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I would like to know about a career in cinematography.

Cinematography is the discipline of making lighting and camera choices when recording photographic images for the cinema.

Traditionally the term “cinematography” referred to working with motion-picture film emulsion, but it is now largely synonymous with videography and digital video due to the popularity of digital cinematography.

In the film industry, the cinematographer is responsible for the technical aspects of the images (lighting, lens choices, composition, exposure, filtration, film selection).

He/she works closely with the director to ensure that the artistic aesthetics support the director’s vision of how the story is going to be told.

The cinematographer can create the look of different periods in history and change the mood of the film as it is created according to the notes made in the ‘shooting script’.

If you are creative and interested in photography you can choose cinematography as your career.

Many leading film institutes offer programmes in cinematography.

I am doing B.Com. (CA) course. I am interested in finance and computers. What are the career prospects for me after I complete M.Sc. Computational Finance?

Computational finance is a cross-disciplinary field which relies on mathematical finance, numerical methods and computer simulations to make trading, hedging and investment decisions, as well as facilitating the risk management of those decisions.

Utilising various methods, practitioners of computational finance aim to determine precisely the financial risk that certain financial instruments create.

It is widely accepted that along with developments in computing technology, the ‘quantification of finance’ witnessed in recent decades is a major factor which is driving the ever increasing sophistication and globalisation of financial markets trading.

Given the added implications for financial regulation and risk appraisal, it is equally accepted that dedicated computational finance programmes have emerged as the solution to the specialist educational requirements of both financial regulators and the international financial services industry alike.

M.Sc. in Computational Finance is an intensive full-time programme which combines theoretical rigour with practical emphasis on the acquisition of advanced computational finance skills.

Areas where computational finance techniques are employed include: Investment banking, risk management software, corporate strategic planning, securities trading and financial risk management, derivatives trading and risk management, investment management.

I am studying B.Sc. Chemistry. I would like to know about a postgraduate programme in chemical sciences and the career prospects.

Chemical science is the science of matter, the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions.

It covers the following branches of chemistry, materials chemistry, biomaterials, environmental and analytical chemistry, and medicinal chemistry.

Recent developments in the chemical sciences are increasingly directed toward the study of phenomena at the nanoscale: the size range intermediate between individual molecules and macroscopic matter.

The ability to measure, understand and control the properties of matter on these size scales allows us to draw conceptual and practical connections between the sub-microscopic world of atoms and molecules and the macroscopic world with which we interact.

Chemical scientists are increasingly in demand in many industries, including the chemical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, environmental, electronics and aerospace sectors.

JAYAPRAKASH GANDHI

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