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Post by ColleenMc » July 25th, 2020, 8:46 am

Yay, I managed to squeak into this one!

Here is "Nanook of the North" by Robert E. Sherwood (soon to become a famous playwright). (1896-1955)

Source: https://archive.org/details/bestmovingpictur00robe/page/n29/mode/2up

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https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf076_nanook_sherwood_cm_128kb.mp3

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Post by Sue Anderson » July 25th, 2020, 11:18 am

ColleenMc wrote:
July 25th, 2020, 8:46 am
Yay, I managed to squeak into this one!

Here is "Nanook of the North" by Robert E. Sherwood (soon to become a famous playwright). (1896-1955)

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Many thanks, Colleen! :) I thought this was quite a perceptive review. I've never seen the movie, but it is available to download and screen from our local public library--so something for me to do later today!

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Post by ColleenMc » July 25th, 2020, 11:33 am

Neat!

It's considered one of the first documentaries (in terms of being composed and constructed to tell a nonfiction story, as opposed to the many films at that point that were just cameras pointed at people giving speeches or working or walking around on the streets) so we watched an excerpt from it in a university film class but I've never seen more than that clip.

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Post by soupy » July 25th, 2020, 11:44 am

Thanks Colleen for Nanook of the North :D

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Post by ColleenMc » July 25th, 2020, 11:50 am

I don't know if they are still around now, but I remember seeing that name a lot in the opening cards of lots of classic French movies (New Wave and such) and maybe into the 80s/90s...

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Post by soupy » July 25th, 2020, 6:16 pm

And here is Nanook himself

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IAcRjBq93Y

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Post by michaelb71 » July 26th, 2020, 9:44 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf076_strengthanddecency_roosevelt_mb_128kb.mp3

First ever submission. Please provide feedback for improvement. I use Audacity and a USB mic. What "filter curve" choices are best to reduce mouth noise? I know it's best to minimize mouth noise before processing--and I'm working on that part:)

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Post by Sue Anderson » July 26th, 2020, 2:33 pm

michaelb71 wrote:
July 26th, 2020, 9:44 am
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf076_strengthanddecency_roosevelt_mb_128kb.mp3

First ever submission. Please provide feedback for improvement. I use Audacity and a USB mic. What "filter curve" choices are best to reduce mouth noise? I know it's best to minimize mouth noise before processing--and I'm working on that part:)

Thanks,
Michael
Hi Michael, Welcome to LibriVox and to the Nonfiction Collection! :) Theodore Roosevelt's speech, "Strength and Decency" is a great pick for a first read for LibriVox. "Practice what you preach" is timeless advice. "There is no good in preaching to your boys to be brave, if you run away. There is no good in your preaching to them to tell the truth if you do not. There is no good in your preaching to them to be unselfish if they see you selfish with your wife, disregardful of others." :)

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There are a few things that we need from you in order to include your recording in Vol. 076. First and foremost, we need a citation to the public domain source of Roosevelt's speech from which you read. We prefer (actually require) that the source be from a published book, magazine, newspaper etc. printed before 1924. Secondary sources such as Wiki Source and educational course curriculum do not always transcribe materials accurately.

I listened to your recording along with a copy of Roosevelt's speech from this book:
Addresses and Presidential Messages of Theodore Roosevelt, 1902-1904, with an introduction by Henry Cabot Lodge (1904). https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000576063. If you look at this source, you will see that the copy of Roosevelt's speech from which you read, leaves out the beginning of the speech, including where and when it was read, and Roosevelt's opening remarks to the "Very Reverend Dean, reverend Clergy, and you, of the Holy Name Society." I think it would be a good idea to include this material in your recording.

We do not require "word perfect" recordings for the Nonfiction Collection, but we try to come as close to word perfect as we can when we are recording something like a speech by a former President of the United States. Your recording deviated in a few places from the text I was following. (I don't know, of course, whether these were deviations from the source you followed....)

So-- to begin: I have put your recording into the Magic Window, as the 20th selection in Volume 076. Over all, you are coming along fine. Your recording is clear and easy to understand. Your volume etc. was passed by the LibriVox "Checker" app, so all is well on that account. We do need your source, however. It would also be best to include the full title and date given (To the Holy Name Society at Oyster Bay, New York, August 16, 1903) and the first few sentences of the speech, which you left out.

Once we have the complete speech, from a PD source, the SNF dedicated proof listener Soupy (Craig) will give it a listen and if there are any textual corrections he feels need to be made, he will let you know, by posting here in the thread.

We are pleased that you have chosen to make your first recording for LibriVox a contribution to the Short Nonfiction Collection! :) Craig, as DPL, and I (as Book Coordinator) are here to answer your questions and help you bring your first recording project to completion.

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One other thing--How do you want to be listed in the LibriVox catalog? You can be be listed by your forum name (michaelb71), by your real name, or some other name entirely. Also, if your have a website we can list a URL along with your name. Please let me know about the catalog listing.

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Post by michaelb71 » July 27th, 2020, 6:00 pm

Thank you for your direction and feedback. I'll get the citation and update recording sent in the near future. In regards to catalog listing, michaelb71 is sufficient for now. Can i change to my full name at a later time? I'd like to first get some experience.

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Post by Sue Anderson » July 28th, 2020, 3:15 am

michaelb71 wrote:
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Thank you for your direction and feedback. I'll get the citation and update recording sent in the near future. In regards to catalog listing, michaelb71 is sufficient for now. Can i change to my full name at a later time? I'd like to first get some experience.

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Michael
Hi Michael, Yes, you can change your catalog name at a later date; it will apply to any recordings made subsequent to the change. The recordings made prior to the change will continue to be listed under michaelb71.

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Post by Sue Anderson » August 1st, 2020, 1:13 pm

PM to michaelb71 re edits needed by August 9, with suggestion that selection could be postponed for volume 077.

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » August 3rd, 2020, 3:46 pm

Congratulations! This collection is now in the LibriVox catalog and available for listeners to download. Please check the catalog page and let me know if any changes are needed:

https://librivox.org/short-nonfiction-collection-vol-076-by-various/
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