HOKAY so I have spent all semester in an Advanced Composition class researching something about the college town I live in (Columbia, MO for those curious) and its connections with other things like literary, personal, artistic, etc.
The trick with this class was our project has to be at least 3,000 words (I am past 5,000 about two thirds of the way through it lol) and submitted in any medium other than paper. I decided to do a video project since A) I bought a video camera recently and B) I have Adobe Premiere Elements 7 and have made a few videos on YouTube.
We had to submit a mini-version of our project, so I did it in a sort of Thoughts from Places style where I narrated it. It turned out pretty horrible since my voice is not meant for narration and I had technical difficulties (AKA my mic broke so I spoke into my camcorder in an echo-y room).Here is the mini-video for those interested in how bad it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9GIGWRS2co
Now the final project is due in a week, and I have NO idea how to translate my information. I was thinking about overlaying text on the video, but that would make the video twice as long. Do any nerdfighters out there have suggestions for me?
Your voice is just fine, it sounds like all you need to do is boost the audio a few decibels.
I haven't used Premiere Elements in years but there should be a 'audio gain' effect or option when you right click on the audio you're trying to raise.
I didn't notice any echo, but if it is problematic you could try re-recording it in a music practice room. Assuming it has foam or egg shell box walls, you should be able to get a non-echoey recording.