[OPEN] Dram Read-Frank Merriwell's Trust by Burt L Standish-mas

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Post by wib66 » July 15th, 2020, 11:38 am

Frank Merriwell’s Trust by Burt L. Standish (1866 - 1945).

Frank Merriwell is from Yale he excelled at football, baseball, basketball, crew and track at Yale while solving mysteries and righting wrongs the stories show how he handles a number of challenges that come his way. ( Michele Eaton)
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  4. Where do I find the text? Source text Please only read from the Google Docs in the MW in the notes section for the narrator: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/62639
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    If you are reading stage directions, please include for each file:At the beginning: Chapter [#] of Frank Merriwell’s Trust by Burt L. Standish. 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 [#].

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    frankmerriwellstrust_[role]_[#]_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the chapter number.

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Last edited by wib66 on July 19th, 2020, 10:57 am, edited 8 times in total.
Michele

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » July 15th, 2020, 1:55 pm

Michele,

I'd be happy to MC this for you. Few questions:
- Is this the only DR you are BCing at this point?
- Will you be preparing scripts?
- I see you've requested 30 sections -- are you putting all the files for each character into one line on the MW? I've typically seen them with a line per role per chapter .... so wanted to check before I generated the MW as adding sections later on is possible, but tedious if you're doing a lot ...

MaryAnn

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Post by wib66 » July 15th, 2020, 2:29 pm

MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:
July 15th, 2020, 1:55 pm
Michele,

I'd be happy to MC this for you. Few questions:
- Is this the only DR you are BCing at this point?
- Will you be preparing scripts?
- I see you've requested 30 sections -- are you putting all the files for each character into one line on the MW? I've typically seen them with a line per role per chapter .... so wanted to check before I generated the MW as adding sections later on is possible, but tedious if you're doing a lot ...

MaryAnn
Hi MaryAnn
This is the only DR I am BCing at the moment I am BCing two straight plays do they count towards the maximum if so will put this on hold until till one of the others is complete sorry if I have misunderstood the advice.
I will be preparing the scripts
I see what you mean about the sections there are 26 chapters and so far there are 36 cast members am up to chapter 20 the narrator and main character are in every chapter so that is 52 just with those.
Would it be better to over estimate and then remove surplus ones later. If so then I will go for 200 sections
I will be narrater on this and will edit the sections together will just need to find someone to PL my sections
Hope all that is ok thanks
Michele

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » July 15th, 2020, 3:38 pm

Thanks Michele,

I'll set up your MW with 200.

Plays don't count toward the DR limit, so you're good to go. We can sit here until you get the MW ready for claims.

MaryAnn

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Post by chlhill9 » July 16th, 2020, 7:36 pm

Hey! I'd love to help with this project, but I am new to this program. I read the instructions but I'm still pretty much lost. How can I help? I can do proofreading or reading, whatever is needed!

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Post by wib66 » July 16th, 2020, 11:54 pm

chlhill9 wrote:
July 16th, 2020, 7:36 pm
Hey! I'd love to help with this project, but I am new to this program. I read the instructions but I'm still pretty much lost. How can I help? I can do proofreading or reading, whatever is needed!
Welcome to LibriVox! Please don't record until you have read the following information and submitted a 1 - minute test(see below) and got the ok to proceed with recording. I also need to know how you would like your name to appear in the catalogue. This can be your real name, your forum name or a pseudonym thanks.

If you wish to try your hand at recording, the place to start is the Newbie Guide to Recording: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Newbie_Guide_to_Recording, which tells you how to set up your computer to record.

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Post by julianpratley » July 17th, 2020, 1:31 am

I’d like to play Jack Diamond :D
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Post by wib66 » July 17th, 2020, 7:13 am

julianpratley wrote:
July 17th, 2020, 1:31 am
I’d like to play Jack Diamond :D
Thank you for claiming I will sign you up to those sections
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Post by Pianolil » July 18th, 2020, 2:25 pm

Hello, can I please read woman chapter 8 section 95? Thank you!

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Post by Kalamareader » July 19th, 2020, 12:01 am

Hi there,

This will be my first DR, but I have done a couple of plays, so I figure this is kind of the same thing, correct?

I would like to read “Charley Herrick” if I might.

Thanks,
Wayne
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Post by wib66 » July 19th, 2020, 1:57 am

Pianolil wrote:
July 18th, 2020, 2:25 pm
Hello, can I please read woman chapter 8 section 95? Thank you!
Thank you for claiming I will sign you up to that part.
Michele

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Post by wib66 » July 19th, 2020, 2:02 am

Kalamareader wrote:
July 19th, 2020, 12:01 am
Hi there,

This will be my first DR, but I have done a couple of plays, so I figure this is kind of the same thing, correct?

I would like to read “Charley Herrick” if I might.

Thanks,
Wayne
Hi Wayne thanks for claiming. It is similar to doing a play but you read from the google docs and the parts are colour coded for you to find easily. Have fun
Michele

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Post by silverquill » July 19th, 2020, 9:04 pm

Can't take anything too big, but I could read for Dick Starbright
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Post by wib66 » July 20th, 2020, 4:14 am

silverquill wrote:
July 19th, 2020, 9:04 pm
Can't take anything too big, but I could read for Dick Starbright
Thanks for claiming Larry I will sign you up.
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Post by julianpratley » July 20th, 2020, 6:40 pm

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