COMPLETE: Cocoa Break Collection Vol 02 by Various - jo

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Post by BellonaTimes » August 30th, 2012, 6:20 am

Cocoa Break Collection, Vol 02 by Various ( - ) .
This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page here:

http://librivox.org/cocoa-break-collection-vol-02-by-various/

This is a collection of international fairytales clocking in at 5-15 minutes apiece, suitable for childrens' winter cocoa breaks, or other times when quality entertainment is needed. (Summary by BellonaTimes)
  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.


    There is a limit of two stories per reader, and everybody, try to aim for no more than two stories by the same writer. Please give the other writers' voice. I have had to put a stop to people asking only for stories from Carl Sandburg and the other popular sources on this project.

    I do need one story each from:
    Norway
    Brazil
    Wales
    India
    Romania



    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? April 5, 2013
    We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. 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.
    Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
  4. Where do I find the text?
    Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/subjects/search/?sort_order=alpha&query=fairy-tales

    Specifically:
    Australia http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3833
    Azores (done)
    Brazil http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24714
    Canada http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24978
    China http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/29939 (such as The Spirits of the Yellow River)
    England http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/17034
    France http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/33511
    India http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/31209
    Ireland http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/7885
    Japan http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/35853
    Norway http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30973
    Romania http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/20552
    Russia http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30109
    USA http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/27085
    Wales http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/8675
  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.


    Prospective Prooflisteners: Please read the Listeners Wanted FAQ before listening! Level of prooflistening requested: standard

    Please don't download 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!

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    BC Admin Genres for the project:
    children, fairy-tales

    Keywords that describe the book:
    Fairy tales; Children; Family
  6. BEFORE recording:
    Please check the Recording Notes:
    http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

    Set your recording software to:

    Channels: 1 (Mono)
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
  7. DURING recording:
    Please leave no more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of your recording!

    Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
    Start of recording (Intro)
    • "Chapter [number] of Cocoa Break Collection, Vol 02. - 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:
      " Cocoa Break Collection, Vol 02 , by Various . [Chapter]"

    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 Cocoa Break Collection, Vol 02 , by Various . "

    Please leave 5 seconds silence at the end of your recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes!

    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
    cbc02_title_authorlastname_readerintials.mp3. (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (e.g. cbc02_rapunzel_anonymous_bt)

    ID3 V2 tags
    (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/What_is_ID3)
    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: ## - [Section title]
    Artist: Author's name (and Translator where available)
    Album: Cocoa Break Collection, Vol 02

    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:
      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: jo - knotyouraveragejo
    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.


Any questions?
Please post below or PM me. :)
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Post by BellonaTimes » August 30th, 2012, 6:29 am

I would like to get one short tale from each of the above listed 15 countries. I have chosen not to include Germany and Denmark because I don't want the overly-recorded Andersen and Grimm in this collection, if possible ... unless you read them in German or Danish, or other available languages, like Catalan. :) Ditto tried and true stories like Red Riding-Hood.

I would be game to stretching this out to twenty or more sections if y'all would record more of the Asian and other less-common stories.

If the storybook has a listed translator, make note of his birth and death dates where available.
The translator for The Chinese Fairy Book is most likely : Frederick Herman Martens (1874–1932)
http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Author:Frederick_H._Martens
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Post by pkrantz » August 30th, 2012, 11:20 am

Hi there!

I hope I'm not pushing too much, as this project is not yet in Readers Wanted, but I'd love to do a story from the USA called, The Story of Jason Squiff and Why He Had a Popcorn Hat, Popcorn Mittens and Popcorn Shoes by Carl Sandburg. As I only have the hard nasality, American English voice, and not the wonderful and/or exotic-sounding accents so many very learned and multi-languaged others here have (and I'm so envious), I wouldn't want to take the other country's stories away from those whose voices would be so much lovelier to listen to. And, I am sure though this will 'move over' quickly!
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Post by Piotrek81 » August 30th, 2012, 12:33 pm

I've got 2 questions:
- do you only accept entries in English or are other languages welcome too?
- do the stories have to be in prose or is verse also acceptable?
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Post by BellonaTimes » August 31st, 2012, 3:41 am

Piotrek81 wrote:I've got 2 questions:
- do you only accept entries in English or are other languages welcome too?
- do the stories have to be in prose or is verse also acceptable?
Other languages acceptable, particularly if you plan to read Andersen or Grimm.
Verse acceptable if it is 5 minutes or longer, like a heroic epic. Just make sure it's something the average kid will enjoy. ;)

This one is available, btw:
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/36668
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Post by BellonaTimes » August 31st, 2012, 3:44 am

pkrantz wrote:Hi there!

