Travis Rime Brooks

Hi. I spend most of my time working on documentaries, producing videos, and helping clients design / develop / distribute a variety of digital content.

Right now, I’m creating social media campaigns for The Chicago Bulls and for Kuma’s Corner, among others. I’m also part of a team that’s building an augmented video framework for wearable fitness stuff, and I’m collaborating with an IT development company to help brand and market their new BaaS model.

In 2005, I founded Crankstrap Productions, a small multimedia shop. Our first feature-length project, An Evening of Extraordinary Circumstance, was distributed by legendary punk label Fat Wreck Chords in June 2012. Upon its release, the film peaked into’s top 20 best-selling music video & concert dvds and, since then, has remained one of’s top 10 most popular dvds of all time. We’re currently working on a music-related documentary called The Fireside Bowl.

In 2012, I started to explore how first-person perspective can help market road races with digiRunr, a niche multimedia service that combined my interests in geography, video production, and distance running.

Work aside, I try to read and write and listen to as much music as possible. Lately, I’ve been especially curious about paleo lifestyle, tech-singularity, and the balance between analog / digital. I have a degree in philosophy and in literature from Colgate, I do my best to go for a 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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