The next time you find yourself alone in an airport, take a page out of Richard Dunn's book and channel your inner Celine Dion.
Dunn, stuck overnight at Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport, rejected the standard time-wasting techniques of reading and crying alone into stale Cinnabon. Instead, he let his inner creativity take the wheel -- and it steered him to Celine Dion's classic cover of the Eric Carmen song, "All By Myself."
"All by myseeellffff."
With nothing else to do, he proceeded to film an entire music video in the empty airport. The clip features Dunn lip-syncing in a variety of amusing locales.
One shot features Dunn grasping in vain at the woman's hand in the signage for the ladies' restroom. Defeated, he clutches his heart and croons, "When I was young, I never needed anyone -- and making love was just for fun. Those days are gone..."
In an interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Company, Dunn says he'd been voluntarily bumped from two Delta flights in exchange for vouchers and a seat on the next flight, which left at 6 a.m. the next morning.
"I thought, well I don’t have enough time to go to a hotel so what do I do? I’ve got my phone and an empty movie set, let's see what trouble I can get into," he explained, then added, regarding his mental state in the airport, "I’m just peeing myself laughing listening to this stuff thinking 'you’re just tired it's not that funny.'”
Regarding some of the more technical shots, Dunn says he persuaded a person at the ticket counter to give him a roll of luggage tape before she left for the night.
"I then used a wheel chair that had a tall pole on the back of it and taped my iPhone to that," he wrote in a comment on his Vimeo page. Dunn achieved the moving shots by placing the chair on various moving walkways, escalators, etc., then edited it all together with Final Cut Pro.