[FULL] [DramReading] The Story Girl by L. M. Montgomery - tg

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benderca
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Post by benderca » August 29th, 2020, 1:10 pm

bipcompton wrote:
August 24th, 2020, 8:46 pm
I'd like to do aunt Janet, please! I'm still waiting for a reply for my 1 minute thing, but when I do, can I do the role of aunt Janet?
Thanks, Bi Pham! I see you have passed your 1-minute test so I can sign you up. Do you catalogue page already? If not, what would you like your user name on your catalogue page to be?

Some tips if this is your first dramatic reading. Please only read from my scripts -- each script is linked under the chapter number in the "notes" column in the magic window. Also please leave about 3 seconds in between each of your lines (also leave 3 seconds pause if your line is separated by narration). Please be sure to noise clean before you upload your recordings. Otherwise, have fun!

Thanks,
TJ

UPDATE: I went ahead and created a catalogue page for you as I saw that you had answered the name question already:
https://librivox.org/reader/14881

If I understood correctly you wanted your name to be: Bi P. Compton. If not, you can edit that page to reflect your wishes.

bipcompton
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Post by bipcompton » August 30th, 2020, 11:15 pm

benderca wrote:
August 29th, 2020, 1:10 pm
bipcompton wrote:
August 24th, 2020, 8:46 pm
I'd like to do aunt Janet, please! I'm still waiting for a reply for my 1 minute thing, but when I do, can I do the role of aunt Janet?
Thanks, Bi Pham! I see you have passed your 1-minute test so I can sign you up. Do you catalogue page already? If not, what would you like your user name on your catalogue page to be?

Some tips if this is your first dramatic reading. Please only read from my scripts -- each script is linked under the chapter number in the "notes" column in the magic window. Also please leave about 3 seconds in between each of your lines (also leave 3 seconds pause if your line is separated by narration). Please be sure to noise clean before you upload your recordings. Otherwise, have fun!

Thanks,
TJ

UPDATE: I went ahead and created a catalogue page for you as I saw that you had answered the name question already:
https://librivox.org/reader/14881

If I understood correctly you wanted your name to be: Bi P. Compton. If not, you can edit that page to reflect your wishes.
Hi, thanks for making a catalogue page for me.

Just to be clear, how should I format the recording? You told me to leave 3 seconds in between, but should I add anything at the begining or end? Oh, I should put the [character] read by [name], too, right? Should I put each chapter's line in another file?

Thanks a lot,
Bi.

benderca
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Post by benderca » August 31st, 2020, 8:44 am

bipcompton wrote:
August 30th, 2020, 11:15 pm
benderca wrote:
August 29th, 2020, 1:10 pm
bipcompton wrote:
August 24th, 2020, 8:46 pm
I'd like to do aunt Janet, please! I'm still waiting for a reply for my 1 minute thing, but when I do, can I do the role of aunt Janet?
Thanks, Bi Pham! I see you have passed your 1-minute test so I can sign you up. Do you catalogue page already? If not, what would you like your user name on your catalogue page to be?

Some tips if this is your first dramatic reading. Please only read from my scripts -- each script is linked under the chapter number in the "notes" column in the magic window. Also please leave about 3 seconds in between each of your lines (also leave 3 seconds pause if your line is separated by narration). Please be sure to noise clean before you upload your recordings. Otherwise, have fun!

Thanks,
TJ

UPDATE: I went ahead and created a catalogue page for you as I saw that you had answered the name question already:
https://librivox.org/reader/14881

If I understood correctly you wanted your name to be: Bi P. Compton. If not, you can edit that page to reflect your wishes.
Hi, thanks for making a catalogue page for me.

Just to be clear, how should I format the recording? You told me to leave 3 seconds in between, but should I add anything at the begining or end? Oh, I should put the [character] read by [name], too, right? Should I put each chapter's line in another file?

Thanks a lot,
Bi.
Yes, each chapter should be a separate file (mp3), which you should upload following the directions directly below the magic window on the first page. Please include your voice credit in the first file in which you submit ("Aunt Janet read by... [whatever name you want to use]"). After that you don't need to include a voice credit. Your files will be named:

storygirl_auntjanet_01_128kb.mp3 (for chapter 1)
storygirl_auntjanet_06_128kb.mp3 (for chapter 6), etc.

And when you upload into TriciaG's file, using the Librivox uploader (number 8 of the instructions on page 1), your links will look like this:

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/storygirl_auntjanet_01_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/storygirl_auntjanet_06_128kb.mp3

Please post these links as replies on this project's discussion page.



As in all Librivox recordings, the bitrate of your recording should be 128 kbps and the recording should have a constant bitrate.
The volume should fall inside the target range of 86-92 dB.

Noise cleaning is also a must -- I do it automatically with every recording, just to get rid of the background noise every computer makes.
With Audacity, I use the following noise cleaning settings (and I've found them to work well):
Noise Reduction (dB): 12 dB
Sensitivity: 6.00
Frequency Smoothing (bands): 3

A setting of 12 is a moderate setting (to use if you have moderate noise) - it doesn't cut out all the background noise, but you also don't get a strange echo in your voice.

