The Editors & Publishers of SHOOT Magazine and, the leading publication and website for professional motion picture production & postproduction for movies, TV, Music Videos, Commercials, and Online Videos, are pleased to announce that John Platt is the winner our SHOOT Behind The Scenes Photo Contest - 2017-18 Winter Edition.  John, a unit still photographer in Sydney, Australia, captured third assistant director Joe Popplewell and actors on the second unit set of Hacksaw Ridge awaiting instructions before the next “action” call.  All winning photos shown in gallery above and in the contest winners gallery online here.

John's winning photo, shot with a Fujifilm X-T2 23mm f1.4 camera and lens, is published on the cover of SHOOT Magazine's May/June New Directors issue as well as being featured inside the issue, on's Homepage, the SHOOT BTS Photo Contest Homepage, and he won a check for $500 USD. The SHOOT BTS Photo Contest - 2017-18 Winter Edition - entry period runs each year during Academy season. This past edition commenced on December 1st, 2017 and ended on March 1, 2018 (the Winter Contest Entry Period). 

Paul De La Cerda, using a Sony a7s ii with Canon EF Zoom lens, caught Taillight Director TK McKamy in action, using his his Alexa Mini camera with Cooke S4 lenses, on the set of the Granger Smith's music video for Happens Like That.  Paul’s photo was also featured inside the May/June New Directors issue of SHOOT Magazine, on's Homepage, The SHOOT BTS Photo Contest Homepage, and he won $250 USD. 

Source: Lionsgate YouTube Channel

Source: Granger Smith's YouTube Channel

Honorable mentions
Honorable mention photos were published inside the May/June New Directors Issue of SHOOT Magazine, are featured on's Homepage, The SHOOT BTS Photo Contest Homepage, and receive a $50 Starbucks gift card. All winning photos shown in gallery above and in the contest winners gallery online here.

  • Shoot On the Beach with Chris Hemsworth by Anh Vu In the midst of shooting her technically-challenging Buchanan's campaign, Framestore Pictures director Anh Vu discovers a moment of lush cinematic beauty, a magical snapshot that makes the tireless weeks of production worth the effort. The photo, featuring Chris Hemsworth (Avengers: Infinity War, 12 Strong Thor: Ragnarok ), was taken with a Fujifilm X-Pro 2 and 23mm Fujinon Lens just south of Barcelona on the beach in Platja del Trabucador, Spain. 

  • Crew on set of Nekromancer by John Platt  Camera operator Jonno Tyler and dolly grip Troy Pachini on the set of Nekromancer, Fox Studios, Stdney Australia. Shot last year, John used Fujifilm X-T2 23mm f1.4 camera & lens to profile these two crew member characters.

  • Key grip on set of Restock by Tinker Yan On set still from the short film Restock directed by Shelby Dillon. The majority of the crew members were women, according to Tinker. “I’m very glad to see more and more female professionals like key grip Terri Birnbaun (shown in the photo) on set.” said Tinker.

Source: Anh Vu's Vimeo Channel (see for Buchanan’s “Choose Great” full credits)

The SHOOT Behind The Scenes Photo Contest is held bi-annually during Emmy season (summer) and during Academy season (winter). The Contest is FREE to enter and is open to all amateur and professional photographers worldwide. The Summer 2018 contest opens for entries June 1st, 2018 Midnight ET. There is no limit to the number of photo submissions per entrant. Learn more and enter contest here

About John Platt
After 30 years working on set in the camera department both in Australia and Canada John Platt has a vast catalogue of behind the scenes images. In 2016 he turned his eye 180 degrees and now shoots those in front of the camera as a Unit Still Photographer based out of Sydney Australia.

John's three decades in the film industry working within the camera department places him in an unique position as Unit Stills Photographer. He has a thorough knowledge of film set etiquette, is personally known to the vast majority of any crew that he will work with and most importantly for the Stills Photographer who is given little time on set, he has the invaluable asset of their respect. "My aim as Unit Stills Photographer is to to recreate the essence of the story through stills," says John. "Achieving the results with as little disturbance as possible to the actors, crew or the flow of the days work".

