Hi, thanks for visiting!
I'm Travis, aka Crankstrap.

I spend most my time collaborating on film projects, producing videos, & helping clients create a variety of branded digital content, from photos to immersive experiences.

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My stop motion animation campaign for the Chicago Bulls won the NBA's Digital Content of the Year for 2016.

It also earned back-to-back nominations for the 8th Annual + 9th Annual Shorty Awards and has been featured by NBC, Reel Chicago, & Fast Company, among others.

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Recently, I've been busy exploring abandoned places throughout the Midwest in preparation for my upcoming short film,
Analog Music Armor.

Here are a few still frames from our location scouts -- please email me for more information.

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Exterior | Interior. by Travis Rime Brooks on 500px.com

Room with a view. by Travis Rime Brooks on 500px.com

Lighting on point. by Travis Rime Brooks on 500px.com

Women only. by Travis Rime Brooks on 500px.com

Around the bend. by Travis Rime Brooks on 500px.com

Let chaos reign. by Travis Rime Brooks on 500px.com

Up & out. by Travis Rime Brooks on 500px.com

Standing room only. by Travis Rime Brooks on 500px.com

In 2005, I founded Crankstrap Productions, a small video production company based in Chicago.

In 2015, we expanded into a small digital agency + multimedia shop.

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Work aside, I read + write + listen to as much music as possible. Lately, I’ve been especially curious about paleo lifestyle, tech-singularity, analog vs. digital, psychonautics, & what mobile-only platforms like Snapchat mean for liquid modernity.

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I have a degree in philosophy & in literature from Colgate, I run every day, and every once in a while I experiment with a 25-hour circadian rhythm, which never ends well.

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

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