"Endure to be seen by those who can see."
— Paul Ledford, on the opening of the VE Lab.
On 20 October 2011 the Video Ethnography Laboratory was officially established in Stubbs Hall as a resource for graduate teaching and video ethnographic research. The fully-equipped facility contains several iMac computers and a full complement of stabilizers, lights, microphones, and mixers. A state of the art tape backup facility (Cache-A) is shared by the Louisiana State Museum for digital archiving. The goal of the VE Lab is to provide a new variety of qualitative research training for interested graduate students.