(Screenshot: Richard Dunn/Vimeo)
After getting bumped off two consecutive flights, Richard Dunn decided to spend the night at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas so he wouldn't miss the next available flight at 6:00am. It turned out he was all alone in the airport. That gave Dunn, a Canton, Ga. lighting designer for corporate events, an idea.
"I thought, well I don't have enough time to go to a hotel so what do I do?" he told the CBC. "I've got my phone and an empty movie set, let's see what trouble I can get into."
What he came up with is an epic solo lip-sync music video for Celine Dion's version of the Eric Carmen '80s classic, "All By Myself." Starting at 2:00am, Dunn filmed himself with his iPhone throughout the airport, often using creative means to get interesting shots.
In a comment on the video, Dunn explained how he made it happen:
"I had a person behind a ticket counter give me a roll of luggage tape before she left. I then used a wheel chair that had a tall pole on the back of it and taped my iPhone to that. Then I would put it on the moving walkway for a dolly shot. I also used the extended handle on my computer bag and taped the iPhone to my handle. I would tuck different stuff under the bag to get the right angle. For the escalator shot I had to sprint up the steps after I got my shot so the computer bag didn't hit the top and fall back down. Quite fun!"