Need for lighting in TV

When TV was in its infancy, studio facilities were built so that cameras could film in a controlled lighting environment. For the original Iconoscope tube cameras, that had a low response to light, a lot of light would need to be cast on the subject and set for it to be seen in the way the director would want on… Read more →

Come Sing With Me 2018

Back in China again for a different singing format show on Hunan TV. This time we were asked to provide programming and operation for Come Sing With Me. We were involved with the show in 2017, but this year consisted of more lights and more shows! Working in tandem with Joe Holdman, the other show’s programmer, we completed 12 episodes… Read more →

Singer 2018

Working for Tom Sutherland of DX7 Design, I was asked to programme and operate the lighting for one of China’s biggest TV shows on Hunan TV. Singer 2018 showcases a variety of established singers competing to be crowned in the series finale. This series saw Jessie J take to the stage in Changsha and take the crown. Working in parallel with… Read more →

I Am A Singer

I was asked to fly out to China to light the final two episodes of ‘I Am A Singer’, a Chinese singing contest broadcast on Hunan TV. The Show is watched by over 100 million viewers and is one of China’s biggest shows.   Read more →

The Chase

I was asked by James Ashdown to cover him on Generics for The Chase, an ITV daytime quiz show, for a day. The show was operated from a Compulite Vector Ultra Violet. The show’s LD is Tom Kinane. Read more →

Virtually Famous

I was asked by Alex Mildenhall to cover one date on Virtually Famous, a panel show produced by Freemantle Media for E4. The LD for the show was Gemma O’Sullivan, with Generics Op Marc Nicholson and Vision Controller Dave Roberts. Read more →

Britain’s Got Talent Audition Tour

I was asked by Nick Hansen to cover a few dates on the London leg of the BGT audition tour. Operating on a GrandMA2 Light, I was responsible for all lighting output including media servers and generics. I was working with LD Will Charles, who was stepping in for Tom Sutherland and crew chief Marc Henry. Read more →

Take Me Out – Series 9

A last minute booking when the moving light programmer had to pull out for personal reasons, I was asked if I could over the dates of operating on Take Me Out. Operating LED set elements, podium key and back lighting, moving lights and Hippo outputs – The show was reasonably challenging after not having experienced the show before and only… Read more →

The Voice UK 2017

I was asked by Russell Grubiak to cover him on a number of dates for the blind audition stages of The Voice UK. I was operating Hippo V4 machines to drive the graphics output to set elements using a Compulite Vector Green. I was working with Dave Davey as the LD, Alex Mildenhall who operated moving lights and John Ford… Read more →

Made In Chelsea

Operated on an MA light, I was asked by Tom Kinane to programme lighting for Made In Chelsea’s end of season show. Produced by Monkey Kingdom for E4, the show was recorded live at Under The Bridge in Chelsea. Read more →