[COMPLETE] Children's Short Works Coll Vol. 018 - avs

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Post by aravis » January 6th, 2013, 11:38 am

Children's Short Works Collection Vol. 018

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/childrens-short-works-collection-vol-018-by-various/

NEW READERS: Please read the Newbie Guide to Recording and do a short test recording before submitting here, just to make sure that all your settings are OK. Then please read this post carefully and refer back to it. It has all the information you need to submit a recording successfully.

This collection is for any children's short work in the English Language in the public domain, preferably less than 60 minutes. You are welcome to contribute as many as you wish, and there is no need to "sign-up" before recording as long as the work is clearly in the public domain. Please post here if you are unsure about public domain status.
Please submit poetry to: LibriVox Short Poetry Collection

Where can I find short works for children?
Try http://www.gutenberg.org/
http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/loccs/pz
http://www.mainlesson.com/main/displayarticle.php?article=whattexts
or any other place you can find some - but they must be Public Domain - many children's things on the internet are not.

Multiple versions are always welcome, so you can record a story that has been recorded before. (If the same stories are submitted twice in the same collection, we will carry the second version over to the next collection) .

You may prefer to submit your recording to one of the other more specialised short story collections.

After more than 10 recordings are submitted, we will prooflisten, catalog and make them available to the public.

1. RECORD
  • Be sure to set your recording software to: 44100Hz, 16-bit
  • At the BEGINNING Say: "[Title of Work], by [Author Name]" "This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox Recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit Librivox.org"
  • At the END, say: "End of [Title], by [Author Name]"
  • If you wish, you may also say: "Read by...your name."
  • Please leave 5 seconds of silence at the end of your recording or 10 seconds if longer than 30 minutes.
2. EDIT and SAVE your file:
  • Need noise-cleaning?Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear distracting background noise, you may want to clean it up a bit. The free beta version 1.3.3. of Audacity (Mac/Win) has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide. Note: Noisecleaning with earlier versions of Audacity (1.2.x) is not recommended.
  • ID3 Tags:
    • • Title/Name: [Title]
      • Artist: [Author Name(birth year-death year]
      • Album: Children's Short Works Collection Vol. 018
  • Save or export your recording to an mp3 file at 128kpbs using the following filename:
    • File Name: Put file name all in lowercase, and the title all in one word (no leading articles i.e. the, a, an, and NO SPACES): childrensshortworks018_shorttitleinoneword_readersinitials.mp3,
      e.g. childrensshortworks018_scarletgiantbean_ge.mp3
3. SUBMIT your recording:
Please upload your finished recording using the LibriVox uploader (when your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please copy to post in this thread):
http://upload.librivox.org
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You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: avs - aravis.
*If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

4. POST the following information in this thread:
  • • The link you copied from the uploader to your file
    • Name of your story
    • Author (birth year - death year)
    • Translator if applicable (birth year - death year)
    • Source from which you read (i.e. Gutenberg etext url)
    • Length in minutes and size in MB of your file
    • If this is your first Librivox recording, I will also need your name as you would like it to appear on the catalogue page and the URL of your homepage if you have one and would like it linked to your name on the catalogue page.


Want to see if what you plan to record has been done already?
http://librivox.org/newcatalog/search.php?
Search by keywords in the Catalog Search
But don't let this stop you from recording your own version!

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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Elli

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Post by francesb » January 10th, 2013, 2:20 pm

Hi Aravis! I am really new here so this would be my first recording! I'm SOO excited! :D

Could I read "The Selfish Giant" and "The Remarkable Rocket"? They are from this website: http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/world/readfile?fk_files=1559791&pageno=3

Just to be sure, are these in the public domain?

Thanks a bunch!
Last edited by francesb on January 11th, 2013, 3:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by aravis » January 11th, 2013, 12:34 pm

Hi and welcome to LibriVox, Frances!

Yes, both stories are in the public domain and therefor ok to record for LV. :D

As this is your first recording, it would be best to start out with a short test recording, that is if you haven't done that already. That's just to make sure that all your tech settings are fine. Here is all the info you might need: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/1-Minute_Test

Under which name would you like to appear in the LV Catalog? You can either use your real name or a nick name... whatever you are comfortable with. Also if you have a blog or homepage we can link to it!

