COMPLETE: [FAIRY TALES] The Fairy Ring ed. by Wiggin - law

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PaulW
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Post by PaulW » May 17th, 2008, 6:12 pm

The Fairy Ring edited by Kate Douglas Wiggin and Nora Archibald Smith.

Complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page:
http://librivox.org/the-fairy-ring-ed-by-wiggin-and-smith/


The Fairy Ring, originally published in 1910, is a collection of 63 fairy tales from around the globe. It includes such well-known favorites as "History of Jack the Giant-Killer", "The Frog Prince","Rumpel-stilts-ken", and "Snow-white and Rose-red", among many others. Children of all ages will enjoy these stories.
  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, as well as the story title). 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! If this is your first recording, I'll ask you to post a short (1 to 2 minute) test file, which can be the first part of your chapter.
  3. Is there a deadline?
    Target completion date of this project: May 1, 2009 – 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 Real Life sometimes interferes with what we really want to do.
  4. Where do I find the text?
    Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.mainlesson.com/display.php?author=wiggin&book=ring&story=_contents
    I have posted links to individual text files in the notes section of the Magic Window below. Please use these text files, unless you change your settings on the Baldwin Project's web site to display only original text! Also, if you use the linked texts, they already contain the intro and extro wording in point 7 below.
  5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)!
    If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.



    (BC admin)
  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
    Channels: 1 (mono)
  7. DURING recording:
    Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
    Start of recording (Intro)
    • "Story [number] of The Fairy Ring. - 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]" OR "Read by [your name["
    • Say:
      "The Fairy Ring, edited by Kate Douglas Wiggin and Nora Archibald Smith. Story [number]. [Story Title]"

    End of recording
    • At the end of the section, say:
      End of [Story Title]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
      OR
      "Read by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of The Fairy Ring, edited by Kate Douglas Wiggin and Nora Archibald Smith."

    Please leave 5 seconds silence at the end of your recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes! (Note: all this is included in the individual text files)

    Also, please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  8. AFTER recording:
    Need noise-cleaning?
    Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The new (free) version 1.3.3. of Audacity (Mac/Win) has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.

    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    fairyring_##_wiggin.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (e.g. fairyring_01_wiggin.mp3)

    ID3 V2 tags
    (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/WhatIsID3)
    Add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use – if you are unsure about ID3 tags, send me a message). Please mind upper and lower case!

    Title: ## - [Story Name] (You may copy and paste from the title column of the Magic Window above)
    Artist: Kate D. Wiggin and Nora A. Smith
    Album: The Fairy Ring

    Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.

    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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      (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
      You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: law - chocoholic
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

Proof-listening:
Proof-listening against the text
-- While listening, follow the online text and note (with the time) any major differences that would change the meaning of the text.
-- Do the intro and disclaimer match the instructions in the first post of the project thread?
-- Are there any long silences or pauses that ought to be edited out? If so, note the time and length of the silence or pause.
-- Are there any stumbles or repeats that ought to be edited out? If so, note the words and the time.
-- Is there excessive background noise, a constant hiss or buzz that detracts from the reading?
-- Did you need to turn your volume up unusually high to listen to the recording? (Or did you find the recording too loud?)
-- Are the correct closing words used at the end of the recording, as per the first post of the project thread?
-- Are there 5 seconds of silence (10 if the recording is more than 30 minutes long) at the end of the file?

Any questions?
Please post below or PM me. :D
Last edited by PaulW on October 3rd, 2008, 8:06 pm, edited 6 times in total.
Paul
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Post by PaulW » May 17th, 2008, 6:16 pm

NOTE TO ALL READERS:

All of the "one-only" sections have been claimed. If any of them are orphaned or voluntarily given up, I will post them in the thread.

