Idiot with a Tripod

4 Jan

Here’s a high-quality copy of the short that’s been circulating. It’s also known as “Man in a Blizzard,” as it’s been called by Roger Ebert.

Man in a Blizzard, also possibly at one time called Idiot with a Tripod, is Jamie Stuart’s observations during the blizzard that hit New York City. It was filmed on Saturday, edited in almost no time, uploaded to YouTube Sunday, and earned a great review from Roger Ebert.

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.

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