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Mercer Island High School

Media Technology

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Mercer Island High School

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Storytelling
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about

Years of experience

The Media Leadership Team at Mercer Island High School of Michael Ketchum (Media Technology) and Joe Bryant (Broadcast Radio) has over 45 years of combined experience in the industry! If a future in media is your thing, you won't find a better launching pad than MIHS!

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Curriculum Focus

What we do

Curriculum Focus

The MIHS Media Technology course emphasize storytelling, an essential skill for careers in the arts, media, and entertainment. Regular analysis of media productions helps students become more creative producers - and more critical consumers - of media and entertainment.

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Project-based Learning

Project-based learning experiences help students master concepts and connect classroom learning to personal interests and career exploration supporting the development of skills including leadership, teamwork, communication, problem-solving, flexibility, and personal responsibility.

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Visual Literacy

Today's environment is highly visual and visuals created with new technologies are changing what it means to be literate. Students will develop visual literacy and focus on the complete video and audio production workflow, mastering and integrating creative digital tools and technology.

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Recognition & Awards

In our first submissions ever to the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Media Awards, our students were nominated in four categories: Best Newscast, Best Sports Report, Best Comedy Program, and Best Website! Not bad for only two months of class! We'll announce the winners in February!

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75

percent of Instagram users take action after viewing a video ad.

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81

percent of businesses include video in their marketing strategy.

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500

million people watch Facebook videos each and every day.

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100

minutes or more of video is watched daily by every person.

our works

FEATURED

All In - A Marching Band Story
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All-In: A Marching Band Story

M. Ketchum, Documentary, 2019

College & Career Readiness by Mason Ward
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College & Career Readiness

Spotlight, Mason Ward, 2022

Portrait Unveiling of Stanley Ann Dunham
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Portrait, Stanley Ann Dunham

29 November 2022, Spotlight

Boys Tennis Senior Night 2022
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Boys Tennis Senior Night 2022

October 2022, Spotlight

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quotable

Quotes

The most honest form of filmmaking is to make a film for yourself.

Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson

Director

I think it is very important that films make people look at what they've forgotten.

Spike Lee
Spike Lee

Filmmaker

There are no rules in filmmaking. Only sins. And the cardinal sin is dullness.

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Frank Capra

Director

the more you know

News

Ninety-Second Film Festival
Ketch

The First Annual Ninety-Second Film Festival

M. Ketchum

The First Annual Ninety-Second Film Festival is complete and all submissions now are in judging. Within the next two weeks, the winners will be announced here on MIHS.tv. When you get a chance, please watch their fine films and give them a shout out when you pass in the halls!

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IBS Nominations
Ketch

Media Tech nominated for four awards

M. Ketchum

It's official! All of the 2022-23 IBS Media Awards Nominations are now out and after just two short months, Media Tech was nominated for four awards! The Awards Ceremonies will be held at the annual conference this February 24-25, 2023 at the Sheraton Times Square, NY.

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Coming Soon

More News is Definitely Coming Soon

M. Ketchum

It's our first year. More news is definitely coming and this is where you'll come to find it. And we'll share it with you. Digitally. For your eyeballs. Visually stimulating news that you won't forget. Yes, you should believe us. We speak the truth. So, come back soon. For more news.

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