Brad Leask, Network Imaging Producer, NOVA Entertainment, Melbourne, Australia, has captured the title of World’s Best Imager on Friday, May 5, 2017, winning the high stakes 6th Annual Iron Imager competition at the Worldwide Radio Summit held at the W Hollywood Hotel.
In the Iron Imager competition, Leask and Andersen demonstrated their world-class imaging skills by producing a cash giveaway promo on Thursday, May 4, for a format unannounced until the day of the live competition. This year’s format was Rhythmic CHR. The Iron Imager finalists used hand-picked elements from several of Benztown’s 23 production libraries and an original script created by the Benztown team to create their promo in just 60 minutes.
Judges for 2017 Iron Imager were:
- Ken Charles, Program Director, KNX 1070, Los Angeles, CA
- Cat Thomas, Vice President, CHR, Cumulus Media
- Benztown Imaging Blog Readers
Iron Imager 2017 Champion Brad Leask said: “Wow, what an awesome experience! It was a huge honor competing against Sidey. He is a great guy and we had so much fun together. A massive thanks to the Benztown team for having me out to L.A. and for shining a light on imaging people all over the world. What a crew! Bring on next year.”
2017 Iron Imager Champion Brad Leask has been NOVA Entertainment’s Network Imaging Producer for the past three years. While undertaking an advanced Diploma of Sound Production at RMIT, Brad became part of NOVA Entertainment’s Internship Program. In February 2014, Brad joined that company as an Imaging Producer and within 12 months had developed his skills to take on his current role crafting the imagery for NOVA Entertainment’s Nova and smoothfm networks, Star 104.5 and FIVEaa.