I wrote to Matt and he wrote back and I wrote back and eventually he sent me a DVD of the final project which trillian_stars and I watched on the big screen last night. I ... beyond impressed.
Matt's true gift I think is not his astounding skills as an animator, there are lots of great animators, the thing I think is most unique is his ability to take the incredible energy created by such a tragedy and say "This will not destroy me, this will not cripple me, this will not defeat me, I will take this energy and turn it in a positive direction, I will make something from this destruction and I will be better for it." That's the rare thing.
I give you Matt Faust.