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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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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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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.  

 

Enjoy!


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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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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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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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Do you love Super 8 Film?

Posted by Marion Abrams on Tuesday, May 11, 2010,
We do.  There's just something magical about the look and feel of Super 8 films and old home movies.  We shoot in HD, but now with our new wedding music video package we can offer an old home movie inspired style.  This clip is in color with a look of light streaks like an old home made film discovered in the attic.  We can also create beautiful grainy black and white, color super 8, or grunge music video inspired styles. 

I'd love to talk with you about how we can blend your vision with our ...
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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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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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