MATADOR RECENTLY PUBLISHED A LIST OF airports travelers wouldn’t mind spending a long layover in. But Richard Dunn has taken the stranded-airport scenario to a whole new level. After getting bumped a few times from his flight departing out of Las Vegas, Dunn opted to remain inside McCarran International Airport until his 6am flight. During that time, he ingeniously hacked several areas of the deserted airport to create a parody music video based on Celine Dion’s eleven o’clock number, “All By Myself.”
Dunn is not some MTV Jackass wannabe — he’s a lighting designer who also happens to be super creative. Check out his behind-the-scenes strategy:
“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.”
Cheers, Richard. I wonder if more film reels will include lonely airport footage as a result.