Jamie Stuart’s 3 minute short entitled “Idiot with a Tripod”, has the film critic of all critics citing that it should be considered for an Oscar! Roger Ebert himself has made it public that he feels that a video like this, even though it is a YouTube video, should be considered for the traditional film making awards like the Oscars. The film’s premise is the recent blizzard to hit NYC right around Christmas. Jamie basically set up some creative shots that more or less depict the struggles of a town that is experiencing a blizzard and put it to some music.
Honestly, it is pretty damn good! I never thought watching some a-holes in a blizzard could be entertaining, or cause an introspective look at my own life in the snow, but “Idiot with a Tripod” managed to pull it off. Hey, if Ebert says its good, it has to be good right? Take a look below to see Ebert’s reasoning behind his enthusiasm for the film, and to watch “Idiot with a Tripod” for yourself. You’ve been needing some culture from YouTube that doesn’t involve someone getting punched in the balls…
(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.
E.B. “Making you a better geek, one post at a time!”