What is one to do when he finds himself all alone in an airport?
Watch a movie? Probably.
Make an epic Celine Dion music video? We have a winner!
Weary traveler and lighting designer Richard Dunn found himself all by his lonesome in Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport recently after getting bumped off two consecutive Delta Air Lines flights.
He got some vouchers for the inconvenience, but the next flight wasn’t until 6 a.m.
“I thought, ‘well, I don’t have enough time to go to a hotel, so what do I do?’” Dunn told CBC News. “I’ve got my phone and an empty movie set, lets see what trouble I can get into.”
Obviously, the standard options weren’t, well, options.
Dunn found his song of choice, Celine Dion’s “All By Myself,” and then waited until about 2 a.m. for the airport to clear. Then he went to work.
“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.”
Yep. A lot more ingenuity went into this shoot than your typical selfie video. And it was well worth it.
He did say he noticed the cleaning crews didn’t seem to mind his video efforts.
Then again, this is Las Vegas.