LIBRIVOX NARRATOR WORKSHOP 2! [ZOOM, FEB 28]

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Post by sjmarky » February 17th, 2021, 2:39 pm

LIBRIVOX NARRATOR WORKSHOP 2
"The Best Advice I Got From Pros"
A collection of advice and tips gleaned from years of audiobook narration workshops I've attended.

Time: Feb 28, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Post by realisticspeakers » February 17th, 2021, 3:11 pm

sjmarky wrote:
February 17th, 2021, 2:39 pm
LIBRIVOX NARRATOR WORKSHOP 2
"The Best Advice I Got From Pros"
A collection of advice and tips gleaned from years of audiobook narration workshops I've attended.

Time: Feb 28, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Very cool! Last one was awesome. Thank you!

1pm Eastern, I believe.
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Post by Ares » February 19th, 2021, 9:13 am

Very nice, i was really looking for something like this :) :) :) :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

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Post by BeckyWTX » February 23rd, 2021, 5:30 pm

I hope this can have an archive video link posted after the event for those of us who would love to be there but can't join at that hour!
Thanks for organizing these training workshops!
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Post by sjmarky » February 23rd, 2021, 5:33 pm

This one will be recorded and the video posted for posterity and beyond.
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Post by MaryinArkansas » February 28th, 2021, 12:15 pm

Great information! 👍 Thank you! :) :clap:
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Post by realisticspeakers » February 28th, 2021, 12:28 pm

sjmarky wrote:
February 23rd, 2021, 5:33 pm
This one will be recorded and the video posted for posterity and beyond.
Well Done! Thank you for doing that.
Truth exists for the wise, Beauty for a feeling heart: They belong to each other. - Beethoven
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Post by slgill » February 28th, 2021, 12:54 pm

Thanks for the tips! It was my 1st time to join in on one of the Zoom mtgs. My monitor doesn’t have a camera, so I hope you didn’t mind me joining without being visible.

:) Sue

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Post by sjmarky » March 1st, 2021, 11:37 am

The video is now up on YouTube: https://youtu.be/T8qb_Q1jz9Q

I replaced the slides so it's easier to read.
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Post by beeber » March 1st, 2021, 4:13 pm

Many thanks for posting this fine workshop. I'd recommend it as worthwhile viewing for anyone who cares about doing a good job of narrating. It would be nice if there was some way to post this in a way that would keep it readily accessible for newcomers (and old-timers as well, of course). Maybe at the top of the "New Here?" forum or the "What is LibriVox? forum"? It would be a shame for this master class to get buried at the bottom of old posts.
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Post by MaryinArkansas » March 1st, 2021, 5:26 pm

sjmarky wrote:
March 1st, 2021, 11:37 am
The video is now up on YouTube: https://youtu.be/T8qb_Q1jz9Q

I replaced the slides so it's easier to read.
Good, useful information on this video. I’m so glad the importance of pacing was mentioned. This is one of the things that makes listening to a book enjoyable. I appreciate that you (Mark) are aware of your listening audience, as well as your fellow LibriVoxers wanting to learn more.
Mary

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Post by GraceBuchanan » March 4th, 2021, 5:14 am

Your suggestions continue to influence my reading, especially doing several takes at various distances from the mic. Thanks Mark for adding polish to my work!
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Post by JordanN » March 4th, 2021, 9:23 am

Thanks for hosting this. I’d really like to see a nightly session for unstructured peer-to-peer mentoring and maybe one weekly session hosted by a professional voice actor for more focused coaching.

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Post by sjmarky » March 4th, 2021, 7:35 pm

JordanN wrote:
March 4th, 2021, 9:23 am
Thanks for hosting this. I’d really like to see a nightly session for unstructured peer-to-peer mentoring and maybe one weekly session hosted by a professional voice actor for more focused coaching.
Hi Jordan

While that sounds nice, to be perfectly honest it really isn’t feasible. I’ve done this twice - the only two in the history of Librivox - and the attendance was sparse. No one would be attending nightly sessions, or even weekly. There are only a handful of LVers who have recorded professionally, and may not be comfortable coaching or be willing to donate more time. As for peer-to-peer mentoring, there are a very few volunteers who aspire to do professional recording who may be interested in that, but they are rare. The overwhelming majority of LVers are hobbyists, which is fine; that is what LV is for. I’ll do a clean version and post it for posterity, but that’s as far as it will go. But thanks for your input.
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Post by GraceBuchanan » March 5th, 2021, 8:20 am

sjmarky wrote:
March 4th, 2021, 7:35 pm
JordanN wrote:
March 4th, 2021, 9:23 am
Thanks for hosting this. I’d really like to see a nightly session for unstructured peer-to-peer mentoring and maybe one weekly session hosted by a professional voice actor for more focused coaching.
Hi Jordan

While that sounds nice, to be perfectly honest it really isn’t feasible. I’ve done this twice - the only two in the history of Librivox - and the attendance was sparse. No one would be attending nightly sessions, or even weekly. There are only a handful of LVers who have recorded professionally, and may not be comfortable coaching or be willing to donate more time. As for peer-to-peer mentoring, there are a very few volunteers who aspire to do professional recording who may be interested in that, but they are rare. The overwhelming majority of LVers are hobbyists, which is fine; that is what LV is for. I’ll do a clean version and post it for posterity, but that’s as far as it will go. But thanks for your input.
Thank you again, Mark, for your workshop. Historically, a nightly or weekly meeting might not have happened because of disinterest, but the situation might change, or might have changed. Sparse attendance at the time of Zoom sessions might simply reflect the variance of people's free time and time zones. I imagine that more people tune in to the recordings on YouTube.

I find LibriVoxers very willing to share, and we have several who have more than a decade of expertise, so I would attend weekly meetings at least every other week, if my schedule allows. How exciting to think of recruiting professional voice actors to give us an hour of their time gratis! I might know someone who knows someone...
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