'Oscar-Worthy' YouTube Snow Video Wows Roger Ebert
Crystalline film show 'extraordinary talent,' gushes critic
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Dec 30, 2010 4:07 AM CST
Updated Dec 30, 2010 6:28 AM CST

(Newser) – One of the gazillions of snow storm videos shot in New York is a crystalline standout that has won praise from none other than Roger Ebert as "Oscar-worthy." Indie cinematographer Jamie Stuart chronicled last week's record storm in his Queen's neighborhood, entitling the short film Idiot With a Tripod in homage to Russian film director Dziga Vertov's 1929 film Man With a Movie Camera. "He knew exactly what he was doing and how to do it," said Ebert. "Any professional will tell you the talent exhibited here is extraordinary." (Click to watch a longer, better-quality version.)