I am a poor highschool student, and lately I have been having the urge to do something creative. With viewing hours of behind the scenes footage and commentaries on my DVDs, I am inspired to use my creativity to make an amatuer movie. My drawback, however, is that I have absolutely no clue about making movies, or the epuipment involved. I mean, I am as beginner as they come. I have never taken any type of film making class, so I couldn't begin to explain anything about cameras, editing, shooting etc, but I hope you guys can help me out. What I really need at this point is a link to a site that will explain to me the basics of camera eqpuipment, and I mean the BASICS. One main thing I want to understand, but at this point in time have zero understanding of, is the different types of movie cameras, and what type can produce what type of movie. I hear things like "35mm", "super 8" and the like thrown around all the time. Are those terms anything I should be looking into? What type of cameras and editing equipment do (poor) first-timers like myself use to make the jump from video of my cat on my dad's camcorder, to legitimate movies? That is where I am at right now, and I hope you guys can inform me. If not from your own knowledge, then perhaps with a link to the information I am looking for. Thanks for any and all info you can provide me.