Robert Poissant is the Video Associate at 1871. After graduating from Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy here in Chicago, Robert worked as a freelance videographer & editor for years, gaining experience on a variety of productions from live events to music videos to corporate interviews to product promos, you name it. His skill set includes cinematography, editing, producing, gaffing, audio recording, motion graphics, and photography. Robert believes video is powerful & real stories are relatable, allowing us to follow in the steps of the subject’s journey right along with them, and gain insight about people, places, things, the present and the past, or even help to learn more about ourself. In his free time, Robert enjoys going to local concerts & sporting events with his wife Vivian, playing at Montrose beach with his two dogs, Sunday & Gidget, and relaxing at home watching the latest Netflix shows.