Humor-Charles S. Brooks

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mightyfelix
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Post by mightyfelix » July 19th, 2018, 11:50 am

Those of us who frequent the Dramatic forum may have seen, or participated in, one of Charles S. Brooks' "Frightful Plays," either the frightful play of pirates, "Wappin' Wharf," or the frightful play of beggars, "At the Sign of the Greedy Pig," currently in progress. Well, if you haven't, let me tell you, this author is a riot!

And I've just noticed the list of titles by the same author, given at the front of the scanned "Frightful Plays" book, none of which are yet in our catalog. There are four collections of humorous essays and one novel.

Journeys to Bagdad
https://archive.org/details/journeysbagdad00broorich

There's Pippins and Cheese to Come
https://archive.org/details/therespippins00broorich

Chimney-Pot Papers
https://archive.org/details/chimneypot00broorich

Hints to Pilgrims
https://archive.org/details/hintspilgrims00broorich

Luca Sarto: A novel, a history of his perilous journey into France in the year fourteen hundred and seventy-one
https://archive.org/details/lucsartonovelhis00brooiala
Devorah Allen

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Post by NurseBob » September 29th, 2018, 2:16 pm

I've taken a look at Hints to Pilgrims and would be interested in narrating this text.

Bob
"We take each breath as if it is our last, and hope that the air is sweet."

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Post by mightyfelix » September 29th, 2018, 5:39 pm

Hi, Bob! You're welcome to record anything you choose that is in the public domain (as this book is, of course, or I wouldn't have suggested it :wink: ).

Normally, we would strongly (very strongly) encourage a new reader like yourself to contribute a little bit to a group project to get a feel for the process of recording and editing before starting out on an entire book on their own. It's so easy for people to underestimate the amount of time and work that goes into an audiobook, get discouraged halfway through, and never finish.

But it sounds like, from your intro post, that you are only new to LV, not to audio recording. If that's the case, and you're ready to jump right in, then everything you'll need to know on how to get started can be found here----> viewtopic.php?f=28&t=13513 There is still a bit of a learning curve, because you'll be responsible for managing your own project, pretty much start to finish, and you're not yet familiar with the work flow we use. But there is always somebody around to help you out if you have questions. :)

In any case, you've chosen a great book, I think. This author is a lot of fun. :D
Devorah Allen

Journal of Francis Asbury Traveling preacher, America
The Crook in the Lot Faith in the midst of trials
20th C. Negro Lit. Essays on African American issues
Faces in the Fire Essays on Faith

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Post by NurseBob » September 30th, 2018, 10:03 am

Hi Devorah,

Thank you for your reply, concerns, cautions and suggestions.
I don't want to oversell my capabilities. As you note, I am new to LV, and when it comes to recording and post, my main experience has been with video. For some time I had a health-related video blog, and in addition, I recorded all of my lectures in Pharmacology, Medical Surgical Nursing and Pathophysiology while still working as a practicing nurse and Asst. Professor of Nursing. Most of that work was done with two, and sometimes three, cameras for the video, and audio was separately recorded. So, for every hour of finished work, there was typically 3-4 hours of post in picking and integrating cameras and syncing audio.
I'm expecting a similar 3-4:1 post effort to recording time.
Having finally retired, I don't see problems with the time and effort required in terms of my schedule and potentially competing projects/work. That said, I don't think I'm holding unrealistic expectations about how long this is going to take or the effort required.
So, having said all of the above, tomorrow my wife and I are off on a week-long trip. I'm printing a copy of the title to take along so I can do a few read-throughs, and maybe even start marking-up the copy (though reaching that level is probably optomistic). When I return next week I'll record a sample (about 10 minutes?) to submit for further review of both the technical aspects as well as the artistic approach. While relatively confident about the technical, I am ready and willing to hear criticism about my interpretation. :)
I'm looking forward to the project.
Best,

Bob
FWIW, here's a link to my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/NurseBob3428/videos
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Post by mightyfelix » September 30th, 2018, 10:15 am

How interesting! I know next to nothing about video recording and editing. You're right about the time ratio, though.

Enjoy your trip, and good luck on your first LV solo!
Devorah Allen

Journal of Francis Asbury Traveling preacher, America
The Crook in the Lot Faith in the midst of trials
20th C. Negro Lit. Essays on African American issues
Faces in the Fire Essays on Faith

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