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Moments Captured - a Vermont wedding video freeze frame

Posted by Marion Abrams on Monday, June 4, 2012,
A beautiful moment in todays wedding film freeze frame.  Have you seen a sweeter flower girl and ring bearer?



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Someone's wedding video is on it's way!

Posted by Marion Abrams on Wednesday, March 21, 2012,

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Life affirming wedding dance montage

Posted by Marion Abrams on Tuesday, March 13, 2012,

"The meaning of life is right HERE," says the father of the groom. And EVERYONE dances.
In this special dancing highlights reel watch the wedding day unfold in less that 3 minutes -  two of those minutes are dancing!
 
THIS is why we love making fine cinematic wedding videos.  

 
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Fine Wedding Films

Posted by Marion Abrams on Thursday, March 8, 2012,
Whether you call them wedding videos, wedding films, or documentaries - we take real life and capture it from the most beautiful angle.  We call our wedding videos Fine Wedding Films because of the time and attention we put into each one.  We've created a new web site to showcase the best of our work called FineWeddingFilms.com

We've grouped wedding videos by locations and by wedding planners.  We also have a special section of video portraits of wedding photographers, and a section of the sit...
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Winter Wedding Style Shoot - Behind the scenes video

Posted by Marion Abrams on Tuesday, February 7, 2012,
Have you ever wondered what goes into those gorgeous wedding style spreads you see in magazines?  Last weekend I joined a group of wedding industry leaders designing a a winter inspired wedding style shoot. 

Not only is this a working weekend for us all, but it's a chance to flex creative muscles, try new things, and collaborate in new ways.  All this helps us provide better services to the couples we serve.



Coordination - JCF Events
Photography - Candace Jeffery Photography
Video - Tweed Rive...
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Winter Wedding Style Shoot - staying creative

Posted by Marion Abrams on Monday, February 6, 2012,


I had the opportunity to see creative collaboration between wedding professionals at it's best this weekend.  I can't wait to start editing the behind the scenes videos.
 
Candace Jeffery Photography
Tweed River Video (behind the scenes video)
JCF Events (event coordination, designer and florals)
Lamothe’s Sugar House
Parrott Design Studio (custom designed invitation)
Go Against the Grain (dessert station and favor tags, etc.)
Deanna Nickel (hair & makeup)
Vatne Designs (brooches and jewelry)
Cook...

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How to get the BEST video of your wedding

Posted by Marion Abrams on Thursday, May 5, 2011,


STEP 1 - Love the video!
It can be easy to get so caught up in budgets, schedules and availability that you forget to see if you actually like the work of your vendors.  So step one, look at samples and make sure you choose someone whose work clicks for you. Most videographers have samples on line, so this is much easier than it was just a few years ago.  Think about how the video makes you feel when you watch it, and how you want to feel 1 year, 2 years or 10 years from now when you...

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Collaboration

Posted by Marion Abrams on Friday, April 15, 2011,
The best work always comes from working as a team.  Blending my ideas with my client's vision.

This week I helped photographer Barrie Fisher create a :45 second web video to showcase her work and personality.  If it;s successful, it will leave you wanting to see more of her photos and get to know her better.


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Behind the scenes at Prepare to Wed's Vermont photo shoot

Posted by Marion Abrams on Tuesday, March 22, 2011,

March 22nd was another snowy day in what has been a very snowy winter in Vermont.  But inside the Inn at the Round Barn Farm it was warm and colorful as an amazing array of wedding professionals gathered for a Prepare to Wed photo shoot.  Here is just a tiny taste of what went on.  

 

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Beautiful sight - a mom Yak

Posted by Marion Abrams on Wednesday, March 16, 2011,
Last week I was working on a commercial videography job.  My task was to collect some winter scenes in one of the valleys along the Green Mountains.  We stopped in at a Yak farm, and there was this amazing sight. This powerful mama Yak was steaming in the warm spring sunshine, while icicles hung from her face.

Just one of the reasons I love living here, and shooting video here.

 
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Small Town Life

Posted by Marion Abrams on Wednesday, March 2, 2011,
One of the reasons I choose to live in my tiny (population about 400) town of Pittsfield Vermont nestled in the Green Mountains is that I get to know most of my neighbors.  One place we all gather every year is Town meeting.  I took a couple of snapshots with a pocket camera this year.

