Been there, done that...
Well Josh, I cherish the fact that my taste does not tally with whatever global opinion poll you may be referring to, and I do hope that's not just BO returns.
edit: Why are my posts sometimes coming up TWICE? But not the edit?
p.s. It's not 3.42AM here. LOL.
Alarm bells are ringing here. Where did you see this great deal? If you found it on the net it's likely 1) a scam 2) may well ship direct from somewhere like China with no packaging, no warranty, and take ages to arrive...
As to resell value - expect a huge depreciation on a fashionable item that will see every new camera doing much the same in a couple of years.
Sorry to be so negative.
Ed, You make some very valid points, but blow it by praising 3 films that were terrible! LOL Really? You reckon they were the best?
I'd go for Guardians of the Galaxy, Edge of Tomorrow, and Mad Max 4 (or whatever it was called). Interestingly all 3 stand out as being a bit different to the regular Hollywood product.
Any one able to identify the old stills camera he was using?
C'mon, who's the biggest geek here?
LOL. Been doing this for years! Another little trick is to stretch the duration of a section. A look can be doubled in length without anything apparently weird going on. And a slowed down blink can look good. Or you can even reverse a shot - but that's a lot trickier to pull off. If you know you're going to be doing this kind of stuff shoot a few seconds with no one present to get a clean background.
BTW Never mention to an actor that you may do this. Or have done it. They hate it.
On a side note - I often like to shoot rapid movement at 30fps. When seen at 24 it gives it some weight. Again, you have to be careful.
p.s. Nice work Ben, but I would have removed that kid from the background. Too distracting. ;-)
Your post being a couple of years old makes me wonder if you've solved your problem? There's plenty of TRRS to mic/headphone adapters going dirt cheap on eBay.