Ned Hurley: Film Editor / Media Producer

Jul 11 '14
Soapcast - Americana Artist Profile: Steven Lang

Summer means another slew of Soapcasts. I’m now in my fifth year of producing the (now officially award-winning) podcast.

This batch of conversations for the Americana exhibition was a real joy to put together. All the artists were extremely excited about their work and forthcoming with great anecdotes.

Posted above is an example, my piece with photographer Steven Lang.

If you’re MPLS local, check out the show before it closes next month.

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Jun 6 '14

Here I am manning camera atop a table in the basement of the former home of Gaytee Stained Glass. Loving that my job allows me to go to such lovely and rich spots in my home state’s history.

Gaytee has since moved but their former owner John Salisbury is donating a few pieces to MNHS Collections, so we went along to document and hear a little bit about the history of stained glass in Minnesota. The space is filled to the brim with beautiful works and I hope they all find loving homes someday.

Top photo by new intern Rita Kotvun.

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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…

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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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