With the extraordinary developments in technology today, both in cameras and smartphones, you can make short HD or 4K films with either devices, although I must warn you that this side of Digiscoping becomes very addictive and can be quite time consuming.
To be successful and avoid all too common frustrations, you firstly need to get to know the basic settings on your camera/smartphone. This does require a little homework but it is well worth getting the basics right at the beginning. Next, you need to consider what scenes you want to create/record and what type of behaviour you want to capture. Once filmed, you need to know how to put clips together with some simple editting and a few more basics. I can either offer 1-1 sessions or organise group workshops online to set you on the right path.