[Complete] Children's Short Works, Vol. 033 - m8b1

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Post by m8b1 » October 30th, 2019, 4:27 pm

Children's Short Works Vol. 033.

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/childrens-short-works-vol-033-by-various/
Librivox's Children's Short Works Collection 033: a collection of 15 short works for children in the public domain read by a variety of Librivox members.
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
or any other place you can find some - but they must be Public Domain - many children's things on the internet are not.

You may read a limit of 4 selections per volume.

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.

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Post by Horner94 » November 3rd, 2019, 7:15 pm

Hello!
Here is my contribution:
Author: Beatrix Potter (28 Jul 1866-22 Dec 1943)
Title: The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
URL to text: www.gutenberg.org/files/15137/15137-h/15137-h.htm
Audio recording ready for PL'ing: https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw032_thetaleofmrstiggy-winkle_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 08:09
Kind regards,
Chad

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Post by m8b1 » November 3rd, 2019, 7:52 pm

Thank you, Chad ~ I will PL it tomorrow.

And while I have your attention, one of your stories in the last collection has an oustanding PL Note. Here is a link to the post with the note: viewtopic.php?p=1623649#p1623649

If you could please fix the file as soon as possible, and post the file in that thread, I would appreciate it. That is one of the issues that is holding up cataloging that collection. :-)

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Post by Horner94 » November 4th, 2019, 4:02 pm

Another contribution:
Author: Charles Perrault (1628-1703)
Translator: Charles Welsh (1850-1914)
Title: LITTLE RED RIDING-HOOD
URL to text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/17208/17208-h/17208-h.htm#LITTLE_RED_RIDING-HOOD
Audio recording ready for PL'ing: https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw032_littleredridinghood_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 04:18
Correct me if I am wrong, but the copyright status of this work if okay in the UK, as well as the USA? Just double checking.
Many thanks,
Chad
Last edited by Horner94 on November 4th, 2019, 4:20 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by m8b1 » November 4th, 2019, 4:19 pm

Mrs. Tiggy-Wiggle is PL OK!

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Post by m8b1 » November 4th, 2019, 5:23 pm

Another contribution:
Author: Charles Perrault (1628-1703)
Translator: Charles Welsh (1850-1914)
Title: LITTLE RED RIDING-HOOD
URL to text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/17208/17208-h/17208-h.htm#LITTLE_RED_RIDING-HOOD
Audio recording ready for PL'ing: https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw032_littleredridinghood_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 04:18
Correct me if I am wrong, but the copyright status of this work if okay in the UK, as well as the USA? Just double checking.
Many thanks,
Chad
PL Notes for Little Red Riding-Hood:
@2:10 there are stumbles and repeat of "by mamma"
@2:51 "Was" needs to be cut out - you said "Was had a cold" - should be just "had a cold"
@2:59 - repeat of by "by by mama" - only one by
@3:15 hiding himself needs to be cut - a repeat of sorts
@3:43-3:46 there is an awkwardly long pause. I would make it a bit shorter
@4:03 "the" needs to be cut. You said "the they"

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Post by Horner94 » November 5th, 2019, 4:28 pm

Hello,
Here is the amended recording of Little Red Riding Hood: https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw032_littleredridinghood_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 04:10
Kind regards,
Chad

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Post by Horner94 » November 5th, 2019, 4:59 pm

Here is another contribution:
Author: Dr. Heinrich Hoffman (13 Jun 1809-20 Sep 1894)
Title: THE DREADFUL STORY OF PAULINE AND THE MATCHES
ULR to text: www.gutenberg.org/files/19915/19915-h/19915-h.htm
Audio recording ready for PL'ing: https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw033_paulineandthematches_cjph_128kb.mp3
Query: This book was published in 1911, so that would mean that it is okay to record this work in the UK?
Time: 02:10
Kind regards,
Chad

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Post by Horner94 » November 5th, 2019, 6:36 pm

