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Post Posted:: April 21st, 2015, 3:47 am 

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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (1802 - 1870).

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The Count of Monte Cristo is one of the authors most popular works. It's an adventure novel that takes place between 1815-1838 in France, Italy, islands in the Mediterranean and in the Levant. It follows the main character through love, betrayal, vengence and forgiveness. ( Kristingj)


  1. New to recording? Please see our Newbie Guide to Recording for further instructions. A quick guide to our required technical settings can be found here. When you post your file, please tell the BC the name you would like to use for catalog credit.

  2. How to claim a role:
      -For ease of claiming roles, CASTING IS GENDER NEUTRAL.
      -Look in the Magic Window for the list of available roles. Post a reply in this thread asking for the role you'd like to record.
      -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.

  3. Is there a deadline?
    We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 2 months of placing your claim (for larger parts, we will allow you longer to complete your sections, but please begin submitting sections with the 2 month deadline). 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.

  4. Where do I find the text?
    - a link to the script for each chapter is in the Magic Window. Just scroll to the bottom of the Magic Window and find your chapter.
    - or you can go directly to the scripts for all chapters by using this link: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B_wv2L_iU9sIfjRabGtZQTg0cWJva19qZGYyNEoxX0dQNnFPcEp0Q1dJeFZTSUFoVlVZUHc&usp=sharing
    - please read only from these links!
    - if you see a mistake (one of your lines is not marked, or is marked for another character), please post in this thread and we will correct it.

  5. Pronunciation guide for names: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WrLDf7xJPfjvi0yWFT7NzOnWqrQZet9qEH1MMoravjA/edit#gid=0

  6. Prooflistening level: Special proof listening - dramatic works. Prospective PL'ers, please see the Listeners Wanted FAQ.
    PL finished chapters against this text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1184
    Pay special attention to:
    - Background noise.
    - Pronunciation of names and foreign phrases (italian, french and latin)

    Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!

    Read the first post before claiming!

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    BC Admin

  7. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

    Set your recording software to:
    Channels: 1 (Mono)
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

    Submit one file per chapter.

  8. Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
    [Role], read by [your name].

    If you are reading a narrator, please include for each file:
    • [i]At the beginning: Chapter [#] of The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. 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 Chapter [#].

    Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!

  9. AFTER recording
    Save files as 128 kbps FLAC
    montecristo_[role]_[#].flac (all lower-case) where ## is the chapter number. If you have a grouped role, use only the name of the relevant one.

  10. 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.
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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      (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: maryannspiegel
    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

    BC: Kristingj
    Editor: Kristingj
    DPL:
    MC: MaryAnnSpiegel

  11. Any questions?
    Please post below

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Marion de Lorme (Play) - Only 6 small parts left, help us finish!
The Count of Monte Cristo (DR)
The Parson's wedding - an all female play!


Books:
The Well at the World's End: Book 4


Last edited by Kristingj on May 20th, 2015, 1:40 am, edited 5 times in total.

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Post Posted:: April 21st, 2015, 3:51 am 

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Claiming notes:

    - This is a huge project, and a lot of the main and supporting characters, though they seem to not have many chapters, say a lot. So take a look at the chapters if you want a small role; few chapters doesn't necessary mean small.
    - You can claim as many parts as you want, as long as they are not in the same chapter.
    - All the roles are gender neutral, but if you are female and don't think you will be able to sound at least slightly more boyish for a longer amount of time, maybe not take one of the main characters, but rather many of the small, it's easier to keep up.
    - In the same way, if you have a young sounding voice, maybe not claim Abbe Faria, and if you have a more grown up sounding voice, maybe not Albert and his friends.
    - Most of the main and supporting parts have a sentence here and there in Italian, French or Latin, nothing huge. I want these to be as good as you can make them, so please use an online pronunciation guide if needed to make sure you're getting it right, and use the pronunciation guide for the character names in the first post.
    - The Narrator is split into the five volumes. One person can read all five volumes, but can only claim one volume at the time, so when you finish one volume, you can claim the next.


Text notes:
    - "M." is to be read as "Monsieur"
    - Any and all footnotes: ignore! I am going through the text deleting them, but in case I've missed some.
    - Read the voice credit "[part] read by [your name]" in front of every chapter. If your character looks like this: "Character name 1( as character name 2)" read the "character name 2" name. This might change between chapters.
    - ALL names, people and places, are to be read as they would have been said in the language they belong to. Also "francs"! So "Paris", should sound like this: http://no.forvo.com/search/paris/fr/


MW notes:
    - All the female roles will have a (F) behind them, just for clarification
    - Several characters also reads in different groups, like "all" and "both". This will show up as a +... in the title field. Record them where they are in between your characters lines.

