Thanks. I'm a total noob too, so that should kill any requirements of needing experience.
I took zero photographs. Instead of hitting the shutter, i clicked the video button instead.
The next thing is I used a very special manual lens that gives a unique cinematic look. Most cameras look very digital, like out of some camcorder home video. Really nice manual lenses give a much better look. For the Canon 650D, I would say bright primes are best 50mm 1.4 etc, but i'm sure a quick google search can give you interesting options. For the really unique look, you'll probably need and adapter so you can use old school prime lenses.
one thing I majorly screwd up was setting the shutter speed to automatic. It needs to be set either to 1/30th or 1/60th to match the 60hz light frequent used in light bulbs in America. In Europe you would use 1/50th or any divisible of that. Setting this incorrectly causes the light flicker you see.
Also picking the right music helps a ton. Sound is 90% off the feel of a video. Then you simply put the clips together in a way that seems to fit the music. Mine is chronological, but I rearranged a few things when it was apparent it would fit the music much better.
For the editor, I use FCP X on the Mac, it's great. You can do alot for the time/energy. Learning curve isn't as harsh.
I'm thinking about doing some local gigs to build my portfolio. Video work is a nice blend of artistic and technical skill which seems to suit me.