Friday, February 19, 2010

A Page from the Hollywood Playbook

It occurred to me the other day that, for the most part, I blog Old School. I'm just a dad who gushes endlessly about raising his son, and about all the enrichment that it has brought to his meager life. I wonder sometimes though, if this is enough to maintain a readership much less grow it.

Currently, you don't see any advertisements here on LIAYF. I don't do review posts (mainly because no one has ever asked me to review any of their products). And I'm not writing a book that I want you to buy (well, not yet anyway).

So, in an experiment aimed at increasing this blogs appeal to a wider audience, I decided to create a promotional film for Luke, I am Your Father.

It turned out dull and boring, just like most of the content I throw out here, so I decided to scrap it and start from scratch, adding a few Hollywood touches.

1. An unaware dope.

2. A handsome leading man.

3. A brilliantly executed heist.

4. An exciting chase scene.

5. A happy ending.

video

Now, all I need is to convert this film to 3D and add a soundtrack laden with songs by edgy alternative rock groups, and this blog should go viral in no time.

19 comments:

Idaho Dad said...

You know what I love about that film, besides those beautifully clean wood floors?

It reminded me of when my kids were that young and we had a gigantic shelf of books and they used to sit there looking at book after book just like your son. I'm sure that helped them develop their love for reading.

Heather said...

wow, i love that book nook!

Being us... said...

Nah, you don't need ads and crazy stuff, I like reading about your dull life....heck that is what my blog is too, I do it for Jacob's baby book not for TONS of readers...as long as you are enjoying yourself who cares if you only have one reader! Great movie!!!

If I Could Escape . . . said...

That is so going to be the next Hollywood blockbuster! I see a sequel in your future!!

PS Please don't add reviews or adverts to your blog. For what it's worth, I kinda like it just the way it is. ;-)

Mighty M said...

Love it!! Make sure to remember us when you are famous! :)

Lady Mama said...

What's better than blogs filled with advertising and sponsors and reviews, etc., is a blogger who writes about what they're passionate about. I say keep doing what you're doing! Very sweet video.

Captain Dumbass said...

Hey! Where's the video!?

*throws popcorn at the screen*

Captain Dumbass said...

I loved the chase scene, I was on the edge of my seat.

handstowar said...

Wow dude... that was riveting! I can't wait for the sequel!!

OM said...

(Finally got it to work on IE. Damn Google videos.)

Goodbye!!! GOODBYE!!! OK, GOODBYE!!!

SciFi Dad said...

Just like Avatar, people were dizzy and got motion sick.

Joe @ IrrationalDad said...

Wow, the Blair With meets... something.

On an unrelated note, I LOVE the way kids say Bye. YUM!

Steve said...

I say don't add the ads. This blog is great as it is.

I love the way toddlers make a dash the moment they realise you've spotted that they have something they shouldn't. Most times I can't catch my daughter for laughing.

PJ Mullen said...

Watch out George Lucas!

Dad Stuff said...

Can't wait for the sequel.

DC Urban Dad said...

I think you will sweep the Oscars.

Otter Thomas said...

Great video. It feels like one of those first person things that gives me motion sickness.

I have resisted the urge to do reviews so far. I don't really care for all that stuff. Stay strong and old school.

Daddy Geek Boy said...

Well, you've got the shaky camera work of Michael Bay down pat.

James (SeattleDad) said...

@idaho dad - Yes, we really emphasize the reading here. And he loves his books.

@Heather - We have a couple of those. Thanks.

@Being Us - Yes, I do it for the fun of it. Not adding advertising anytime soon.

@Karen - Ihanks. I like it the way it is too.

@Mighty M - Will do.

@Lady Mama - Thanks. I can say the very same for your blog.

@Captain - Technology!

@handstowar - Negotiating it now.

OM - Ok, goodbye. Now shut up already. lol.

@Scifi - Avatar was fantastic wasn't it?

@Joe - All toddler talk is sweet, isn't it?

@Steve - Yes, I laugh at the mad dash, unless it is him running off with my camera.

@PJ - Watch out Lukas!

@Dadstuff - In the works, but I have to leave the camera out before filming can begin.

@DC Urban Dad - They usually don't go to the thrill films.

@Otter - I'm staying Old School, just as long as I don't get drunk and streak down my street. lol.

@Daddy Geek Boy - I was wondering why Lukas was reading up on him the other day.