I am looking to be able to watch myself film on my MacBook pro through the sony a5000 and was wondering if this was possible and how? Thank you
Every Mac ships with an application called Image Capture. It's in your Applications folder. It tethers to a lot of cameras. Give it a try. Free and it works great.
Tethering your camera is supported by both Sony Camera Remote Control and Capture One Pro but Live View is not.
DigiCamControl http://digicamcontrol.com/ claims to support Live View with your model.
EDIT: Live view is available for free through darktable on macOS. The refresh rate is low and the picture quality is poor but it is a live view nonetheless! For those struggling, sometimes other processes hijack the connection to the camera so I tried killing processes in Activity Monitor and successfully got a connection to darktable.
Live view is provided through gphoto2, which has a list of supported cameras.
At the time of writing this, Sony has updated their software to Imaging Edge. This supports the A5000 (ICLE-5000) but does not provide a live-view option.
Testing with my A5100 it works over USB and does have a nice set of options.
Using the mobile app Sony PlayMemories on my iPhone, I can get live view for the A5100, but the refresh rate is at around 1 Hz.