Matt’s Latest Dancing Video
By December 2008, with Ron’s View still in its infancy, I had already figured out that my services as poster of the latest internet craze or meme were not needed. If I’d seen the cool video that was making the rounds, you probably had too. Nonetheless, I couldn’t resist a post on Matt Harding’s then-half-year-old video. Now, three-and-a-half years later, I can’t resist again. If you’ve seen the video, just skip this post. If you haven’t, I urge you to.
Better yet, watch all four of his videos in order, so that you can enjoy his ever-expanding vision. For a self-described “deadbeat from Westport, Connecticut who used to think that all he ever wanted to do in life was make and play video games,” and who “was a mediocre student and never went to college,” he sure knows how to combine simplicity, visual impact, and emotional power. This last feature sneaks up and takes you by surprise, though maybe I’m now spoiling that surprise. Well, see if I’m wrong.
Here’s Matt’s 2005 video:
And the 2006 video:
And the 2008 video, the one that prompted my earlier post.
By this point in his career, he had commercial backing and improved video quality.
Finally, the 2012 video is at the top.
But watch the videos first. They’re a treat. I’m restraining myself from saying more so that I don’t impose my inadequate thoughts on you before you watch.