And, from what I understand, there is nothing “basic” about shooting RAW. I think John_SD has the wrong idea.
I’m not talking about snapping stills in RAW. Film.
Actually, I think John_SD raises a good point. It is hard to understand film making without having a good understanding of taking still photos. You will encounter lighting issues that may seem insurmountable, but a strong background in photography will help you through those scenarios.
For example, controlling your lighting is crucial. You want what you filmed today to have an identical exposure and white balance to what you filmed yesterday, and what you will film tomorrow.