On A Basic But Pro-Caliber Set-up: I’d suggest a good SLR, like the Nikon D800 or the Canon 5D Mark III, with a few lenses. You’ll also want something a little more run-and-gun, I call them beer can cameras, like the Panasonic TM900. The other piece of the kit is a sound recording device, I use the on-camera Rode Videomic Pro, which I think is one of the best sounding ones out there right now. You also need some kind of camera stabilization device. I use a carbon fiber tripod with the Manfrotto 701 Fluidhead. But a Gorillapod works well, too.
On Shooting: Anticipate what the elements of your story are. Even if you’re filming a ski trip with friends on your iPhone, the first run with tons of powder is probably when a lot of emotion is going to come out. You’ll want to get wide, medium, and tight shots. Also, I think of texture in my shots, like, what’s the grittiest textural element I can add to this scene. Like now, I’m sitting in an aiport, I might shoot all the bottles of perfume at the duty-free shop.
On Posting and Learning: My greatest source of inspiration is Vimeo. It’s a great community, with a lot of creative storytelling. There’s a video school on the site with lots of tutorials. I never went to film school or anything, I’m entirely self-taught. There’s an answer for everything on the web. You just have to become a search-engine ninja.