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I notice the “film-like” setting on my prosummer camcorder does its trick by slightly increasing color saturation, slightly decreasing exposure, and then faking progressive scan. Thinking back to how my 16mm movies looked (many years ago), I suppose those adjustments make some sense. But I think the best technique you could use is to use soft lighting, and try to position the lights so that any shadows fall outside the field of view. Also, don’t forget to add a little background noise for “atmosphere”. That will help create the sense of film.
BTW, the DVX100B (or DVX100A) is a great camcorder, offering lots of adjustments. I use the DVC30, kind of a “little brother” to the DVX100B, with some of the adjustments.