Solo- Paradise Lost by John Milton, how to start?

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Post by ekrowley » October 26th, 2020, 9:54 am

Paradise Lost- Book IX by John Milton (1608 - 1674).

Paradise Lost is a rewriting of the traditional book of Genesis, following the downfall of Adam and Eve in an epic narrative that mirrors the classical epics of Homer and Virgil ( Eleanor Rowley)
  • Text source (only read from this text!):
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard

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    This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.
    • Project Code: UM1RF6Ya
    • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (John Milton) :
    • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
    • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 4
    • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
    • Original publication date (if known): 1667
    • If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Eleanor Rowley Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:

    Genres for the project: Poetry/Epics; Religious Fiction/Christian Fiction

    Keywords that describe the book: Epic, meta, biblical rewiting, subversive

  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Chapter [number] of Paradise Lost- Book IX . This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Say:
      "Paradise Lost- Book IX , by John Milton. [Chapter]"

    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of Paradise Lost- Book IX by John Milton. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Only if applicable, say:
      "[Chapter title]"
    END of recording:
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Chapter]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of Paradise Lost- Book IX , by John Milton. "

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename paradiselostbookix_##_milton_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. paradiselostbookix_01_milton_128kb.mp3)
  • Example ID3 V2 tags
    Artist: John Milton
    Title: ## - [Section title]
    Album: Paradise Lost- Book IX

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    Please post below

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Post by annise » October 26th, 2020, 3:00 pm

You asked how to start here? You need to get your settings right - Archive hosts our files and makes various formats but we need to be consistent with what we send , So you need to submit the 1 minute test as per your welcome email or in the guides to listeners in the wiki(linked above) This isn't an audition.


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