In order to make our vox pop interviews we used a voice recording device to ask random members of the college what their happy song was. We thought this was an interesting question to ask because the week we recorded our vox pop’s was meant to be the most depressing week of the year – starting with blue Monday. The exact question we asked was “this week is meant to be the most depressing week of the year which started yesterday with blue Monday. What we want to know is what is your happy song and why?”.
The main problem was finding willing participants. I noticed that just picking anyone will not always work because if they are not willing to participate then they will not give a good answer that you could use. This was why we went to the drama department because we assumed they would be a lot more willing to participate. Turns out this was correct and we found people who were willing to talk to us.
There are many rules to remember and follow when writing a radio script. You need to make sure that the script is short and quick to the point with the information that you are giving. If there is too much information the audience will not be able to take it all in at once. Another thing to remember is to make sure the sentences are easy enough to say. If you use a lot of hard to read sophisticated vocabulary you run the risk of confusing your audience with too much to understand and follow.
After I had some feedback I decided to shorten my script down a bit and cut a few unnecessary sentences out. This was done because it was felt that I was trying to cram too much in and not take enough breaks or pauses between sentences.