For reference:
https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Noisecleaning_With_Pics



To make sure your recording, meets all the requirements, the best strategy would be to download the Librivox Checker and drag your file into its window to see if your settings are correct:
https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker
(I drop every file into the Checker before I upload it to Librivox just to make sure).

Thanks,
TJ


bipcompton
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Post by bipcompton » August 31st, 2020, 6:17 pm

benderca wrote:
August 31st, 2020, 8:44 am
bipcompton wrote:
August 30th, 2020, 11:15 pm
benderca wrote:
August 29th, 2020, 1:10 pm


Thanks, Bi Pham! I see you have passed your 1-minute test so I can sign you up. Do you catalogue page already? If not, what would you like your user name on your catalogue page to be?

Some tips if this is your first dramatic reading. Please only read from my scripts -- each script is linked under the chapter number in the "notes" column in the magic window. Also please leave about 3 seconds in between each of your lines (also leave 3 seconds pause if your line is separated by narration). Please be sure to noise clean before you upload your recordings. Otherwise, have fun!

Thanks,
TJ

UPDATE: I went ahead and created a catalogue page for you as I saw that you had answered the name question already:
https://librivox.org/reader/14881

If I understood correctly you wanted your name to be: Bi P. Compton. If not, you can edit that page to reflect your wishes.
Hi, thanks for making a catalogue page for me.

Just to be clear, how should I format the recording? You told me to leave 3 seconds in between, but should I add anything at the begining or end? Oh, I should put the [character] read by [name], too, right? Should I put each chapter's line in another file?

Thanks a lot,
Bi.
Yes, each chapter should be a separate file (mp3), which you should upload following the directions directly below the magic window on the first page. Please include your voice credit in the first file in which you submit ("Aunt Janet read by... [whatever name you want to use]"). After that you don't need to include a voice credit. Your files will be named:

storygirl_auntjanet_01_128kb.mp3 (for chapter 1)
storygirl_auntjanet_06_128kb.mp3 (for chapter 6), etc.

And when you upload into TriciaG's file, using the Librivox uploader (number 8 of the instructions on page 1), your links will look like this:

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/storygirl_auntjanet_01_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/storygirl_auntjanet_06_128kb.mp3

Please post these links as replies on this project's discussion page.



As in all Librivox recordings, the bitrate of your recording should be 128 kbps and the recording should have a constant bitrate.
The volume should fall inside the target range of 86-92 dB.

Noise cleaning is also a must -- I do it automatically with every recording, just to get rid of the background noise every computer makes.
With Audacity, I use the following noise cleaning settings (and I've found them to work well):
Noise Reduction (dB): 12 dB
Sensitivity: 6.00
Frequency Smoothing (bands): 3

A setting of 12 is a moderate setting (to use if you have moderate noise) - it doesn't cut out all the background noise, but you also don't get a strange echo in your voice.

For reference:
https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Noisecleaning_With_Pics



To make sure your recording, meets all the requirements, the best strategy would be to download the Librivox Checker and drag your file into its window to see if your settings are correct:
https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker
(I drop every file into the Checker before I upload it to Librivox just to make sure).

Thanks,
TJ
Thank you for clearing everything up!

DiegoT
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Post by DiegoT » September 4th, 2020, 8:45 am

Hi, this is Diego:
Here is my first recording. Please respond as soon as possible. Thanks!
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/storygirl_dan_01_128kb.mp3

benderca
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Post by benderca » September 4th, 2020, 11:30 am

DiegoT wrote:
September 4th, 2020, 8:45 am
Hi, this is Diego:
Here is my first recording. Please respond as soon as possible. Thanks!
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/storygirl_dan_01_128kb.mp3
Yay! Thanks, Diego! I’ll listen to it ASAP!
TJ

benderca
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Post by benderca » September 4th, 2020, 3:14 pm

DiegoT wrote:
September 4th, 2020, 8:45 am
Hi, this is Diego:
Here is my first recording. Please respond as soon as possible. Thanks!
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/storygirl_dan_01_128kb.mp3
I'm so excited we finally have a Dan on board! And I love your characterization of Dan -- you're going to be a great addition to our cast!

There are a couple of problems with your recording settings.

The bitrate should be 128 kbps and the recording should have a constant bitrate rather than a variable bitrate (VBR) - your recording is 125kbps (variable).

Librivox Checker 0.96 says the background noise is too high (Background noise = 46.7 dB -- mine is usually about 24 dB). Did you noise clean?

I use the following noise cleaning settings (and I've found them to work well):
Noise Reduction (dB): 12 dB
Sensitivity: 6.00
Frequency Smoothing (bands): 3

A setting of 12 is a moderate setting (to use if you have moderate noise) - it doesn't cut out all the background noise, but you also don't get a strange echo in your voice.

