BTS: How a Getty photographer makes the most of a small studio at the Sundance Film Festival

by Gannon Burgett

posted Monday, February 2, 2015 at 4:00 PM EST


Getty Image’s Chief Entertainment Photographer Larry Busacca has been covering the Sundance Film Festival for the past 14 years. This year, he brought along a few behind-the-scenes cameras to take us into his pint-sized studio where he gets up close and personal with some of the most talked about celebrities.

Perched atop a snow bank in Park City, Utah, Getty’s studio looks to be about 8 feet by 10 feet. A clever array of softboxes ensures as much space as possible can be utilized. Whether it’s a group shot of an entire cast or a one-off shot of the star, it’s Busacca’s job to ensure he gets through his exhaustive list of celebrities before the fun and games are over.

Despite the pressure and confined spaces, he manages to do it with enthusiasm, firing up the actors and actresses throughout the shoot. The video is just over two minutes long, a quick and entertaining watch that should help ease the fact it’s a Monday.

To see more of Busacca’s work, you can find his website here.

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