Hi, thanks for visiting.

I'm Travis, aka Crankstrap. I spend most of my time collaborating on film projects, producing videos, & helping clients design / develop / distribute a variety of other digital content.

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My recent work with the Chicago Bulls was awarded Digital Content of the Year by the NBA for 2015-2016 and earned a nomination for the 8th Annual Shorty Awards. It's also been featured in Reel Chicago & Fast Company.

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In 2005, I founded Crankstrap Productions, a small video production company based in Chicago. In 2015, we expanded with Crankstrap Cafe, a small digital agency + multimedia shop. I'm also part of a team developing a responsive video platform for wearable fitness gear.

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Work aside, I try to read + write + listen to as much music as possible. Lately, I’ve been especially curious about paleo lifestyle, tech-singularity, analog vs. digital, urbex / rurex, adventures in psychonautics, & how new mobile platforms like Snapchat are ushering us into liquid modernity.

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I have a degree in philosophy and in literature from Colgate, I run every day, I'm slowly getting better at chess + jiu-jitsu, & every once in a while I experiment with a 25-hour circadian rhythm, which never ends well.

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I live with my border collie, Meadow, in Wicker Park, Chicago.

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