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Post by mightyfelix » November 8th, 2018, 8:14 pm

Christmas Short Works Collection 2018

A delightful collection of stories and poems, with several interesting selections discussing various Christmas and holiday traditions, and a lovely Christmas play, featuring a full cast. All selections have been chosen and narrated by LibriVox volunteers to commemorate Christmas 2018.

Cast of Ola, or A Christmas Present for Mother:
Alta Good: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/11084">Devorah Allen</a><br>Henry Good: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/11790">TJ Burns</a><br>Leon Good: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/10789">Tomas Peter</a><br>Mrs. Good: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/12500">Foon</a><br>Ola: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/12243">Jasmin Salma</a><br>Narrator: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/8051">Maria Kasper</a><br>
  • How to claim a part: It is not necessary to pre-claim a section for this project. Simply follow the instructions below.
    1. Find a Christmas-themed selection (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, whatever) in any language.
    2. Ensure that your text is clearly in the public domain. Gutenberg is a good source. Another possibility is an archive scan which includes clear copyright information. Publication date must be 1922 or earlier. If you are unsure about the copyright status of your selection, you may want to ask for help to verify that it is public domain before you record.
    3. If you are not in the US, please ensure that you know and abide by the copyright laws in your own country as well as US law (above). Again, if you are unsure, ask.
    4. Your submission can be as long or short as you need, as long as it is under 70 minutes or so.
    5. If you'd like to see what has already been included in a previous Christmas Collection, they can all be found here: https://librivox.org/search?q=christmas%20collection&search_form=advanced However, if your selection has been done before, you are still welcome to submit your own recording. I do ask that no duplicates be included in the same collection together.
    6. Extra sections will be added to the MW as they become necessary.
    7. Please feel free to submit suggestions of works that would be a good fit for this collection, if you know of any. I will collect these suggestions in the post below.
  • New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
  • Is there a deadline? All submissions should be received by Wednesday, December 19. Should you wish extra time, you may request it, but we may be unable to grant it. Discretion will be left to the DPL and the MC, in that case.


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    Magic Window:



    BC Admin ===========================================

    Genres for the project:

    Keywords that describe the book: Christmas, holidays, festive, yule

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  • BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: viewtopic.php?p=6430#p6430

    Set your recording software to:
    Channels: 1 (Mono)
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
  • DURING recording:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
    START of recording (Intro)
    • "[Title], by [Author]. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
      Or, if you are reading in another language, use the disclaimer for that language, which can be found here.
    • If you wish, say: "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
      END of recording
      • At the end of the section, say:
        "End of [Title], by [Author]"
      • If you wish, say:
        "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"

      There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

      Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
    • 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 latest version of Audacity is recommended for noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
      Save files as
      128 kbps MP3
      csw18_[poem/story title in a few words]_[author's last name]_[your initials]_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) (e.g. csw18_christmastree_dickens_rg_128kb.mp3)


      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: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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      • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: Annise
      • When your upload is complete, please post in this thread with the following information:
        • Link to your recording, as shown on the Uploader
        • Link to the text source
        • Language in which the story/poem is written
        • Author's/translator's name, birth and death dates
        • Title of the story/poem
        • Duration (runtime) of the file in mm:ss
        • If this is your first recording: how you would like to be listed in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal web site/blog.
      • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

      Any questions?
      Please post below
Last edited by mightyfelix on December 22nd, 2018, 1:05 pm, edited 6 times in total.

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Post by mightyfelix » November 8th, 2018, 8:16 pm

Please post any suggestions you may have! Here is a whole list to get you started:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=22418

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Post by mightyfelix » November 8th, 2018, 8:31 pm

I'd like to start this off with a short Christmas play. It is called Ola, or, A Christmas Present for Mother. https://archive.org/details/olaorchristmaspr00madd/page/n3

We will require 6 readers, and I am happy to make this gender neutral.

Mrs. Good
Her children:
Alta Good
Henry Good
Leon Good
Ola, a street waif
Narrator

These parts should all be submitted by December 15, to allow time to assemble dialogue together!

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Post by Foon » November 9th, 2018, 3:07 am

mightyfelix wrote:
November 8th, 2018, 8:31 pm
I'd like to start this off with a short Christmas play. It is called Ola, or, A Christmas Present for Mother. https://archive.org/details/olaorchristmaspr00madd/page/n3

We will require 6 readers, and I am happy to make this gender neutral.

