video and multimedia




leslie wand was formerly managing director of rush, a tv and video production facility whose clients included: ABC TV, Abbots, ADI, AGL, Alfa Romeo, ASX, Attorney-General's Office, Big Pictures (IMAX), Career Channel, CES, Colliers Jardine, CSI, CSL, DEC, GIO, Institute of Accountants, Institute of Engineers, Lisa Ho, Loram, Macquarie Medical, Masterfoods, Media Associates, Mount Isa Mines, Mount Morgan Mines, Murdoch Media, National Rail, NSW Fire Brigade, NSW Treasury, Norman Swan Communications, Peter Luck Productions, Porsche, Pzifer, REM Theatre, Saab, SBS TV, Silver & Ballard, SmithKline Beecham, TAFE, Thomson Marconi, WorkCover, among many other corporate and independent producers.




well i've basically retired, though not so that i wont take up an interesting challenge or two. if you think your project could do with some help, let's talk...


education: carmel college, oxford, england

completed graduate studies: ba fine arts, city & guilds, london / dip. ed. manchester regional college of art / cert lV in developing and delivering training, newcastle, nsw


producer / director: w@nd, blandford, australia ( 2001 - )

relocated to small farm in upper hunter valley, nsw. established facilities to handle a variety of video, web, and photographic productions. working as independent producer for clients such as, CSIRO, tribal voice, tattoo media, newcastle art gallery, moree regional art gallery, murrurundi shire council, upper hunter tourism, upper hunter councils, tamworth art gallery, global gossip, australian drug law reform foundation, etc., retained as on line editor for career channel. teaching video, multimedia production, and photoshop for various government and local education organizations. local stringer for abc tv and sirecam.

designing, creating and maintaining websites, and producing interactive cd / dvd's for tafe and a diverse variety of businesses, incl; wineries, environmental awareness groups, artists, software developers, etc.


writing - goes nicely with the curtains (a ripping yarn, well worth reading!)

produced and directed:

poetic nature (5 min) promotional for art exhibition - china cultural centrer, sydney
australian stock horse society (25 min) historical doco & (3 hours) archival interviews (post-production only)
3 women went to china (16 min) mini doco - muswellbrook regional gallery
shifting horizons (6 min) promotional for art exhibition - janet clayton gallery
group exchange (6 min) promotional & (12 min) educational - tamworth regional gallery
nst (36 min) nutritional screening tool trainer - nsw health
wanderlust (6 min) promotional for art exhibition - janet clayton gallery
king of the ranges (2 min) promotional for stockmans challenge event
3 women in china - pilot (28 min) part one - travelogue
equilibrium (3 min) promotional for art exhibition - janet clayton gallery
tongues of fire (5 min) artists profile
on paper, to china (14 min) artists mini profiles - janet clayton gallery
sensorial loop (8 min) promotional & (16 min) educational - tamworth regional gallery
circularity (6 min) promotional for art exhibition - janet clayton gallery
confluence (7 min) promotional for environmental project - upper hunter councils
(80 min) 2010 stockmans challenge - dvd feature
land & landscape
(40 min) artist floor talk - tamworth regional gallery
(20 min) introduction to home and community care services - gosford city council
(12 min) mini-documentary - maitland regional art gallery
(6 min) promotional & (12min) educational - tamworth regional gallery
(8 min) gallery application for art exhibition funding
a night (or two) at the opera
(55 min) pilot for proposed documentary
(50 min) documenting major art installation - upper hunter councils
get lost
(6 min) promotional video for upper hunter tourism
(30 min) documentary and hybrid dvd
(65 min) 2005 stockmans challenge - dvd feature
(20 min) documentary and hybrid dvd
(75 min) 2004 stockmans challenge - dvd feature
(3 x 20 min) educational on sustainability - tafe outreach


managing director and senior editor / cameramanrush editing p/l, sydney, australia (2001-90)

conceived, set-up, and managed professional tv and video production / post production facility.

clients included: abc tv, abbots, adi, agl, alfa romeo, amp, asx, attorney-general’s office, big pictures (imax), career channel, colliers jardine, csi, csl, ces, dec, gio, institute of accountants, institute of engineers, lisa ho, loram, macquarie medical, masterfoods, media associates, mount isa mines, mount morgan mines, murdoch media, national rail, nsw fire brigade, nsw treasury, norman swan communications, peter luck productions, porsche, pzifer, readers digest, rem theatre, saab, sbs tv, silver and ballard, smith kline beecham, tafe, thomson marconi, workcover, and many more corporate and independent producers.

projects include (award winning) documentaries, corporate, trainers, shorts, tvc's., etc.,

official beta tester for inscriber software, and drastic technologies ddrs.

HQ magazine article (1991) recounting my israeli army experiences.


technical director, senior editor, in-house cameraman: videosonic international, tel aviv, israel (1989 - 85)

assessing, installing and operation of on line broadcast suites, supervision and training of staff. in house on / off line editor, director and cameraman.

clients included: israeli television, israel defence forces, ibm, coca cola, israeli labour party, scitex, and other international corporations such as banks and multi-nationals.

wrote regular column on art criticism for national newspaper .

taught video production for communications department of tel aviv university. 

editor and camera operatorglobus and golan studios, tel aviv, israel (1985 - 83)

off and on line editing, camera operator in broadcast eng / efp environments.

in house 'stringer' for international networks (bbc, nbc, abc, german and japanese tv, etc.,).

projects included studio production (drama and light entertainment), current affairs and news.


production assistantcannon films, tel aviv, israel (1983-81)

outside broadcast vision mixing, location sound, studio camera operation, and general dogs body.

liaison officer for visiting international film and tv news crews


technical directorkibbutz revvim, negev desert, israel (1981-80)

operated and oversaw all technical aspects of running a 750 seat theatre.

set-up and supervised multi track audio recording studio.


technical directorthe tape plant, manchester, england (1980-77)

established and ran video facilities for audio recording facility


assistant audio engineer and chief tea makerdecca studios, london, england (1970-73)

apprenticed in most aspects of audio recording, (and tea making).



technical and operational video equipment experience

operation and maintenance of sony / ampex / ikegami professional vtr’s, cameras, etc.

extensive linear on and off line editing experience using sony, cmx, ampex and related equipment along with broadcast vision mixers, dve’s, character generators, etc.

non linear experience with various hybrid systems along with media 100, avid, sony vegas, ppro, resolve, etc.,


other stuff

from 1983 to 87, co-owned and directed two art galleries, one specialising in contemporary fine art prints, the other in fine art posters and framing

served in the israeli army (need a tank driver?)

articles and photographs published in a number of magazines on a diverse range of topics, such as; art, photography, video technology and video production, the israeli army, etc.,

written two novels and working on an autobiograhy.

computer literate and familiar with many software packages.

enjoy bush walking, reading, writing, carpentry, and watching good television (you know why it's called a medium? cause it's rare to find anything well-done).