um . I scrolled down to see the comments and was blatantly dissapointed by the spirit of some. If you don't like what you see, go elsewhere.
I enjoyed a great deal your article. There was the use of the dolly zoom in the Need For speed movie as well, unsure if it was simulated or genuine, still it was worth mentionning. (it was at a tunnel scene if I recall properly).
I find the approach to the Dolly Zoom for Brick's punch scene, refreshing to say the least. Very different . I like! :)
Thanks for posting such a great article ..
First off, I have to say , despite being a follower on facebook, I just joined right now just to respond to your request! :)
I can see clearly that you are on a limited budget. if you need a camera under 1000, and you were to choose a DSLR or an interchangeable lens-system, the main disadvantage to that option would be getting lenses as in total it would go beyond a 1000, with all the focal length you'd come to use.
A fixed-lens would be then ideal. If I were you , I would get my hands on the Panasonic LX7. The maximum aperture is of 1.4, which is a killer in its own right. While night photography wasn't specified in your list of needs, I thought of mentioning it nonetheless as I deem it important given the fact it's a fixed-focal length and it being a compact camera. It would give you the possibility to confortably film at night. You also have the possibility to film at 1080p at 60fps.
Full on specs here: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/panasonic-lumix-dmc-lx7
Samples by users here: https://www.flickr.com/groups/panasoniclx7/
I would also suggest the Olympus Stylus 1,
another compact, a bit big for a compact , has an EVF , fixed focal length, maximum aperture of 2.8 , designed based on the Olympus EM-5.
Full file here : http://www.dpreview.com/products/olympus/compacts/oly_stylus1
Samples from users : https://www.flickr.com/groups/olympusstylus1/
Though , if you really need a DSLR, I would suggest the Pentax K-series. I'm pretty sure there's a better informed user out there about the latter as only the latter versions had the HD-film capability.