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 →

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 →

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 →

Celebrity Big Brother UK vs. USA

I have been asked once again to fill in some dates operating the Hippo media server for the Celebrity Big Brother live shows. These days are particularly useful to me, as it allows me time to sit down and play around with both the Compulite Vector operating system as well as getting hands on with the Hippo media server. Read more →