i love this collab and i think it is such a great idea, especially for a site like this with such diverse levels of skill and training - and lots and lots of talent!
i think tutorial videos are a great idea! i also wanted to give some book titles for anyone wanting to read up on anything – especially for anyone who isn’t going to be able to go to film school anytime in the near future!
there are a looooot of books and websites and all sorts of information out there, but there are some that in my opinion are pretty much keystones of some important basics.
you can get these on amazon or otherwise online, or possibly from your local library:
Five C's of Cinematography: Motion Picture Filming Techniques [Joseph V. Mascelli] (in my opinion, this is like the 10 commandments of filmmaking (no offense to anyone!) – but this book gives all the basics on the basics explained in a really comprehensible manner which, in my opinion, once understood, can be expanded on to create pretty much any film).
Pictorial Continuity How to Shoot a Movie Story: [Arthur L. Gaskill, David A. Englander, Irving Levine] (i believe this book is actually now public domain and downloadable for free – it teaches how to actually tell a story through visuals, and describes shot types, their use, etc)
Composition Made Easy: [William Palluth] (while this book is geared towards painting, it actually is really vital for any photographer and cinematographer insofar as the composition and framing of shots)
Art: [L Ron Hubbard] (this is a basic outline of composition, rhythm, stage manners, fine art and illustration, mood lines, etc – really useful for any artist but with a loot of great data for any filmmaker)
i hope these are helpful!