A content brand under HTC VIVE, HTC VIVE ORIGINALS is devoted to producing and distributing original XR content. It incorporates core technologies including volumetric capture, blockchain, and XR to explore the development of industries including film, arts,music, and the metaverse. HTC VIVE ORIGINALS’ recent production BEATDAY, a music metaverse ecosystem, aims to enlighten people with the latest technical innovations and initiates a new entertainment experience of Web 3.0 era.
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Liu Szu-ming is the president of HTC VIVE ORIGINALS, and a well-known professional traversing the industries of pop music, film and television, media and virtual reality. In 2019, he directed the VR work INORI which was nominated in the 76th Venice Film Festival, and participated in the joint production of the VR animation Gloomy Eyes which was awarded the Grand Prix at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, and nominated in the 76th Venice Film Festival. In 2018, he produced the VR film 5×1, and invited Hou Hsiao-hsien and Liao Ching-song to act as executive producers. At the 76th Venice Film Festival, two out of five films of the project, O and Only the mountain remains were nominated, and another film, The Making of, was selected for the “Out of Competition/Best Of VR” section. In 2021, he produced and supervised the music production of The Sick Rose, which was nominated in the 78th Venice Film Festival as well. In the same year, he also launched the world’s first music metaverse brand BEATDAY, marking a start of entertainment experience in the metaverse era. In 2022, BEATDAY and The Sick Rose were both selected into the XR Experience Spotlight program of SXSW Film Festival in Texas, U.S.
Liu Szu-ming’s experience in pop music songwriting and production includes writing a great number of chart hits, such as Wakin Chau’s Friends and A-Mei’s Can’t Cry, as well as album production for numerous artists. During his term at TVBS as the director of the Program Department, Liu Szu-ming has supervised the production of several programs honored by the Golden Bell Awards, including Super Taste and The Way We Were. Other positions he has held include the president of the Original Production Center of Tudou.com, a new media company and online VOD platform in China, and the director of the Story Lab of Sanlih E-Television, in addition to sitting on the jury of the Golden Melody Awards, and that of the Golden Bell Awards for television production.