Ned Hurley: Film Editor / Media Producer

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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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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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May 1 '12

For the past few days, Minneapolis has been host to the American Association of Museums’ Annual Meeting 2012. Some of the Minnesota Historical Society's work has been honored by AAM in the past and this year was no exception.

The 1968 Exhibit's Huey Helicopter Vietnam Combat Stories, of which I edited the majority of the video pieces presented within, was honored with a MUSE Award this year by the Association. I'm really proud to have the hard work of myself and my colleagues recognized and showcased.

The 1968 Exhibit is now on view at the Oakland Museum of California, until August 19th.

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Feb 6 '12
Click through the image above for a few cool jottings the UrbanSketchers Twin Cities folks did while at the 1968 Exhibit. Above the Trudell Guerue Huey helicopter piece I edited together is immortalized with pen and paper.
Only a few more weeks until the ‘68 Exhibit packs up and heads out to sunny Oakland, CA. So if you’re in the MSP area, get on over to check it out. 

Click through the image above for a few cool jottings the UrbanSketchers Twin Cities folks did while at the 1968 Exhibit. Above the Trudell Guerue Huey helicopter piece I edited together is immortalized with pen and paper.

Only a few more weeks until the ‘68 Exhibit packs up and heads out to sunny Oakland, CA. So if you’re in the MSP area, get on over to check it out. 

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Jan 12 '12

Just learned that Martha Reeves of Martha and the Vandellas will be touring the 1968 Exhibit today. I hope she sits down with the Music Trip I helped put together and has a little fun.

For those who, unlike Martha, cannot get to the exhibit in St. Paul before it closes in February, TPT’s Almanac produced this handy walkthrough.

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Oct 17 '11

Well, The 1968 Exhibit is up and running. We had a fantastic opening party last Thursday evening, with hundreds of patrons coming through to check out the show. The crowds continued coming all through the weekend, giving all the media pieces I worked on a good work out. 

Pictured above are the introductory lobby, the projections in the Huey helicopter, the Chicago DNC piece, and the 1968 Music Trip quiz show, respectively.

The whole project was a great joy to work on and gave me the chance to meet and produce work alongside a fantastic crew of people. I also learned a thing or two about history, which I suppose is always a plus. 

So if you’re in the area, groove on over to The Minnesota History Center and check out the exhibit. Your vibes will thank you.

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