Thanks to the promo efforts of critic/tweeter Roger Ebert, Jamie Stuart's Idiot with a Tripod New York blizzard short has gone viral; Ebert deemed the film worthy of an Oscar. Inspired by Dziga Vertov's must-see 1929 silent classic Man with a Movie Camera (below), Stuart captured Astoria, Queens during the December blizzard of 2010. TODAYshow.com's Dara Brown interviewed the filmmaker.

Here's the original Quicktime and a 720p version.