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Post by ToddHW » February 11th, 2021, 7:50 am

ksb013 wrote:
February 11th, 2021, 2:13 am
Might I read The Mailing Clerk, Simpson Peavy?
Thank you, welcome to Librivox, and more specifically to the drama forum. I see you have posted the One Minute Test so we can verify that your equipment is all set up properly. Did you also get the addiction warning?

Most of how things work is the same everywhere at Librivox, but there are a few special things about drams. Here is a short summary for the important special rules in drama:

1) you don't have to read an intro or outro disclaimer, this will be done by the narrator. Instead, record your voice credit at the beginning of the file using the words in the MW, which for your role should be: "The Mailing Clerk, Simpson Peavy, read by XXXX" (whatever you use for your reader name)

2) then browse through the text and record all the lines you have to speak. Also include any "All" lines while your character is on stage. For a big role it may be good to read the entire play to get into character, but at least it would be good to read a bit around your lines, see what the others are saying, so you can better "react" to them. Just be as expressive (according to the character) as you can in your role.

3) if there are pointers in the text qualifying your voice, like [laughs] or [whines], an added bonus would be that you act those out in your reading, if possible, to make it all more interesting.

4) You prepare and upload a separate file for each Act that your character is in. (Note - the section numbers change as I move stuff around on the MW, so remember character name, not section numbers.) Your file will be proof-listened, and you may receive some notes on corrections and their time locations in your file. These will be posted in the forum and show in the Magic Window marked as "See PL Notes" - please cut corrections into your file to update it (don't re-record the entire thing! that makes more work for everyone and risks new errors) and upload a new file (SAME NAME) in a reasonable time - like before your voice and equipment setup change and everything sounds different!

5) and most importantly: please leave enough space between each of your speeches, preferably 4-5 seconds or more. Even when you have the stage directions in the middle of your speech (for example: [kisses her hand]), also leave 4-5 seconds of pause there, because our editor (me) later on has to copy all your parts and paste them into his (my) master file and it's helpful if he (me) has enough space to fiddle with

That's it, I think. Just have fun acting out. And post any questions here.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by ksb013 » February 11th, 2021, 6:41 pm

Awesome! This is exciting. I am an audio engineer by hobby and sometimes for money, so I get it about making your job simple. Thanks for responding! Will contact further if I run into any problems. Once again, thanks.

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Post by ksb013 » February 11th, 2021, 6:48 pm

Ha! No addiction warning yet. Will let you know.

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Post by ToddHW » February 12th, 2021, 6:59 am

Thank you.

By the way, the [] don't belong in the file name - they are to show you what you customize when you create the filename: exactly as you did but without the []. It does not matter here becuz I take apart your file when I combine everyone together and create the master file that actually gets cataloged. But for other projects like books where what you upload is what goes directly to the catalog, the file name has to be right or troubles abound.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by ToddHW » February 12th, 2021, 7:00 am

STILL LOOKING FOR A DPL. Fame and fortune could be yours - or at least I'll be able to offer more plays....

Thanks, Todd

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Post by AngeliqueAnja » February 19th, 2021, 3:02 pm

Well, Here is the thoroughly undelightful young lady... Poor Steve...

I read the physical characteristics of Octavia... "Should be played by a beautiful girl with a distinct style" oops... :( :shock: :(

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/civilservice_octavia_1_128kb.mp3 (7:25)
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/civilservice_octavia_2_128kb.mp3 (2:14)

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Post by ToddHW » February 20th, 2021, 4:11 am

Thank you. Isn't that why you picked the part?

Todd

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Post by AngeliqueAnja » February 20th, 2021, 4:21 am

ToddHW wrote:
February 20th, 2021, 4:11 am
Thank you. Isn't that why you picked the part?

Todd
LMAO... I pick parts because I like the names...
Probably shouldn't have admitted that...

Annie

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Post by Shawn510 » February 20th, 2021, 6:12 pm

Can I have the Postmater?


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Post by ToddHW » February 21st, 2021, 5:37 am

STILL LOOKING FOR A DPL. Fame and fortune could be yours - or at least I'll be able to offer more plays....

Thanks, Todd

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Post by benderca » February 21st, 2021, 8:20 am

ToddHW wrote:
February 21st, 2021, 5:37 am
STILL LOOKING FOR A DPL. Fame and fortune could be yours - or at least I'll be able to offer more plays....

Thanks, Todd
I could give it the ole college try... but I couldn’t produce results nearly as quickly as Sonia, I’m afraid. I just don’t want people throwing tomatoes — the price of fame is sometimes too high... :help:
TJ 8-)

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