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Unveiling The Cragbaby Project!

It’s here, its here!  Its finally here!  Those of you that have been reading for a while may remember “The Cragbaby Project.”  After learning about my then-new blog series “Creating a Cragbaby,” our professional photographer-turned-cinematographer friend Jan Balster had wanted to use our family as a lifestyle piece for his portfolio in hopes to attract more video gigs.   He wanted the documentary style film to capture the essence of an adventure-loving family outside doing what they love.  Jan shot footage of us on three different days – bouldering in Asheboro, roping up at Pilot Mountain, and an afternoon interview at our house.  The whole experience was eye-opening for me (I can’t believe all the footage and work that went into making this short, 5 minute film!).  It was amazing working with Jan, and I feel so blessed that we were able to be a part of this exciting project for him.  Evidently he didn’t need The Cragbaby Project as much as he thought he might…the release was delayed a good bit due to him getting an influx of paying gigs over the past few months, but regardless of the delay, we are excited that its finally here!

So without further adieu, here is The Cragbaby Project!!! (Don’t forget, you can make it full screen by clicking the symbol to the left of the word “Vimeo” at the bottom right of the video!)

Creating a Crag Baby from JB-Photo on Vimeo.

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25 Responses to “Unveiling The Cragbaby Project!”

  1. Excellent video and excellent example to young families. Thanks Jan, crystal and cragfamily!

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  2. Eli and I just finished watching our famous family: http://t.co/Z1WsTKp /cc @cragmama

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  3. Awesome video! I’m forwarding it to my friends who just had a baby (she was climbing until she had baby). And to my husband (so he doesn’t have to be as freaked out if we have kids).

    ps. your kid’s so cute!

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  4. The Cragbaby Project is finally finished! Check it out here: http://bit.ly/j88lpM #climb

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  5. GREAT video. I loved it, and you and Steve look like you';ve been doing this for years… interviewing that is! You guys really did a great job!

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  6. I loved the video Erica! Cragbaby is the cutest little guy, all smiles! Even though I’m no where near ready for kiddos this is still very inspirational. Great job.

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    • Thanks for all the encouragement guys – all the real compliments go to Jan though (and his lovely wife Crystal!) We had the easy part – climbing and talking :)

    • Brandy Walters

      I never stopped climbing while preggers either! Maybe we need a clever facebook group :-)

      Great video. I wanted to watch more!

  7. Beth Lineberry

    Great video! Kudos to Jan for his artistry and to you for sharing from your heart.

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  8. Christie

    wonderful guys! great work Jan and Crystal…..so how do we get this message out there? Maybe start emailing vendors? More people need to see and share this message, first person hubby :)

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  9. Such an inspiration. Love this & her! RT @cragmama The Cragbaby Project is finally finished! Check it out here: http://bit.ly/j88lpM #climb

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  10. Can you put your kids first and still have fun? This terrific video from @cragmama has the answer: http://ow.ly/5dkDr ^JD #moms #family

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  11. That was a great video :) I’ll have to share that with one of climber friends who’s thinking about having a baby.

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  12. Doris

    Awesomest ever!

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  13. Kathryn Mueller

    Erica, the video is beautiful and inspiring! I love the enthusiasm and love you and Steve share. ♥

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  14. Nicole Nagowski

    I love that you are so active and outdoors. I am happy that you are sharing your life with the world so that people can see that you don’t have to stay inside at home with a baby! You are wonderful people and I love how wonderful things are happening for you!

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  15. Richard

    Great video – Good to see the healthy positive life style you are demonstarting to such an adorable baby

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  16. Ahhh! I love the vid. Do you mind if I shar it at our site? I’m sure it will prove to be inpiring for our readers!

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  17. David McDowell

    The video is amazing and cragbaby looks totally cute in his bear cub suit! Miss you guys being in Raleigh, the video brings back memories of that house! You are going to be famous! Go Cragmama! ;)

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  18. Great work Jan, I wish it had been even longer! Erica – I hope you know what an amazing inspiration you are to me and I’m sure to tons of other people out there. Love the Cragfamily!

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  19. This is a great video! My husband and I are sending links to our outdoorsy parent friends (and the parents-to-be especially)! Nice to see other crag families!

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  20. Manuela – you know we couldn’t get out near as much if it weren’t for you guys and our other awesome climbing partners, so mutual admiration here :)

    Mamabee – Yes, yay for other crag families!

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  21. Katie

    Great video! I love hearing about/from parents who continue to do what they love after they have a child. I find it so empowering and inspirational, even though my husband and I aren’t interested in being parents.

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