dan_swagnerHere are a few quick tips.
ISO - you want to shoot at your cameras native iso setting to reduce the amount of digital noise in your video image. with a t5i I would never go over 1600. 100 would be best for very sunny days.
Frames per second - I would shoot at 60fps if you want to have the option to slow your footage down to half speed in editing. 30 or 24 fps will be just as crisp that depends on the shutter speed.
Shutter speed - shutter speed is the length of time your cameras shutter opens to allow light to hit the sensor. It's the time that each frame is exposed to light entering the camera. For cinematic motion blur with movement you want to shoot at double your fps so 30fps = 1/60 and 60fps = 1/120
But if you want a crisp image without motion blurring and the option to get cleaner screenshots from your video I would shoot at a higher shutter speed. 60fps at 1/240 or 1/500 or whatever.
White balance - this is also important you can either shoot on auto and the camera will guess the color temp of the light source you are shooting in or you can manually set the kelvin temperature for white balance. 5600k is good for bright daylight and 3200k is best for indoor light sources
Aperture - this is the amount of light the lens allows into the camera to the sensor. The lower the f stop the more light but harder it will be to focus. you will want to shoot with a higher f stop in bright sunlight.
I suggest testing out different f stops to see how they effect the depth of field and testing different shutter speeds to see how they effect the motion blur in your image.
You may want to get ND for your lens to give your more options when picking the shutter speed, iso and aperture. ND is kinda like sunglasses for your camera lens
thanks for the info man that helps lot. one more question. to set the white balance i usually take a pictur of something that is white in the environment that im shooting and then set that as my white balance. is that correct or is there another way to do it?