John's photography has been purchased by buyers throughout Australia, the U.S. and Canada. His work has hung in Panavision Australia as well as their head office in Los Angeles. Presently he is preparing his first book, 'Observations' based on his behind the scenes images shot over the last thirty years on set. In Martha Ansara's "The Shadow Catchers" celebrating the history of Cinematography in Australia the number of his images included was second only to that of The Australian Film and Sound Archive. Visit to see more of his work.

About Paul De La Cerda
Paul is a professional Director/Videographer from San Antonio, TX. He has worked with various artists from country artist Granger Smith to Aaron Watson to Kyle Park. He continues to work with musicians from Texas and Nashville creating music videos, documentaries and web content videos. Paul is also a tour videographer. He travels with artist Granger Smith and creates web content videos. Visit to see more of his work.

About Anh Vu
Anh Vu is a director based in New York City who took her background in design and visual effects to a new level by adding humanity and a visual style that is unique to her. She joined Framestore Pictures in 2016 after starting her career at Psyop as a designer and quickly elevating into Psyop’s director collective. To date, Anh has contributed to several award-winning campaigns for brands like Aetna, Dell, GE, Volkswagen, and Avis. Her most recognized work at Framestore Pictures is a visually stunning film for Buchanan’s Whiskey starring Chris Hemsworth. That piece was featured on FreeTheBid showcasing Anh as a “directorial force to be reckoned with”. “I am extremely passionate about capturing moments that celebrate human life and creating captivating stories that feel honest and inspiring,” says Vu. “My goal with Framestore Pictures is to experience as much of it as I can - absorbing, learning and getting inspired by my surroundings.” Visit to see more of her work.

About Tinker Yan
Tinker Yan is a DP and on set still photographer based in Minnesota. Tinker was born and raised in China,moved to the U.S. back in 2012 and started working full time in the film industry last year. Tinker is inspired by a lot of works of Wilson Webb. one of the best set photographers in the country. “He gave me a lot of resources to get more serious about on set photography,” Tinker said. Visit to see more of his work.

The SHOOT Summer 20018 BTS Photo Contest opens for entries June 1st, 2018.
PR for your project. Free to enter. And, have a chance to win prizes.
Enter at or via FB, Twitter, or Instagram using hashtag #MYSHOOTBTS

About The SHOOT Behind The Scenes (BTS) Photo Contest
The Contest is a fun, simple, showcase opportunity for Movie, TV, Commercials, Music Video and Web Video Content Producers who are creating, shaping and defining motion picture production and post. Fascinating, ingenious, creative people read and follow SHOOT every day.  The contest gives a glimpse into the motion picture creation process, be it movies, music videos, commercials, or web videos. An insider’s perspective into you, your project, your team or your company, our industry.  Whether on location or in the studio we want to see our readers and followers doing what they do best... producing and finishing motion pictures! All entires, rules, and details at http://BTS.SHOOTONLINE.COM

The SHOOT BTS Photo Contest is for any motion picture production or post crew members & actors to enter BTS photos from Films, TV, Commercials, MVs, and Web videos.  The Contest is a perfect showcase opportunity for those who are creating, shaping and defining the world of the motion pictures production and post. The Contest is open to all amateur and professional photographers in the United States, Canada, and worldwide except where prohibited by law including actors, producers, writers, directors, cinematographers, editors, vfx artists, music & sound designers, production designers, art directors, costume designers, make-up artists, special effects gaffers & grips, carpenters, vfx animators, music & sound mixers, set unit still photographers, ADs, PAs, publicists, legal advisers, location managers, and others involved BTS in the filmmaking process. Participation in this contest is subject to the official rules at

The SHOOT BTS Photo Contest is a fun opportunity for our readers to participate in documenting and showcasing who they are and what they do every day. The types of photographs we're interested in seeing are listed below and should be interesting, fun, surprising and creative:

  • crew/talent pictures (individual or entire team)

  • in the studio or on location

  • on set, near set, stage, make-up, design, art, lighting, carpentry dept shots

  • post studio sessions: editing, recording, VFX, voiceover, etc.

