"An Idiot with a Tripod" was filmed during the New York City snowstorm of Dec. 26 by Jamie Stuart. He grabbed his camera and set it atop a tripod capturing eerie scenes of a buzzing city silenced by Mother Nature. It should be to win the Oscar for best live action short film. This is the opinion of Roger Ebert - one of the accredited U.S. film critics - who posted the video on his blog and writes on The Chicago Sun-Times.

"This film deserves to win the Academy Award for best live-action short subject.
(1) Because of its wonderful quality. (2) Because of its role as homage. It is directly inspired by Dziga Vertov's 1929 silent classic "Man With a Movie Camera." (3) Because it represents an almost unbelievable technical proficiency. It was filmed during the New York blizzard of Dec. 26, and Jamie Stuart e-mailed it to me with this time stamp: December 27, 2010 4:18:18 PM CST.

"You can tell from the cinematography he knew exactly what he was doing and how to do it. He held the Vertov film in memory. Stuart must already been thinking of how he would do the edit and sound. Any professional will tell you the talent exhibited here is extraordinary."

Source: Chicago Sun Times

Thanks, Marica, for the tip!

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