Graham Seaman Media
Imagine if you will, that you want to launch a book but you’re in the middle of pandemic. So you can’t have an event in the usual way, at a venue with hordes (you hope) of people rocking up to buy copies of the book in question. Well, in 2020, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic when I had my Born Again Swindonian’s guide book to launch on an unsuspecting world, I decided a video would be a good thing..
I wanted this video to showcase the new book and my existing publications. And also me – my brand as Born Again Swindonian – to tell my story. And to achieve this I turned to Graham Seaman Media. I’ll put a link to the fab video he put together at the bottom of this page.
Tell me a story
Many a business owner will tell you that what lies at the heart of marketing is story-telling. And, with years of broadcasting experience behind him, Graham is better placed than most to help you tell your particular story with video. Besides audio and video production, Graham can put his 25 years of BBC production and presentation experience to podcasting/short-form media and voiceover work. He also can offer jolly useful presentation skills training and mentoring – and more.
But there’s more!
You’d think wouldn’t you that all those years of broadcasting experience would be enough to equip Graham for his new (ish) career in videography etc? Yet Graham’s somewhat starry family history indicates that all such activity is built into Graham’s DNA.
Graham’s paternal grandfather’s cousin, was a well-known-in her-day actor by the name of Elsie Randolph. The actor, comedian, stage performer and singer enjoyed some fame back in the 1920s and 1930s, partnering with singer and dancer Jack Buchanan.
A friend of Alfred Hitchcock, she appeared in a couple of his films and corresponded with him until his 1980 death. Graham’s dad recalls being tucked up in bed by Elsie when she babysat him. See –
Anyone of a certain age will remember Sunday Night at the London Palladium and the Tiller Girls. So I’m a wee bit starstruck to learn that Graham’s grandmother worked as a professional dancer. She took part in several West End productions and also served … drum roll … as a Tiller Girl! Though it’s by no means certain that she ever performed at the Palladium.
But the hoofing connections don’t end there. Graham’s mum, Joan, also had twinkle toes and she worked with ballroom dancer Peggy Spencer for a time.
And there’s behind-the-scenes showbiz connections too. One relative, Jack Seaman worked as an electrician in London theatres while another (Percy Seaman), worked at Pinewood studios – occupation unknown.
Then last, but not least, Graham’s dad worked as a projectionist at a few cinemas across London before becoming an industrial photographer for the MOD in the early 50s. A job he did until he retired.
So Graham’s career choice was evidently written in the stars. Both the celestial kind and the showbiz kind!
I’ve surely said enough to convince you that Graham is more than a master of the microphone? And canny with a camera?
But just in case, via the link below from his website, you’ll find the video he made for me. It received hundreds of views across Facebook and YouTube and got lots of super, fab and positive feedback.