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1k goes about… well, nowhere in terms of buying everything you need. I'd advise begging and borrowing and volunteering at this point.
If there is a film festival in your town, use that core group as a means to hookup with folks who need an extra hand on a shoot. Call local production companies and offer to intern. Many churches have video departments, volunteer your time. Save your $1000 and learn on someone elses nickel.