Sam Seal Editor CV

Sam Seal

Editor

Contact Details

07973 317238 or e-mail samseal57@hotmail.com

Profile

12 years at the BBC, 35 years as a Broadcast Editor, 5 years West End facilities houses, freelance since 1993. Comprehensive experience of Pop Promos, Sport, Trailers, Children’s TV, Music TV, Comedy and Light Entertainment.

Selected Credits

Record Breakers
(2 series)
Children’s BBC Editor Editor, offline & online
Eureka
(2 series)
Children’s BBC Editor Editor, offline & online
Sketch show about the history of inventions for BBC Children’s TV
Jools Holland’s Happening (Series) Music, stand-up comedy and variety show

 

The Edit Works Editor, offline & online
The precursor to “Later” and the funnest show ever.
Ghost Train
(2 series)
Children’s TSI Video Editor, online
Premier League Football Soccer

(2 seasons)

Sport TSI Video Editor, online.
Every Saturday for two seasons edited a 52′ highlights programme of Premiership action for Chrysalis for foreign distribution with two feature games and a round-up of all the goals from all the other games from the week.
This show was the Premier League’s flagship offering to foreign broadcasters, and was the first step in the journey that eventually led to the entire industry of foreign engagement with the fantastic product that is The Premier League.
European Tour Weekly Sport European Tour Productions Editor, online & grade
Over 900 weekly magazine shows so far. I love golf in particular and sport in general. Sport makes compelling drama and reflects and generates all the great story types.
You often hear sports commentators say “You couldn’t write this!”, but they’re wrong. You could write it – but no-one would believe it.
Gibberish
(40 shows)
Comedy panel show. The Edit Works Editor, offline & online
Get Fresh
(series)
Children’s TSI Video Editor, online
The Cork Jazz Festival
(16 shows)
Music The Edit Works Editor, offline & online
The Last Laugh
(Series)
Stand-up Comedy The Edit Works Editor, online
Red Dwarf Sit-com in space. The Edit Works Editor, offline & online
Tina Turner Music documentary The Edit Works Editor, online

 

Paul McCartney documentary Music Documentary BBC Editor Editor, offline & online
Victoria Wood – Sold Out Comedy The Edit Works Editor, online
Rock Classics
(Series)
Music The Edit Works Editor, online
La Triviata Light Entertainment The Edit Works Editor, online
A network preview show presented by Nick Hancock.
The Bird
(Series)
Children’s C4 Editor, offline & online
A puppet chat show, the host puppet being a computer generated motion capture, but the sets and the guest puppets were real. Much fun matching the host to the set in every single shot. Also finished the sound mix purely in the on-line edit.
Play for Today Drama BBC Editor Editor, offline & online
Equinox Science & Nature TSI Video Editor, online
Xmas Golf Year Review
(’85 & ’86)
Sport BBC Editor Editor, offline & online
Ski Sunday
(series)
Sport BBC Editor Editor, online
PGA Tour Golf
(series)
Sport TSI Video Editor, online
Big in Japan Music BBC Editor Editor, offline & online
50 Years of BBC Natural History Science & Nature BBC Editor Editor, Online, from a cut-on-film offline!
Bruce Springsteen documentary Documentary BBC Editor Editor, offline and online
Horizon Science & Nature BBC Editor Editor, online
QED Science documentary BBC Editor Editor, offline & online – Four separate editions of this excellent science doco strand.
The Video Juke Box Music BBC Editor Editor, online
Hard News News TSI Video Editor, online
Right to Reply Magazine TSI Video Editor, online

I edit exclusively on Avid.
It would be nice to learn Premiere but… I’m busy.  With Avid projects.
All the above credits are there because they’re shows I felt I made some kind of difference to, but in my time I’ve done worker bee work on a load of other famous stuff like Top of The Pops, Blackadder, The Young Ones, Doctor Who, Match of the Day, Sportsnight, Grandstand,  and, one of my faves,  The Hot Shoe Show with Wayne Sleep and Bonnie Langford, which I was the assistant editor for, and which won a  BAFTA award for editing. I’ve also done a lot of pop promo work, mostly in the 90’s when they were all the rage and had serious budgets, but there’s really no accreditation process for pop promos.

Additional Information

Roster of companies worked for includes;
BBC
LWT
CHANNEL 4
IMG
SKY
ESPN
CHRYSALIS
EVOLUTIONS
EUROPEAN TOUR PRODUCTIONS
THE EDIT WORKS
TSI
NFTS
Chelsea TV
Arsenal TV
Tottenham TV
Brechin Productions
Capricorn Productions
Small Back Room Productions

Working with Corporate Clients

As well as working for many Broadcasting  clients,  I’ve completed hundreds of projects that needed to satisfy corporate sensibilities for a multitude of blue chip companies, from Rolex via Mercedes and BMW to Disney.   It’s futile to list them all because their concerns, values and ambitions are almost always the same, as is the craft needed to address them.   They’re just people who have a story they want told, and want it done well.  I find it interesting that the higher up the food chain you are in the corporate world, the more it looks and feels like broadcast work, with a “let’s do the best we can and not insult anyone’s intelligence” vibe to it.

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