Virtual Production: Exploring Careers in a New Platform- Shenaz Baksh2024-03-04T14:48:02-08:00

Shenaz Baksh

Shenaz Baksh is the Director of Screen Industry Training Hub, a Toronto based company focusing on creative screen industry workforce development through innovative technology, partnerships and training solutions. Specializing in group training for professional and community industry organizations, companies and educational institutions, our goal is to positively impact and fill gaps in the evolving industry ecosystems. Working across borders, our skilled team with decades of experience, designs and delivers training programs in Film (Analogue and Digital), Television, Virtual Reality, VFX, Animation and Virtual Production (Unreal Engine).

Most recently, we led the Summer 2023 IM4 Media Lab Virtual Production Storytelling Micro-credential, administered by Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver. It was the first Indigenous training program of its kind empowering 24 students across Canada to learn the technology workflow and tools to create short films in Unreal Engine. Annually our team creates, implements and manages 200+ training and community opportunities that impact approximately 1000+ local and international artists. Shenaz’s leadership champions access and skill development for underrepresented communities, fosters organizational growth, and supports economic development in the entertainment sector.