Video Production


TJ offers three, year-long classes, which specialize in video production and film within the school’s Careers+Communication Technology program. 9th graders in the CCT program get a six week exposure to video production, then as 10th, 11th, and 12th graders, students can choose year long classes to pursue their interest in video production and film.

Video Production Pathway Information


Digital Media – Level 1

(commonly referred to as “Video 1”) This two-semester course will introduce students to current multimedia technology and production techniques. Much of the class will focus on video production and photography, while also covering motion graphics, audio production, and the mediums necessary to present multimedia. This class will prepare students to move on to either Broadcast Journalism (Spartan Edition) or Photography 2.

Broadcast Journalism – Level 2

In this two-semester course students produce a daily 10 minute news/entertainment television show that is broadcast to the entire student body, faculty, and staff. The telecast, the Spartan Edition, informs students of newsworthy events at TJ and its surrounding community, promotes school activities and programs, and presents information in an entertaining and professional manner to help to build a stronger and more informed school community. Students in the class rotate through every aspect of creating a televised news and entertainment program. This class will prepare students to move on to Filmmaking (Senior Video).

Filmaking – Level 3

(commonly referred to as “Senior Video”) This two-semester course is the capstone class for the Communications strand of the Center for Communication Technology Magnet. Students use writing, scripting, and digital video editing and production skills acquired in all previous CCT classes to produce projects that will be used for programming on the Spartan Edition, local student video expositions, TJ’s own broadcast system, and a variety of other media venues. At the end of the course, each student will have a portfolio of video productions to use for college/job applications.

Instructor: Grant Laman

Phone: 720.423.7070
E-mail address:

High School: Thomas Jefferson! (1991)
Degree: BA in Journalism
School: University of Northern Colorado

Endorsements: Colorado Dept. Education
– CTE Journalism and Broadcasting (7-12)
– CTE Printing and Publishing (7-12)
– CTE Visual and Design Arts (7-12)
– English Language Arts (7-12)
– Head Boys’ Basketball Coach


I graduated from TJ in 1991! I worked for various radio and TV stations before I began teaching at TJ. I have been teaching and coaching here since 2000. As a teacher, my goal is to help students reach their goals!

Students who study in the Design Pathway receive training that can lead to the following jobs: Director, Film Editor, Videographer, Broadcast Technician, Camera Operator, and Producer.