SOLO Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist/Alexander Berkman-ans

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vinal
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Post by vinal » October 30th, 2016, 7:24 pm

Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman (1870 - 1936).


Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist is Alexander Berkman's account of his experience in prison in Western Penitentiary of Pennsylvania, in Pittsburgh, from 1892 to 1906. First published in 1912 by Emma Goldman's Mother Earth press, it has become a classic in autobiographical literature. ( Wikipedia)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/34406
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    Magic Window:



    BC Admin ===========================================
    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.
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    Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Biography & Autobiography/Memoirs; *Non-fiction/Philosophy/Modern

    Keywords that describe the book: autobiography, anarchism, prison

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  • 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):
    • "Section [number] of Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist. 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:
      "Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist, by Alexander Berkman. [chapter title]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Section [number] of Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman. 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 Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist, by Alexander Berkman. "

    There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.
  • Example filename prisonmemoirsanarchist_##_berkman_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. prisonmemoirsanarchist_01_berkman_128kb.mp3)

    Transfer of files (completed recordings)
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Post by Availle » October 30th, 2016, 9:20 pm

Hi there and welcome!

I have seen you have done your test and received an OK on it - well done! This is a good time to start a solo, but honestly, I don't think that this particular one is a good one for a beginner:

It has 144.000 words, which will make a finished recording of about 20 hours. This will take you MONTHS to complete!

Please, before you start this, take up a couple of chapters here and there in a group project to see whether this whole recording and editing stuff is really something you'd like to do in all your evenings for the next months...
Cheers,
Ava.

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vinal
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Post by vinal » October 30th, 2016, 10:05 pm

Availle wrote:Hi there and welcome!

I have seen you have done your test and received an OK on it - well done! This is a good time to start a solo, but honestly, I don't think that this particular one is a good one for a beginner:

It has 144.000 words, which will make a finished recording of about 20 hours. This will take you MONTHS to complete!

Please, before you start this, take up a couple of chapters here and there in a group project to see whether this whole recording and editing stuff is really something you'd like to do in all your evenings for the next months...
I'm not necessarily new to recording audiobooks. I've had a very large-scale audiobook project on my youtube channel for about 8 months now and I've also read this specific work about three times. Is it really such hard thing to do?

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Post by annise » October 30th, 2016, 11:14 pm

We do like readers to succede with their first solo - so we do like them to know a bit about how LibriVox projects work but I'll set this up for you.
Back in a bit

Anne
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Post by vinal » October 30th, 2016, 11:19 pm

annise wrote:We do like readers to succeed with their first solo - so we do like them to know a bit about how LibriVox projects work but I'll set this up for you.
Back in a bit

Anne
Alright then, thank you very much.

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Post by annise » October 30th, 2016, 11:59 pm

Notes re MW
I've added titles for your first 2 sections just as an example but you can use the chapter no. instead if you prefer in which case you would have to put "Part 1 chapter 1" type of thing as there are several chapter 1's . I've changed the intos and outros to say section number not chapter for the same reason .
You seem to have badly underestimated the number of sections you will need ? The database record is made from the template you fill in at the start , but you can add more sections as you go.

Anne
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Post by annise » October 31st, 2016, 12:04 am

OK I've done my bit - the Magic Window is now up to you . Ideally I'll be back to catalogue it when it's all read and PLed
This should help you get going

http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Soloists:_How_to_update_the_Magic_Window

Anne
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Post by annise » October 31st, 2016, 5:09 am

Looks good. If you click on your name in the MW you will see your page - nothing much on it but it does have your catalogue name and url you can check.

Anne
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Post by MrsHand » October 31st, 2016, 7:53 am

May I serve as your DPL?

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Post by annise » October 31st, 2016, 8:10 am

That would be nice - it's always good to have a DPL for a new LVer, I'll add you and take down the banner.

Anne
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Post by annise » November 3rd, 2016, 2:31 am

It,s a good idea to post in the thread when you upload files, some dpls rely on being notified when there are files to PL. You just need to say 4 files uploaded or something .

Anne
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Post by vinal » November 3rd, 2016, 6:11 am

annise wrote:It,s a good idea to post in the thread when you upload files, some dpls rely on being notified when there are files to PL. You just need to say 4 files uploaded or something .

Anne
Ah, ok, thank you for telling me.

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Post by MrsHand » November 3rd, 2016, 6:36 am

Great readings!

One thing to remember is that there needs to be a period of silence at the end of each section - 5 seconds if the section is shorter than 30 minutes, and 10 seconds if it is 30+ minutes long. That being noted, the PL Notes are going to look a bit redundant. :)

Section 0 - needs 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Section 1 - 22:31 - stumble "pers-perspiration", needs the "end of section 1" statement, needs 10 seconds of silence at the end.

Section 2 - needs 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Section 3 - needs 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Section 4 - the section repeats itself starting at 04:20. I would suggest keeping the second half of the file. needs 5 seconds of silence at the end

Section 5 - needs 5 seconds of silence at the end.

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Post by vinal » November 3rd, 2016, 6:40 am

MrsHand wrote:Great readings!

One thing to remember is that there needs to be a period of silence at the end of each section - 5 seconds if the section is shorter than 30 minutes, and 10 seconds if it is 30+ minutes long. That being noted, the PL Notes are going to look a bit redundant. :)

Section 0 - needs 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Section 1 - 22:31 - stumble "pers-perspiration", needs the "end of section 1" statement, needs 10 seconds of silence at the end.

Section 2 - needs 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Section 3 - needs 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Section 4 - the section repeats itself starting at 04:20. I would suggest keeping the second half of the file. needs 5 seconds of silence at the end

Section 5 - needs 5 seconds of silence at the end.
Wonderful, I will fix all of these when I have time this afternoon. Thank you very much.

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Post by vinal » November 3rd, 2016, 7:58 pm

MrsHand wrote:Great readings!

One thing to remember is that there needs to be a period of silence at the end of each section - 5 seconds if the section is shorter than 30 minutes, and 10 seconds if it is 30+ minutes long. That being noted, the PL Notes are going to look a bit redundant. :)

Section 0 - needs 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Section 1 - 22:31 - stumble "pers-perspiration", needs the "end of section 1" statement, needs 10 seconds of silence at the end.

Section 2 - needs 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Section 3 - needs 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Section 4 - the section repeats itself starting at 04:20. I would suggest keeping the second half of the file. needs 5 seconds of silence at the end

Section 5 - needs 5 seconds of silence at the end.
All fixed! I hoped I could get some more recordings today but unable. Tomorrow for certain however!

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