[COMPLETE] The Military Journals of Two Private Soldiers- pw

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FNH
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Post by FNH » September 19th, 2008, 12:16 pm

The Military Journals of Two Private Soldiers, 1758-1775 by Abraham Tomlinson.

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-military-journals-of-two-private-soldiers-1758-1775-by-abraham-tomlinson//
"Perceiving that much of the intrinsic value of these Journals would consist in a proper understanding of the historical facts to which allusions are made in them, I prevailed upon Mr. LOSSING, the well-known author of the "Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution" to illustrate and elucidate these diaries by explanatory notes. His name is a sufficient guaranty for their accuracy and general usefulness" (Summary from the introduction)
  • Target completion date: unspecified - a long time ( 5 mins a week )
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/20636
  • Type of proof-listening required:: standard
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    (Soloist admin)
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  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    Start of recording (Intro)
    • "Part [number] of The Military Journals of Two Private Soldiers, 1758-1775. - 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]"
    • Say:
      "The Military Journals of Two Private Soldiers, 1758-1775, by Abraham Tomlinson. Part [number]"

    End of recording
    • At the end of the section, say:
      End of Part [number]"
    • 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 The Military Journals of Two Private Soldiers, 1758-1775, by Abraham Tomlinson."

    There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files 30 minutes or longer.
  • Example filename
    twomilitaryjournals_$#_tomlinson.mp3
  • Example ID3 V2 tags
    Title = 01 - Part 1
    Artist = Abraham Tomlinson
    Album = The Military Journals of Two Private Soldiers

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Last edited by FNH on September 23rd, 2008, 1:21 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Gesine
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Post by Gesine » September 22nd, 2008, 10:41 am

Hi FNH, would you please read this sticky: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13513 and edit your first post accordingly?
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FNH
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Post by FNH » September 22nd, 2008, 11:17 am

Gesine wrote:Hi FNH, would you please read this sticky: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13513 and edit your first post accordingly?
I made some edits, if there's anything missing you'll have to tell me what it is.
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Post by Gesine » September 22nd, 2008, 11:23 am

FNH wrote:The book does not appear to have any chapters, it is only split into two segments. However I do not believe that just two segments will be enough :)

I think we'll have to determine the final number of parts once the recording is done.

This will take a long time as I only plan to record about 5 minutes a week. Could it be released in such short segments?
Hmm, 5 minute splits might be a little annoying for listeners because the actual text is not split this way? I'd suggest the following division:

Part 01: Advertisement (296 words)
Part 02: Introductory Remarks to Journal #1 (827 words)
Part 03: First part of Journal #1 (Journal #1 is 6582 words long, plus 3493 words in footnotes)
Part 04: Second part of Journal #1
Part 05: Third part of Journal #1
Introductory Remarks to Journal #2, 479 words (couple of minutes)
Part 06: First part of Journal #2 (Journal 2 is 6818 words long, plus 4358 words in footnotes)
Part 07: Second part of Journal #2
Part 08: Third part of Journal #2

So the longest parts would be less than half an hour long (100 words = about 1 minute recording, on average). You can still record in 5 minute batches - just save your file, and restart your recording at the end of the last recording. Shouldn't be a problem.

Don't know if you want to read the supplements?
File name : MilitaryJournal_01_Tomlinson
Tags :
Title = 01 Part 1
Artist = Abraham Tomlinson
Album = The Military Journals of Two Private Soldiers
Filename should be all lower case: militaryjournals_01_tomlinson.mp3
Suggest you leave 'The' out of the Album tag to shorten it.
This book has many many footnotes, (about 1 per paragraph!) I intend to read these as they come up, and apply a slight audio filter to them so that it is obvious they are footnotes.
Reading the footnotes as they occur (when it makes sense - could be at the end of the sentence/paragraph instead of in the middle of the sentence) is a good idea - don't know what you mean by audio filter but this might be a problem. Usually we say something like : "Footnote: [footnote text] End of footnote"

Hope this helps a little. :)
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Post by Gesine » September 22nd, 2008, 11:25 am

FNH wrote:
Gesine wrote:Hi FNH, would you please read this sticky: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13513 and edit your first post accordingly?
I made some edits, if there's anything missing you'll have to tell me what it is.
Sorry, could you please use the template for soloists (see point 3. in the sticky)? I realise you've supplied most or all of the info needed, but using the template just makes things easier all around, if you don't mind. :)
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Post by FNH » September 23rd, 2008, 1:22 pm

Redone the first post :D
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Post by Gesine » September 23rd, 2008, 4:02 pm

Sorry FNH - I know this is tedious, but you still didn't use the template. It's here: http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/ProjectTemplatesForSoloists

Also, did you see my post above yours re splitting the project etc?
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Post by FNH » September 24th, 2008, 11:08 am

This has just crossed the line of "too much trouble". I give up. I'll join someone elses project. Please feel free to delete this thread.
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Post by lezer » September 24th, 2008, 12:50 pm

Hi FNH - I've sent you a PM - if you'd like I can help you out. Let me know!
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Post by PaulW » September 24th, 2008, 12:55 pm

And I'd be willing to MC. I agree with Gesine, though...5 minute sections are way too short from a listener stand point. Maybe you could record 5 minutes a week and splice them into 15-20 minute sections for final release.

It's a worthy project...please don't give up on it.
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Post by lezer » September 24th, 2008, 1:17 pm

Well, FNH already seems to have taken that suggestion, as he now suggests to make 8 sections... See the first post. I think that was his plan from the beginning, recording in stretches of 5 min but sticking them together. So it will be OK.

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Post by PaulW » September 24th, 2008, 4:46 pm

Okay, let me go set up a window...be back shortly.

EDIT: Done. I've also pasted in the missing bits of the template for you...the Intro/Outro wording, and the uploader instructions.

I've also left the leading zero in on the ID3 tags and on the filenames, just in case you want to split the actual journals up into 4 or 5 sections each. If you need additional sections, I can add some very easily. If you stick with 8 sections, I can remove the leading zero at validation time.

I've also pasted in Gesine's suggested titles for the sections up through Journal #1. That way if you add part 4 and/or part 5, we won't have to cut and past the rest of the titles down. One idea I had while setting up the window entry was to have the actual Journal sections titled "Journal #1, Date 1 through date 2", etc. It's only a suggestion, you can decide how you want the titles to appear.
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Post by FNH » September 26th, 2008, 1:15 am

Oh! :D Thankyou very much for sorting that out for me!

I DO intend to record a few 5 minutes sessions and join them together to form the larger parts. I'll start on this project this weekend.

Thankyou once again. :)
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Post by FNH » September 27th, 2008, 7:28 am

I've uploaded the first file...

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/pw/twomilitaryjournals_01_tomlinson.mp3

This is extreemly short. Is that acceptable, it is a complete segment ( the advertisment ) or should I roll this into the next section. I have seen very short opening sections on other librivox books so I'm guessing it should be okay.

The sound effect used to open the recording is public domain and the details of it's public domain-ness can be found on this page...

http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13988&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=30

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Post by PaulW » September 27th, 2008, 12:47 pm

I'd go ahead and leave it as a separate section, even though it is under three minutes. It doesn't really belong with the introductory notes to Journal #1, in my opinion. Others are welcome to disagree, however, I don't claim to be infallible! :)
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