Uploading notes:

- The files should be uploaded in flac
- The smallest parts are all grouped together, but when you upload them, use only the name of the specific part for the filename.

There are character descitptions to many of the characters, so please read them before you claim, and take something you think you will fit/be able to do. Until the mw is up, this is also where I will be adding the claims, so you can see what is taken.

Characters: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Ahx-8kvpCBOt5eKxRZeO0ntS6V9lmhiZcN0JrVlGJLg/edit#gid=0

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Kristin


Marion de Lorme (Play) - Only 6 small parts left, help us finish!
The Count of Monte Cristo (DR)
The Parson's wedding - an all female play!


Books:
The Well at the World's End: Book 4


Last edited by Kristingj on March 26th, 2016, 7:47 am, edited 7 times in total.

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Post Posted:: April 21st, 2015, 3:55 am 
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Mary Tudor is a play - most plays are 1-2hours reading , and we don't include works written as plays in the limit.

You are aware that this will be around 50 hours long . And that we have 3 versions in the catalogue already I suppose.

Anne

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Post Posted:: April 21st, 2015, 4:03 am 

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annise wrote:
Mary Tudor is a play - most plays are 1-2hours reading , and we don't include works written as plays in the limit.

You are aware that this will be around 50 hours long . And that we have 3 versions in the catalogue already I suppose.

Anne


Oh, okay then:P

Yes, I am aware, but I have been wanting to do it for a while, and it's one of my favorite books, so i decided to go for it anyway.

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Marion de Lorme (Play) - Only 6 small parts left, help us finish!
The Count of Monte Cristo (DR)
The Parson's wedding - an all female play!


Books:
The Well at the World's End: Book 4


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Post Posted:: April 21st, 2015, 7:40 am 

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I'll read Benedetto!

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Post Posted:: April 21st, 2015, 8:07 am 

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HoosierMary wrote:
I'll read Benedetto!


Thanks, I have you signed up:D

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Marion de Lorme (Play) - Only 6 small parts left, help us finish!
The Count of Monte Cristo (DR)
The Parson's wedding - an all female play!


Books:
The Well at the World's End: Book 4


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Post Posted:: April 21st, 2015, 1:28 pm 

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I'd like to claim Julie.


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Post Posted:: April 21st, 2015, 3:28 pm 
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Kristin,

I can MC this for you. I have a few questions. I'll PM you tonight once I get home.

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Post Posted:: April 21st, 2015, 7:37 pm 

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Xenablue wrote:
I'd like to claim Julie.


All registered :D

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Marion de Lorme (Play) - Only 6 small parts left, help us finish!
The Count of Monte Cristo (DR)
The Parson's wedding - an all female play!


Books:
The Well at the World's End: Book 4


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Post Posted:: April 21st, 2015, 7:37 pm 

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MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:
Kristin,

I can MC this for you. I have a few questions. I'll PM you tonight once I get home.

MaryAnn


Thanks, ask away:)

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Marion de Lorme (Play) - Only 6 small parts left, help us finish!
The Count of Monte Cristo (DR)
The Parson's wedding - an all female play!


Books:
The Well at the World's End: Book 4


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Could I claim Lucien Debray?


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Post Posted:: April 22nd, 2015, 12:05 am 

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deValentinois wrote:
Could I claim Lucien Debray?


Welcome to LibriVox! Of course, I will sign you up to Lucien. What Cataloge name would you like to have?

Please make sure you complete the "1 Minute Test" for review before you start actively recording any chapters for projects. This is NOT an audition, but a way to check to make sure all your technical settings are correct, your volume loud enough, etc. You will find the information for the 1-Minute Test Recording here: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/1-Minute_Test. The instructions also tell you how to upload your test and then post in the Listeners and Editors Wanted forum so someone can give you feedback on it.

Also, as this is a Dramatic Reading, here's a few tips to make a great recording.
First, try and make sure you have as little background noise as possible. Follow the tips here: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Noise_Cleaning.
Second, when recording a part, think of it as having a conversation. How would you naturally speak? read the text and see how the character reacts to the things around him, and if it doesn't say, then try to imagine it yourself. Let the reactions sound in your voice. A line can be read in extremely different ways, depending on if teh character is sad or happy, so just remember to pay attention to the text and what is going on around him.
Third, when you edit after you have recorded (you will edit, we all do), leave at leats 3-4 seconds between the lines, so that it will be clear when I edit where the break is.

