My name is Cooper Howard and I am a freelance videographer and director of photography in Portland, Oregon. I received my Bachelor of Arts with an option in New Media Communications and am in love with all things media. Throughout my career I have acquired various skills that have prepared me for multiple types of work; whether it be in the studio, out in the field, or in the office. Along with that I understand the importance of meeting deadlines and staying within a budget; I always go above and beyond to make sure that happens. I thoroughly enjoy creating imagery that sparks interest and/or creativity and that is the goal on every project I work on. My skills are constantly evolving and I’m always interested in learning new ideas and techniques that improve upon the ones I already know.
Freelance Videographer + DP — Summer 2014-Present
-Videography; Photography; Video Editing; Photo Editing
-FAA certified drone operator
-Software: Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Davinci Resolve, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe After Effects, Microsoft Word, and Squarespace (Constructed this website).
-Consult with clients about what is needed/wanted in the final product (Face to face and digitally).
-Coordinate and schedule shoot dates with clients.
-Deliver/Upload products to multiple platforms including YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and my personal site.
-Check out my demo reel here.
Portland's Finest Homes Presented by Tammy Beckley (Freelance) — Summer 2015-Winter 2017
-Create home walkthrough videos for luxury homes which include full HD aerial footage.
For examples click here.
-Real Estate Photography. For examples click here.
-Design and send out email marketing pieces.
-Create marketing pieces for magazines and social media.
-Create brochures for listings/Marketing postcards for recently sold homes.
-Manage social media accounts.
MBT/Fish Marketing (Freelance) — Summer 2014-Present
-Camera operator, audio technician, production assistant, editor.
-Work with a small team of three to five people to produce various TV commercials in Oregon and Washington State.
Utility Grip, ESPN — Fall 2013-Spring 2014
-Clear paths for cameramen
-Tear down media equipment
Producer, Beaver Breakdown (mini web series) — Fall 2013
-Attended all Oregon State football practices to film b-roll and player/coach interviews.
-Light set up during studio shoots.
-Camera set up during studio shoots.
-Worked with a team of five to meet a strict weekly deadline.
KBVR FM — Spring 2013
-Journalist, audio critic, voiceover work, minor DJ experience.
KBVR TV — 2010-2013
-Locals Live: Camera operator, switchboard operator, lighting technician.
-Beaver News: Field videographer, journalist, studio camera operator, switchboard operator, audio technician, teleprompter operator.
Zola’s Pizzeria — Fall 2009 - Summer 2012
-Delivery boy, prep cook, cook, clean, serve.
-Teamwork was crucial.
-Had to work quickly and efficiently.
Caddy, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort — Summer 2008, Summer 2009
-Customer service was number one priority.
-Had to retain extensive knowledge of all four resort courses.
-Work was first come first serve; being on time or early was crucial.
Brookings-Harbor High School — 2006-2010
-Graduated with a 3.75 GPA
-Honor roll student
Oregon State University — 2010-2014
-Average GPA of 3.51
-BA in Liberal Arts with an option in New Media Communications
-Honor roll student
Université Catholique de l’Ouest — 2013
-French language certification
-Editing (Final Cut Pro 7, Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Davinci 12)
-Adept at French
-Social Media Management