Meet Robert Whiteside

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Where are you from?

I grew up in Minnesota and Japan, then somehow made my way to Fargo.

Tell us a little bit about you.

I’m pretty chill, I like getting out hiking, climbing, riding motorcycles, but also love just sitting at home watching a good movie or documentary.

If there was a movie about your life, who would play you and why?

I’m pretty average, I think just about any actor could play a role as me pretty well, except Mark Ruffalo. Can’t stand that guy.

What’s a ridiculous fact about yourself?

Once broke my collar bone checking someone in hockey and continued to play most of the game, until I finally realized I couldn’t move my arm.

Tell us about your experience.

Bought my first camera in high school and only started picking more up.  Freelanced on sets a ton in Fargo and Minneapolis, learning as much as I could from those willing to share their knowledge.

What part of your job do you believe makes the most impact?

I think being able to help tell other people’s stories in a meaningful way is what will make the most impact over time.

What are some of your goals at Spotlight?

I really want to help build all aspects of video production at Spotlight, so we can make some great meaningful, and impactful work.