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Kiran Bhakta Joshi

Graphics Software Developer

The Walt Disney Company

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The Walt Disney Company

500 S. Buena Vista St.

Burbank, California,91521

United States

Company Description

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and intera...more

Background Information

Employment History

Executive

KuKri Ventures Inc.


Supervisor On the Pre-Production

Vfx


Walt Disney Company


Affiliations

Incessant Rain Studios

Founder


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KIRAN JOSHI
Kiran Joshi, a 17-year veteran of Walt Disney Animation Studios, is the Founder & CEO/ Chairman of IRAS. Prior to IRAS, he was the Head of Digital Production/Visual Effects Supervisor overseeing all technical and creative aspects of various animated films at Disney. He was responsible for creating the film's pipeline and milestones, software development, talent identification and hiring, developing and mentoring technical and artistic staff. Additionally, he was responsible for all aspects of digital production management, visual development, research and development, budget management and film production execution. Joshi began his animation career on "Beauty and the Beast". In this role, he was part of the team responsible for the development of Disney's Computer Animation Production System (CAPS), which allows artists to assemble animation, backgrounds, special effects and computer-animation elements onto the final piece of film. His other credits include "Aladdin", "The Lion King", "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", "Atlantis: The Lost Empire". He also led Disney Feature Animation's CG Human Animation initiative with the animation veteran, Glen Keane. He also served as the Vfx supervisor on the pre-production of Snow Queen and Rapunzel.


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Kiran Bhakta Joshi of Incessant Rain Animation Studios
Last Thursdays with Kiran Joshi, Disney Animator, and Animation studio founder


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Last Thursdays with Kiran Joshi, Disney Animator, and Animation studio founder
This is our summary of our last Thursdays series which happens every last Thursday of the English month. Let us know your feedbacks! ----- Mr. Kiran Bhakta Joshi, the founder of Incessant Rain Animation Studios, left his job of 18 years at the Walt Disney Studios at age 46 to create his own studio in Kathmandu. With a background in computer software, Joshi was working as a graphics software developer for Disney. He was in the team that developed the animation system used for "Beauty and the Beast", which went on to be nominated for Best Picture at the 1992 Academy Awards. Leaving an 18 year old job, the post of Head of Production and a team of 250 artists and technologists under him was not easy for Kiran. There were doubts among his friends in Walt Disney if an animation studio in Nepal would deliver the quality and turnaround they were seeking. The year 2007 was the turning point in his life. When he had come to Nepal for the funeral of a relative, his friend Sanjeev Rajbhandari suggested opening a studio in Nepal. He then spent three weeks in small animation boutiques and was impressed to see the portfolios of skilled and passionate young artists. He met a 19 year old boy who showed his portfolio and said that his passion was animation but due to pressure from his parents, he had been studying management. He asked Kiran for help, so realizing the level of this boy's passion, he decided it was time to open an animation studio in Nepal. Kiran opines that employees are the most valuable assets of a business. He says that it is very important to coordinate with every individual differently because even a single person with an ego can jeopardize the work process. While working with his employees, the first lesson he learnt was that it is easy to train young people rather than old ones. He feels that young people are very creative, more adaptable and energetic about their work once they are convinced. Since experienced people are more resistant to change, he feels that it is better to have young supervisors and employees in the business. He shares that it is important to make sure the employees are having fun during work but at the same time there should be proper enforcement of discipline. Salaries at his studio are based on the productivity and the quality of the animation that his staffs can create. He even helps his staff to go abroad if they want because he believes those people will gain better knowledge and return back. He admits that hunting for talent is an arduous process and he would love to collaborate with the universities here and start an animation academy to nurture fresh talents inside Nepal. Kiran shares that setting up of a business is easy but execution is difficult. Since he shuttles between Nepal and the US, is it difficult to execute all the ideas due to time constraints. Challenges he is facing now in Nepal include bandhs (strikes) and load-shedding. He also feels that as his company is growing bigger, the fun element is reducing. Even though he doesn't have any marketing person, his personal one to one networks and visits to several networking programs contribute to his business development. He stresses that networking is very important for entrepreneurs and no one should underestimate its power. His focus is on brand building and creating their own intellectual property. He sees bright hope for Nepal as we have cheaper labor force, untapped resources, rich cultures and diversity. His studio's goal is not just to outsource work from USA, but take the rich folk stories of Nepal to the world. He cites the example of "Jungle Book", a story from India that became a famous animation. He finds Nepal rich in tales of Yaks and Yetis and he has successfully used the yaks and the one-horned rhino for the animation advertisements of World Food Program (WFP) and Ace Development Bank respectively. He believes these would help to showcase our local identity.


