This week we [the Tuscaloosa News] spoke with University of Alabama media production professor and co-director of Creative Campus Rachel Raimist. Raimist is well versed in video production and photography thanks to her schooling and various jobs in New York, California and Minneapolis.
Q:Who are you?
A: I am a mother, teacher, storyteller, media maker, mentor and professor with boundless energy who has been known to run the hallways of UA’s Reese Phifer Hall with everyone from singer/songwriter Gifted (who flew in to film an award-winning music video with TCF students), to the big man Shaq (who collaborated with UA students to produce an anti-binge drinking public service announcement that showed on the Jumbotron at the 2013 National Championship game). If I am not loaded down with camera bags, pushing a big yellow wagon of lights, or leading a herd of eager students running to and from filming locations, colleagues usually ask me if I am feeling OK… I’m that lady!