  • cool frames & vfx screenshots

  • awards shows, wrap parties & catered meals

  • workflow / process images

  • equipment & software in action

  • funny, crazy, creative bts shots

  • other fun & interesting bts pics

The contest is FREE to enter and photographers of all abilities are invited to submit photos (during entry periods) at or on SHOOT's Facebook page here (FB best for uploading via mobile device (i.e. iPhone or iPad). BTS photos can also entered using your own valid Facebook, Instagram or Twitter account by using the hashtag #MySHOOTbts in the caption to the post. There is no limit on the number of photos entrants may enter to be considered during the Entry Period, as long as no photo is a duplicate of a previous entry. Images must have been taken no longer ago than 3 years prior to the entry's submission date. People may vote for multiple entries; however only one vote per person will be allowed per entry, per day during the voting period.

How To Enter
There are three (3) easy ways to enter:

  1. BEST WAY Upload a BTS photo on MySHOOT website via http://BTS.SHOOTonline.comSECURE SUBMIT FORM HERE or scroll down to form at bottom of this page
  2. Upload a photo via the Photo Contest tab on SHOOT's’ Facebook* Page here:  (FB best for uploading via mobile device (i.e. tablet or mobile phone).
  3. EASIEST WAY Publicly share your BTS shot on on your Instagram*, Twitter*, or Facebook account and hashtag it #MYSHOOTBTS (include short description of photo, names of people (if any) in photo (i.e L to R), and required photo credit info, and hashtag #MySHOOTbts to enable the editors of SHOOT to identify the relevant entries.)

Submission Details & Period
All contest photos will be displayed at the My SHOOT BTS Gallery and on SHOOT's Facebook page here.  Submissions must identify the location of the photo. 

Participation in this contest is subject to the official rules at


  • June 1, 2018 12:00 am ET – Entries & voting opens for Summer Contest period ENTER HERE

  • September 7, 2018 Midnight ET – Entries & voting ends for Summer Contest

  • December 1, 2018 12:00 am ET – Entries & voting opens for Winter Contest period ENTER HERE

  • March 1, 2019 Midnight ET – Entries & voting ends for Winter Contest

Now in it's 3rd year, each bi-annual edition of SHOOT's BTS Photo Contest receives hundreds of entries from all over the World via our contest section on at and via our social site pages at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Our new Instagram contest page at #myshootbts that is growing with likes and followers from user groups such as #adagency #ASC #behindthescenes #boomoperator #broadcastproducer #broadcastproducer #bts #cameramayhem #camerawork #cinematographer #cinematography #commercialproduction #creativedirector #director #directorofphotography #dop #film #filmcrew #filmeditors #filmlighting #filmmaker #filmmakers #filmmaking #filmproduction #filmproduction #filmschool #filmset #filmset #filmsound #gripandelectric #griprigs #grips #lightingandgrip #locationsound #makeupartist #makingmovies #moviemakers #moviemaking #nycmayorsoffice #nylovesfilm #photocontest #producedbyny #producer #production #productiondesigner #productionsound #REDCamera #setdesign #setelectric #setlighting #setlighting #shotovercamera #soundcrew #sounddevices #soundrecordist #theasc #society_of_camera_operators #vfx  and many more! 

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SHOOT is offering sponsorship opportunities to connect with the motion picture production market via The SHOOT Behind The Scenes Photo Contest. From simply providing prizes all the way to a full year of exposure. We are open to various types of sponsorships including product, endorsement, trade, and cash for prizes (any product prizes must be valued at $350. USD and higher). Click here to inquire

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