Here is my last contribution for this collection:
Author: Joseph Martin Kronheim (1810-1896)
Title: Little Bo-Peep
URL to text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/18937/18937-h/18937-h.htm
Audio recording ready for PL'ing: https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw033_littlebopeep_cjph_128kb.mp3
Sorry, may I ask when this work was published, I could not find it? Just want to know if it is okay to record me reading this work in the UK?
Time: 05:23
Kind regards,
Chad

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Post by m8b1 » November 6th, 2019, 4:59 pm

PL Notes for "The Selfish Giant". (Held over from the last project)

There are loud clicks at the following times:
:33, 1:01, 1:26, 2:35, 3:36, 4:40, 5:41, 6:57, 8:29

A number of these are by themselves and should be easy to cut out. Some are under words, I would suggest either re-recording the phrases or trying to de amplify the clicks as best as possible.-
Also, there needs to be 5 seconds of silence at the end.

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Post by m8b1 » November 6th, 2019, 5:02 pm

Pauline and the Matches and Little Bo Peep are PL OK.

Chad, you really need to do your own research on if something is PD for you before recording, it is not up to the MC/BC/DPL to do it for you. If you are unsure, you can always post in the Help Wanted forum. In addition to US copyright rules needed for Librivox, I believe copyright for you is 70 years after the death of the author. Please just do the math if you know the death date.

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Post by m8b1 » November 6th, 2019, 5:04 pm

Little Red Riding Hood is spot checked PL OK!

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Post by Catsenti » November 7th, 2019, 5:59 pm

Audio ready to be PL'd: https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw033_littlematchgirl_kl_128kbps.mp3
Title: The Little Match Girl
Author: Hans Christian Andersen (April 2, 1805-August 4, 1875)
Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1597/1597-h/1597-h.htm#link2H_4_0015
Length: 7 minutes, 42 seconds

Credit me as "Kyle L."

Also, I know the original tale was in Danish, but I can't figure out who translated this. Sorry about that.

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Post by m8b1 » November 7th, 2019, 6:20 pm

Catsenti wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 5:59 pm
Audio ready to be PL'd: https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw033_littlematchgirl_kl_128kbps.mp3
Title: The Little Match Girl
Author: Hans Christian Andersen (April 2, 1805-August 4, 1875)
Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1597/1597-h/1597-h.htm#link2H_4_0015
Length: 7 minutes, 42 seconds

Credit me as "Kyle L."

Also, I know the original tale was in Danish, but I can't figure out who translated this. Sorry about that.
Hi Kyle,

Welcome to Librivox! Here is a link to your catalog page: https://librivox.org/reader/13702

Nice job! Everything is great except the volume is a bit on the quiet side. It is coming in at 81 DB, and we need it be between 86 - 92 DB (Ideal is around 89 DB).

It should be easy to fix with just a straight amplification. If you need help on how to do that, let me know!

If you could get the volume up a bit and reupload with the same file name, that would be great!

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Post by Catsenti » November 7th, 2019, 6:33 pm

m8b1 wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 6:20 pm
Catsenti wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 5:59 pm
Audio ready to be PL'd: https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw033_littlematchgirl_kl_128kbps.mp3
Title: The Little Match Girl
Author: Hans Christian Andersen (April 2, 1805-August 4, 1875)
Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1597/1597-h/1597-h.htm#link2H_4_0015
Length: 7 minutes, 42 seconds

Credit me as "Kyle L."

Also, I know the original tale was in Danish, but I can't figure out who translated this. Sorry about that.
Hi Kyle,

Welcome to Librivox! Here is a link to your catalog page: https://librivox.org/reader/13702

Nice job! Everything is great except the volume is a bit on the quiet side. It is coming in at 81 DB, and we need it be between 86 - 92 DB (Ideal is around 89 DB).

It should be easy to fix with just a straight amplification. If you need help on how to do that, let me know!

If you could get the volume up a bit and reupload with the same file name, that would be great!
Of course! Here it is, amplified a bit: https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/csw033_littlematchgirl_kl_128kbps.mp3

7 minutes, 42 seconds, as before.

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