COMPLETE[GRP/POEMS] Day Dreams by Rudolph Valentino - thw

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Post by ChuckW » February 11th, 2019, 2:51 pm

Day Dreams by Rudolph Valentino (1895 - 1926).

Published in 1923, Day Dreams is a collection of poems written by Hollywood screen icon Rudolph Valentino. Authored during Valentino’s court-imposed exile from the film industry, where a protracted legal battle with Famous Players-Lasky prevented him from acting, this collection channels much of the actor’s fear, frustration, desire, and his all-encompassing need for escapism. In his own words, this collection helped Valentino "forget the tediousness of worldly strife and the boredom of jurisprudence's pedantic etiquette." This fascinating piece of Hollywood ephemera gives us a snapshot of the famed "Latin Lover" at his most mediative and romantic. (ChuckW)
  • This project is complete. All audio files may be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/day-dreams-by-rudolph-valentino/


    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. 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 would 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.
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    3. Is there a deadline? 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!): https://archive.org/details/daydreams00vale/page/n11
    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.

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      BC Admin ===========================================
      This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.
      • Project Code: h4A6vHm4
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Rudolph Valentino) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolph_Valentino
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 61
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: Yes
      • Original publication date (if known): 1923
      • If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:
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      Genres for the project: Poetry/Single author

      Keywords that describe the book: cinema, movies, Hollywood, stardom, movie stars

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    6. 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
    7. 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)
      • "[Poem title], by Rudolph Valentino, read for LibriVox.org""
      • If you wish, say: "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
      • Say:
        "[Poem title]"

      END of recording
      • At the end of the section, say:
        "End of poem. This recording is in the public domain"
      • 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 Day Dreams, by Rudolph Valentino. "

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

      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 latest version of Audacity is recommended for noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
      Save files as
      128 kbps MP3
      daydreams_##_valentino_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. daydreams_01_valentino_128kb.mp3)
    9. Example ID3 V2 tags
      (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: https://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!
      Artist: Rudolph Valentino
      Title: ## - [Section title]
      Album: Day Dreams

      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.
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      • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: toddhw
      • 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
Last edited by ChuckW on February 11th, 2019, 8:31 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Post by ChuckW » February 11th, 2019, 2:53 pm

A couple of notes--

1) Since this is such a short project, I'm 100% okay acting as my own DPL if the need arises. I will, however, need someone to listen to my own recordings.

2) I have already recorded the Introduction/Preface, Money, Erin, Radio, and The Kaleidoscope of Love. I might also take more, but will wait to see what else gets claimed first. :-)

3) For those interested, Valentino wrote one other book during this period: a fitness guide. This might be a pretty good solo project, if anyone out there is looking for one.
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Post by ToddHW » February 11th, 2019, 3:12 pm

I'll give you a MW.

EDIT: There you go.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by ChuckW » February 11th, 2019, 3:37 pm

ToddHW wrote:
February 11th, 2019, 3:12 pm
I'll give you a MW.

EDIT: There you go.

Thanks, Todd
Woohoo! Thanks Todd!

Now we're ready for business!
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Post by WiltedScribe » February 11th, 2019, 3:50 pm

I'd like to claim 5, 11, 18, 30, 32, 39, 44 and 56. :)

I'm also wondering if some poems are not in the MW? For instance, "You" and "Day Dreams" seem to be missing. :hmm:
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Post by ChuckW » February 11th, 2019, 4:00 pm

WiltedScribe wrote:
February 11th, 2019, 3:50 pm
I'd like to claim 5, 11, 18, 30, 32, 39, 44 and 56. :)

I'm also wondering if some poems are not in the MW? For instance, "You" and "Day Dreams" seem to be missing. :hmm:
Oh, crud. Thanks for pointing that out. I think I got thrown off by the fact that there are two poems entitled "You" in this collection. :?

Thanks for helping out, Tomas! Please make sure I gave you the right sections, as the order of everything kinda shifted.
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Post by KIBBONAFIDE » February 11th, 2019, 4:07 pm

3, 9, 11, 27, 40, 54 please!
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Post by WiltedScribe » February 11th, 2019, 4:07 pm

ChuckW wrote:
February 11th, 2019, 4:00 pm
Thanks for helping out, Tomas! Please make sure I gave you the right sections, as the order of everything kinda shifted.
Yup, I've checked and all the titles I requested are correct!
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Post by ChuckW » February 11th, 2019, 4:09 pm

KIBBONAFIDE wrote:
February 11th, 2019, 4:07 pm
3, 9, 11, 27, 40, 54 please!
Thank you so much! :D
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Post by svonb002 » February 11th, 2019, 7:21 pm

Hello. May I claim sections 5,10,14,29,33, and 52?
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Post by ChuckW » February 11th, 2019, 8:24 pm

svonb002 wrote:
February 11th, 2019, 7:21 pm
Hello. May I claim sections 5,10,14,29,33, and 52?
You got it. Thanks! :-)
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Post by ChuckW » February 11th, 2019, 8:28 pm

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Post by ChuckW » February 11th, 2019, 8:32 pm

Todd: I also noticed some pretty big typos in the plot summary, which I've now fixed.
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Post by silverquill » February 11th, 2019, 10:40 pm

Just a few for me now, if I may: 8,12,22,31

And, I'd be glad to be DPL if you need one.

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Post by ChuckW » February 11th, 2019, 10:57 pm

silverquill wrote:
February 11th, 2019, 10:40 pm
Just a few for me now, if I may: 8,12,22,31

And, I'd be glad to be DPL if you need one.
Whoa! That would all be incredibly helpful! :shock:

Thank you so much!
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