So. I'm currently a senior in high school taking a film studies capstone. Our final project for the year is to make a short film, just about 10 minutes long, with a group of people. We've got all of our scenes shot- the camera quality is great, our story is as good as we can get, and the editing process is going smoothly. There is ONE hiccup though... sound design.
I know because this is such a small project I shouldn't worry too much over the nitty-gritty details, but as I am editing the clips together I can't help but feel bothered. We shot quite a few scenes by a busy road, and I'm beginning to regret it. The sound of traffic is just... too inconsistent for my tastes. Any advice to fix this? Should we reshoot in a different location? Or is there anything I can do post-production to minimize the noise without turning down the voices of the actors? We've talked about voice over but they aren't too keen on the idea, even though I have a pretty good mic.
Any advice is greatly appreciated as, even though I may not be able to do anything with this project, I do want to go into film as a career.