Agreed, take the time to watch a million edits, get your own footage, and save up money to make real investments in equipment.
A big mistake people make is trying to cut costs on equipment. It works in some places but you have to be really careful. Most of the time, the equipment is expensive because its good and as you progress, its the quality stuff that you are going to want.
That being said. The t2i/t3i cameras are really good for video. The t3i and 60D are very close to being the same camera, but the 60D is bigger and sturdier than the t3i. Prime lenses are good for video, and wide-angle are good for skiing. You also have to worry about stabilization. A fluid head tri-pod is extremely helpful in stabilizing DSLRs, and you can find some pretty good deals out there on those. I have also found that using a battery grip and the strap can help add stabilization for tripod free shots. But it's hard to get a good follow cam without a glidecam.
This is probably a little more than you needed, but they are all things to consider when starting to get into filming. Feel free to message me with any questions.
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