COMPLETE Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare - kh

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Post by kristin » August 27th, 2007, 12:37 am

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare.

This project is now complete: http://librivox.org/much-ado-about-nothing-by-william-shakespeare/.

Special Requirement: Acting. Feel free to go over the top, in fact I would encourage you to do so. Women can read men's roles, men can read women's roles. I'm not particular. But do try to sound a bit masculine/feminine (in that order) if you choose to do so.
  1. How to claim a part, and 'how it all works' here
    To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are “up for grabs.” Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you’d like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
  2. New to recording?
    Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
  3. Is there a deadline?
    Target completion date of this project: May 1, 2010, with a March 15th deadline for individual roles – but try to send your recordings as soon as you can. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it’ll go back to the pool. There’s no shame in this; we’re all volunteers and things happen.
  4. Where do I find the text?
    Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/1519
  5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)!


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  6. BEFORE recording:
    Please check the Recording Notes:
    http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

    Set your recording software to:
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
  7. DURING recording:
    Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
    Start of recording (Intro)
    • "[Character] read by [your name], act #, scene #"
    End of recording
    • At the end of the recording, say:
      "End of Act #, Scene #"
    Also, please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  8. AFTER recording:
    Need noise-cleaning?
    Please do not noise clean your files.

    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3 or Wav
    muchado_character_act#_sc#.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (e.g. muchado_benedick_a1_s1.mp3)

    ID3 V2 tags
    Will be added later.

    Transfer of files (completed recordings)
    Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file.
    Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader (when your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread):
      http://upload.librivox.org
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      You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: kh - kristin
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
I'll need the following information from you when you submit a recording:
  • your name/pseudonym as you want to appear in the LibriVox catalog, and your website URL if you like. These are only necessary if this is your first LibriVox recording.
  • the file size of your .mp3 file/duration of the recording.
Any questions?
Please post below or PM me. :)
Last edited by kristin on August 7th, 2009, 2:55 pm, edited 6 times in total.
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Post by gypsygirl » August 27th, 2007, 4:17 am

I'll take Hero! :)
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Post by frenchaudrey » August 27th, 2007, 6:51 am

I'll take Margaret!
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Post by kayray » August 27th, 2007, 8:41 am

Let me just claim "Boy" for Henry -- he's still asleep, so I'll unclaim it later if he doesn't want it :)

This seems to be all of it, unless I missed something:
BOY.
Signior?

BOY.
I am here already, sir.
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Post by Sibella » August 27th, 2007, 8:43 am

Ursula!

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Post by Sibella » August 27th, 2007, 8:44 am

And, I've never done this before. I'm trying to branch out from histories and travelogues, so I would welcome assistance and tips.

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Post by gypsygirl » August 27th, 2007, 8:53 am

Tip #1: Have fun! :)
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Post by Sibella » August 27th, 2007, 9:08 am

I thought tip number one was don't set the bit rate wrong. ;)

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Post by chocoholic » August 27th, 2007, 10:17 am

Lol Sibella!

I'll take Narrator, please. I shall do my best not to over-emote while intoning "Act 3, Scene 2, Enter Benedick."
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Post by gypsygirl » August 27th, 2007, 11:03 am

Sibella wrote:I thought tip number one was don't set the bit rate wrong. ;)
Nah, you're getting your tips and your rules mixed up! :)
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Post by Sibella » August 27th, 2007, 11:05 am

hee!!

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Post by timberwolfmage » August 27th, 2007, 11:06 am

Gah...why does this have to come up now, when I'm at college and can't record?

If Beatrice is still available when I'm next on vacation, I may take her, but for now I'll merely offer my services as an editor if you need, since that's all I can contribute at the moment.
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Post by kristin » August 27th, 2007, 11:44 am

OK, I think I've got everyone, please check the window and make sure I haven't missed you.

Sibella - Yes, have fun with it.

Laurie Ann - You don't have to emote for the narrator but I do need you to record all the standard intro, outro, disclaimers. It will be edited into acts so once per act is good. And please read each characters name once at their first line.

Kara - Yes, I think that's all the boy's lines.

Rosalind - Sorry, it's taken me a little longer to get this up than I'd planned (like a year.) I may take you up on the editing though. And remember I'm not particular so if you'd like to read any of the men's parts, you are welcome to them.
[size=75]Whereas story is processed in the mind in a straightforward manner, poetry bypasses rational thought and goes straight to the limbic system and lights it up like a brushfire. It's the crack cocaine of the literary world. - Jasper Fforde[/size]

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Post by Sibella » August 27th, 2007, 12:09 pm

Ok, so when I record I only record my character's lines, but no intros and outros and read bys?

and when I record I say my character's name, and the Act and Scene number?

Do I record it all into one file, or more than one?

And that's all?

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Post by kristin » August 27th, 2007, 12:20 pm

All you need to record is "Ursula read by Sibella,* act #, scene #" and then the characters lines. No need for stage directions or lv disclaimer or anything. I would prefer one file per scene but if it's a case of one line in one scene and two in the next, I'll totally understand if people prefer to combine them and submit them as acts.

*Edit: I'll be using this as your credit in the finished work so it should be how you want your name to be in the recording.
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