Originally Posted by bluespeed117
Learning about filmmaking/photography is the first step. Getting the camera to apply your practice is the second step.
How old school are you, man? I bought my first camcorder without knowing a single thing about filmmaking, and the skill just developed without ever having opened a book, taken a class, or watched a tutorial about "proper" techniques. I guess some of us are just naturally good at what we do.
IMO, put the book down, pick up a camera, and shoot something.