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All by himself: Man uses McCarran layover to film Celine Dion music video

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Richard Dunn used his time during an overnight McCarran layover to produce a music video to Celine Dion’s 1996 cover of “All By Myself.”

All by myself from Richard Dunn on Vimeo.

For most people, an overnight layover in Vegas means an excuse to party on the Strip till sunrise. Richard Dunn, however, got a little more creative.

When the Georgia-based lighting designer found himself alone with a last-minute layover at McCarran Airport until 6 a.m., he forwent a night of decadence in favor of a night with his iPhone, filming a brilliantly fitting music video for Celine Dion’s 1996 cover of “All By Myself.”

True to song, Dunn really did produce the five-minute spectacular all on his lonesome, utilizing the abandoned terminal’s moving walkways, escalators and some strategically placed luggage tape to create the (selfie) performance of a lifetime.

“I had a person behind a ticket counter give me a roll of luggage tape before she left. I then used a wheelchair 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,” Dunn wrote on his Vimeo page. “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!”

It’s hard to pick a favorite moment from this ballad brought to life, but we think the Flashdance-inspired water bottle pour at the end really gives the whole production an extra, ahem, splash.

Now, if only he could’ve included a cameo from our favorite McCarran bartender...

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