At the Newbie Guide to Recording: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Newbie_Guide_to_Recording,you can see how to set up your computer to record.

If you'd like to introduce yourself to the community, you can do so here: http://forum.librivox.org/viewforum.php?f=17

An overview of how Librivox works can be found here: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/How_LibriVox_Works

There are numerous ways to volunteer here. An important one is proof-listening, which consists of checking someone's recording for errors. If you'd like to give that a try, you can find lots of information here: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Guide_for_Proof-listeners
One of our volunteers has created a number of videos that you might find helpful to learn more about the workings of Librivox. You can find a listing of those here: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/User:Philchenevert

Also to point out to professional (or aspiring) Voice Over artists, all our recordings are put back into the public domain which means sometimes they are sold on ebay, etc. Have a look at this page which describes our Public Domain policy: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Copyright_and_Public_Domain

I hope you have fun and please, don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions!

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Marion de Lorme (Play) - Only 6 small parts left, help us finish!
The Count of Monte Cristo (DR)
The Parson's wedding - an all female play!


Books:
The Well at the World's End: Book 4


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Post Posted:: April 22nd, 2015, 6:46 am 

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Location: For real? Texas. In my mind? Middle-Earth.... ;)
Yay! I'm so excited about this! :D May I read for Valentine de Villefort?

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Post Posted:: April 22nd, 2015, 6:59 am 

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Tauriel wrote:
Yay! I'm so excited about this! :D May I read for Valentine de Villefort?


I'm sorry, but she's taken. Look at the google doc here to see what is available: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Ahx-8kvpCBOt5eKxRZeO0ntS6V9lmhiZcN0JrVlGJLg/edit#gid=0

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Marion de Lorme (Play) - Only 6 small parts left, help us finish!
The Count of Monte Cristo (DR)
The Parson's wedding - an all female play!


Books:
The Well at the World's End: Book 4


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Post Posted:: April 22nd, 2015, 7:39 am 

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Kristingj wrote:
deValentinois wrote:
Could I claim Lucien Debray?


Welcome to LibriVox! Of course, I will sign you up to Lucien. What Cataloge name would you like to have?

Please make sure you complete the "1 Minute Test" for review before you start actively recording any chapters for projects. This is NOT an audition, but a way to check to make sure all your technical settings are correct, your volume loud enough, etc. You will find the information for the 1-Minute Test Recording here: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/1-Minute_Test. The instructions also tell you how to upload your test and then post in the Listeners and Editors Wanted forum so someone can give you feedback on it.

Also, as this is a Dramatic Reading, here's a few tips to make a great recording.
First, try and make sure you have as little background noise as possible. Follow the tips here: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Noise_Cleaning.
Second, when recording a part, think of it as having a conversation. How would you naturally speak? read the text and see how the character reacts to the things around him, and if it doesn't say, then try to imagine it yourself. Let the reactions sound in your voice. A line can be read in extremely different ways, depending on if teh character is sad or happy, so just remember to pay attention to the text and what is going on around him.
Third, when you edit after you have recorded (you will edit, we all do), leave at leats 3-4 seconds between the lines, so that it will be clear when I edit where the break is.

At the Newbie Guide to Recording: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Newbie_Guide_to_Recording,you can see how to set up your computer to record.

If you'd like to introduce yourself to the community, you can do so here: http://forum.librivox.org/viewforum.php?f=17

An overview of how Librivox works can be found here: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/How_LibriVox_Works

There are numerous ways to volunteer here. An important one is proof-listening, which consists of checking someone's recording for errors. If you'd like to give that a try, you can find lots of information here: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Guide_for_Proof-listeners
One of our volunteers has created a number of videos that you might find helpful to learn more about the workings of Librivox. You can find a listing of those here: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/User:Philchenevert

Also to point out to professional (or aspiring) Voice Over artists, all our recordings are put back into the public domain which means sometimes they are sold on ebay, etc. Have a look at this page which describes our Public Domain policy: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Copyright_and_Public_Domain

I hope you have fun and please, don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions!


Could you set Olivia Tucker as my catalogue name? Thanks.

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