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Jamie Stuart’s ‘Idiot with a Tripod’

Posted by Kristopher Tapley · 10:38 am · December 29th, 2010

Roger Ebert seems to think this short film from camera wiz Jamie Stuart (of The Mutiny Company) deserves an Oscar.  I’ll stick to simply admiring the Vertov homage of it all without having to use the “O” word to qualify it, and the memories it’ll conjure of this holiday season (as I’ve been from North Carolina through the I-77 corridor to Ohio and back this week and have seen plenty of ivory-doused scenery as of late).  Great use of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’s “Painted Sun in Abstract” from “The Social Network,” by the way.




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  • 1 12-29-2010 at 12:01 pm

    Jacob S. said...

    I really liked the shot with the light changing at around 1:50.

  • 2 12-30-2010 at 11:17 am

    Bernadette Salem said...

    Breathtaking film, a glimpse into heaven.

  • 3 1-02-2011 at 9:38 pm

    SteveB said...

    Nice film. I too shot a 2min short film in the UK when the snow fell incredibly hard last month. I also turned the film around in 24 hours.

    But it isn’t in NY, but just a little fishing town in East Yorkshire (UK). I filmed it on a 5 year old Sony Z1 camera, and edited it on an equally as old Final Cut Pro system.

    I just wish that someone would discover my films and make them explode on the net like this film. I don’t wish to blow my own trumpet, but I believe my film could be good enough! : ) …did I mention I’ve been unemployed for 18 months? lol

    I would appreciate any support and interest you have in viewing ‘Let it Snow’: http://vimeo.com/17217630
    Best,
    Steve