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.

Songs You Shouldn’t Play On Hospital Radio

Something that most people don’t think about when listening to the Radio, but being responsible for adding new music to a Hospital Radio’s automated play-out system – you get to realise how risqué some songs can be perceived when played in a hospital context. I have listed a few songs which I have come across at Radio Enfield, and decided that their… Read more →

The Xtra Factor

Programming and operating the intelligent lighting for The Xtra Factor Live 2016. I was filling in on a few dates for Alex Mildenhall, using his MA2. The LD for the show was Nick Collier.   Read more →

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 →