First fill up at least a 1.5GB disc chock full o' footage. Then try to edit together as many 3-cut scenes as you can, then see if you can edit those together. Other than that try to keep the tangential action to a minimum, real movies should work mostly in the z-axis aka along the line of sight. Which is how people mostly move. Then go look at the books.
Otherwise best advice for a cine-newbie is to watch Citizen Kane 10 times in a row until you are no longer deceived by the current cloyingly affected fad for super shallow focus. Deep Focus is beautiful, God Bless Gregg Toland! This is far from Gregg's best clip, but it is what was meant to be. Anybody less would have jerked our eyes around with 17 cuts. Looks easy but that camera move took some awesome dolly work and there were probably 15 rehearsals and 10 takes minimum on this one scene. We got away from deep focus not because of the way it looked, but because making movies that way was too hard and too time consuming. Scenes built out of closeups shoot faster and leave you more leeway in editing and open the door for rearranging the entire sense of the scene, all of which has been the death of too many movies. There should be a Happy Face in here somewhere, so here it is... http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/index.jsp?cid=1531