[Children] Shaggy Man in Oz - dlo

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Elizabby
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Post by Elizabby » June 8th, 2018, 8:02 pm

Shaggy Man in Oz by Jack Snow (1907 - 1956).

Volunteers outside the USA: Jack Snow died in 1956. The author's work is still protected by copyright in places like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years and Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1955), UNLESS the rule of shorter term applies. This book is PD in Canada (author's death plus 50 years).
The Shaggy Man of Oz (1949) is the thirty-eighth in the series of Oz books created by L. Frank Baum and his successors, and the second by Jack Snow. Jack Snow modernised Oz, so this book has airplanes and TV screens, but he otherwise based his work strictly on Frank Baum's original material.

Abbadiah and Zebbidiah Jones are twins from Buffalo, New York; they prefer to go by their nicknames, Twink and Tom. While the twins are watching the TV one afternoon, the normal picture changes into a strangely beautiful scene with a castle in the background. They are confronted by a living toy clown, a duplicate of the familiar toy they have named Twoffle. This living version, who calls himself Twiffle, persuades them to walk into the screen before them; the two children find themselves magically transported into Oz where they meet Princess Ozma, the Nome King, the King of the Fairy Beavers and many other beloved places and characters from Frank Baum's original Oz books, and some from "John Dough and the Cherub" also by Frank Baum. (Summary will be amended before cataloguing) (Beth Thomas and Wikipedia)
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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)
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      No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
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        "End of Shaggy Man in Oz, by Jack Snow. "

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      Save files as
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      shaggymaninoz_##_snow_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. shaggymaninoz_01_snow_128kb.mp3)


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lomond
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Post by lomond » June 8th, 2018, 10:01 pm

Greetings -

Looking for a DPL?

Lomond

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Post by Elizabby » June 8th, 2018, 10:04 pm

Yes please! As soon as we have a MW I'll set it up and we will be ready for claims!

As the Captain Salt project is finishing up I will redirect readers from that project to this one.

I'll read the introduction myself.

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Post by rampantant » June 9th, 2018, 1:13 am

Awesome! You can count on me for this project too 😊
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Feedback always welcome!

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Post by dlolso21 » June 9th, 2018, 7:50 am

Beth,

I can MC this.

MW is set up.

David O

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Post by Elizabby » June 11th, 2018, 4:48 am

MW is all filled in! :9:

Actually, I note that all the chapters except for one are very short - would this project be better in the Short Works forum or in the main book forum? I don't mind either way, but with a DPL and ready for claims we are ready to go there! ;)

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Post by dlolso21 » June 11th, 2018, 1:04 pm

Moving to short works.

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Post by Nedge » June 16th, 2018, 3:19 pm

I would like to claim

Section 1 The Twins Look In

Section 2 On the Isle of Conjo

Section 3 Omby Amby Bears Bad News

Thank you,

Nan

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Post by Elizabby » June 16th, 2018, 3:40 pm

Welcome to the project! Those three sections are yours - thanks for starting us off!

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Post by Nedge » June 17th, 2018, 10:03 am

:clap:

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Post by Nedge » June 19th, 2018, 9:44 am

First three chapters. (I am sssensing some ssssibilance which I might need assssisssstance with.)


https://librivox.org/uploads/dlolso21/shaggymaninoz_01_snow_128kb.mp3 5.02 KB 5 min. 16 sec.
https://librivox.org/uploads/dlolso21/shaggymaninoz_02_snow_128kb.mp3 6.08 KB 6 min. 36 sec.
https://librivox.org/uploads/dlolso21/shaggymaninoz_03_snow_128kb.mp3 8.04 KB 8 min. 30 sec.


Nan

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Post by Nedge » June 19th, 2018, 8:33 pm

May I have Chapters 4, 5, and 6?

4 Ozma Uses the Magic Belt
5 The Castle of Conjo
6 The Magic Airmobile

Thank you,

Nan

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Post by lomond » June 20th, 2018, 7:58 am

Nedge wrote:
June 19th, 2018, 9:44 am
First three chapters. (I am sssensing some ssssibilance which I might need assssisssstance with.)


https://librivox.org/uploads/dlolso21/shaggymaninoz_01_snow_128kb.mp3 5.02 KB 5 min. 16 sec.
https://librivox.org/uploads/dlolso21/shaggymaninoz_02_snow_128kb.mp3 6.08 KB 6 min. 36 sec.
https://librivox.org/uploads/dlolso21/shaggymaninoz_03_snow_128kb.mp3 8.04 KB 8 min. 30 sec.


Nan
Greetings -

Sections 1-3 are PL OK.

One concern, though. Your recordings have occasional audio spikes of loudness. Not serious enough to cause distortion, but noticeably louder than the other parts of the recording. It might be something as simple moving away from the microphone a bit.

Other than that, nicely read, Nan.

Lomond

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Post by Nedge » June 20th, 2018, 9:42 am

Thank you. I will move away from the mic a little and see how that works.

CAN I have the next three chapters? :D

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Post by Elizabby » June 20th, 2018, 2:26 pm

Yes, you can have the next three chapters - I just wanted the PL feedback first.

The other thing about sibilance is that it can be caused by air hitting the mic. You can fix this by with moving the mic slightly away from directly in front of your mouth or by making/buying a pop filter. I use two layers of stocking over a coat hanger, but there are commercial ones out there pretty cheaply as well.

PS - Are you noise cleaning? There is a lot of background noise in your recordings.

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