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Post by JordanN » February 15th, 2021, 8:53 am

sjmarky wrote:
February 14th, 2021, 7:32 pm
I’m considering doing a narrator workshop on Feb 28 at 10am PST. Does that conflict with anybody’s plans?
I think Librivox should have a nightly informal social virtual meeting. I’d also like to have scheduled weekly coaching sessions with our pro narrators who volunteer at Librivox. I know I could definitely benefit from some coaching.

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Post by ColleenMc » February 15th, 2021, 9:02 am

sjmarky wrote:
February 14th, 2021, 7:32 pm
I’m considering doing a narrator workshop on Feb 28 at 10am PST. Does that conflict with anybody’s plans?
I got so much from your workshop last time, I'd love to attend another...even if you cover the same material, it would still be helpful!

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Post by MaryinArkansas » February 15th, 2021, 10:32 pm

I would enjoy a narrator workshop. Read a lot of nice comments about the one from a few months ago.
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Post by msfry » March 7th, 2021, 11:17 am

The Narrator's Workshop conducted last week by Mark Nelson, was very informative. I'm waiting for the video to be posted. Have I missed something?
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Post by sjmarky » March 7th, 2021, 11:26 am

msfry wrote:
March 7th, 2021, 11:17 am
The Narrator's Workshop conducted last week by Mark Nelson, was very informative. I'm waiting for the video to be posted. Have I missed something?
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Post by MaryinArkansas » March 14th, 2021, 11:00 am

Are there any plans for another Zoom meeting soon? Or are we all Zoomed out?
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Post by philchenevert » March 14th, 2021, 1:26 pm

MaryinArkansas wrote:
March 14th, 2021, 11:00 am
Are there any plans for another Zoom meeting soon? Or are we all Zoomed out?
No one has requested to be the next host for a meeting so that is where it stands. Actually I will be doing a zoom class for our local computer club (Cajun Clickers) next month on using Google Photos to store and organize your photos and more importantly, use it as a free entertainment for family gatherings. Face recognition will line up all the photos and videos of someone, say a grandaughter, as a slide show. So everyone can watch them grow up and see themselves along with the person. People really like it and can watch on a TV with internet access.

Zoom seems to be only marginally useful for LibriVox. I like the social aspect of course and will probably do another session in April just to chit chat and show our pets.
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Post by miss stav » March 14th, 2021, 1:40 pm

If time allows, I would host a zoom session on the clean up month. What did we learn? What was fun? What wasn't? Mistakes we made along the way... And so on.
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Post by msfry » March 14th, 2021, 2:02 pm

miss stav wrote:
March 14th, 2021, 1:40 pm
If time allows, I would host a zoom session on the clean up month. What did we learn? What was fun? What wasn't? Mistakes we made along the way... And so on.
I like it! I'll be there if the time is right. And I don't agree with Phil that Zoom is only marginally useful for Librivox. How many people even know about it? How well is it advertised? How comfortable are people with the Zoom program? We are still exploring. It doesn't have to go viral to be valuable. Those that show up, like Mary and me and other regulars, certainly think it is. :thumbs:
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Post by adrianstephens » March 14th, 2021, 2:06 pm

I'm wondering about doing another dramatic reading via zoom.
Who would be interested in participating?
What can we learn from the first such event?

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Post by TriciaG » March 14th, 2021, 2:12 pm

What can we learn from the first such event?
That the timing doesn't work at all. LOL! And people still make noises when they're not speaking. :lol:

I do have another farce by the same author all color coded, but it requires more voices. I'm not sure it would work well on Zoom.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CaHYp9Wf2C_Myp0Xs8RAKFKU_uXs2D5uiuZoq10H79E/edit?usp=sharing

Was Michele going to redo her cover making presentation at some point?
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Post by GraceBuchanan » March 14th, 2021, 3:28 pm

adrianstephens wrote:
March 14th, 2021, 2:06 pm
I'm wondering about doing another dramatic reading via zoom.
Who would be interested in participating?
What can we learn from the first such event?

Best Regards,
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Post by msfry » March 14th, 2021, 4:24 pm

TriciaG wrote:
March 14th, 2021, 2:12 pm
Was Michele going to redo her cover making presentation at some point?
I was, and I will, but I'm busy with the Wikipedia Links project at the moment. Furthermore, I was thinking of re-doing it as a tutorial, without an audience. I watch YouTube tutorials all the time, but I'm not sure if an LV tutorial without participants and Q&A will hold anyone's interest, or even my interest. What do ya'll think?
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Post by MaryinArkansas » March 14th, 2021, 4:55 pm

Michelle,

Maybe you could do a Zoom session with a couple of other Librivox people who make also make covers and have a back and forth discussion on how you each approach it, what’s the same for each person, what’s different, problems you’ve encountered, problems you’ve solved, etc.
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Post by mightyfelix » March 14th, 2021, 5:09 pm

MaryinArkansas wrote:
March 14th, 2021, 4:55 pm
Michelle,

Maybe you could do a Zoom session with a couple of other Librivox people who make also make covers and have a back and forth discussion on how you each approach it, what’s the same for each person, what’s different, problems you’ve encountered, problems you’ve solved, etc.
Now THAT I would be interested in! :D

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