Meet the team
CEO | Creative Director | Head of Production
Hard work has never been a stranger to Micah Brown, a former two-sport athlete in both football and track at the University of Kansas. After dropping a track scholarship to walk on for football, he became the hero of the 2007 Orange Bowl team by catching a game-saving first down off a fake punt. The catch earned Micah a scholarship, and helped secure KU their first BCS Championship.
The same passion and uncompromising pursuit of excellence that Micah had on the football field carried over into his career. After graduating with a degree in filmmaking, Micah went from making plays on the football field to editing movie trailers at The Refinery AV in Burbank, California. During that time, he collaborated with some of the top creative minds in the industry on movie campaigns such as Date Night, Knight and Day, and the A-Team.
After spending time in Hollywood, Micah’s love for sports called him back to Lawrence as he returned to his alma mater to produce an all-access web series for Kansas Football called The Gridiron. Over the next two seasons, The Gridiron would break new ground in collegiate video productions and open the door for a new wave of recruiting tactics. The series quickly became a fan favorite amongst Jayhawk Nation and was recognized on a larger stage by winning back-to-back Regional Emmy’s for Best Regularly Scheduled Sports Program.
After working as a creative producer at Kansas Athletics, Micah decided to move on to his next challenge – launching the video production company, Second Wind Creative. Micah’s ability to translate stories from conception to the screen helped land him jobs with major college programs like Notre Dame, Michigan State and Kansas and see his work featured on networks like ESPN Films, NBC Sports, CBS Sports, Fox Sports, Big 10 Network and Comcast.
Last season, Second Wind Creative produced award winning television shows for Michigan States football and basketball programs and developed Notre Dame’s Strong of Heart series that aired nationally on NBC Sports. Despite competing against some of the nations largest production companies, the episode that Second Wind produced has still managed the highest television and web ratings of the series.
Micah has continued his work with Kansas by producing various television spots, student athlete features, fundraising material and recruiting videos. Both of his web series “More than a Number” and “Ben McLemore: Rising Up” are nominated for Regional Emmy’s and Telly Awards this season in numerous categories.
He is still the primary cinematographer and editor of the content that the company produces.
Producer | Writer
Chadiha is a senior writer for ESPN.com and a contributor to ESPN the Magazine. Though his primary responsibility involves covering the NFL, he also provides stories for the newsmagazine show “E:60” and has appeared on ESPN shows such as “First Take,” “Numbers Never Lie” and “Sports Reporters.” Prior to joining ESPN in 2007, Chadiha was a senior writer for Sports Illustrated, where he worked for seven years. Overall, he has covered the NFL for a total of 16 years and won considerable recognition for his work, including a Sports Emmy in 2009.
A former football player at the University of Wyoming and a graduate of the University of Michigan, Chadiha has brought his passion for storytelling to the world of film. In 2012, he began production on “The Miracles,” a documentary that details the story of the 1987-88 Kansas basketball team that won that season’s national championship. Chadiha also has had two of his E:60 stories – one on San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis and another on his teammate, tight end Vernon Davis – turned into 30-minute documentaries that aired on ESPN.
Senior Editor | Commercials and Advertising
Tripp has had only one focus in career...his clients. He is a veteran editor with over 15 years experience working with every major studio including Disney, Fox, Universal, Sony and Paramount, he has been able to bring creativity and diversity and cater to the individual needs of the client.
With unparalleled creativity and an eye for detail, he strives to bring something new to the table with every job. He has worked for major vendors in Hollywood such as Aspect Ratio, Trailer Park, and The Cimarron Group. He has worked on Cars 2, Ratatouille, Bad News Bears, Mission Impossible 2, Ice Age 4, Chasing Mavericks and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World along with many others.
He grew up in Venice, CA where he played volleyball on the court and on the beach. His love for sports has drawn him to mix his love for editing and and passion for sports. Tripp's ability to interact with players and coaches have really helped him to get the highest quality product possible.
For him, every project is an adventure, and he loves it!