MartinBlue

Martin Huntley

Founder, xManaging Director, Former Sound Recordist, Beachgoer

About Martin

Martin begun his career, pestering Slim MacDonnell (underwater cameraman and minicam specialist), whilst in the pub. After three months, he was taken on as a camera assistant and his second day at work, he was harnessed into a light aircraft with the doors off, receiving pictures from an around the world yacht race, off the Canary Islands.

Extensively travelled, there aren’t many places that Martin hasn’t been, from the Amazon Jungle to the Moroccan Desert, New Zealand to the Arctic Circle, Underwater off Borneo to the Mountains of the Moon, Uganda. Or, situations he hasn’t been in, I’m sure he can tell you all about it again and again, (and again).

He has experience across a wide range of technology, from minicams, cameras, sound, underwater filming, secret filming, helicopters, balloons, planes and hazardous environments, as well as running a business. He has now swapped a life of being on the road, and works in the Dog House, or remotely from Spain or Florida alongside Molly, his P.A.

Only an orange belt in Karate, with two years training in Kung Fu and a flare for drinking Guinness, he claims that he “wasn’t there, and you can’t prove anything” when it comes to Cornelius…!

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Only one of these is a lie, I have wing walked, I have sky dived, I have scuba drive, I have flown a helicopter, I have trekked 160km though the jungle.

Personal Profile

I’ve been in the industry for over 25 years, and have worked as camera assistant, sound recordist, cameraman and company director. There’s nothing that I would ask anyone to do that I haven’t done myself, and I’ve done pretty much everything.

I’m trying to take life esier now, spending time in Florida and Spain but I still strive to keep every client happy and whilst not active in the field I’m very much office and home-office based and across every job that comes though the company wherever I am in the world. Retirement still seems a long way away yet and there’s always something still to do!

 

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Broadcast Credits

Programme

Channel

Production

Location

Role

A Grand Day Out 12 Yard ITV 1 Bristol, UK Camera Operator
AA Road Safety Sweet TV Corporate Winchester, UK Camera Operator
Ainsley’s Caribbean Kitchen ITV Blue Marlin Worldwide, Caribbean Camera Assistant
Arundel Festival Starboard Media Corporate Arundel, UK Camera Operator
Avatarland at Abbey Road The Walt Disney Company Worldwide London, UK Jib Operator
Barclaycard MCCP Ltd Live O2 London, UK Camera Operator
Ben Fogle: New lives in the country Renegade Channel 5 Various, UK Camera Assistant
Border Rico Arrow Media Travel Channel Puerto Rico, USA Camera Assistant, Minicam Rigger
Car Hunters Channel 4 / National Geographic Waddel Media Lake Como, Italy Specialist Photography
Channel 4 Races Highflyer Channel 4 London, UK Camera Assistant
Disney at Abbey Road The Walt Disney Company Worldwide London, UK Jib Operator
Disney Junior Idents The Walt Disney Company Disney Junior London, UK Director of Photography
Disney XD Idents The Walt Disney Company Disney XD London, UK Director of Photography
Disney’s ‘Mane Event’ Disney XD Disney UK, London Camera Assistant
Gavin Henson: Human Guinea Pig Dragonfly Bravo London, UK Jib Assistant
Glastonbury Festival Solent Productions Glastonbury TV Glastonbury, UK Camera Operator
Gold Rush Raw TV BBC One Alaska, USA Camera Assistant, DIT
Great British Garden Revival Outline TV BBC Two Various, UK Camera Operator, Editor
Great British Home Movie Roadshow Diverse BBC Two London, UK Camera Assistant, Jib Assistant
Heart & Sole Starboard Media Corporate Portsmouth, UK Camera Operator
Inside the Lords BBC Two BBC Westminster, UK Data Wrangler
James Martin’s Great British Adventure Blue Marlin ITV 1 Various, UK Camera Operator, Assistant
James Martin’s Islands to Highlands Blue Marlin ITV 1 Various, UK Camera Operator, Assistant
James Martin’s Saturday Morning Blue Marlin ITV 1 Winchester, UK Camera Operator, Assistant
James Martin’s American Adventure Blue Marlin ITV 1 USA Camera Operator, Assistant
Leave Us Kids Alone Twenty Twenty BBC Three Haselmere, UK Minicam Rigger
Lords of the Car Hoards Nerd TV Discovery Channel USA Specialist Photography
Penny on Mars Trails Disney Channel Disney UK Director of Photography
Pepper Pig / Paulton’s Park Riff Raff Corporate Southampton, UK Camera Operator, Editor
Plane Crash (Development) Dragonfly National Geographic London, UK Specialist Photography
Points of View BBC One BBC Northern Ireland UK, London Camera Operator
Red Arrows: Inside the bubble BBC Two Archie Productions UK, London Camera Operator
Seven Dwarves The Garden Channel 4 Birmingham, UK Camera Assistant
The Sky at Night BBC Northern Ireland BBC One Various, UK Camera Operator, Assistant
The Worlds Most Expensive Cars Waddell Media Channel 4, Discovery Worldwide, USA Camera Assistant, DIT
Titanic: Southampton Remembers BBC South BBC One Southampton, UK Jimmy Jib Assistant
Ultimate Airport Dubai Arrow Media BBC One Alaska, USA Camera Assistant, DIT
Ultimate Strongman Channel 5 FryFIlm UK, Southampton Jimmy Jib Operator

Great Leadership

Guiness lover

Can fix anything

Beachgoer

Employment

  • Mad Dogs Television Ltd
    Company Founder / Director
  • MP Group California
    Freelance Sound Recordist
  • Eyewitness Hazardous Facilities
    Camera Assistant / Underwater Cameraman

Additional Skills & Interests

  • Highly Technically Minded
  • Worldwide Travel Experience
  • Over 25 Years of Industry Experience
  • Keen Gardener

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