Personally, I don't think there is any advantage to combining the chapters.EVKesserich wrote: ↑February 15th, 2021, 2:49 pm
I'm working on chapter four and, for what ever reason, it seems my memory deceived me on the length. It will probably be under (or just over) 20:00. Would you advise rolling that into chapter five (ie, three recorded sections), or going back and splitting things up properly by chapters? I've only done one solo project previously, and I was advised then that individual sections shouldn't be too short. Not sure what (if anything) needs to be done here.
Thanks for your patience!
Truthfully, I would have kept Chapters 1 and 2 separate.
Not "too short" is a relative concept. And, a lot depends on the project. On solo I am PL for, the soloist will split a 50-60 min section into two parts. I have others where the sections run about 15 min each. Others where section may vary a lot from 20-45 min. because that's the way the chapters are written.
I think 20-30 minutes is ideal. First, I think it is easier for both reader and PL to handle. But, primarily I try to consider it from the listeners perspective. These lengths are comfortable "chunks" to listen too, and long ones may be more of a challenge.
This is just one person's opinion, so ultimately the choice is yours, of course.