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Media Teaching Lab Staff

Meet the Media Teaching Lab staff

Adriene Hughes

Managing Producer/Director
Voice: (858) 534-1175

Astrological Sign: Libra
Zodiac Year: Rat
Hometown: San Diego, California

Adriene is a photographer, media artist, and tech guru. She received her MFA from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She also has a BA in literature from San Diego State University. Adriene is responsible for educational instruction and production access at the UC San Diego Media Teaching Lab.

Learn more about her work in video, photography, and sound at her website

Lev Kalman

Senior Producer/Director
Voice: (858) 822-1984

Astrological Sign: Cancer
Zodiac Year: Dog
Hometown: Stamford, CT

Lev Kalman has a long history of working with artists, institutions, and students to create video and media content for exhibition. Also an independent filmmaker, for more than ten years he has produced music videos, as well as short and feature length films, with his collaborator, Whitney Horn.

Learn more about Lev and Whitney's work on their website, "Special Affects Films."

 Katy Gilmore

Senior Producer/Director
Voice: (858) 822-7656

Astrological Sign: Sagittarius
Zodiac Year: Rabbit
Hometown: Eugene, OR

Katy is a video projection artist, dance on camera maker, and post production robot worker. She cut her teeth working as a digital intermediate color assist and conform editor at Technicolor PostWorks NY, as well as various other post houses and editing facilities in New York City. Since moving to San Diego in 2016, she has worked as a camera assistant, colorist, and editor, as well as a teaching artist at San Diego's Media Art Center.

Learn more about Katy's video art and dance work at her website,

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