Students are introduced to communication theories and tools. TVI emphasizes both resources and experiences in video production. It covers pre-production planning, camera use, lighting, and sound recording techniques, as well as electronic editing and computerized character generation.
The first television studio project for the TV Broadcasting I students is a mock news broadcast of Shawnee TV's Renegade Morning Show.
During filming of this project, students learn how to operate various pieces of studio equipment and also how to perform the tasks of television studio personnel.
Each year the student enrolled in the Communication Technology I class make a radio commercial for their first class project. The students work in pairs to write and produce a thirty second commercial. A single product is selected for all TV 1 classes, but within each class, groups select a different target audience to gear their commercial towards. This year's product was Apple Computers and Apple iPod.
Students plan and produce their first shooting project with the premise, "two people meet on a bench and something happens." This story is shot without sound and students create a soundtrack and sound design.
Students create an educational service announcement with a goal to convey, demonstrate or inform a mass teen audience about a particular topic.
Students use all the skills learned throughout the year along with blue screen keying, composite editing and special effects to produce a short sci-fi film.