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Film Making Workshop for Older Kids Next Week at PCT

Brandon Michael, Ethan Branch, Brock Dority and Chase Ramsey work on Ramsey's short film. (Courtesy photo)
Brandon Michael, Ethan Branch, Brock Dority and Chase Ramsey work on Ramsey’s short film. (Courtesy photo)

The Paris Community Theatre has been holding art and theatre workshops in the summer for years. This summer, however, older kids (grades 6 and up) can participate in a Film Making Class.

Film Making classes will be taught by Chase Ramsey, assisted by Cody Head on July 7-11 from 1-3 p.m. Students will have the opportunity to learn the ‘ins and outs’ of the movie making process — script writing, directing actors and producing and editing film.  Tuition is $100, which includes all software and equipment.

Chase Ramsey was a senior this year at North Lamar High School and was recognized this past year as one of the top young filmmakers in the state.

Ramsey was one of the first UIL film-making semifinalists, placing him in the top 10 in Texas.

This was the first year the University Interscholastic League offered a film category. Ramsey competed against filmmakers in 1A, 2A, and3A schools. He made his film, The Perfect Day, with borrowed equipment and no budget.

Ramsey has been making films since he got his first webcam at the age of 11 and found film a good way to express his artistic side.

Other PCT Summer Workshops include:

Trunk Theatre; July 14-18 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Designed for the younger age group of 5-8 years old, Trunk Theatre is where pretend play becomes real, as students will learn to create a costume, become a character and act out a story. The teachers of this class are Laura Hutchings and Victoria Rhodes. The tuition fee is $50.

Musical Theatre; July 14-18 from 1-3pm with Amy Burrows.

Paper Mache ; July 21-25 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ashley Pickering will be teaching this paper craft class, which is for kids 7-12 years old. The fee is $50.

All classes and workshops are held at the PCT Brown Centre of Creative Arts–115 Clarksville Street, in downtown Paris, just off the square.  For further information please contact PCT at 903-784-0259 or by Email at:

You can register online at or by emailing Children’s Theatre Coordinator, Jenny Wilson at  ALL Fees are Due in Full on the first day of the Workshop.



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