 
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Better wedding videos for LGBT couples

Posted by Marion Abrams on Tuesday, February 8, 2011,
I've always believed that love is love, and been thrilled to work with any couple who wants to capture the details and emotions of a special day.  And while love IS love, it turns out I had more to learn about providing the best possible service to gay couples.

A few days ago I headed to the Vermont Wedding Parlor to hear Bernadette Coveney Smith from 14 Stories talk with a group of Vermont wedding professionals about planning gay weddings.  We learned about some of the new traditions same sex...
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Art inspires Art

Posted by Marion Abrams on Monday, January 31, 2011,
One of the reasons I love filming weddings in Vermont is that the locations are always so beautiful.  Art inspires art.  And beauty inspires beauty.  Beautiful locations inspire me to make my work beautiful, warm interesting people inspire me to make my films warm and interesting.  

Last summer I had the opportunity to create a profile of Vermont glass blowing artist Simon Pearce.  This is a still from that video.



You can see the complete Simon Pearce video at our "Vermont Spotlight" site, and ...
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Inspiration - 2nd Installment

Posted by Marion Abrams on Monday, December 13, 2010,
I've posted a short clip that talks about the photography of Richard Avedon.  Certainly he's quite controversial, but that's not the reason I've posted it here.  In an effort to keep my work fresh, I like to hear what photographers and film makers think about when they work.   Can you capture a person's essence in an image?  Is that better done by capturing reality?  Or by creating an image?  Can you make captured moments beautiful?  One thing it seems the best photographers all share is a lo...
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Inspiration - 1st installment

Posted by Marion Abrams on Friday, December 3, 2010,
How do you keep your work fresh?  As a wedding filmmaker / videographer the joy I take in making films can effect the experience couples have on their wedding day.  It also effects the final video I deliver to them.  One way that I stay inspired is to continue to learn and improve my work.  WIth that in mind, I thought I would try to share some of the inspiration I find on line.  

Today a behind the scenes video of Annie Leibovitz shooting for Vogue. 

(I first saw this video on the pixsylated b...

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Capturing Love - making a wedding video

Posted by Marion Abrams on Friday, December 3, 2010,
There are many ways to "capture" love.  It's what I'm hired to do as wedding videographer or filmer.  It's what wedding photographers do on every job. 

My niece was married this summer and wrote for A Practical Wedding about the thought and compromise that made her wedding so personal and so meaningful.  I had the privilege of creating a video for her, and attempting to capture the feelings of love expressed not only between her and and her husband, but among the whole community of friends and...

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A fall wedding snapshot on Super 8 film

Posted by Marion Abrams on Thursday, November 18, 2010,

The groom is a film maker who knew just what he wanted.  He asked us to shoot just a few moments in Super 8 Film that he would use along with video shot by Open Eye Media of New York to create the final video.

It was a treat to shoot Super 8 Film and create a dreamy home movie feel.  Here is one minute of the footage we captured.

Location: The Inn at the Round Barn
Film: Tweed River Video
Video: Open Eye Media
Photography: vraiphoto (read her blog post)
Flowers: Floral Artistry (read her blog post)...
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A Fall Vermont Wedding

Posted by Marion Abrams on Sunday, November 7, 2010,
It's great when a day goes smoothly.  This was one of those weddings and one of those edits where things just fell into place.  It's even better when the couple love the video as much as I do: 

"The video is AMAZING. Beyond anything I thought it would be. I held it together through the whole wedding day and of course the video made me cry!! I tried so hard to soak up everything on our day but I am so happy that we will have this forever to watch when the memories aren’t quite so fresh and yo...
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The power of video

Posted by Marion Abrams on Monday, November 1, 2010,
I just finished editing this wedding for a couple that were married in August at Pittsfield Vermont's beautiful Riverside Farm.  Watch this 3 minute preview, the last shot is of the bride walking down the aisle hand in hand with her father toward her new life.  This short piece of video (about :10 seconds of the brides walk) conveys the anticipation, nervousness, fatherly love, and joy like no other medium can.

Enjoy.

 

Location: Riverside Farm
Photographer Sabin Gratz
Florist: A School House G...

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Planning a Vermont wedding?

Posted by Marion Abrams on Tuesday, October 26, 2010,
The Vermont Wedding affair is coming up.  This event, put together by Well Wed's "Vermont Vows" magazine is not like any other wedding show.  Have a look at this :30 second video from last year's event and you'll see what I mean.


