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Inside DELTA: 5 Questions with Relly Moorer

Relly Moorer with his wife, Abigail, sitting on a rock with a mountain vista in the backgroun at Sapphire Point Overlook in White River National Forest, Colorado
Relly Moorer with his wife, Abigail, at Sapphire Point Overlook in White River National Forest, Colorado

Cinematographer and Post-Production Specialist Relly Moorer with the Instructional Media Services (IMP) team has been with DELTA a little over a year. And his path to DELTA has an interesting backstory!

“I ended up at DELTA because, by chance, I ran into Michael Castro in the grocery store,” Moorer said. “I had no clue who he was, but he asked if I was ‘Relly,’ because he had seen my videos on Instagram. After that, I met with some of the IMP team, and four months later, I was a part of DELTA!”

In this Inside DELTA piece, we get to know about Moorer, his work with DELTA and what he likes to do outside of the office.

What is your background?

Relly Moorer standing outside
Originally from Charleston, South Carolina, Moorer relocated to North Carolina for work and moved to Raleigh in 2014 after graduating from North Greenville University with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Media.

Prior to joining DELTA, Moorer gained media production experience from a variety of roles.

“I worked at a summer camp and a retreat center near Boone, North Carolina, as a creative director,” Moorer said. “I also worked as a production assistant at the television station, WTVD-ABC 11, in Raleigh and as a freelance photographer and videographer.”

How would you describe your role at DELTA?

In his day-to-day activities with DELTA, Moorer helps departments and faculty around the university tell their story by producing educational content that is engaging and meaningful. When asked what stands out in his day, Moorer was quick to respond.

“SO MUCH CAMERA GEAR!” Moorer exclaimed. “I help manage the IMP camera gear and produce any scheduled shoots. Along with my colleague, Michael Castro, I keep up with the latest camera-related technology and trends to test different techniques and to see how it can best benefit IMP, DELTA, and beyond.”

What is your favorite experience at DELTA?

When thinking about projects they have favorite memories of, many colleagues might consider time spent collaborating with colleagues or working through a particularly tough problem. But Moorer has a slightly different perspective.

“My most memorable project was one that required me to snowboard and film at the same time,” Moorer explained. “Hands down the most exhilarating project so far for me!”

Snowboarders and skiers shown on a snowy hillside being recorded by Relly Moorer using a camera
Moorer (dressed in black, just to the right in the center of the photo) snowboarding while using a camera to film a faculty member (on the left).

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Like most of the DELTA team, Moorer’s passion at work comes from helping the overall NC State community and seeing a project done well. 

“Knowing that I help to produce content and videos that are of service to students, faculty and staff in any way is what makes my job special,” Moorer said. “I love how an idea comes to life through video production and how we have opportunities to try new things.”

What do you like to do in your spare time?

When he’s not working behind the scenes for DELTA, Moorer relaxes with family and finds ways to stay creative and active.

Relly Moorer running on a city street with other runners shown in the background during the Chicago Marathon in October of 2021
Moorer running in his first official marathon, the Chicago Marathon in October of 2021.

“I love spending time with my family,” Moorer said. “In my spare time, I especially enjoy creating social media content, traveling and eating Taco Bell. I also like to run, hike, play the drums and play any sport.”

Relly Moorer wearing his finisher's medals and holding his infant son after completing a half marathon race
Moorer holding his son, Miles, after completing a half marathon at Bond Park in Cary, North Carolina, in August of 2023. Miles is just over 1 months old here.

During the pandemic, Moorer began running as a way to stay active and get outdoors. In just the past few years, he’s completed one ultra marathon endurance race, three marathons, three half marathons, and four 5K races.

Relly Moorer running the City of Oaks marathon on a city street in Raleigh, North Carolina
Moorer gives a thumbs up while running in the Raleigh City of Oaks Marathon in November of 2023.

“I really like trying new things. I once ran 100 km (62 miles) in less than 24 hours!” Moorer said. “This year, I am doing the Myrtle Beach Marathon in March and the New York City Marathon in November with a few smaller races in between those.”