You may claim only ONE of the following sections, unless we get closer to target completion date and they're still available, in which case I may open them up. Please claim multiple other sections, if you wish, but only one of these.
  • 14 - The History of Tom Thumb (claimed by barnyardrose)
    16 - History of Jack the Giant-Killer (Completed by Starlite)
    44 - Rapunzel (claimed by anne21)
    47 - Snow-white and Rose-red (claimed by smijen)
    48 - The Frog Prince (claimed by jamieash)
    52 - Rumpel-stilts-ken (claimed by PaulW)
These are the most familar (at least, to me) of the tales, and I'd like for them to be read by different readers. Thanks in advance for your understanding
Last edited by PaulW on June 7th, 2008, 4:23 pm, edited 10 times in total.
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Post by chocoholic » May 17th, 2008, 6:44 pm

All set, Paul! And to start with may I have #12, Twigmuntus etc, unless you want it for yourself? (There are plenty of others I like too...)
Laurie Anne

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Post by PaulW » May 17th, 2008, 7:09 pm

chocoholic wrote:All set, Paul! And to start with may I have #12, Twigmuntus etc, unless you want it for yourself? (There are plenty of others I like too...)
:D My first reader! 12 is all yours, Laurie Anne! And thanks for the fast job on the window. Now all I have to do is populate everything and figure out how to link the Google docs texts...
Paul
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Post by genericlastname » May 17th, 2008, 8:09 pm

May I please read "The Widows Daughter" under the Gaelic section? I would love to be a part of this project.

Thanks,
Lisa

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Post by PaulW » May 17th, 2008, 8:27 pm

genericlastname wrote:May I please read "The Widows Daughter" under the Gaelic section? I would love to be a part of this project.

Thanks,
Lisa
Certainly, Lisa! I'll get you set up in the box shortly...and thanks for joining us! A few housekeeping details, since this is your first recording...what name do you want to be credited under, and to you have a url you'd like us to link to on the catalog page?

And once I get the text for your section linked in, would you mind uploading a short (1-2 minute) test file to the uploader? it can be the first couple of minutes of your section, if you'd like...it's just to make sure all the tech specs are correct.

Again, thanks, and good reading to you!
Paul
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Post by NightOwl » May 17th, 2008, 11:15 pm

Hi! PaulW.

I love fairy tales, but not sure about my reading them. However, I've had my eyes on this short one: Story 6: The Doll in the Grass. May I have this one?

I've tried to read it and recorded it through once. I think it is OK, I still need some editing to the recording.

Thanks.

HC

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Post by PaulW » May 17th, 2008, 11:22 pm

NightOwl wrote:Hi! PaulW.

I love fairy tales, but not sure about my reading them. However, I've had my eyes on this short one: Story 6: The Doll in the Grass. May I have this one?

I've tried to read it and recorded it through once. I think it is OK, I still need some editing to the recording.

Thanks.

HC
:D It's all yours, HC, and thanks! If it works out well, we've plenty more tales to read!
Paul
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Post by Starlite » May 18th, 2008, 4:05 am

May I please have 9 and 16?

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Post by anne21 » May 18th, 2008, 4:38 am

Could I have no. 15, 'Tattercoats'? Thanks.

Anne

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Post by NightOwl » May 18th, 2008, 6:35 am

Can I have section 08 - The Ram and the Pig Who Went into the Woods?

HC

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Post by PaulW » May 18th, 2008, 6:41 am

HC: Thanks fot the fast turn-around, I'll try to get to it this afternoon, my time. And I was going to ask which section you wanted next, but then saw your post in the topic review pane while posting this. 8 is yours!

Esther: Absolutely! And thanks for cominog on board with us.

Anne: Tattercoats is your, with my thanks.

We're getting my first BC project off to a fast start! I'll be getting more section titles and text links up later today, andmy thanks to all who have jumped on board. :)
Paul
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Post by ltlmiss » May 18th, 2008, 7:38 am

Has someone claimed The Wild Swans? It isn't in your list yet - I think it would be number 36. Can I do that one?
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Post by PaulW » May 18th, 2008, 8:08 am

ltlmiss wrote:Has someone claimed The Wild Swans? It isn't in your list yet - I think it would be number 36. Can I do that one?
Section 36 is indeed "The Wild Swans", I just haven't had a chance to get all of the stories linked in yet. It is yours, and thanks! :D
Paul
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