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Post by philchenevert » October 5th, 2020, 4:59 pm

Welcome to the Zoom Meeting Announcement Thread!

Due to the positivity generated during these meetings, and the incontestable amount of valuable insights and information gained by them, we are making things a bit more organized with this and the chat thread. This thread will contain posts with the meeting announcements and resulting video links. The chat thread will be open for comments, discussion, suggestions, and general chit-chat about the meetings. (See chat thread HERE.)

Please visit this thread as often as you wish, and go to the last posts for the very latest information on currently scheduled Zoom meetings and links to the most recently completed meetings.

To join a Zoom meeting that is beginning or is in progress:
(1) Click on the link for the meeting
(2) Follow the prompts (if any) to install the meeting software, activate your video/audio, etc.
There is also a meeting ID and password, if you need them, but usually the link itself will work directly in your browser. (If you have the Zoom program installed, we assume you know what you're doing and that you know how to join a meeting using the ID and password.)

See the posts below, and we'll see you on Zoom!
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Post by philchenevert » October 5th, 2020, 5:05 pm

A video of the Zoom meeting on sunday, October 4 is here https://youtu.be/OFE53HjQHg4

I will be posting links to earlier meeting videos when I find 'em.

Zoom recorded videos so far:

13th September https://drive.google.com/file/d/1q-DaW2HXF34Sf8BHcogt9LK-Mqacscq0/view?usp=sharing

19th September https://youtu.be/r_r9ZZQh8zQ

27th September https://youtu.be/N0ly32jlvEw

4th October https://youtu.be/OFE53HjQHg4

11th October https://youtu.be/5kSMEyqUQJc

18th October https://youtu.be/OtvgxviSrTw

25th October https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U03F-N0c3BM

8th November https://youtu.be/77c5BcfqXR4
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Post by philchenevert » October 6th, 2020, 5:31 pm

NEXT ZOOM WILL BE SUNDAY AT NOON, OCT 11, CENTRAL TIME.
Phil Chenevert is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: LibriVox Zoom Meeting #6
Time: SUNDAY, NOON CENTRAL TIME USA/CANADA
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84010178278

(Note this invite link will be good for the next 3 weeks, no need to change it)

AGENDA: (yes we will have an agenda don't laugh)
12 noon - Phil will explain the keyboard shortcuts he uses in Audacity, especially C. 10-14 minutes. No singing involved.

12:15 -Bill C will show us how he searches deep into the Internet Archive for cool books. (warning: spreadsheet is involved)

12:30 - Todd will unveil his secrets of editing a Dramatic Play/reading together so that those hundreds of voices sounds really seamless and cool. (warning: multiple tracks are involved I hear so not for the faint hearted)

Hats are recommended for everyone. Points will be awarded based on cuteness. I will open the meeting as usual about 10 minutes before noon but nothing will be accomplished except fumbling and chit-chat.
NOTE: Anyone is welcome to suggest topics and host a LV zoom meeting. Put your suggestions into our Zoom discussion thread.
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Post by philchenevert » October 8th, 2020, 6:32 pm

LIBRIVOX NARRATOR WORKSHOP!

Want to have more fun narrating? Want to try some new things? Like to learn some handy tricks of the trade? This is strictly performance-focused and non-technical, including live participation (voluntary of course). And totally free!

This is a one-hour interactive workshop focusing on the art and craft of book narration hosted by Mark Nelson, Librivox narrator since 2007 with 97 solo recordings for Librivox and over 90 professional audiobooks.

WHEN: Saturday, October 10, 5:00 PM PDT
WHERE: Zoom
LIMIT: 12 participants
RESERVATIONS: PM me (sjmarky)

Each participant will receive an audio copy of the session for future reference.

Are you willing to read a short text during the Zoom? If so, let me know in your PM. I will provide the material ahead of time.

