EDITING [PLAY] The Vegetable by F. Scott Fitzgerald - thw

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Post by Kitty » May 21st, 2019, 11:57 pm

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May 21st, 2019, 10:16 am
ha ha ha! "Man in Black"! :lol: Thanks, Sonia. I had this picture in mind while recording Act 1 (short, but powerful):
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/vegetable_jones_1_128kb.mp3
:lol: yes, it helps to have a visual role model. Your Mr Jones is excellently no-nonsense here. :thumbs: All PL ok of course

thanks TJ.

Now we're only waiting for the main character to record his bit ;)

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Post by WiltedScribe » May 22nd, 2019, 6:47 pm

Here I am, catching up with Jerry. :wink: Or, at least, the first act.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/vegetable_jerry_1_128kb.mp3

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Post by Kitty » May 23rd, 2019, 4:22 am

WiltedScribe wrote:
May 22nd, 2019, 6:47 pm
Here I am, catching up with Jerry. :wink: Or, at least, the first act.
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/vegetable_jerry_1_128kb.mp3
wohooo, now this was excellent play-acting Tomas :clap: What kind of an accent are you putting on here ? Oh he sounds so disagreeable all throughout with his wife. Their marriage is not really a match made in heaven.

But this final scene where you drift into alcoholic stupor is really wonderfully realistic. (almost too much...I start to wonder... you're playing a bit too many drunkards lately :lol: )

This will be an excellent play :9:

PL ok for Act 1 and that means it's ready for final assembling !

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Post by WiltedScribe » May 23rd, 2019, 10:45 am

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May 23rd, 2019, 4:22 am
PL ok for Act 1 and that means it's ready for final assembling !
Okay, I'll get on it soon. I think there is a standard amount of lines in the act, but since the narration can go on for paragraphs, it looks far longer than it would be if acted out. Also deliberating where it should split off. When Snooks enters, maybe?
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » May 23rd, 2019, 1:55 pm

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Also deliberating where it should split off. When Snooks enters, maybe?
Shhh! Ix-nay on the ames-nay, man! :mrgreen:
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Post by WiltedScribe » June 1st, 2019, 4:25 pm

Finally finished recording the rest of Jerry. :mrgreen: What a difference a drunken reverie makes. I think I did a good job of going from nasty and abusive in Act 1 to jolly Mr. Postman in Act 3. You'd hardly believe it's the same man. :lol:

Once Sonia PLs those, we'll enter the editing stage in earnest. I'm not sure if Chuck is still willing to help out, to get this in the catalog sooner?
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Post by Kitty » June 2nd, 2019, 5:17 am

WiltedScribe wrote:
June 1st, 2019, 4:25 pm
Finally finished recording the rest of Jerry. :mrgreen: What a difference a drunken reverie makes. I think I did a good job of going from nasty and abusive in Act 1 to jolly Mr. Postman in Act 3. You'd hardly believe it's the same man. :lol:
brilliant job, Tomas. Jerry is disagreeable for most of the play though, but yes, as a postman he is much nicer. I love the slur you always have in your voice. Did you try to do a certain American accent here ? I am not good at assessing accents but it sounds like it must be one. ;)

Act 3 is PL ok

> for Act 2, there's one small thing: right at the very end you missed a loud "What?" from the stage directions on page 113
I'm not sure if Chuck is still willing to help out, to get this in the catalog sooner?
have you PMed him already ? He may not have this project on his bookmark list and so didn't see that we are in the final phase.

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Post by WiltedScribe » June 2nd, 2019, 4:24 pm

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I love the slur you always have in your voice. Did you try to do a certain American accent here ? I am not good at assessing accents but it sounds like it must be one. ;)
LOL yes, it's supposed to approximate a Southern accent. I don't know where Jerry is from, so by the way some lines are written I guessed he was Southern. But who knows for sure!
or Act 2, there's one small thing: right at the very end you missed a loud "What?" from the stage directions on page 113
Thanks for spotting that! I was hoping there wouldn't be any lines in stage directions, but guess I was wrong. The line has been added and the file is ready for spot PL.
have you PMed him already ? He may not have this project on his bookmark list and so didn't see that we are in the final phase.
No, I didn't PM him, but I shall do so in case he's available!
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Post by Kitty » June 3rd, 2019, 1:19 am

WiltedScribe wrote:
June 2nd, 2019, 4:24 pm
Thanks for spotting that! I was hoping there wouldn't be any lines in stage directions, but guess I was wrong. The line has been added and the file is ready for spot PL.
PL ok now :) Yes, I hope I caught them all in my PLs :lol:

Now good luck with the assembling !

