LIBRIVOX NARRATOR WORKSHOP 2! [ZOOM, FEB 28]

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sjmarky
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Post by sjmarky » March 5th, 2021, 4:21 pm

I find LibriVoxers very willing to share, and we have several who have more than a decade of expertise, so I would attend weekly meetings at least every other week, if my schedule allows. How exciting to think of recruiting professional voice actors to give us an hour of their time gratis!
Thanks for the thoughts. I think for right now I'll just track the number of views the YouTube is getting while I work on an improved version. If the traffic is high that might suggest more live events.
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Post by Cheops911 » March 26th, 2021, 8:34 am

Thank you for making this happen Mark, much appreciated, and gleaned!
As a side note, I can't believe you omitted Simon Vance from your recommended narrator list :)
Did you ever notice once you recorded your first bit of narration, you listen to audiobooks in a whole new light. Every book I listen to narrated by Simon, I feel as though I'm privy to a one-on-one masterclass.

Cheers!

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Post by sjmarky » March 26th, 2021, 9:09 am

Cheops911 wrote:
March 26th, 2021, 8:34 am
Thank you for making this happen Mark, much appreciated, and gleaned!
As a side note, I can't believe you omitted Simon Vance from your recommended narrator list :)
Did you ever notice once you recorded your first bit of narration, you listen to audiobooks in a whole new light. Every book I listen to narrated by Simon, I feel as though I'm privy to a one-on-one masterclass.

Cheers!

E.M. Allen
Glad you found it useful. The Simon Vance omission was a pure oversight; he has more awards than I've recorded audiobooks. I could easily have named 20 more.
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Post by lurcherlover » April 12th, 2021, 8:30 am

This was very good, and it has got me back into recording for LV, after a bad period of inactivity. It's nice to get back behind a good mic again.

One thing I've recently discovered about my reading is that I unconsciously emphasise the first word of a sentence, especially after a mistake and a repeat of the sentence. This leads to a lot of editing to each time reduce the dynamic of that word. And so I'm trying to speak softly overall, and not to emphasise unless it's really necessary. Hope this helps.

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