Questions or concerns? Shoot me a message.
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Post by philchenevert » October 11th, 2020, 1:12 pm

The recording of our ZOOM meeting today, Oct 11, 2020 can be seen here https://youtu.be/5kSMEyqUQJc

I forgot to click the 'record' button until some time into the meeting so you missed my tutorial on using the C preview key and the Z zero crossing key in Audacity. tsk. But there was an enlightening stroll deep into the Internet Archive advance search function to find more about our recordings and also to possibly find more recording material. Plus, Todd explained the magical methods he uses to blend together all those individual recordings to make a smooth Dramatic Reading and or Play. Very impressive. I will stick with just playing parts! :D :thumbs:
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Post by philchenevert » October 13th, 2020, 8:16 pm

ZOOM Meeting this coming Sunday!! Melody Jaros, the rep from the 'LibriVox app' will join us 10/18 Sunday at 12 Noon Central time when we will talk about ways that people (you and I) listen to LV audiobooks. They are many and varied but the app seems to be very popular and it works well. She has agreed to answer questions about it. I have no idea how long this segment will be but will try to keep it to 30 minutes. The second half of the meeting will discuss the role of the hard working Book Coordinator. Some veteran BCs will share their joys and sorrows of shepherding an LV audiobook from start to finish. At any one time we have about 300 projects active and every one needs a BC. Petunia is excited Image
Phil Chenevert is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: How Do You Listen to LV Audiobooks? and The Role of the Book Coordinator
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84010178278
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Post by philchenevert » October 18th, 2020, 2:39 pm

Here it is! You too can watch the dynamic video of our LibriVox Zoom meeting for October 18, 2020. Tons of excitement!
1) How do people listen to our audiobooks? apparently one app, the LibriVox app is the favorite one. Thanks to MIchele Fry and Melody Jaros for sharing.
2) Being a BC; Todd and Tricia were kind enough to let us in on the ups, downs and sideways of being a Book Coordinator for LibriVox. The BC is the backbone of LV. And the hipbone and the muscles too. :thumbs:

Phil announced that next week at 12 NOON October 25th there will be the last weekly zoom meeting hosted by him. At least for awhile. the topics next week will be more Book Coordinator experiences and discussion of ideas of ways in which Zoom might be used to help LibriVox best; what possible things might it help. Perhaps a monthly meeting might be best and others are welcome to host. We have a dazzling array of talent and brains here, let's put it use. All discussion will be in the Zoom Discussion thread and anyone who wishes to have 5 or 10 minutes just needs to ask . Image

https://youtu.be/OtvgxviSrTw
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Post by philchenevert » October 24th, 2020, 5:26 pm

Just a reminder that tomorrow at 12 Noon, Central time, the excitement returns with another ZOOM LibriVox meeting.
It has been a whole week since we last met. Same invite link as the last times
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8840814632


Our main discussion will be about where Zoom will go from here for us. I will be firm but fair in hearing opinions. I will also put the written opinions that people have posted, in chat. Unless I forget.

1) Format - weekly? monthly? every 2 weeks? daily? As the spirit moves someone to host one?
2) Time - when is the best time? Should it be rotated early and late?
3) Host - who will be our host? a group? rotating hosts? One supreme host for the ages? Whoever volunteers?
4) What will be the agenda - just chit chat about things LibriVoxy? Gripes? Tutorials to teach us stuff?
5) How will it be announced so we know when it will be?
6) How can Zoom help LibriVox? what are the ways you feel it might be useful to our mission? Get creative folks!

Oh and so much more. Refreshments will be served; (jambalaya, crawfish pie and file gumbo) Smiles are strongly encouraged but not required. Grumps, ner-do-wells and people with no cameras are welcome too.
Eager to get started recording? Follow these 7 steps to recording! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKLWam9cfVo&t=74s

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Post by philchenevert » October 25th, 2020, 1:54 pm

The recording of our LibriVox Zoom meeting Sunday, October 25 2020 is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U03F-N0c3BM

We decided to have 3 rotating hosts and to meet every other week. Lots more to be posted later when I get up from my nap.
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Post by TriciaG » November 2nd, 2020, 6:21 am

(From adrianstephens)

NEXT ZOOM WILL BE SUNDAY AT NOON, NOV 8th, CENTRAL TIME, USA, 6:00pm GMT.

