A guy named Richard Dunn was stuck alone at an airport and decided to remake a super-funny video for Celine Dion’s “All By Myself” cover.
While stuck alone with nothing to do at an airport, traveler Richard Dunn decided he’d put his wasted time to good use and remake the video for Celine Dion’s classic cover “All By Myself.”
While overnight at Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport, Dunn was not going to take being stranded and bored like the normal folk. The lonely passenger thought he’d keep busy by bringing out his creative side and inner pop diva.
In the video, Dunn is seen lip-synching to the iconic tune in several empty airport locations, such as in front of the women’s restrooms. At one point, he even tries to grab the hand of the giant woman icon signage that’s emblazoned on the bathroom wall.
To set the tone for the clip, Dunn took several shots of before and after areas that are first filled with people and then empty of anyone. He also managed to take some shots of himself as he sat alone on a chair at the terminal and as he slowly glided along an automatic walkway.
Toward the end, he perfectly sets the mood for the song’s crescendo as he undergoes a series of outbursts, breaking down on top of the information desk and pleading to a huge stone turtle statue.
Dunn’s video has become so popular that he was even interviewed by the Canadian Broadcasting Company regarding the funny video.
“I thought, well I don’t have enough time to go to a hotel, so what do I do?” Dunn said. “I’ve got my phone and an empty movie set, let’s see what trouble I can get into.” He added that at the time he was making the video, he thought it was hilarious, but then realized he was probably just over-tired.
As for the more complicated shots he took of himself moving, Dunn claims he had the help of a roll of heavy-duty tape given to him by a person at the ticket counter. Explaining his tricks on his Vimeo page, Dunn said he taped his phone to a pole on a wheel chair and placed it on moving walkways and escalators to achieve the moving shots.
Check out Dunn’s awesome video below.