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Post by WiltedScribe » June 3rd, 2019, 2:25 pm

Here is the cast list now that everyone's roles are set in stone:
Jerry Frost: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/10789">Tomas Peter</a><br>Charlotte Frost: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/12506">Bhavya</a><br>Horatio "Dada" Frost: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/13022">Josh Kibbey</a><br>Doris: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/12500">Foon</a><br>Joseph Fish: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/7079">Chuck Williamson</a><br>Mr. Snooks: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/8879">Son of the Exiles</a><br>Mr. Jones: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/11790">TJ Burns</a><br>General Pushing: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/6754">ToddHW</a><br>Chief Justice Fossile: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/8576">Phil Schempf</a><br>The Detective: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/10179">Sonia</a><br>Mr. Stutz-Mozart: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/6281">Beth Thomas</a><br>Newsboy / First Senator: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/10614">Leanne Yau</a><br>Second Senator: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/12623">Stefan Von Blon</a><br>Third Senator: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/13072">Campbell Schelp</a><br><br>Narrator: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/11084">Devorah Allen</a><br>Editors: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/10789">Tomas Peter</a> and <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/7079">Chuck Williamson</a><br>
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Post by WiltedScribe » June 3rd, 2019, 9:55 pm

Act 1, Part 1 is ready for PL. :) Everything sounds great so far. If Part 2 comes under around 34 minutes, we might be able to keep the act a single file.

Chuck has agreed to help edit, so I'll wait to hear which acts he'd like to do before I start another.
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Post by Kitty » June 3rd, 2019, 11:09 pm

WiltedScribe wrote:
June 3rd, 2019, 9:55 pm
Act 1, Part 1 is ready for PL. :) Everything sounds great so far. If Part 2 comes under around 34 minutes, we might be able to keep the act a single file.
I think in that case I will wait before I listen to it all in one file.

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Post by Kitty » June 6th, 2019, 2:49 am

WiltedScribe wrote:
June 3rd, 2019, 9:55 pm
Act 1, Part 1 is ready for PL. :) Everything sounds great so far.
well I had some time and I was too curious anyway :lol: so I listened to Part 1 now after all. Excellently edited and you all sound great together. For some reason in the beginning, with this husband/wife constellation and then an old father coming into the room I was reminded of the series King of Queens :lol: I pictured Dada like the actor who played Arthur.

Oh and a wonderful choice to make the break here, Devorah even has an "end-of part" tone of voice here, as if she had suspected this would happen. :thumbs:

The part can be marked PL ok. If you decide to merge it all into one file, I only have to listen to intro again, and then start at 38 minutes in.

Only thing: the file name should probably still be "vegetable_1", not "1_1". Even if you have parts, we can simply name them, 1,2,3 etc. It doesn't matter that Act 3 will be filename 5 in the end. The important thing is the name in the MW, and that is accurately named.

Good job so far, looking forward to the next part.

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Post by WiltedScribe » June 6th, 2019, 8:54 am

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June 6th, 2019, 2:49 am
If you decide to merge it all into one file, I only have to listen to intro again, and then start at 38 minutes in.
Yes, that was the idea lol. This may be more convenient than listening to an hour-long file at one go. If they can be merged then just the intro and outro would need to be checked to make sure there is no stray 'Part One' or 'Part Two' anywhere.
Only thing: the file name should probably still be "vegetable_1", not "1_1". Even if you have parts, we can simply name them, 1,2,3 etc. It doesn't matter that Act 3 will be filename 5 in the end. The important thing is the name in the MW, and that is accurately named.
Oh, okay. I somehow thought the number in the file should correspond to the act. :? If we're not merging then I can rename it later. Thanks for clarifying, Sonia!
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Post by ToddHW » June 6th, 2019, 10:16 am

The filenames HAVE to be in an order that will alphabetically sort properly. Archive.org needs that. Good to do the final renaming before the final PL - so that we know that what gets PL'd is the same as what is supposed to be cataloged.

Thanks, Todd

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