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Adopt an abandoned Project

Posted: May 18th, 2020, 3:16 pm
by tDucepec
I would like to adopt and abandoned project:

[Tagalog] Noli Me Tangere ni José Rizal (abandoned May 2014)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/20228
Project thread: viewtopic.php?t=40005
Total # of sections: 65
Sections completed: 7 (2 PL OK, 1 easy edit, 2 other edits needed, 2 need PL)
File location: ~uploads/abandoned/noli_me_tangere_tagalog

Thank you.

TonyD :D

Re: Adopt an bandoned Project

Posted: May 18th, 2020, 5:33 pm
by knotyouraveragejo
Hi Tony. Welcome to LibriVox.

It will be great if you adopt and can finish this Tagalog project.

However, first please complete and get an OK on a one-minute test to check your technical settings. It's not an audition, but to simply confirm that your files meet our requirements. Post your test in the Listeners Wanted Forum and an experienced LVer will have a listen and check the specs for you. It would be a shame to record a whole section, only to have to redo it because of some simple setting that is incorrect.

1-Minute Test

Also as a new reader, we strongly recommend that you record a section or two in group projects before embarking on a solo, so that you can get a sense of the amount of time and effort a commitment to a solo recording would entail, as well as become a little familiar with the community here and our process for submitting files, prooflistening, etc. As a soloist, you will be responsible not only for recording and editing all the sections, but you will also be your own book coordinator (BC) which means you will be responsible for entering all the information (titles, time, links) into the workflow system.

Once you are have completed the above, if you still want to do this project, come back and post in this same thread. Meanwhile, the thread will be moved to Book Suggestions once you have seen this post.

Re: Adopt an bandoned Project

Posted: May 18th, 2020, 6:00 pm
by Availle
Hi there and welcome!

Jo is right, it's best to get a bit of experience before starting a solo; solos can be very lonely work.

I would not recommend starting with this one... The English translation of this that we have is almost 20 hours long; even if you subtract the 2 hours of translator's introduction and the one hour or so that the previous reader has done, you're still at more than 15 hours. Recording and editing will take you 50 hours or more; it took me months to complete the English version.

I think it is better to start with a significantly shorter work as your first solo, so that you know what you're getting yourself into if you do decide to adopt this one.

I'm sorry to throw yet more cold water...

Re: Adopt an bandoned Project

Posted: May 18th, 2020, 6:13 pm
by tDucepec
knotyouraveragejo wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 5:33 pm
Hi Tony. Welcome to LibriVox.

It will be great if you adopt and can finish this Tagalog project.

However, first please complete and get an OK on a one-minute test to check your technical settings. It's not an audition, but to simply confirm that your files meet our requirements. Post your test in the Listeners Wanted Forum and an experienced LVer will have a listen and check the specs for you. It would be a shame to record a whole section, only to have to redo it because of some simple setting that is incorrect.

1-Minute Test

Also as a new reader, we strongly recommend that you record a section or two in group projects before embarking on a solo, so that you can get a sense of the amount of time and effort a commitment to a solo recording would entail, as well as become a little familiar with the community here and our process for submitting files, prooflistening, etc. As a soloist, you will be responsible not only for recording and editing all the sections, but you will also be your own book coordinator (BC) which means you will be responsible for entering all the information (titles, time, links) into the workflow system.

Once you are have completed the above, if you still want to do this project, come back and post in this same thread. Meanwhile, the thread will be moved to Book Suggestions once you have seen this post.

Thank you for your reply.

I will do the 1-minute test. I will also reach out to the other group projects.

Cheers!

Re: Adopt an bandoned Project

Posted: May 18th, 2020, 6:24 pm
by tDucepec
Availle wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 6:00 pm
Hi there and welcome!

Jo is right, it's best to get a bit of experience before starting a solo; solos can be very lonely work.

I would not recommend starting with this one... The English translation of this that we have is almost 20 hours long; even if you subtract the 2 hours of translator's introduction and the one hour or so that the previous reader has done, you're still at more than 15 hours. Recording and editing will take you 50 hours or more; it took me months to complete the English version.

I think it is better to start with a significantly shorter work as your first solo, so that you know what you're getting yourself into if you do decide to adopt this one.

I'm sorry to throw yet more cold water...

Hi Availle,

Thank you for sharing your concern. I think I just got too excited. Just a little background as to where I'm coming from. I used to produce audiobooks way back when and this book was one of my projects. I know the demand of this kind of a project. This book has a special place in my heart and seeing it as an abandoned project made me feel sad.

If you think I should start with group projects and short stories, I'm all for it.

Cheers.

Re: Adopt an abandoned Project

Posted: May 18th, 2020, 6:28 pm
by Availle
Well, if you know what you're getting yourself into, that's fine with me. Most newbies on here don't. :wink:

It's still best to do a few chapters in a group project first thing after your test. We have a few procedures that need to be followed for everybody to be happy and for things to run smoothly. It's best to try them with experienced people around you rather than on your own in an endless solo.

Re: Adopt an abandoned Project

Posted: May 18th, 2020, 6:35 pm
by tDucepec
Availle wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 6:28 pm
Well, if you know what you're getting yourself into, that's fine with me. Most newbies on here don't. :wink:

It's still best to do a few chapters in a group project first thing after your test. We have a few procedures that need to be followed for everybody to be happy and for things to run smoothly. It's best to try them with experienced people around you rather than on your own in an endless solo.
Thank you Availle. I will find a group project I can participate in. I agree with you. I also need to get a feel of how things are done here, and work with experienced people.

I wish all the best. Regards.

Re: Adopt an bandoned Project

Posted: June 6th, 2020, 11:11 am
by tDucepec
knotyouraveragejo wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 5:33 pm
Hi Tony. Welcome to LibriVox.

It will be great if you adopt and can finish this Tagalog project.

However, first please complete and get an OK on a one-minute test to check your technical settings. It's not an audition, but to simply confirm that your files meet our requirements. Post your test in the Listeners Wanted Forum and an experienced LVer will have a listen and check the specs for you. It would be a shame to record a whole section, only to have to redo it because of some simple setting that is incorrect.

1-Minute Test

Also as a new reader, we strongly recommend that you record a section or two in group projects before embarking on a solo, so that you can get a sense of the amount of time and effort a commitment to a solo recording would entail, as well as become a little familiar with the community here and our process for submitting files, prooflistening, etc. As a soloist, you will be responsible not only for recording and editing all the sections, but you will also be your own book coordinator (BC) which means you will be responsible for entering all the information (titles, time, links) into the workflow system.

Once you are have completed the above, if you still want to do this project, come back and post in this same thread. Meanwhile, the thread will be moved to Book Suggestions once you have seen this post.

Hi knotyouraveragejo,

Do you think I can proceed with adopting this project? I know this project would take some time and I would like to get a head start.

Thank you. Cheers!

tDucepec

Re: Adopt an abandoned Project

Posted: June 6th, 2020, 1:06 pm
by knotyouraveragejo
Hi Tony,

I have moved the thread to the LaunchPad for you. I need to find the files and move them so you can listen to the existing sections. I will post in the project thread when that is done.

Re: Adopt an abandoned Project

Posted: June 6th, 2020, 1:45 pm
by tDucepec
knotyouraveragejo wrote:
June 6th, 2020, 1:06 pm
Hi Tony,

I have moved the thread to the LaunchPad for you. I need to find the files and move them so you can listen to the existing sections. I will post in the project thread when that is done.
Sounds good. Thank you.

tDucepec

Re: Adopt an abandoned Project

Posted: June 6th, 2020, 2:43 pm
by knotyouraveragejo
Here is the link to the thread

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=40005