newbie question

are there any video tutorials on the interface or how to do basic things

Check out this answer:

http://answers.unity3d.com/questions/4897/how-can-i-start-learning-unity-fast-list-of-tutorials

Hi, ramart. There are many sites. This is a good one, too! (see thread: http://answers.unity3d.com/questions/4897/how-can-i-start-learning-unity-fast-list-of-tutorials)

Also check http://www.unity3dstudent.com/ and http://forum.unity3d.com/ and the tutorials in the Unity 3d page.