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Award-winning Program

Award Winning

In just two years, the students of the Media Technology and Filmmaking class have brought home six prestigious Telly Awards for their outstanding films as well as best newscast and best advisor in high school television in the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System annual awards.

About Us
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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our works

FEATURED

Senior Video, Class of 2024
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2024 Senior Video

7 June 2024, Spotlight

Hot Take with Maggie Blohm
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Hot Take with Maggie Blohm

31 May 2024, Show

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

M. Ketchum, Documentary, 2019

Taste Test - Starbucks in Lavender
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Taste Test - Starbucks

Lavender - The Taste of Spring?

Portrait Unveiling of Stanley Ann Dunham
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Portrait, Stanley Ann Dunham

29 November 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

45th Annual Telly Awards
MIHS.tv Staff

45th Annual Telly Award Winners

21 May 2024

Mercer Island High School announced today that students in the Media Technology and Filmmaking class were awarded two gold and two bronze statues for their submitted works in the record breaking 45th Annual Telly Awards, honoring excellence in video and television across all screens.

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MIHS.tv Wins Big at IBS!
MIHS.tv Staff

MIHS.tv & KMIH 88.9 Win at IBS in New York City!

5 March 2024

In the 2024 Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards, the MIHS.TV staff and "The Current" took home Best Newscast honors from entries across the nation. Additionally, their instructor / advisor, Mr. Ketchum took home top advisor in the country for high school television media programs. KMIH also garnered many awards.

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Telly Awards
MIHS.tv Staff

Two Student Filmmakers win prestigious Tellys!

1 June 2023

Jonathan Aggar and Sophia Chew won Silver and Bronze awards respectively in the 44th Annual Telly Awards! The Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television across all screens and their works were recognized above predominantly college and film school works! A job well done!

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