I actually do a lot of video production for my work (I’m a teacher), and I even get to teach it to students. A few things I can think of that might make it easier:
Camera’s used to be a huge cost, but nowadays you can film with a half decent SLR and get phenomenal quality. The last two professional crews that I saw, used SLR’s exclusively, and two cameramen set up iPhone 6s’s to do B roll footage. When I asked them why they were doing this, they told me that for simple B roll stuff you only get to see it for a few seconds on the screen, (as cutaways, flashes) and the iPhone camera is brilliant for this job.
Invest in some decent tripods. They don’t have to cost the earth, but they must not break. If you only intend to take static shots, almost any half decent tripod will do. If you want to move the camera around, then you need to start thinking of video camera tripods that are designed to tilt and pan.
One of the best investments my work made was buying a slider. It looks like a long rod / pipe with a camera mount on it. You can then slide your camera manually or tilt it slightly and have the camera slide slowly glide creating an amazing professional shot.
If you’re place is well lit, then you’re good to go. If not, then some lights and reflectors will be needed, and are easy to set up.
For editing, you’ll have to think about sound and picture. The sound should be easy for you to deal with, as long as you pick up voices clearly and add your own sounds / music in the editing. For editing videos, depending on whether you’re on a Mac or PC, iMovie will let you do an amazing job. I myself have to use Final Cut Pro as we do a lot of multi camera work at the moment. For the PC you can get some really good free software (Lightworks is excellent) and some half decently priced software (Adobe Premier Elements = $100 or so)
When I started out I watched a whole load of Lynda.com videos, which are excellent in showing you how to construct videos.
Here’s a link to a video I made about 4 years ago:
Please don’t judge the sound! I hadn’t yet got into mixing and the whole thing was filmed, and overdubbed in an afternoon. Editing took two more afternoons. All speech was recorded on a Zoom H2 in a classroom!