Long layovers can often times make you go a little insane and drive you to sleep, read, eat, walk around, or just about anything else you can think of. But how many of us have thought of making a music video? That's exactly what Richard Dunn did when recently stuck in the Las Vegas Airport, and it turned out to be pure genius, per Gawker.com on June 10, 2014.
Dunn ended up having a flight seriously delayed recently and he was stuck overnight in the Las Vegas McCarran Airport. No-one else was really around and he didn't know what to do. He could have gone back into town to gamble or party, but he chose to do something else.
With his iPhone and a roll of baggage tape, he decided to film his own video rendition of Celine Dion's cover of "All By Myself" from 1996. The results were completely and totally epic.
He had a little help making the video, but not in the form of other human beings. He used a wheelchair, his luggage, the escalator, moving walkways, some check-in desks, and even a giant turtle.
"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!"
Dunn said that it took him only about three hours to shoot the lip sync of the video as his wife simply watched on. She wasn't surprised at her husband's antics as he said, "Over the years she's seen many, many crazy projects of mine."
While there may not have been many other passengers in the airport, it wasn't totally empty. Dunn said he got some strange looks from janitors and other staff as he danced around the Las Vegas Airport.
Make sure to watch through to the very end as the final scene is brilliant and shows that Dunn is a "maniac."