I'm Martin Higgins, a multi-skilled lighting freelancer with experience in lighting console, media server operating and vision supervising. I have worked on various TV Productions, most recently Celebrity Big Brother, 8 out of 10 Cats and The X Factor.

View my full résumé here.

As well as working in television, I also volunteer as an engineer for Radio Enfield, a North London Hospital Radio, and am competent in a range of coding languages such as PHP and Ruby.

Please feel free to get in touch.

Naked Attraction – Channel 4

Simply described as ‘A daring new dating series that starts where some good dates might end – naked’. I was asked by Tom Sutherland, the lighting designer, if I could operate the intelligent fixtures for this show. Will Charles was the lighting director for the series, with Marc Nicholson operating the generics desk. This consisted of operating the LED pars… Read more →

The Code – BBC 1

Quiz show hosted by Matt Allwright, with help from expert Lesley-Anne Brewis. Locked in a safe a jackpot prize is building, waiting for a team to crack a three-digit code and take home the cash. I filled in a couple of dates for Oli Lifely / Alex Mildenhall operating the Vector which controlled both the generics and the intelligent lighting… Read more →

Filming With Natural Light – The Revenant

The Revenant, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and with cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki, has made headlines for being a cinema release feature length film that does not rely on the use of artificial lighting. This style of filmmaking has been seen before, when Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg came together to create the Dogma 95 manifesto. The Dogma 95 manifesto uses an avant-garde filmmaking style, where… Read more →

8 Out Of 10 Cats – Channel 4

I was asked to operate the intelligent rig for the ‘8 Out Of 10 Cats’ series 19 Christmas and New Years special. This meant controlling the Hippotiser media server which fed the projected onset screens, and a variety of LED equipment throughout the set. Read more →