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I'd second that. Learn how to think in shots, and learn some basic editing aesthetics (like eyeline, cutting on the action, and so on) to assemble your shots into a narrative. I shot a great backpacking film using a Canon point-and-shoot. What made the film great was the story I found in my footage. I could have shot it on a cell phone, and it would have been just as good.