Inspiration: “Idiot With a Tripod”
Here’s a video that’s been making the rounds the past few days. A filmmaker named Jamie Stuart put together a short film that he shot during last weekend’s blizzard. It’s called “Idiot With a Tripod” in homage to Dziga Vertov’s “Man With a Movie Camera”, a city symphony from 1929.
The film was shot on (surprise!) a Canon 7D. It’s pretty remarkable how Stuart was able to get such great images and turn around a quality video so quickly. Yet another testament to DSLR filmmaking.
One of the big stories around the clip is how Roger Ebert said it deserves an Oscar for best live-action short subject. I don’t know about that, but it’s definitely worth a view. Anyone else find it interesting that Stuart chose to score it with a piece of music Trent Reznor wrote for the Social Network?