Welcome to the lighting community. There will be a wealth of knowledge on this site that can answer about every question. No one here will treat a question as dumb as we all had to start somewhere. Enjoy and ask away to learn.
Hi. Welcome to ACL. I would suggest downloading and reading ACL's 101 Manual. That manual is a good place to begin for someone entering the hobby. ACL's Wiki, Forums, and Display Videos are searchable and also can provide solutions and/or ideas. Questions can be asked in the Chat Room and while it is more active during daylight Australian hours, there is generally always someone in there.