Available to us there are two different types of Apple Macs, during our preliminary task we used the older model which we struggled with as software such as Imovie was out-dated. Therefore when it came to our final AS piece we decided to use the more recent model of Apple Macs, this had a more understandable version of Imovie and as a group we found it more user friendly.
After filming the first part of our final AS piece we decided to experiment with the Mac to learn what was available to us. During this we discovered the stabilizing tool which had a huge effect on some shots such as the establishing shot and the tracking shot where it follows the boys feet. We also learnt to correct blurred shots which was also very helpful.
The camera and tripod were essential during production. We decided to not borrow a camera and use our own Cannon as it allowed us to have total control of it and use it when and where we wanted too. The tripod allowed us to learn to do steady tracking shots. We also learnt that the adjustable legs allowed us to make the camera flat on uneven ground which was really helpful.