Home > Lifestyle > People
Thursday June 12, 2014 MYT 2:50:00 PM
Thursday June 12, 2014 MYT 4:59:53 PM
Richard Dunn was so, so lonely at the Las Vegas airport recently.
What to do when you’re stuck at the airport with nothing to do or see? Make a music video, of course.
Instead of balling himself up in the fetal position and trying to squeeze in some shut-eye under the glare of fluorescent airport lights, or idly window shopping at 3am, one stranded traveller in Las Vegas decided to use his time productively by shooting a music video documenting his loneliness to Celine Dion’s rendition of All By Myself.
Within a few days of being uploaded (June 8), Richard Dunn’s video has been viewed more than 2.7 million times and given the virtual thumbs up by 713 viewers for capturing “the ennui and existential desolation perfectly”, wrote one fan.
When Dunn, a Georgia-based lighting designer in the US, found himself stranded at the McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas overnight, he persuaded a worker behind the ticketing counter to give him a roll of luggage tape to help him shoot the video, Dunn explained on his Vimeo page.
With impressive aplomb, Dunn can be seen lip-synching to Dion’s heart-wrenching take of All By Myself in the empty airport setting; falling to his knees in despair, looking for solace in an inanimate turtle, and to cap it all off, replicating the iconic Flashdance scene with a chair and a bottle of water.
To shoot the moving images, he taped his iPhone to the support pole of a wheel chair, and set the chair on the moving walkway for dolly shots.
“For 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!” he explained. — AFP Relaxnews
Tags / Keywords:
Entertainment, People, Americas, Features, Music Video, Traveller, Richard Dunn
10 quirky attractions around the world!
After coming back to life, ‘zombie cat’ now faces custody battle
‘Look mum, no hands’: Britain begins driver-less car trials
‘Double’ app offers old school solution to new dating problem
Found: 50yo plane wreck in Andes, remains of football team
Leonard Nimoy, ‘Star Trek’s Mr Spock, dies at 83; reactions from former castmates
Madonna faces her new challenge - age discrimination
How Leonard Nimoy tried to escape Spock’s Vulcan grip; top ‘Star Trek’ moments
‘Dead animal art’ stuffs taxidermy into work that actually sells
A Vietnamese nun lives out her dream to help the destitute in India
Making professional accountancy cool
Samsung Electronics says in talks with Indian states on new factory
Sri Lanka batsman Karunaratne out of World Cup
Coroner rules police responsible for security guard Sugumar’s death
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)