FULL[PLAY]Andromache by Racine - thw

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Post by JessicaHendra » July 18th, 2020, 6:31 am

Okay, thanks Todd. For the next files I will make sure to use the correct format.
Cheers,
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Post by Kitty » July 19th, 2020, 5:07 am

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July 17th, 2020, 5:23 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/andromache_stage_3_128kb.mp3 2 minutes
Thank you for coaching me along on this, Sonia! I'm enjoying reading stage directions enough that I think I may sign up to do it again sometime.
super, I'm glad you like it :9: And Act 3 is now perfectly PL ok as well. Thank you

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Post by Kitty » July 19th, 2020, 5:12 am

JessicaHendra wrote:
July 17th, 2020, 9:32 pm
Hi Todd- here is the link to Cleone / Act II Scene I, 1: 35
First time reading a play so happy to redo if it is not correct.
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/andromache-cleone-act2.mp3
this may be your first time for a drama, but you are very very good at it, Jessica. :thumbs: You can bring in the needed emotions and insistence into your voice, just what is needed for this scene. Love it very much, thank you. Already looking forward to the next act.

Only one correction to be made:

> for the voice credit, please use the full description as written in the MW: "Cleone, Friend of Hermione, read by Jessica Hendra" - you can cut out "Andromache" in the beginning, as it's not part of your voice credit. You also don't need to say the act and scene numbers, as they will be done by the narrator

> careful with the volume as well, here you only reach 84.4 dB, amplifying with 4 dB would bring it closer to the desired average of 89. But in drama this is not so critical as the editor will adjust volumes later on anyway in the editing phase.

> well since you reupload anyway, you can also change the filename to the correct format, but as Todd said, this is not so important in the drama roles. Just to get used to it for other projects ;)

Sonia

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Post by JessicaHendra » July 19th, 2020, 1:54 pm

Thanks so much for the feedback, Sonia! I will fix the issues with the file I sent and implement your notes in the next scenes.
Thanks again and onward!
Jessica H.

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Post by JessicaHendra » July 19th, 2020, 8:53 pm

Hi Todd,

Here are acts 2 and 3 for Cleome, acts 4 and 5 to come.

Act 2 is 1:38

Act 3 is 31 seconds.


https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/andromache_cleome_2.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/andromache_cleome_3.mp3

Thank you!

Jessica H.

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Post by Kitty » July 20th, 2020, 1:52 am

thank you Jessica, both acts for Cleone are PL ok. :thumbs:

No need to reupload anything again, but I need to make a note for Todd concerning your volume, which is a lot under our accepted limits. (even under 80 dB) I really had to crank it up a notch to hear you well.

Did you try to amplify Act 2 like I asked you ? Because instead of 4 dB louder now it's even 3 dB less :hmm: So I am wondering what you did wrong. To practice, here is the step-by-step for amplification in Audacity:

> highlight your recording
> go to Effect
> go to Amplify
> input 4 in the first upper box (called: amplification dB). Do not change anything in the lower box !
> press ok

Maybe this is not what you did ?

In any case, Todd will amplify in the final editing phase, so no need to reupload this time. :) Thank you

Sonia

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Post by JessicaHendra » July 20th, 2020, 6:26 am

Hi Sonia, I am so sorry about the amplification! I recorded at 89 but maybe I reduced the amplification by mistake when I used the Noise Reduction effect?
Jess

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Post by Kitty » July 20th, 2020, 6:31 am

JessicaHendra wrote:
July 20th, 2020, 6:26 am
Hi Sonia, I am so sorry about the amplification! I recorded at 89 but maybe I reduced the amplification by mistake when I used the Noise Reduction effect?
Jess
ah you have another recording program then I suppose ? Because I wouldn't know how to "record at 89" in Audacity. :hmm: But no, simply with noise cleaning it wouldn't decrease the volume that much, not from 89 to 77 dB. I suspect your "89" is not the same as our 89 dB.

Do you have the Checker program ? It tells you the volume then you can easily go back and amplify if you need. http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker I check all my recordings with it before I upload :) it's quite helpful

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Post by JessicaHendra » July 20th, 2020, 6:36 am

Okay, thank you, I will do that for the next acts- so sorry to make extra work for you guys. I will rectify on my end for the future.
Jess

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Post by Salvationist » July 20th, 2020, 3:38 pm

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Post by ToddHW » July 20th, 2020, 5:56 pm

Thank you.

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Post by Kitty » July 21st, 2020, 12:00 am

thanks again :) this was a shorty. Only one small bit missing:

> at about 1:09: you forgot the end disclaimer: "End of Act 4"

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Post by JessicaHendra » July 21st, 2020, 5:30 pm

Hi Todd- here are Cleone acts 4 and 5. Sonia gave me some instructions to amplify the volume and I ran these both through the Checker so I hope there are no issues. Thank you, and Sonia, for all the guidance!

Jessica H.

Act 4 is 1:10
Act 5 is 1 :39


https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/andromache_cleone_4.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/andromache_cleone_5.mp3

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Post by ToddHW » July 21st, 2020, 5:36 pm

Thank you.

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Post by Kitty » July 22nd, 2020, 12:54 am

JessicaHendra wrote:
July 21st, 2020, 5:30 pm
Sonia gave me some instructions to amplify the volume and I ran these both through the Checker so I hope there are no issues.
:thumbs: yep, now you are in the perfect average (about 89-90 dB) With Checker you cannot fail really.

Act 4 is already PL ok but I have a small textual edit to note in Act 5:

> at 0:27: (p. 177) "incapable alike of love and hate" – you say "inescapable"

the rest is perfect. I notice that Cleone is really egging on Hermione (not that she needed much egging on to release the catastophe :roll: ). Well characterized. Thank you

Sonia

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