I hope I'm not pushing too much, as this project is not yet in Readers Wanted, but I'd love to do a story from the USA called, The Story of Jason Squiff and Why He Had a Popcorn Hat, Popcorn Mittens and Popcorn Shoes by Carl Sandburg. As I only have the hard nasality, American English voice, and not the wonderful and/or exotic-sounding accents so many very learned and multi-languaged others here have (and I'm so envious), I wouldn't want to take the other country's stories away from those whose voices would be so much lovelier to listen to. And, I am sure though this will 'move over' quickly!
Not pushing, welcome. Once I get an MC, you'll probably be second on the MW, as I've already recorded a fairy-tale from the Azores, 'Linda Branca and her Mask', by Elsie Eells.
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Post by BellonaTimes » September 1st, 2012, 4:53 am

Here are birth/death dates of authors (where available from PG):

Australian Legendary Tales: folklore of the Noongahburrahs Parker, K. Langloh (Katie Langloh), 1856-1940
Fairy Tales from Brazil by Elsie Spicer Eells 1880-?
Thirty Indian Legends by Margaret Bemister, 1877-?
The Chinese Fairy Book by Richard Wilhelm 1873-1930
English Fairy Tales by Flora Annie Webster Steel 1845-1929
Tales of Passed Times by Charles Perrault , 1628-1703
Indian Fairy Tales by Ralston, William Ralston Shedden, 1828-1889
Celtic Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs, 1854-1916
Japanese Fairy Tales by Grace James ?-?
East of the Sun and West of the Moon by Asbjørnsen, 1812-1885 and Moe, 1813-1882
Roumanian Fairy Tales by Mite Kremnitz 1852-1916
The Russian Garland by Robert Reynolds Steele ?-?
Dr. Robert Reynolds Steele — Medieval studies & Death notice, The Times, Thursday, Mar 30, 1944
http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Talk:Dictionary_of_National_Biography,_1885-1900/List_of_Contributors#Robert_Steele
Rootabaga Stories by Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967
Welsh Fairy-Tales and Other Stories by P(eter). H. Emerson, 1856-1936
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Post by Darvinia » September 3rd, 2012, 9:52 pm

I was thinking of recording a story from your Canadian source but the author died in 1984 at the age of 106 (!) making it still under copyright in Canada. Bummer. :(
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » September 4th, 2012, 8:28 am

OK Matt, you are all set here. For the ID3 tags, let's have the author of each section rather than "Various" (maybe that's what you meant?). You might also consider something similar to what we do for other collections for your filenames, e.g., cbc02_title_authorlastname_readerintials.mp3.
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Post by yarnbeagle » September 4th, 2012, 12:16 pm

I would be happy to PL the English portions of this. Unfortunately, I don't know any other languages well enough to PL those.
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Post by BellonaTimes » September 4th, 2012, 4:38 pm

knotyouraveragejo wrote:OK Matt, you are all set here. For the ID3 tags, let's have the author of each section rather than "Various" (maybe that's what you meant?). You might also consider something similar to what we do for other collections for your filenames, e.g., cbc02_title_authorlastname_readerintials.mp3.
I've changed to your suggestions, and thanks, Jo!
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Post by Hobbit » September 5th, 2012, 6:20 pm

Were you intentional in not including any collections of African stories? If you do want any such, I found a few titles on PG:

Outa Karel's Stories by Sanni Metelerkamp http://www.gutenberg.org/files/35557/35557-h/35557-h.htm

South-African Folk Tales by James A. Honey http://www.gutenberg.org/files/38339/38339-h/38339-h.htm

Don't know if you want any of these or not, just thought I'd bring them to your attention. I hope to come back and read some for you, though I've got a lot of commitments and may not be able to. This looks like a great collection! :D
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Post by BellonaTimes » September 5th, 2012, 7:49 pm

Hobbit wrote:Were you intentional in not including any collections of African stories?
I just went with what was on PG's fairy-tales page; I'm willing to expand the list to African stories if people record others.
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Post by Verity91 » September 6th, 2012, 11:15 am

Could I read The Three Little Pigs, and The Old Woman And Her Pig from the link you've provided for English fairytales?
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The Favor Of Kings as my 2nd solo, and first novel.

Cocoa Break Collection, Vol 02 reading sections 03 and 05

Up One Pair of Stairs of My Bookhouse reading sections 92 and 94

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Post by BellonaTimes » September 7th, 2012, 6:16 pm

Jo, it's not letting me sign on as BC for some reason. I've been able to get on my other BC projects.
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