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Last Thursdays with Kiran Joshi, Disney Animator, and Animation studio founder
This is our summary of our last Thursdays series which happens every last Thursday of the English month. Let us know your feedbacks! ----- Mr. Kiran Bhakta Joshi, the founder of Incessant Rain Animation Studios, left his job of 18 years at the Walt Disney Studios at age 46 to create his own studio in Kathmandu. With a background in computer software, Joshi was working as a graphics software developer for Disney. He was in the team that developed the animation system used for "Beauty and the Beast", which went on to be nominated for Best Picture at the 1992 Academy Awards. Leaving an 18 year old job, the post of Head of Production and a team of 250 artists and technologists under him was not easy for Kiran. There were doubts among his friends in Walt Disney if an animation studio in Nepal would deliver the quality and turnaround they were seeking. The year 2007 was the turning point in his life. When he had come to Nepal for the funeral of a relative, his friend Sanjeev Rajbhandari suggested opening a studio in Nepal. He then spent three weeks in small animation boutiques and was impressed to see the portfolios of skilled and passionate young artists. He met a 19 year old boy who showed his portfolio and said that his passion was animation but due to pressure from his parents, he had been studying management. He asked Kiran for help, so realizing the level of this boy's passion, he decided it was time to open an animation studio in Nepal. Kiran opines that employees are the most valuable assets of a business. He says that it is very important to coordinate with every individual differently because even a single person with an ego can jeopardize the work process. While working with his employees, the first lesson he learnt was that it is easy to train young people rather than old ones. He feels that young people are very creative, more adaptable and energetic about their work once they are convinced. Since experienced people are more resistant to change, he feels that it is better to have young supervisors and employees in the business. He shares that it is important to make sure the employees are having fun during work but at the same time there should be proper enforcement of discipline. Salaries at his studio are based on the productivity and the quality of the animation that his staffs can create. He even helps his staff to go abroad if they want because he believes those people will gain better knowledge and return back. He admits that hunting for talent is an arduous process and he would love to collaborate with the universities here and start an animation academy to nurture fresh talents inside Nepal. Kiran shares that setting up of a business is easy but execution is difficult. Since he shuttles between Nepal and the US, is it difficult to execute all the ideas due to time constraints. Challenges he is facing now in Nepal include bandhs (strikes) and load-shedding. He also feels that as his company is growing bigger, the fun element is reducing. Even though he doesn't have any marketing person, his personal one to one networks and visits to several networking programs contribute to his business development. He stresses that networking is very important for entrepreneurs and no one should underestimate its power. His focus is on brand building and creating their own intellectual property. He sees bright hope for Nepal as we have cheaper labor force, untapped resources, rich cultures and diversity. His studio's goal is not just to outsource work from USA, but take the rich folk stories of Nepal to the world. He cites the example of "Jungle Book", a story from India that became a famous animation. He finds Nepal rich in tales of Yaks and Yetis and he has successfully used the yaks and the one-horned rhino for the animation advertisements of World Food Program (WFP) and Ace Development Bank respectively. He believes these would help to showcase our local identity. One Reply to "Last Thursdays with Kiran Joshi, Disney Animator, and Animation studio founder" I wish Mr. Kiran Joshi much success.


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Week: BB Airways MD - Shisheer Bhatta; American Nepali Entrepreneur - Darshan Rauniya; Nepal Investment Board CEO - Radhesh Pant; FNCCI President - Suraj Vaidya; Prisma Adertising CEO - Ranjit Acharya; Siam Institute of Hair Design and Beauty Care MD - Kamala Shrestha; Incessant Rain Animation Studios CEO - Kiran Joshi; Cafereena Group of Hotels - Kishore Raj Pandey; merojob.com
small classroom between the two giant St. Xavier's and St. Mary's schools some thirty five years ago, or beautician Kamala Shrestha taking classes in Thai, or Kiran Joshi, once head of production for some films at Disney, leaving his job to start Incessant Rain, an animation company based in Nepal, they all took risks to start something on their own. The next moment came from Kiran Joshi as he read presumably an excerpt from his daughter's essay. She describes the transition from being Disney's "princess" to being disillusioned and unable to understand her father's decision to leave his job to work in Nepal. But after exploring more, she is proud that her father is taking his time to do something in a country where many who left have not. Joshi is almost overcome, and describes this moment as one of his finest as a parent. He describes what convinced him to work in Nepal and central to this is another kid. Joshi met a young man, a nineteen year old animator, lost and about to sacrifice his dream to study finance to work in a bank. This meeting changed Joshi's mind about Nepal forever, and he was convinced. He took a risk. He wasn't going to let this boy give up.


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