son, Atticus, was born.
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
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 with Michael and Tanner co-hosting with him. The producer of the channel is Dave, also known as 'Dave The Ghost'.
Battle Universe! (cancelled)
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. On June 1, 2020, Battle Universe was cancelled. It will not relaunch after the coronavirus pandemic as in June 2020, the video officially said that Battle Universe is not coming back, but it is currently cancelled because of the need of close contact with others.
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, Bobby (and sometimes Matthias) compete in fun challenges. The producer is Bobby. Team Edge 'outgrew' Hi5 studios and now have their own office space.
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 postponed to early 2018, as the crew was focusing on getting Googly Eyes rebranded and launching REKT. While the original intention was for Fail Time! to launch as its own separate 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. On April 6 2019, Matthias in the video "The Day I Started Vlogging Again" on Matthias 2 confirmed that Fail Time was cut because "it wasnt serving the purpose we were hoping it would serve".
REKT is a channel where Tanner, Gunner, Woods, and Mariah (with occasionally 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. On June 17, 2019, REKT ended because the main cast member Gunner wanted to start a new chapter of his life as he left Hi5 studios and moved back to Las Vegas.
Matthias (previously called MatthiasVlogs) is a channel where Matthias vlogs his work life and some BTS. It was hypershade, a live gaming channel but that was canceled most likely because of Get Good Gaming and all the videos were deleted. It was then rebranded as 'm' but he later changed it to MatthiasVlogs, and most recently 'Matthias'.
AskMatthias (previously called 'The Exec') is a potentially obsolete channel, with no uploads since June 2019. It contains vlogs and BTS of Hi5 studios, but that content has since moved to his 'Matthias' channel.
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 before moving on to REKT, before leaving Hi5 studios completely and moving to Las Vegas with his girlfriend.
- 1 million subscribers: February 9, 2016.
- 2 million subscribers: January 8, 2017.
- 3 million subscribers: May 29, 2017.
- 4 million subscribers: August 25, 2017.
- 5 million subscribers: March 11, 2018.
- 6 million subscribers: October 21, 2018.
- 7 million subscribers: 2019
Video View Milestones
- 1 billion views: March 2, 2018.
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