When Taiwanese filmmaker Leon Dai set out to write and direct his new award-winning feature "No Puedo Vivir Sin Ti" ("Cannot Live Without You"), he was looking for a unique way to tell the story of the special relationship between a father and his seven year-old daughter.
Now that vision is clear. Shot in high-definition black and white over two years and edited on a Grass Valley™ EDIUS® real-time nonlinear editing system, the film has won numerous film festival awards and helped Dai prove that high-quality feature production can be done cost-effectively with the right talent and the right tools.
The feature was shot using various standard-definition and HD video camcorders and edited by Dai on his home workstation running EDIUS 5 NLE software. Finished sequences were then output to a hard disk drive as TIFF and AAF files, and finally after audio editing and conforming at Central Pictures Corporation's Dolby Film TV Studio in Taipei, Taiwan-printed to 35 mm film.
The film "Cannot Live Without You," written and directed by Dai, has won many 'best movie' awards at international film festivals, such as the 2009 Taipei Film Festival, Skip City International D-Cinema Festival in Japan, and Durban International Film Festival in South Africa. Recently it won the prestigious 46th Taiwan Golden Horse Awards for best motion picture, best director, and best script.