Stuck overnight at Las Vegas airport, man creates hilarious music video

Saturday, 14 June 2014 - 5:00pm IST | Place: | Agency: DNA Webdesk

When faced with fight delays, most of us just tend to idly wander around the airport's departure lounge, sleep in the waiting area near the departure gate or just roam around the duty-free shopping area, spending money on whatever we feast our eyes on.

But there are exceptions like Richard Dunn, who was stuck in Las Vegas' McCarran Airport and decided to keep himself busy by making a music video of himself stranded at the airport set to Celine Dion's song "All By Myself,"  with an improvised dolly tracking shot and a 'fall to knees' at the bottom of the escalator for the crescendo.

"What do you do when you’re stuck at Las Vegas airport overnight?" he asks in the intro. "Shoot a music video on your iPhone that’s what."

As the track comes to an end, Dunn dramatically puts his head into his hands before rolling onto his side in a fetal position and rocking back and forth.

The married lighting designer was on his way home from a 10-day work trip in Las Vegas on Friday June 5 when he was offered $900 in vouchers to skip two consecutive Delta Air Lines flights. On taking up the offer, he realised he had the entire night free until the next available flight the following day at 6:50am. Instead of taking a nap or reading, he decided to have a go at making a music video. According to Daily Mail, He said his wife of 18 years wasn't surprised by his antics.

"Over the years she's seen many, many crazy projects of mine," he told MailOnline. 'She's pretty numb to the stuff I do, so it didn't really strike her as strange and it was more like, "That's nice dear." It wasn't until the next morning that we realised that this may actually be funny!'

Dunn admitted to having actually had a 'quite fun' time (the first recorded instance of this in an airport), getting behind the Delta check-in desks, crooning in those massage chairs no-one actually uses and utilising the inherently cinematic horizontal escalators.

All by myself from Richard Dunn on Vimeo.

Explaining how he filmed himself despite being all alone in the airport, he wrote on his Vimeo page: "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!"