Photo to Film workshop hosted by Daron Chatz 

Photo to Film Workshop in Plett
Start Date: 28 January, 2021
End Date: 29 January, 2021

Daron Chatz will be hosting a Photo to Film workshop in Plett on 28-29 January 2021.

Dates: 28th & 29th January 2021
Times: 08:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Venue: TBC

What is this course about and who is it for?

This photo to film course is all about the transition and inclusion of film and film language into your visual vocabulary. Over the two days, Daron will delve into how you translate stories from stills to film. It is not a highly technical course but will touch on basic technical fundamentals and will centre around film language and the principles of film.

The course is for any photographers who are wanting to transition into film. It is also for anyone who is already in film but wanting to learn more about visual storytelling and film language.
Daron will also cover basic post production workflow and shooting for your edit.


Course details

Program outline

Day 1
Thursday 28th January 2021
Workshop presentation (Technical Fundamentals and principles of film)
Workshop presentation (Film language and how to apply the principals practically)
Practical (We will pair you off in to teams to film and capture a specific brief, using the information provided throughout the morning as a guideline)

Day 2
Friday 29th January 2021
Workshop presentation (Practical review and post production. Here we will go over the footage shot the previous day from a few attendees. Daron will guide you through his basic editing process and show you how the shots translate once edited.)
Workshop presentation (Wrap up and Q&A. This will be an open session to share any insights and pick Daron’s brain)


What you need for this course:

Any DSLR camera and a basic knowledge of shooting manual stills.
A keen enthusiasm to learn how to take your photographic thinking and eye to translate into motion.

This will also be a great opportunity to meet and network with fellow photographers and filmmakers in the area.
Please don’t hesitate to message us with any questions.

You can also view some of Daron’s work on his website at


Tickets & Booking

Early bird NOW till 10th December 2020 R1250.00 p/p or R2250.00 if you book for two. (R250 discount included)

Full price 11th December 2020 – 27th January 2021 R1500.00 p/p or R2750.00 if you book for two. (R250 discount included).

Tea, coffee and some light snacks will be included. Lunch is NOT included in the price, but we will negotiate special rates with the venue once we have confirmed it. You are also welcome to bring your own lunch.

**There are a maximum of 30 spots available so book soon!**

Please email to secure your spot.


Who is Daron Chatz?

Based in Plettenberg Bay, Daron Chatz is a creative who is compelled with the art of visual expression in all forms. He enjoys both Photography and Film equally.

He began his career in the late 80’s in the film industry, he then went on to assist Nick Boutlon in the professional photography industry where there was a wealth of learning from an exceptional teacher. He did well to establish himself as a top fashion, décor and advertising photographer in South Africa and also enjoyed many projects abroad. The exciting progression from there was into motion picture lighting and then into filming, and soon daron was a well-respected DOP & Director.

Daron then began to dabble in commercials, TV and film, which saw the birth of his JHB based production and post production companies which serviced industry leaders across television and film. At the same time, he was growing as a photographer.

His passion for story telling and his sensitive attention to detail is very apparent in all of his work. Daron calls himself a VISUAL STORYTELLER.


Daron Chatz


The concept behind Photo to Film:

“I believe that there is no difference between film and stills narrative. The mediums differ greatly as do the viewer experiences, but the essence is common. People are engaged by good story. An engaging narrative skillfully woven into the story structure that takes you on a moving journey.”Daron Chatz.