Canon EOS 500D:This is the camera I will be using for the duration of this course; the reason being thatthrough previous experience, I have learnt that this camera will be able to provide both myvideo and images (for my poster and cover) with a quality that is of professional standard.
TRIPOD:In order to ensure that there is no wobbling in my footage, I will be using a tripod asit will allow me to keep my camera in a stable position as well as operate it steadily.
APPLE MAC:In order to create my video I will need to use an Apple Mac. This is because it holds the editingprogramme (Final Cut Express) I need in order to professionally edit my footage. As well as this theApple Mac, conveniently, holds the other programmes I will need to use, hopefully, making theproduction process run smoothly as well as faster. Before I start anything, as I have no experiencewith either an Apple Mac or Final Cut, I will need to get a better idea of how to use them. With thehelp of the Internet as well as experimenting with the Mac I should be able to gain enough knowledgeto start creating my video.
PROGRAMMES:As previously mentioned, the three main programmes I will be using are Final Cut Express, AdobePhotoshop and Adobe InDesign. As I have used both Photoshop and InDesign in the past, as part of myAS studies, I will be building on the skills I already have in order to create products of a highstandard. As mentioned previously, I have never used Final Cut so before I start any proper editing,I plan on scoping out the programme’s tools and their purposes so I that I gain an idea as to whatwill be helpful to me. Again, I will also experiment with the different effects and transitionsFinal Cut has to offer.