~[SOLO] Holmes' Own Story, by Herman W. Mudgett - tg

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Anautumnous
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Post by Anautumnous » February 22nd, 2021, 8:36 am

Holmes' Own Story, by Herman W. Mudgett (1861 - 1896)
An account written by the infamous serial murderer H. H. Holmes in an attempt to exonerate himself while being tried for numerous crimes in Moyamensing Prison, Philidelphia. (Summary by Autumn)
Source text (please read only from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/64249

Target completion date: 2021-05-01

Prooflistening level: Standard
Prospective PLs, please see the Guide for Proof-listeners.

IMPORTANT - soloist, please note: in order to limit the number of languishing projects on our server, we ask that you post an update at least once a month in your project thread, even if you haven't recorded anything. If we don't hear from you for three months, your project may be opened up to a group project if a Book Coordinator is found. Files you have completed will be used in this project. If you haven't recorded anything yet, your project will be removed from the forum (contact any admin to see if it can be re-instated).

Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process unless you are the BC or PL. Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!

Magic Window:



BC Admin

LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs

Intro to recording:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.

For the first section, say:
"Section (or Chapter) # of Holmes' Own Story. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Holmes' Own Story, by Herman W. Mudgett. Section Title."
For the second and subsequent sections, you may use the shortened intro if you wish:
"Section (or Chapter) # of Holmes' Own Story, by Herman W. Mudgett. This LibriVox recording is in the public domain." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Section Title."
End of recording:
Say:
"End of section (or chapter) #." [Optional, and if not stated in the intro: "Read by your name, city, date."]
If you are recording the final section of the book, add:
"End of Holmes' Own Story, by Herman W. Mudgett."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Filename: holmesownstory_##_mudgett_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. holmesownstory_01_mudgett_128kb.mp3)

Upload to the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader

MC to select: TriciaG

Copy and paste the file link generated by the uploader into the relevant Listen URL field in the Section Compiler, enter the duration in the Notes field, and post in this thread to let your PL and MC know that you have uploaded a file. You may also post the file link in the thread.

TriciaG
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Post by TriciaG » February 23rd, 2021, 9:56 am

This is set up. :)

Question: In this template, you put that you want to be known in the catalog as Anautumnous. Your catalog name (what displays on projects when they're cataloged) is Autumn. Do you want this changed, or do you want to stick with Autumn?

As you're the soloist, you're in charge of updating the Magic Window.

Detailed Instructions for accessing the Magic Window can be found in the document linked here: Instructions for Soloists

Video showing how to use the Magic Window (read the above document first - it has the information on how to log in for the first time, which this does not have):
Magic Windows / Section Compiler: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOP4tcr1kl8

I've entered the first two sections for you as an example. You can fill in the rest. (This doesn't appear to have natural chapter/section breaks, so I just put in Section 1 and Section 2. Feel free to change them.)

When you upload a chapter, put the file duration (mm:ss) in the Notes field and the uploaded URL into the Listen URL field, and mark it from Assigned to Ready for PL.
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Psychological Warfare: HERE
Thrift, by Samuel Smiles HERE

Anautumnous
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Post by Anautumnous » February 26th, 2021, 3:43 pm

Thank you! I'm so excited to begin my first solo. I'd like to change it to anautumnous if I could; does that change my previous catalog posts as well? Totally fine if not.

TriciaG
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Post by TriciaG » February 26th, 2021, 4:04 pm

It won't change posts, but it'll change the pages on finished projects. :)
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Psychological Warfare: HERE
Thrift, by Samuel Smiles HERE

TriciaG
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Posts: 50174
Joined: June 15th, 2008, 10:30 pm
Location: Toronto, ON (but Minnesotan to age 32)

Post by TriciaG » February 26th, 2021, 4:45 pm

Moving this to Going Solo...
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Psychological Warfare: HERE
Thrift, by Samuel Smiles HERE

Anautumnous
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Joined: October 26th, 2017, 4:27 am

Post by Anautumnous » April 4th, 2021, 5:42 am

Sorry for the delay in postings, I had some unforeseen circumstances to attend to. I Will upload some recordings this week and (hopefully) still meet my deadline!

TriciaG
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Posts: 50174
Joined: June 15th, 2008, 10:30 pm
Location: Toronto, ON (but Minnesotan to age 32)

Post by TriciaG » April 4th, 2021, 5:44 am

:thumbs: Thanks for the the update!
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Psychological Warfare: HERE
Thrift, by Samuel Smiles HERE

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