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God bless newbies!!
But you sound more like a person wanting video shot and not a newbie wanting to do the shooting. X-D
Lighting can make or break your production so please keep that in mind.
Even natural lighting has to be thought out to get the best images.
Many people have used two different types of cameras in production but you’ll never know it with good editing and good lighting.
Your idea about using a film student is not bad because they will/should have some basic skills that will only work in your favor.
If you are going to have someone else shoot your video just look at some of their work first and communicate what you want/need up front. That will save much time and money in the long run.
Oh, did I tell you that lighting is important? 8)