[SOLO]The Adventures of Sammy Jay, by Thornton W. Burgess (1874 - 1965) - rap

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The Adventures of Sammy Jay, by Thornton W. Burgess (1874 - 1965)

Volunteers outside the USA: Thornton W. Burgess died in 1965. This person's work may still be protected by copyright in countries where copyright duration is determined by the author's death date. In Europe this is 70 years; in Canada it is 70 years for authors who died after 1971; and in Australia it is 70 years for authors who died after 1955.
A short little book focusing about Sammy Jay. Burgess does an amazing job teaching the characteristics of the animals while still making it interesting. (Summary by Victoria Bell)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/43596

Target completion date: 2024-06-01

Prooflistening level: Standard
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Magic Window:



BC Admin
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Genres for the project: Children's Fiction/Animals & Nature; Children's Fiction/School
Keywords that describe the book: nature, blue jay
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LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs

Intro to recording:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.

For the first section, say:
"Chapter # of The Adventures of Sammy Jay. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "The Adventures of Sammy Jay, by Thornton W. Burgess. Section Title."
For the second and subsequent sections, you may use the shortened intro if you wish:
"Chapter # of The Adventures of Sammy Jay, by Thornton W. Burgess. This LibriVox recording is in the public domain." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Section Title."
End of recording:
Say:
"End of chapter #." [Optional, and if not stated in the intro: "Read by your name, city, date."]
If you are recording the final section of the book, add:
"End of The Adventures of Sammy Jay, by Thornton W. Burgess."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Filename: adventuresofsammyjay_##_burgess_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. adventuresofsammyjay_01_burgess_128kb.mp3)

Upload to the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader

MC to select: Rapunzelina
BC: victoriaalicebell
DPL: redrun
Reader: victoriaalicebell


Copy and paste the file link generated by the uploader into the relevant Listen URL field in the Section Compiler, enter the duration in the Notes field, and post in this thread to let your PL and MC know that you have uploaded a file. You may also post the file link in the thread.
Last edited by victoriaalicebell on August 11th, 2023, 7:54 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by victoriaalicebell »

Someone else did a solo for this a while ago. I am going to do it again.
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Post by redrun »

No need to bump the thread, our intrepid admins either have seen it, or soon will!
I gather that MCing involves a lot more than "just" setting up the Magic Window at the beginning, it means committing first to watch the thread for questions or issues, and then to catalog the book once it's finished. Might not be a lot individually, but when you're signed up for several dozen, it would add up fast.
So it might just take a little while before somebody's got "room on their plate" to make that commitment.

Meanwhile, if you don't have a DPL in mind, I'd be glad to join you! DRs are fun, but this sounds like a nice break. :wink:
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I'll set this up for you, Victoria! Hang on!
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You have a Magic Window!
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Post by victoriaalicebell »

Rapunzelina wrote: August 10th, 2023, 5:13 am You have a Magic Window!
Thank you! I will put the names in soon.
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redrun wrote: August 9th, 2023, 2:46 pm No need to bump the thread, our intrepid admins either have seen it, or soon will!
I gather that MCing involves a lot more than "just" setting up the Magic Window at the beginning, it means committing first to watch the thread for questions or issues, and then to catalog the book once it's finished. Might not be a lot individually, but when you're signed up for several dozen, it would add up fast.
So it might just take a little while before somebody's got "room on their plate" to make that commitment.

Meanwhile, if you don't have a DPL in mind, I'd be glad to join you! DRs are fun, but this sounds like a nice break. :wink:
OK! Thank for letting me know! :D Thank you!
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Post by Rapunzelina »

Nice! I've moved us to Going Solo!
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Post by victoriaalicebell »

Rapunzelina wrote: August 10th, 2023, 7:35 am Nice! I've moved us to Going Solo!
Thanks!
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Alright, we're off to a good start! The technicals check out, the volume is in range, and your expressive reading makes this a fun story to listen to!

Just a few silences to edit, and then a pair of optional suggestions in case you find them useful.

Chapter 1:
- We'll need more silence at the beginning and end - between half and a full second, and "about" five seconds, respectively. (Whenever I forget to leave the mic running for that, I usually copy/paste some "room noise" from one of my pauses until it's the right length. It works... :lol: )
- Optionally, There were also two pauses that seemed unusually long, @2:12 and @2:21. If you wanted to shorten them while you're editing, I think that'd blend with the rest of the reading better.

Chapter 2:
- The beginning silence is again just a tad short. The end silence is perfect at 4.9.

Then in case you hadn't seen it, the first post also has a shortened LV intro option. After the first chapter, you're free to use either the full or the shortened one, whichever you prefer. :wink:
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redrun wrote: August 10th, 2023, 8:59 am Alright, we're off to a good start! The technicals check out, the volume is in range, and your expressive reading makes this a fun story to listen to!

Just a few silences to edit, and then a pair of optional suggestions in case you find them useful.

Chapter 1:
- We'll need more silence at the beginning and end - between half and a full second, and "about" five seconds, respectively. (Whenever I forget to leave the mic running for that, I usually copy/paste some "room noise" from one of my pauses until it's the right length. It works... :lol: )
- Optionally, There were also two pauses that seemed unusually long, @2:12 and @2:21. If you wanted to shorten them while you're editing, I think that'd blend with the rest of the reading better.

Chapter 2:
- The beginning silence is again just a tad short. The end silence is perfect at 4.9.

Then in case you hadn't seen it, the first post also has a shortened LV intro option. After the first chapter, you're free to use either the full or the shortened one, whichever you prefer. :wink:
OK, I will fix those soon.
Thanks,
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Post by victoriaalicebell »

victoriaalicebell wrote: August 10th, 2023, 9:06 am
redrun wrote: August 10th, 2023, 8:59 am Alright, we're off to a good start! The technicals check out, the volume is in range, and your expressive reading makes this a fun story to listen to!

Just a few silences to edit, and then a pair of optional suggestions in case you find them useful.

Chapter 1:
- We'll need more silence at the beginning and end - between half and a full second, and "about" five seconds, respectively. (Whenever I forget to leave the mic running for that, I usually copy/paste some "room noise" from one of my pauses until it's the right length. It works... :lol: )
- Optionally, There were also two pauses that seemed unusually long, @2:12 and @2:21. If you wanted to shorten them while you're editing, I think that'd blend with the rest of the reading better.

Chapter 2:
- The beginning silence is again just a tad short. The end silence is perfect at 4.9.

Then in case you hadn't seen it, the first post also has a shortened LV intro option. After the first chapter, you're free to use either the full or the shortened one, whichever you prefer. :wink:
OK, I will fix those soon.
Thanks,
I re-uploaded them. They should be better now. If you think that for the optional part that I should fix that, I will.
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I'm afraid the upload might have failed, I downloaded them again but got the exact same files.
I've seen this happen a few times recently, where it tells you the upload succeeded, but it really leaves the old version there. So far, uploading one more time has done the trick.

If you're referring to the pauses in chapter 1, I do think it would sound better with them shortened, and if you have a listen to them together with what's around them - say, 1:59 to 2:27 - I think you'll agree. But it is your decision, as the BC. :D

Just as a heads-up, I'll be on tomorrow, but probably not Saturday or Sunday, so anything you upload those days will be PL'd on Monday. :mrgreen:
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