Nick is a video artist based in Toronto Canada. He has developed a unique brand of VFX comedy, combining video remix and animation techniques to create surreal and often absurd videos. Nick honed his skills working as a writer and bit creator for Conan O’Brien producing and remixing popular culture segments for the show. His groundbreaking short film “The Chickening” (a poultry-infused remix of Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining”) graced the screens of TIFF and Sundance. Nick’s unmistakable style has found a home in many productions. He has directed and produced ads for Old Spice and KFC, music videos and tour visuals for deadmau5 & Flying Lotus, countless TV shows, films, web and VR projects. Nick has carved out a career through remixing and repurposing existing footage to produce new and sometimes ridiculous creations.
As the creator of the videos for Summer Universiade, the Golden Melody Awards and the Golden Pin Award, Liu’s visual excellence and original Asian perspective have attracted global attention. Under his leadership, Bito won two ADC awards. In recent years, Liu has worked on multidisciplinary experiments and hopes to redefine the relationship between motion design and humans.
Works on many television programs including "Downtown DX," "M-1 Gran Prix," "Urasawa Naoki no Manpen", "Ah!! to Sakebu Art Ah!!rt," and the NHK Educational TV children's program, "Shakin!" In the past has worked on "Downtown no Gottsu Ee Kanji," "Itouke no Shokutaku," "Takeshi no Banbutsu Souseiki," "EX Terebi," and more. As an author has written "Kotoba Ehon Ashita no Karuta," "Kuramoto Mitsuru no Cho Kokugo Jiten," and "Warairon 24 Jikan wo Omoroshiku Suru."
映像作家 ・ 映像ディレクター
「アノ手コノ手な幅広い制作手法」と「斜め上のひらめき」を掛け合わせながら、POPさが通底した作品を制作。近年はピクセルアートを用いた映像演出を得意としている。MV、広告といった商業映像制作を中心に活動。近作に、サザンオールスターズ「戦う戦士たちへ愛を込めて」MV（第22回文化庁メディア芸術祭審査員推薦作品）、YUKI「やたらとシンクロニシティ」MV、UNIQLO「UT × STREET FIGHTER」AD。オリジナル作では「アホな走り集」（第15回文化庁メディア芸術祭審査員推薦作品）が有名。清水イアンと環境問題専門のクリエイティブチーム「NEWW」を主催。