Ethnographic Visual Production Laboratory
The Ethnographic Visual Production (EVP) Laboratory is located in the Ivan Wilson Center for Fine Arts (FAC) Room 244, and is a facility for audio, video, and multimedia editing and production, digital audio file transcription, and data analysis.
The lab houses iMac computer workstations, configured for audio, video, and multimedia content creation (Adobe Cloud), in addition to hosting other relevant research softwares for transcription (F5), and data analysis (ELAN, R, R Studio). The lab also hosts an immersive environment system (Oculus Rift), and a large format television with DVD and VHS players for screening films and media.
The lab supports both undergraduate and graduate students learning multimodal audio and visual data collection, Visual Anthropology (ANTH 448, ANTH 448G), and Ethnographic Video Production (ANTH 449, ANTH 449G). The lab offers portable audio and video equipment, including digital audio recorders, DSL cameras, tripods, and peripherals, which are available to Folk Studies and Anthropology graduate and undergraduate students on a short-term basis (course requirement and/or approval as necessary).
There is a library of journals, books, and films all dedicated to the production and creation of multimedia ethnography.
The Ethnographic Visual Production Lab is directed by Dr. Ashley Stinnett. Contact FSA.firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Stinnett for more information regarding software and equipment check-out policies and procedures.
The lab also maintains the Ethnographic Visual Production Laboratory Youtube Channel, which hosts student and faculty media projects. Below please see a selection of videos created by students in our program, with support of the lab and the visual production courses.
Spring of 2020 provided many challenges and opportunities due to the novel Corona
virus, see the curated webpage featuring the COVID-19 Reflections: A Multimodal Oral History Project
Past Film Festival Flyers
Ethnographic Visual Production Lab Student Staff
Ginny Willoughby (2020 alum) was an Honors student at WKU, double majoring in anthropology and communications. She worked in the lab for the Spring of 2020. Her interests are in historic preservation and media.
Riley Greif is currently an Honors student at WKU, majoring in broadcasting with a minor in digital advertising. She is working in the lab for the Fall 2019. Her interests are in media production and advertising.
Ashley Gilliam (2019 alum) was an Honors student at WKU and double majored in anthropology and psychology. She worked in the lab for the fall of 2018 and Spring of 2019. Her interests are at the intersection of neuroscience, anthropology, and linguisitcs.
Randall Spradlin (2019 alum) was an undergraudate anthropology major with a minor
in photo journalism. Randall completed a directed study in the lab, beginning the
Spring semester of 2019. His interest include photography and videography, learning about other cultures, and using applied anthropology
to solve real world problems.
Kaylie Connors (2018 alum) was an undergraduate anthropology major with a minor in broadcasting. Kaylie worked in the lab for the Spring 2018. Her interests include photography, videography, and culture.
Emily Rodriquez (2018 alum) was a MA student in the Folk Studies program. She was working in the lab from the Fall of 2016 until the Spring semester of 2018. Her interests include folklore and foodways.
Kay Westhues (2017 alum) was a MA student in the Folk Studies program. She worked in the lab from the Fall of 2015 until the Spring semester of 2016. Her
interests are in folklore, photography, and waterways, springs and wells.
Hannah Sells (2017 alum) was an undergraduate student at WKU with a major in broadcasting and a minor in anthropology. She worked in the lab for the Spring of 2017. Her interests include news broadcasting and multimedia.