Thanks Steve... my situation is I'm an experienced stills photographers, used to working with RAW files, messing with HDR etc - but very little experience with the moving image and no formal training whatever in cinematography. I'm a stills guy looking to branch out, effectively - and hoping I'm going to be a quick-study self-taught cinematographer; almost all of what I shoot will be in the field, EFP-style documentary stuff. And I've chosen RED to do it. I'll speak to SWMBO and see if I can sign up for the class :-)
In the meantime I'm self-teaching RED, and sweating over RCX - and those bits of CS5 I've never touched before - like PPro!