~OPEN [DR] Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher-mas

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Post by Twinkle88 » March 3rd, 2021, 9:08 am

Salvationist wrote:
March 2nd, 2021, 4:27 pm
May I also read the doctor?
Yes, please do! :)

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Post by Twinkle88 » March 3rd, 2021, 9:11 am

Whiplash wrote:
March 2nd, 2021, 8:35 pm
Here is the updated file of Annie with pauses between the lines stated above.

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/understoodbetsy_annie_10.mp3 1:59
Thanks! It's spot PL OK! :thumbs:


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Post by Twinkle88 » March 6th, 2021, 2:48 pm

Awesome! Thank you!

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Post by Twinkle88 » March 11th, 2021, 6:49 pm

PL notes for Narrator Ch 2:

@ 11:56 Repeat needs to be removed: "She had always wanted a kitten, but Aunt Frances and Aunt Harriet and Grace had always been sure that cats brought diphtheria and tonsilitis and all sorts of dreadful diseases to delicate little girls."

@ 11:30 Longer pause needs to be added: "set down the butter-plate she was carrying, and said" [3-5 pause needed here] "as though she had forgotten something."

@ 11:10 Long pause needs to be removed: "...presently her eyes began to water. [Pause] Aunt Abigail was not looking at her..."

@ 10:31 Pause and repeat need to be removed: "Elizabeth Ann sat on the wooden chair, her feet hanging ... her feet hanging (she had been taught...)"

@ 4:07 Somewhat long pause needs to be removed: "...and pulled furiously on that rein. [Pause] The horses turned their hanging heads a little..." (Could you trim this down to about 1-2 seconds?)

@ 3:07 Longer pause needs to be added: "...which always brought Aunt Frances to her in a rush to" [3-5 second pause needed here] "to sympathize, to reassure."

@ 0:00 Missing part of Intro. Please read it word for word:
Chapter 2 of Understood Betsy. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org. Understood Betsy, by Dorothy Canfield Fisher. Chapter 2: "Betsy Holds the Reins."
Remember to leave at least three whole seconds of silence between your lines. If you don't, the editor will have a difficult time figuring out the placement of the different characters' lines.

Haha, again I love how you narrate!! So dramatic and with a touch of humor! :lol:

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Post by Twinkle88 » March 12th, 2021, 6:44 pm

PL notes for Betsy:

Ch 1:
The volume is a little too low at 83.6 dB. Could you please amplify it about 5 dB to get it up the 86-92 dB target range?


Ch 2:
The volume is a little too low at 83.3 dB. Could you please amplify it about 5 dB to get it up the 86-92 dB target range?


Ch 3:
The volume is a little too low at 84.1 dB. Could you please amplify it about 4 dB to get it up the 86-92 dB target range?


Ch 5:
The volume is a little too low at 84.2 dB. Could you please amplify it about 4 dB to get it up the 86-92 dB target range?


Ch 6:
The volume is a little too low at 83.6 dB. Could you please amplify it about 5 dB to get it up the 86-92 dB target range?


Ch 7:
@ 4:27 Pause: "...where the ground makes a sort of roof. [Pause] I'm going to throw down something..."

@ 0:55 & 1:02 Pauses: "—things I know just as well! [Pause] I spelled 'doubt' without any b and 'separate' with an e, [Pause] and I said Iowa was bounded..."

The volume is a little too low at 85.2 dB. Could you please amplify it about 3 dB to get it up the 86-92 dB target range?


Ch 8:
The volume is a little too low at 84.4 dB. Could you please amplify it about 4 dB to get it up the 86-92 dB target range?


Ch 9:
The volume is too low at 81.4 dB. Could you please amplify it about 7 dB to get it up the 86-92 dB target range?

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Post by Twinkle88 » March 12th, 2021, 6:52 pm

Betsy Ch 4 is PL OK! :thumbs:

By the way, you read so flawlessly! :clap: Wonderful! I can tell you're reading the text around your lines, too, for context.

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Post by JoannaHoyt » March 13th, 2021, 12:52 pm

May I read part 22, voice 2? That's in chapter 1, where Cousin Ann doesn't have any lines...


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Post by NancyHalper » March 14th, 2021, 6:39 am

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Post by NancyHalper » March 14th, 2021, 7:40 am

And here is Chapter 7, with pauses removed and volume adjusted:

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/understoodbetsy_betsy_07.mp3
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Post by Twinkle88 » March 15th, 2021, 6:59 am

JoannaHoyt wrote:
March 13th, 2021, 12:52 pm
May I read part 22, voice 2? That's in chapter 1, where Cousin Ann doesn't have any lines...
Thanks! Yeah, that would be fine. Perhaps just try to use a slightly different tone of voice since you have so many lines in the other chapters? Just a suggestion, though. :wink:

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Post by Twinkle88 » March 15th, 2021, 7:07 am

Thank you, Nancy! Betsy Chapters 1-3, 5-9 are spot PL OK! :thumbs:

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Post by Twinkle88 » March 16th, 2021, 6:45 am

Thank you, Joanna!

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