Ned Hurley: Film Editor / Media Producer

Mar 30 '14
Always fun to have a small-town newspaper do a little write-up about work you’re doing—IN ACTUAL PHYSICAL PRINT! No digital edition for this paper. The Dassel History Center has a beautiful building and I’d love to get back there to install a few more immersive media installations.

Always fun to have a small-town newspaper do a little write-up about work you’re doing—IN ACTUAL PHYSICAL PRINT! No digital edition for this paper. The Dassel History Center has a beautiful building and I’d love to get back there to install a few more immersive media installations.

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Jan 7 '14

One of the many great pleasures of my job at the Minnesota Historical Society is getting to work with the many talented folks that live all around the state.

One of our most beloved musical residents, Charlie Parr recorded this song for our Then Now Wow exhibit. We fashioned a multi-screen video installed in a decommissioned boxcar. Originally the song was available exclusively in the exhibit, but now it’s available to stream and download on Charlie’s SoundCloud site.

I suggested they release it as a limited edition 45rpm (or 78rpm), but this will have to do for now…

Tags: Charlie Parr Minnesota Historical Society Then Now Wow

Oct 21 '13

The listeners have spoken, apparently.

The Soapcast, the podcast that I’ve been producing and editing for the past three years for the Soap Factory gallery was just voted Best Local Podcast by Minnesota Monthly.

Very cool and very flattering. Thanks!

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Aug 20 '13

The newest episode of the “Minnesota and the Civil War” series.

These episodes will be all gathered together into a program by TPT and broadcast this November around the anniversary of the Gettysburg address, so I need to get moving to finish up the next three episodes.

The next piece, all about Dred Scott’s time in Minnesota is coming along very nicely indeed.

Mar 28 '13
This is a gif of Chris Peck.
He’s helped me out on numerous projects over the years and he’s always been a source of positive energy and great ideas. Check out his series Little Wolf, for which I helped edit the pilot piece.
Also see his RED HAT / chris PECK page for more general postings.

This is a gif of Chris Peck.

He’s helped me out on numerous projects over the years and he’s always been a source of positive energy and great ideas. Check out his series Little Wolf, for which I helped edit the pilot piece.

Also see his RED HAT / chris PECK page for more general postings.

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Feb 27 '13

When I started working on this project, I had no idea precisely how little I  actually knew in specifics about the Civil War. My prior knowledge can basically be summed up as follows: North v. South, slavery, Lincoln, Lee, Gettysburg, Gettysburg address &c.

So once I was thrust neck-deep into this specific battle, I was in awe of the wealth of history and depth of narrative that was available. The Civil War was the first nation-wide event in U.S. History to have first-person narratives paired with rich photographic imagery. We took full advantage of that while putting this together, and it was fascinating to do so.

This is the first of several ‘episodes’ we’ll be putting together on Minnesota’s involvement with the war, so I’ll have a lot more learning and discovering to do… 

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Nov 29 '12

Here’s the newest edition of the Soapcast, profiling the co-directors of the 2012 Soap Factory Volunteer Biennial, KnownUnKnowns.

The opening is on Saturday night and I’m very excited for it because it will feature a brand new video installation of mine entitled 'The Problems'.

From TSF’s website:

Taking cues from social, political, and personal experiences, KnownUnKnowns examines the search for truth and the fragility of that which we believe to be real. This exhibition of local artists will showcase a wide range of media including painting, photography, installation, video, and interactive works. From a memory-shredding machine to a simulated experience of life on another planet, the featured artists take a variety of approaches to push boundaries and decipher the nature of knowledge.

Hope to see you there!

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Sep 28 '12

Here it is! The video I directed for local band Wild Cathedral has now been released to the world.

Luckily for us, it got featured on the City Pages ‘Local Frames’ blog post yesterday. It was a hug pleasure to work with these guys and everyone who turned out onset to dance for us were absolutely fantastic and ready for anything.

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Aug 6 '12

This past weekend was an overwhelming experience to say the least. We had a marathon shoot for the Wild Cathedral music video that has now resulted in some of the most exciting, intriguing and out-there footage I’ve ever concocted or directed. A huge part of that is due to the gangbuster crew I had assembled, who were willing to provide and encourage a multitude of weird and wonderful ideas to feed into the project.

Even more thanks are in order to all the band members, extras and dancers who donated their time to be in front of the camera. They were energetic and willing to try anything. I was totally astounded by all their hard work.

Above you’ll see some photos from Saturday, taken by AC Jacob Gulliver, that give a little glimpse into what exactly we were up to.

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Aug 3 '12
Getting ready to shoot a music video for Twin Cities band Wild Cathedral. I’ve worked with Chris Williams, one of the two main singers and songwriters from the band, previously on Keys, in which he played the younger piano player who comes upon a warehouse full of pianos.
This time around, we’re still very much going for a ramshackle, cobbled together look on this set and so far I think it looks fantastic! What you see above is a very basic shot of what the laboratory set we’ve been working on for the past few days is turning out to be.
Getting very excited about this!

Getting ready to shoot a music video for Twin Cities band Wild Cathedral. I’ve worked with Chris Williams, one of the two main singers and songwriters from the band, previously on Keys, in which he played the younger piano player who comes upon a warehouse full of pianos.

This time around, we’re still very much going for a ramshackle, cobbled together look on this set and so far I think it looks fantastic! What you see above is a very basic shot of what the laboratory set we’ve been working on for the past few days is turning out to be.

Getting very excited about this!

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