How an Online Multimedia Story Inspired Rob Howard to Explore New Storytelling Techniques

May 27, 2016

By Holly Stuart Hughes


“Joshua Caouette: The Only Child” featured an audio interview with an eighth grader who had moved from Texas to Astoria, Queens, to live with his father. The story appeared in the popular weekly online series “One in 8 Million,” published by The New York Times

Photographer Rob Howard launched his career as a director about three years ago with a personal series called “Makers,” short documentaries about artisans he interviewed (see “Marketing Strategies That Land Video Assignments,” page 30). Howard had been recording audio even before he started directing video. He was inspired by a multimedia series called “One in 8 Million,” which ran in...

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