Anybody interested is welcome to join. You don't have to be a Librivox volunteer to participate in the call.

AGENDA:
The call is scheduled for 1 hour.

Intro - 2 minutes Adrian S

"Technical"
15 mins Phil C - on his current video project
5 mins Kevin S - on the importance of being wet
Either: 15 mins Tricia G - zoom play recording
or: 10 mins Adrian S - on the importance of using waveform (dB) display mode

"Non-Technical" ~ 30 minutes
I will invite people at the call to speak to one of the following:
  • My favo(u)rite literature - bring a short sample to read
  • Details about my recording setup
  • Why I volunteer for Librivox
  • What I do for Librivox

Note, the link is different to the one used last time.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82349344723?pwd=YXNQdHVVL0g3enhWOTV2cVhBK09udz09

Meeting ID: 823 4934 4723
Passcode: 037704

You can also join by phone. Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcAQDGeKDA
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Post by philchenevert » November 8th, 2020, 9:30 am

Hey,Hey, Hey!!! Today is the day for a LibriVox ZOOM call. Join in everyone for some chit chat and informative stuff about our fabulous site and people. (see the above post for the link). No password, just click the link. Ignatius is excited Image
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Post by TriciaG » November 9th, 2020, 8:32 am

adrianstephens wrote:
November 9th, 2020, 4:14 am
The video of the Zoom meeting on 2020-11-08 can be found here:
https://youtu.be/77c5BcfqXR4

Thank you all for participating!
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Post by TriciaG » November 16th, 2020, 9:31 am

One-Act Play Recording, via Zoom!
Wednesday, November 18, 10:00 am Eastern Time, 3:00 pm UK.

We will be recording "Retained for the Defence" by John Oxenford (PD for everyone).

Script is here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vTv5SjyAkYHDwojSOwkv-uynzWB_nSH9y1BeOvuQMaocF1Q9Ton-GzgSLqWlfLtc1GmjbnqLvriR03O/pub

We'll meet by Zoom and record the lines together, still using our own recording software (Audacity for most of us). Please be prepared with headphones or ear buds, so that the sound from the meeting doesn't bleed into your recording. :)

I may have a line on a reader for one of the gentlemen's roles, but I still need one more guy, and a lady to read Agatha. PM me if you'd like to claim Agatha, Thwaites, or Whitewash.

Spectators allowed, but please turn off your mics and video.

I'll try to be there a bit early - 15 minutes or so - to help arrange mic and whatever other setups you may need help with (the blind leading the blind).

Zoom Meeting link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88939288957?pwd=V05BUHB2N2FmNkZQRzFlRDM1TGxqUT09

Meeting ID: 889 3928 8957
Passcode: 065734

PM me or post in the Zoom Discussion thread with questions! viewtopic.php?t=83012&view=unread#unread
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Post by TriciaG » November 20th, 2020, 6:14 am

(From MsFry)

Next Zoom meeting will be Sunday, November 22, Noon EST (3:00 PM GMT)

I (Michele) will be doing a tutorial on "The Basics of Cover Making", and will take up most of the hour, followed by Q & A. It will cover the basics all cover makers follow, and a few of my own techniques creating the 450+ covers I have made in the past 6 years. It will be for those who want to make covers, or for those just appreciative of or curious about the process.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83761392337?pwd=RkpyZ09weExnSld4bCtCVnlCNEI0QT09

Meeting ID: 837 6139 2337
Passcode: 995777

I hope to see several of you there, and wouldn't mind a heads up [in the Zoom Discussion thread] or via PM if you are planning to attend. (MsFry)
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Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia
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