For reference:
https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Noisecleaning_With_Pics


The best strategy would be to download the Librivox Checker and drag your file into its window to see if your settings are correct:
https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker


Could you also please leave about 3 seconds in between each of your lines (also when the narrator speaks): [3 seconds] "No, she isn't," said Dan instantly, from across the room. [3 seconds] "But you'll think she is..."


I have one additional request: Could I get you to say "Dan King read by Diego Tablett" in your next file (it could be in chapter 2, if you want). Some of the kids said the last name of their character and some didn't, and I haven't decided yet, but I'm collecting the full character name credits just in case...

Other than that, your text itself was perfect and your acting was fantastic!

Thanks,
TJ

benderca
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Post by benderca » September 4th, 2020, 3:32 pm

Salvationist wrote:
August 20th, 2020, 3:45 pm
Here's my best attempt at a Scottish accent:

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/storygirl_neilcampbell_07_128kb.mp3 57 seconds
Fantastic, David! I love your Scottish accent! I hope you will take a larger role in the Story Girl sequel. Great to have you aboard!

Could you please add one paraphrased line from page 4 (it's mixed in with the Story Girl's line, so it's easy to miss):

"Neil had plenty of news to tell. And the more whisky he drank the more he told. He didn't notice that Donald was not taking much. Neil talked on and on, and of course he soon began to tell things it would have been much wiser not to tell. Finally he told Donald that he was going over the bay to ask Nancy Sherman that very night to marry him. And if she would have him, then Donald and all the folks should see a wedding that WAS a wedding.

Thanks,
TJ

DiegoT
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Post by DiegoT » September 6th, 2020, 6:51 pm

Here is the new chapter 1 for Dan, as well as chapter 2. More are on the way. Please respond as soon as possible, thanks :)

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/storygirl_dan_01_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/storygirl_dan_02_128kb.mp3

benderca
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Post by benderca » September 7th, 2020, 2:27 am

DiegoT wrote:
September 6th, 2020, 6:51 pm
Here is the new chapter 1 for Dan, as well as chapter 2. More are on the way. Please respond as soon as possible, thanks :)

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/storygirl_dan_01_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/storygirl_dan_02_128kb.mp3
Thanks, Diego!
I‘ll listen to these ASAP!
TJ

benderca
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Post by benderca » September 7th, 2020, 9:06 am

DiegoT wrote:
September 6th, 2020, 6:51 pm
Here is the new chapter 1 for Dan, as well as chapter 2. More are on the way. Please respond as soon as possible, thanks :)

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/storygirl_dan_01_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/storygirl_dan_02_128kb.mp3
Excellent, Diego!

Your settings are now correct -- yay! Your recordings are still a bit to quiet (Chapter 1 is 81.4 dB and we want 86-92)-- for future chapters, it might be useful to raise the volume of your microphone before you are record. For these 2 recordings, though, you don't need to change anything, I can adjust the volume when I edit them into the master file. But for future recordings, the sound quality will be a bit better if you change your recording settings (rather than raising the volume so much afterwards).

Your volume for Chapter 4, however, was closer to our aim (85.2), so you only need to raise the microphone volume slightly (but again, no need to change anything on this file) -- also it should have been named "storygirl_dan_04_128kb.mp3" because it was chapter 4 and not chapter 2, but no worries there because Dan is not in chapter 2. Just be careful when you name your future files.

Dan Chapters 1 & 4 are PL OK! Nice work!

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Post by Bookworm360 » September 8th, 2020, 11:41 am

I could take Betty Sherman, but please tell me if I butcher the Scottish accent.😅
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benderca
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Post by benderca » September 8th, 2020, 1:39 pm

Bookworm360 wrote:
September 8th, 2020, 11:41 am
I could take Betty Sherman, but please tell me if I butcher the Scottish accent.😅
Thanks, Bookworm! It doesn't really have to be Scottish -- you can do whatever you like with it. :D
TJ

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Post by Salvationist » September 8th, 2020, 1:56 pm

benderca wrote:
September 4th, 2020, 3:32 pm
Fantastic, David! I love your Scottish accent! I hope you will take a larger role in the Story Girl sequel. Great to have you aboard!

Could you please add one paraphrased line from page 4 (it's mixed in with the Story Girl's line, so it's easy to miss):

"Neil had plenty of news to tell. And the more whisky he drank the more he told. He didn't notice that Donald was not taking much. Neil talked on and on, and of course he soon began to tell things it would have been much wiser not to tell. Finally he told Donald that he was going over the bay to ask Nancy Sherman that very night to marry him. And if she would have him, then Donald and all the folks should see a wedding that WAS a wedding.

Thanks,
TJ
Thanks for the encouragement, TJ! I have recorded the two lines you indicated and have reuploaded the file:

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/storygirl_neilcampbell_07_128kb.mp3 1:12
Salvationist

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