NOVA’s Brad Leask named World’s Best Imager
In a thrilling showdown at the sixth annual Iron Imager competition, NOVA Entertainment’s imaging producer Brad Leask captured the title of World’s Best Imager, beating out Triple M’s Sideshow Mike Anderson.
Aussies Leask and Anderson demonstrated their world-class imaging skills by producing a cash giveaway promo for a format unannounced until the day of the live competition.
This year’s format was Rhythmic CHR. The pair were given 60 minutes to create their promo using hand-picked elements from several of radio imaging company Benztown’s 23 production libraries.
“It was an honour competing against Sidey,” Leask said after his victory over last year’s champion. “He is a great guy and we had so much fun together. A massive thanks to the Benztown team for having me out in LA and for shining a light on imaging people all over the world.”
Dave “Chachi” Denes, Benztown president said, “I often think to myself and hear others say that we don’t see a lot of millennials interested in working in our medium. At just 23 Brad has proven that not only is Gen Y interested, they’ve got some incredible chops!”
The competition was held at the Worldwide Radio Summit at the West Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles.