Shish Aikat is Global Head of Training-VFX at DNEG. He was previously the Head of Global Learning for Tau Films, and the former Head of Global Learning at Rhythm & Hues (R&H) Studios. At R&H, he led the deployment of global learning systems and initiatives for the studio's operations in the U.S., Canada, India, Malaysia, and Taiwan. During that time, he also co-founded Rhythm & Hues University (RHU) to create and foster a global learning ecosystem for R&H. Shish is a Co-Founder of JHI, established in 2014 to promote training and education relating to the art and science of entertainment.
In addition, he was the Vice Principal of Exceptional Minds, a vocational academy/studio in animation and VFX for young adults on the autism spectrum, and a technical communicator for systems/engineering design in both the Los Angeles area and in Silicon Valley.
Shish received his M.F.A. from the Division of Animation and Digital Arts, School of Cinematic Arts (SCA), University of Southern California (USC), and has an M.A. in Communication Management from the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, USC. He received his B.S.in Mechanical Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
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