Hi, I'm Howard. I own Outlet Publishing and I run this website.
Me and an SD video camera circa 2006.
My former career was in customer service. When the Great Recession ended that career, I decided to add marketing to my business degree. I also decided to start a small business.
Bachelor of Science (Management, Marketing) 2004-2011
Thomas Kane UPM/AD workshop: 2010
Portland State University Film Studies Minor: 2006-2009
Northwest Film Center: 2000, 2008
Community College video intern: 1999-2000
High school video production classes: 1997-1999
Producer of Marketing and Distribution/Consulting:
I prefer to do marketing consulting with creatives (artists, writer, filmmakers) rather than large companies. My rates range between $16 per hour (independent filmmakers) and $30 per hour (small businesses). I base my monthly PMD retainer on the amount of work required.
If you would like to employ me as a videographer, I would be happy to discuss my current rates with you.
My hobbies are film, video, and writing. Some of my videos have appeared on KGW Channel 8, the Dennis Kucinich 2004 campaign website, the PSU Women's Studies Domestic Abuse Conference, and Portland cable access stations.
My newest hobby is multimedia zine publishing. I used Scribus (open source page design software) to create a science fiction zine in 2009. That zine appears in the E-Zines section of this website.
I enjoy reviewing short films and conducting interviews with directors and producers. In 2010, I conducted two interviews and wrote 3 reviews. That material will be published on this website and compiled into a film zine.
I like to make money from my hobbies, but I also like to give away content for free. This year I developed a business model that allows me to do both. The new model also adds audience interaction to every stage of the filmmaking process. I'll be releasing essays about this business model in 2011.