Mrs. Good
Her children:
Alta Good
Henry Good
Leon Good
Ola, a street waif
Narrator

These parts should all be submitted by December 15, to allow time to assemble dialogue together!
How fun, a Christmas play! :D
May I play Mrs Good?
Foon


Readers needed:
Dramatic Reading: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Folklore/legends: Arabian Nights Vol. 11
Play: Zeus the Tragedian

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Post by annise » November 9th, 2018, 5:15 am

I'd be happy to MC this as long as it catalogued on time. I'll be snowed under (not literally of course from the 22nd December here (which is 21st over there) I do notice you've set the 10th for final contributions and the 15th for the play submissions - which by the time you have PLing, corrections, editing may not make my deadline - anyhow I'll set it up and we can discuss it then

Anne

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Post by mightyfelix » November 9th, 2018, 8:45 am

I'm happy to adjust those dates if needed. I do think that a deadline of the 15th for the play submissions will be fine. It is a short play and shouldn't take more than a couple of hours to assemble, at most. I arbitrarily picked the 19th for all other submissions, knowing that my MC may wish to adjust it.

And here is the story I've been hanging onto since January!

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/csw18_portinastorm_macdonald_da_128kb.mp3
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/9191/9191-h/9191-h.htm#link2H_4_0037
English
George MacDonald, 1824-1905
Port in a Storm
25:39

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Post by mightyfelix » November 9th, 2018, 8:49 am

Also, I am happy to PL and edit the roles for the play, but I'll want a DPL for everything else, and of course for the final edited play.

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Post by LikeManyWaters » November 9th, 2018, 8:54 am

And here's another (Fiction):

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/csw18_christmasevesuit_roe_lmw_128kb.mp3
34:29

"A Christmas-Eve Suit"
Edward P. Roe (1838-1888)
(English)
source: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/5320

Outtake on the Bloopers thread for this one...
April
...the sound of His coming was like the sound of many waters... - Ezekiel 43:2

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Post by mightyfelix » November 9th, 2018, 11:25 am

I know my sig line says that I'm gone already, and I will be soon. But first, I think I want to read Ola's part myself. I'll add myself to the MW later.

Also, Foon, at the end, Mother reads a passage from the Bible. I'd like you to actually read that, rather than leaving it in the stage directions. But of course, it will need to be from a PD translation. I'll leave it up to you to choose which translation, just let me know which one when you submit your part.

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Post by Foon » November 9th, 2018, 12:10 pm

mightyfelix wrote:
November 9th, 2018, 11:25 am
I know my sig line says that I'm gone already, and I will be soon. But first, I think I want to read Ola's part myself. I'll add myself to the MW later.

Also, Foon, at the end, Mother reads a passage from the Bible. I'd like you to actually read that, rather than leaving it in the stage directions. But of course, it will need to be from a PD translation. I'll leave it up to you to choose which translation, just let me know which one when you submit your part.
Sure, sounds good. I'm looking around a bit (I'm not religious, and I know squat about Bible versions) and I think the Douay-Rheims translation (Challoner revision) looks good.
You OK with that? Link is here: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/8347
Foon


Readers needed:
Dramatic Reading: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Folklore/legends: Arabian Nights Vol. 11
Play: Zeus the Tragedian

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Post by mightyfelix » November 9th, 2018, 12:18 pm

Sounds good, thanks!

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Post by WiltedScribe » November 9th, 2018, 12:45 pm

Assuming the play does not count towards my three submissions, may I play Leon Good? :) I always love these collections and am glad to see a new one has been launched.
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Post by mightyfelix » November 9th, 2018, 1:01 pm

WiltedScribe wrote:
November 9th, 2018, 12:45 pm
Assuming the play does not count towards my three submissions, may I play Leon Good? :) I always love these collections and am glad to see a new one has been launched.
Certainly you may. :)

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Post by commonsparrow3 » November 9th, 2018, 1:53 pm

May I reserve a spot to read "A Simple Bill of Fare for a Christmas Dinner" (1873) by Helen Hunt Jackson?
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/10516/10516-h/10516-h.htm#ch-29

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Post by ColleenMc » November 11th, 2018, 6:33 am

The Christmas play is by John D. Macdonald -- is it THAT John D. MacDonald (Travis Mcgee guy)?

Edited to add: Nope, not unless he was quite the prodigy, play is c. 1919, THAT MacDonald was born in 1916!

Colleen

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