Remember its all about the story.
How to tell the story. And the tools you use to tell it.
Editing, lighting, special effects and sound (are the tools used to tell your story.)
Remember: story, story, story.
A good entry level camera to start filming with by Tom Antos.
(Note: The Sony Nex-5 is discontinued, Sony a6000 is its replacement, I have one and I love it.)
Tom Antos again, explaining framing, coloring.
101 Exposure and Lighting Effects:
Andrew Devis of creative cow using premiere pro to relight scenes in your movie clips.
Another great trainer is Maxim Jago of Lynda.com for premiere pro (this would require a monthly subscription to access the lessons)
Post production work might be required and using tools like adobe after effects becomes a must. Evan Abrams is a great help to get you started.
For budding filmmakers
I know I am missing a ton of other resources, but this is just off the cuff to help you get started.