PHOTO TO VIDEO AND BACK AGAIN
They say in order to shoot better video, focus on photography. Photography is invaluable in terms of visualizing the shot you want to get. Recently, I have noticed there is greater demand and pull for photographers who can also shoot video. The key is to remember the photographic fundamentals on which strong video content is built.
I am comfortable editing in Final Cut or Adobe Premiere, but lately, I have been leaning towards Premiere due to the Dynamic Link workflow in the Adobe Suite. It is not uncommon to begin editing a project, then switch over to After Effects to do motion graphics and then switch over to Adobe Audition for sound design before putting it all back together and rendering the final deliverable in Premiere.
I've had the privilege of working as a DP and/or Director on both long and short live-action films, and I would often use the RED ONE Camera, depending on the project. DSLR cameras such a Canon 7D or even Go Pro often come in handy as well.
Green screening offers the potential to create amazing content with impressive effects. The most important thing to focus on (no pun intended) is the lighting. You must have proper lighting to avoid doing multiple chroma keys. Even the best camera and editing program won't fix bad lighting.
PHOTOGRAPHY & PHOTOSHOP
As a Photoshop instructor, I enjoy teaching my students unique and creative ways to utilize the software and stretch their photography skills.