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Any camera can give you an 80s look with post-processing. That said, there are much better ways to spend $3000 these days than on the XF100.
If you want a pro camcorder with a shoulder mount, XLR inputs, a large sensor for shallow depth of field and interchangeable lenses, the Sony NEX-EA50 is on sale for $2725 at Adorama (after $600 mail in rebate). Here is what this camera can do:
If you want to step up to RAW video, the 2.5K resolution Blackmagic Cinema Camera is $1995 body only. Here is what this camera can do:
Hope this is helpful, and good luck with your project!