Lonely Man Stuck in Las Vegas Airport Shoots Celine Dion Video with iPhone [WATCH]


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Okay seriously it’s a slow news day this Tuesday, but the following video will brighten your afternoon (or make it horribly worse). Richard Dunn was waiting overnight at McCarran Airport in Las Vegas for his early morning flight and instead of doing nothing—he decided to shoot a Celine Dion video of her 1996 single “All By Myself” (your favourite, don’t lie) on his iPhone.

After the video was made, of course it was picked up on Reddit. He tells Gawker:

“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!”

Just check out the finished product below:

There are no words…

Update: Richard Dunn is a Canadian and is originally from Moncton, New Brunswick, but now lives in Georgia, reports Global News. Respect.

Update 2: Celine Dion has responded to Richard Dunn’s video–check her reply out here.


  • Mozbius

    I can tell that the guy cleverly used the escalator and passenger conveyor but what trick did he use to pull off the camera motion in the bathroom?

  • Cocaine?

  • WatDah

    This is pretty good! And he did it all by himself, no pun intended!

  • xxxJDxxx

    Isn’t that airport practically on the strip?I’m sure he could have found something better to do than wait in the airport all night. It’s Vegas! Not like there’s no night life.

  • ????Dennis


  • haha

  • Yep. I think it’s Vegas tradition to arrive for your departing flight at the last minute.

  • I can’t believe security just let him do all that… he did a great job with the video though! XD

  • Yeah not bad surprisingly. The security guys watching the cams must’ve lost it

  • danlee

    Good video, my only critique, why a Celine Dion video ….

  • Riddlemethis

    He probably is airport security.

  • Because Celine Dion is awesome.

  • Ari

    LOL I remember seeing some people bumped from First Class to Economy because they arrived late for the flight and they lost their seats. First class tickets are not a guarantee of a seat in first class if you check in after the recommended minimum time before boarding.

  • Ari

    He also could have booked a better flight time.

  • Ouch!

  • hub2

    He said himself it was a guilty pleasure. And you have to admit if you’re going for schmaltzy over-the-top cheesiness, it was the perfect choice for his video.

  • Karen F

    Love the flash dance moment!

  • Those shots are just using a Ken Burns effect on the footage (zooming into the clip while it plays).

    You’re right though, he did some really clever things to get some motion shots. I’d love to see the rest of the footage as he sprints back to the camera to get it before it hits the end of the conveyor or escalator and the tripod tips over. That first shot of him would have been really interesting. He would have had to start it recording and then run over to the chair, sit down quickly and then act like he’s just been casually sitting there the whole time. Great work!

  • I don’t know what is more awesome here, the actual video or the fact that this means that iPhones might be actually good for something…

  • JimiTheBlade

    Originally by Eric Carmen in 1975. Celine covered

  • Update: Celine Dion has responded to Dunn’s video:

  • Steve

    It’s monitored. You’re pretty much free to do anything, just as long as your not endangering yourself, anyone else, causing damage, or doing you know what in the womens washroom.