I still own and use quite a few tungsten units. Primarily for corporate video gigs where a green screen will be used. They aren't a "bad idea" to get if you can guarantee you'll have wall power, space (heat). and time. The Arri knockoffs on eBay aren't as horrible as you might think, but they are cheaply made and won't really hold up over time.
Some other brands you might want to consider searching for on eBay or keh.com:
Smith & Victor
RIP Canon C-200 (03/31/17 - 09/18/17)
Maybe I'm just getting too old to be excited about these types of things anymore. This phone and it's face recognition is a hard "Nope." for me.
I'm happy to see DuVernay doing well in this industry as a both a woman and a person of color :) It's very refreshing to see diverse perspectives of the industry we all love, keep it coming! :)
The video review/pitch in the article was unbearable. A few minutes in and you still haven't seen what the product looks like or know how it works. Then to find out that this something you can pickup from Home Depot...
They wouldn't need to change much about the BMPCC IMO:
- Add 2.5K (4K would probably cannibalize their other cameras)
-Keep the same form factor but figure out how to increase the battery life.