The first is The Leader's PC - a series of political satires created using screen capture software (a film made without a camera!) which is broadcast on BBC1 (South) on Sunday in the middle of the day. Here is an example episode.
The other is Mr Vista - a series of comedy shorts done for no money and very little reason and spread via a blog. Again, an example episode.
Common sense AND raw statistics say that The Leader's PC gets more eyeballs on it. And yet I hear nothing, no feedback from the audience. So to me this is an invisible project. No one has seen it.
For Mr Vista the audience is smaller, much smaller, but I get much more in the way of feedback. This sometimes takes the form of comments, or ideas for episodes, or even things much more interactive like Judy using the Mr Vista doodlepad!!! So this project seems alive to me.
Is this strange to crave this feedback as a writer or film maker? No.
Because story telling, in any medium, is about spreading ideas and joining people together around common analogies. And for most of history that happened communally in groups. First, with one story teller telling a tale. And later by actors bringing it to life. They would react to the audience, feeling their way, improving, tweaking, changing the timing.
Then for a brief period, the 20th Century in fact, that changed and stories became one way. Radio, Cinema, TV.
And now that has changed again. Once again we are starting to value communal stories and communal story telling. Unless you disagree, in which case... leave a comment.