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...