 

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Beautiful Vermont

Posted by Marion Abrams on Friday, October 15, 2010,
I just bought a fantastic new camera.  It shoots all the flavors of full HD video, and will allow me to make beautiful pictures.  I'm pretty excited.  On my way to a shoot last week, I pulled off route 100 in Killington (about 10 minutes from my home) to shoot these tests with the new camera.  I wish I and the camera could take credit, but nature pulled off this miracle.

Enjoy :30 seconds of fall foliage over a lovely pond in Vermont.

 
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Christine & Tim's Vermont Wedding

Posted by Marion Abrams on Thursday, October 7, 2010,
What the bride said:

"Tweed River Video captured our day perfectly. We loved working with their team and couldn't have been happier! To all you brides out there who are considering not doing a video, do a video with Tweed River Video, they truly capture the feeling and essence of your day which photography just can not do! Thank you for letting me re live our wedding every day!"



 

 

This couple was such a pleasure to work with.  They were enjoying the heck out of the day, and so were natural an...
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My Niece's Wedding

Posted by Marion Abrams on Thursday, September 23, 2010,
 


 I had the pleasure of making a video of my niece's wedding last week.  She had a beautiful, small ceremony with just immediate family.  I edited the video and she screened it at the Saturday night party.

Of course it was a pleasure because I had the chance to spend time with family.  But here are some of the other things I think she did right:
 

-  She and Eric asked "why" with each decision they made to make sure they were adding meaning, not just work.
 
- They kept me informed (for example - ...
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Who are you anyway?

Posted by Marion Abrams on Friday, August 27, 2010,
I'm not super comfortable with putting my face all over this web site, but I accept that for couples to make an informed choice about me and the services I provide you want to know more about me.  So in the interest of getting to know one another, here is a profile Picabo Street's television show "Women of Winter" produced on me.  It's only about 3 minutes long, and touches mostly on the themes of her show, women and skiing.  I hope it helps you feel a bit more comfortable          
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Something Different

Posted by Marion Abrams on Thursday, July 29, 2010,
Living in Vermont, I get to be a bit of a video jack of all trades.  I shoot weddings, educational videos, corporate videos, broadcast videos, and one of my favorites -  action sports.  This month I shot Pittsfield Vermont's "Death Race" for Outside TV.  I had a crew of 5 and we endured our own "Death Race" adventure in woods, rivers, mud and rain ... and we loved it!

Yesterday I had the chance to shoot the high ropes course at Eliteam Camps near Sugarbush.  Having a wedding in a unique outdoo...
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:30 seconds with a wedding photographer

Posted by Marion Abrams on Wednesday, April 28, 2010,
Do you think you can get a sense of someone's personality in :30 seconds?  You won't get to know everything a bout them, but I think you get a sense of who they are. 

Here is the second in my series of :30 second photographer profiles.  This one follows dynamic photographer J.P. Elario as he shoots for Well Wed's Vermont Vows Magazine.  We spent the day shooting gowns for the Spring / Summer issue at the Tundbridge World's fair.  If you search back to my first blog post, you can watch Barrie ...
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Emmy nominated .... no, really.

Posted by Marion Abrams on Monday, April 26, 2010,
I'm thrilled to begin this spring  with a new weapon in my battle against the stereotype of the cheesy wedding video.  I take only a limited number of wedding projects each summer so that I can remain fresh, attentive and enthusiastic with each couple, the rest of the time I work on other broadcast and corporate projects.  This spring my videography and editing work on one of those (Vermont Spotlight) was nominated for the New England Emmy awards.



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NOT unique NOT special day!

Posted by Marion Abrams on Thursday, April 15, 2010,
Ok, I'm trying something bold today.  I'm doing my best to remove the words "unique" and "special day" from my web site completely.  Yes, of course each wedding is unique, every human is unique and so is each snowflake.  And I certainly believe a wedding is a truly special day.  I've been married for 10 years and it transformed my life!

Here's my point.  I'm determined that couples should be able to be themselves, truly.  To make their wedding day a celebration of who they are as a couple and ...
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About Me


I studied painting at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and Film at NYU, then started a career in documentary filmmaking in New York City. I soon realized the city life was not for me. After time in Aspen and in Rockport Maine I came to Vermont for a seasonal television job in the ski industry and never left. I have run my own video production business, Madmotion, llc., since 1996. I started Tweed River Video specifically for wedding video work in 2003. In addition to weddings I continue to work in documentary, commercial and sports video production and design.

 



 

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