[DR] The Blind Brother by Homer Green - dlo

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Post by cowguy02 » July 7th, 2019, 10:41 pm

The Blind Brother by Homer Greene (1853 - 1940).

Follow Tom as he works diligently at the hope that one day Bennie will receive his sight, but also watch as Bennie is willing to remain blind to see a criminal behind bars. A heartwarming tale of forgiveness and self sacrifice as the family struggles with moral issues of putting what’s right in front of what they personally want. ( Luke Castle )
    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. New to recording?
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    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/45232
      READ FROM COLOR CODED TEXT HERE https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EU1n6vB9UCHSNoeoSFo_1CNLsnxkAKT1wym7FQ5Qbu4

      Casting is gender specific for the roles of Jack, Bennie, Tom, and Mother all other roles are gender neutral
    5. Please claim roles (the numbers in the first column below)! Please note: All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. When you submit your recording, you will be placing your recording in the public domain as well.

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      A FEW NOTES ON CLAIMS

      1) One reader will play each role. The roles cannot be divided up based on MW sections.

      2) If your role has multiple sections please turn in each chapters worth of lines in separate files.

      3) If your role shows up one time in the MW please turn in one file

      4) All roles are gender neutral EXCEPT for Bennie, Tom, Jack, Mother, Lawyer, Otherwise feel free to claim any part that suites your fancy

      5) HAVE FUN!!!


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      Genres for the project: children, fiction, Inspirational

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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

      Submit one file per act.
    7. Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
      [Role], read by [your name].

      If you are reading stage directions, please include for each file:At the beginning: Act [#] of The Blind Brother, by Homer Greene. This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit Librivox dot org.

      At the end: End of Act [#].

      Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
    8. AFTER recording
      Save files as 128 kbps MP3
      blindbrother_[role]_[#]_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the act number.

      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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      • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

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Post by cowguy02 » July 7th, 2019, 10:42 pm

MC and DPL (both parts and final) needed! I will be filling in the sections when I do the mw. Just make sure I can add them myself ;)

Campbell is editing and ej400 is narrating.
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Post by elsieselwyn » July 8th, 2019, 6:10 am

If you want, I’ll be your trusty DPL :9:

P.S. If your willing to listen to my part, I’d love to take a part as well :D

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Post by ej400 » July 8th, 2019, 6:54 am

Checking in as narrator :thumbs: <thumbsup>
elsieselwyn wrote:
July 8th, 2019, 6:10 am
If you want, I’ll be your trusty DPL :9:

P.S. If your willing to listen to my part, I’d love to take a part as well :D
I can PL your part :D <smile>

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Post by elsieselwyn » July 8th, 2019, 7:23 am

Thank you Elijah!

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Post by cowguy02 » July 8th, 2019, 8:32 am

elsieselwyn wrote:
July 8th, 2019, 6:10 am
If you want, I’ll be your trusty DPL :9:

P.S. If your willing to listen to my part, I’d love to take a part as well :D
Yay!!!
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Post by cowguy02 » July 8th, 2019, 8:32 am

ej400 wrote:
July 8th, 2019, 6:54 am
Checking in as narrator :thumbs: <thumbsup>
elsieselwyn wrote:
July 8th, 2019, 6:10 am
If you want, I’ll be your trusty DPL :9:

P.S. If your willing to listen to my part, I’d love to take a part as well :D
I can PL your part :D <smile>
Whoop whoop! I am so excited! I have wanted to do a DR for a long time.
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Post by TriciaG » July 8th, 2019, 9:22 am

You left this blank:
Number of sections (files) this project will have: This is essential for setting up a project, unless you want to go through the pain of adding them all manually. Trust me, you don't want to do that. ;)

please also provide at least a genre, if not some keywords.
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Post by ej400 » July 8th, 2019, 9:27 am

Another couple things. You may want to separate the google doc chapters into separate docs. People with slow computers will sit their loading for awhile... I even have a fast chromebook and it's taking about a minute or so to fully load. It's also harder to scroll, because it's trying to load the words onto the page as well.

Might want to also make the link to the google docs in large, that way people will see it :wink:

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Post by silverquill » July 8th, 2019, 1:22 pm

Hmm. No problem loading here, and my setup is not particularly high speed.

I hope you will also give us a list of characters with brief description.
There is a LOT of narration in this one.

Oh, and are you going for gender neutral of specific for this project?

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Post by DACSoft » July 8th, 2019, 3:30 pm

Hi all,

Just stopping by to wish you good luck on the dramatic reading of this book. As the producer (with Distributed Proofreading (DP) volunteers) of this ebook for Project Gutenberg (PG), I'm always thrilled to see one of my projects make it to LibriVox (LV). And as the reader of the solo LV version of this book, I'm especially interested in how the dramatic reading turns out. I'm sure it will be a good one.

Best regards to all, and I'm looking forward to listening to the finished product. :clap:

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Post by cowguy02 » July 8th, 2019, 8:13 pm

TriciaG wrote:
July 8th, 2019, 9:22 am
You left this blank:
Number of sections (files) this project will have: This is essential for setting up a project, unless you want to go through the pain of adding them all manually. Trust me, you don't want to do that. ;)

please also provide at least a genre, if not some keywords.
Whoops, I thought I had typed 20 but I seem to have missed the 2 :lol:

Those things are updated. Do you want to MC?
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Post by cowguy02 » July 8th, 2019, 8:13 pm

ej400 wrote:
July 8th, 2019, 9:27 am
Another couple things. You may want to separate the google doc chapters into separate docs. People with slow computers will sit their loading for awhile... I even have a fast chromebook and it's taking about a minute or so to fully load. It's also harder to scroll, because it's trying to load the words onto the page as well.

Might want to also make the link to the google docs in large, that way people will see it :wink:
Thanks! I think I will.....
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Post by cowguy02 » July 8th, 2019, 8:16 pm

elsieselwyn wrote:
July 8th, 2019, 6:10 am
If you want, I’ll be your trusty DPL :9:

P.S. If your willing to listen to my part, I’d love to take a part as well :D
I’ll be happy to pl your part.
~Luke Castle
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Post by TriciaG » July 9th, 2019, 10:15 am

Those things are updated. Do you want to MC?
I'm full up on MC projects right now, so no. :) I just sometimes cruise the Launch Pad and find things that need correction, in order to make it easier for whichever MC does show up. ;)
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