Have fun here! If there is anything you'd like to know, just post here or PM me. :D
Elli

"Tiefer und tiefer zogen die Buchstaben ihn hinab, wie ein Strudel aus Tinte...dorthin wo auch Staubfinger verschwunden war. An den Ort, an dem alle Geschichten enden." (Cornelia Funke)

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Post by aravis » January 11th, 2013, 12:35 pm

Moving us to Short Works! :D
Elli

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Post by francesb » January 11th, 2013, 3:10 pm

Frances Brown will be fine for the catalog! As for the recording, here it is:

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/tests/test_francesb.mp3

P.S I changed the recording. Here is the new one:

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/tests/test_francesb2.mp3
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Post by aravis » January 13th, 2013, 12:24 pm

Hi Frances!

Your name has already been added to the catalog. :D
Here is your Catalog page: https://catalog.librivox.org/people_public.php?peopleid=8009 (You can find it by clicking on your name in the MW. It's a good way to keep track of your assignments.)

I don't have time to check your test right now, but you seem to have gotten feedback on your test in Listerners Wanted already. Please wait till everything is sorted out before starting to record. :D
Elli

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Post by bootahilley » January 13th, 2013, 1:29 pm

I would like to read Section 01 of the Collection
Read for Circe the largest dramatic work ever read on LibriVox

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Post by francesb » January 13th, 2013, 1:43 pm

btw, for my books I will read Sections 2 and 3. Also, could I read a Beatrix Potter story for Section 4? They are Gutenberg, so I think they are in the public domain. :D
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Post by aravis » January 14th, 2013, 12:57 pm

Hi and welcome to LibriVox, bootahilley!

There is no need to claim a section beforehand (collections work slightly different than other projects). All you need to do is choose a text - just make sure it's clearly in the public domain - and once you've recorded it, post the recording here along with the info on the author, link to the text, duration etc. (All the info you might need is in the first post... please read it carefully.) :D

If this is your first recording, it would be best to do a short test recording first. That is just to make sure that all you tech settings are fine. Here is all the info you might need: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/1-Minute_Test
Elli

"Tiefer und tiefer zogen die Buchstaben ihn hinab, wie ein Strudel aus Tinte...dorthin wo auch Staubfinger verschwunden war. An den Ort, an dem alle Geschichten enden." (Cornelia Funke)

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Post by aravis » January 14th, 2013, 1:01 pm

Hi Frances!

Yes, the stories by Beatrix Potter are PD. :D
http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/p#a292

As this is a collection, there is no need to claim a section beforehand. All you need to do is choose a story, record it and then post your recording along with the info on the author, text, etc. here. (Detailed info is in the first post, please read it carefully before starting to record.)
Elli

"Tiefer und tiefer zogen die Buchstaben ihn hinab, wie ein Strudel aus Tinte...dorthin wo auch Staubfinger verschwunden war. An den Ort, an dem alle Geschichten enden." (Cornelia Funke)

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Post by darkhorse21 » January 20th, 2013, 6:19 pm


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Post by aravis » January 22nd, 2013, 12:23 pm

HI darkhorse21!

Thanks a lot!! :D

Could you please also post the link to the text you read from and birth year - death year of the author?
Elli

"Tiefer und tiefer zogen die Buchstaben ihn hinab, wie ein Strudel aus Tinte...dorthin wo auch Staubfinger verschwunden war. An den Ort, an dem alle Geschichten enden." (Cornelia Funke)

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Post by darkhorse21 » January 22nd, 2013, 6:46 pm

aravis wrote:HI darkhorse21!

Thanks a lot!! :D

Could you please also post the link to the text you read from and birth year - death year of the author?
Sorry about that aravis! The text link is:

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/4357/4357-h/4357-h.htm#dummy

And the birth and death dates are: 1856-1919.

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Post by JBirkinshaw » January 22nd, 2013, 7:23 pm

I have an idea that's a bit unorthodox, so I thought I'd check first:

What about doing side by side readings of poems in Alice in Wonderland and the originals of which they were parodies? Example:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You_Are_Old,_Father_William

and the original by Robert Southey:

http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Old_Man%27s_Comforts_and_How_He_Gained_Them

The original has over time been quite upstaged by the Lewis Carrol parody. That the parody was in fact a marked improvement is open for discussion. :roll:

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Post by etel13 » January 23rd, 2013, 4:40 am

Hello Aravis,

This is my contribution for the collection. Let me know what you think about it, please.
The poor little doll by W. K. Clifford 1846-1929
Length: 00:03:43


http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/avs/childrensshortworks018_thepoorlittledoll_eb.mp3

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/30272/30272-h/30272-h.htm

Thank you
Etel13 (Etel Buss)

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