Ginger Films

Cooper Howard

Visual storytelling is a powerful tool that can be used to inform and connect people with the things they care about. Online media platforms have made it easier than ever for any business, organization, individual or entity to share their story with people who want to hear it. Contact me to discuss how we can best present your story to the world.

Cooper Howard

(541) 661-3282



    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

-Wrap cable

-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.

-Co-director/camera operator


-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




-Aerial Photography/Videography

-Editing (Final Cut Pro 7, Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Davinci 12)




-Adept at French

-Customer service


-Social Media Management