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Friday 1 August 2014

What do you do if you get stuck in airport overnight? Make a spectacular music video...

When hit with flight delays, most of us tend to just idly wander around the departure lounge staring at oversized bars of Toblerone and deciding whether to blow the last of our trip money on a U-shaped neck pillow that will in no way improve your chances of sleeping on the flight.

But not Richard Dunn, when stuck overnight in Las Vegas' McCarren Airport he busied himself making a music video for Celine Dion's "All By Myself", complete with improvised dolly tracking shot and bottom of the escalator 'fall to knees' for the crescendo.

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 uses and utilising the inherently cinematic horizontal escalators.

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!"

Source: Independent

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