Ned Hurley: Film Editor / Media Producer

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Oct 17 '14

People love movies. History’s the greatest movie ever.

Reinforcing a brand and communicating an institutional mission can sometimes be an arduous slog through a lot of big talk, but when you’re working for a place like MNHS, it’s no problem at all.

This video was a great pleasure to edit and I’m proud to work for this society and to promote all that we do.

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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.

2 notes Tags: Wild Cathedral Music Video MPLS Twin Cities Dance Choreography St. Paul Ned Hurley

Feb 16 '12

The Sports Show opens tonight at the MIA. It’s been a lot of fun to work on, being the first major install I’ve worked on at the Institute. It’s also proving to be one of the most media-heavy shows they’ve ever exhibited.

Although the bulk of the pieces on display are photographs, there are some really astounding media works that it has been a privilege to work around and with. From Buster Keaton to Zinedine Zidane, the range of work selected by curator David Little really touches on pretty much every aspect dealing with the intersection of sport and art culture.

Above are stills from some of the featured media pieces:

  1. Clips from the Buster Keaton film College.
  2. Kota Ezawa’s Brawl, a cut-out animation re-contextualizing of the 2004 Pistons-Pacers brawl. Shown on a 16mm film looper.
  3. The O. J. Simpson Project by Roger Welch, a multiple projection and monitor setup featuring an interview with the Juice on two synched monitors, along with projections of him on the football field and a double projection of fans in the stands.
  4. Paul Pfeiffer’s The Saints, mainly a massive audio installation featuring the sounds of the 1966 World Cup crowd, recreated and pumped through large speakers to fill a mostly empty gallery. Three video elements are also a part of the piece. One, featured above, is focused on a single player of the World Cup game by editing out every other player on the field.
  5. Filz-TV by Joseph Beuys. We all love a little Beuys — here he boxes with himself in front of a small television set, among other things.
  6. Tim Davis’ triple monitor piece The Upstate New York Olympics, which feature him conceiving and carrying out various fake Olympic events he builds around what he can find driving around the northern part of his state.
  7. Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, a dual screen documentary film about the controversial French soccer player, featuring a soundtrack by Mogwai. This piece really works well as a closer, as it ties together so many aspects of the Welch, Ezawa and Pfeiffer pieces. Also the projections are massive and daunting.

This exhibition has been one of the most exciting and challenging events I’ve ever worked on and I’m really looking forward to seeing what visitors make of it. So if you’re in the MSP area in the near future, make sure to swing by and see The Sports Show. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

7 notes Tags: Minneapolis Institute of Arts Minneapolis MSP St. Paul Buster Keaton Kota Ezawa OJ Simpson Roger Welch Paul Pfeiffer Joseph Beuys Tim Davis Zinedine Zidane MIA Minnesota Art Art Museums Media Installation Exhibition The Sports Show

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.

6 notes Tags: The 1968 Exhibit Minnesota Historical Society St. Paul MHS Minnesota History Center Martha Reeves

Sep 16 '11
The 1968 Exhibit timeline, for which I edited all the video content is now live and viewable online! Click-through the image above to experience the events of ‘68.
This was a fantastic and fun project to work on, getting to sift through hours and hours of archive footage and crafting these events into concise bursts of video. The bulk of my time working on the ‘68 Project has been on these short videos, so I hope you enjoy them!
Now, I need to get back to working on the Music Quiz! The show opens in less than a month!

The 1968 Exhibit timeline, for which I edited all the video content is now live and viewable online! Click-through the image above to experience the events of ‘68.

This was a fantastic and fun project to work on, getting to sift through hours and hours of archive footage and crafting these events into concise bursts of video. The bulk of my time working on the ‘68 Project has been on these short videos, so I hope you enjoy them!

Now, I need to get back to working on the Music Quiz! The show opens in less than a month!

Tags: MHS Minnesota History Center 1968 The 1968 Project The 1968 Exhibit St. Paul

Jan 25 '11
Almost finished up with ‘Keys’ the latest film project I’ve been piecing together. The film’s been a real joy to work on and I’ve gotten to meet an collaborate with some fantastic and talented people.
One of the film’s stars, Christopher Philly Williams (Pictured here in the green hat) is a member of local band The Big Strong Men, who have been peddling their happy-go-lucky jazz pop around town for the past few years. I strongly recommend catching them live if you get the chance.
The film’s first big showing is on March 4th at MCAD.
Photo by Dan Huiting.

Almost finished up with ‘Keys’ the latest film project I’ve been piecing together. The film’s been a real joy to work on and I’ve gotten to meet an collaborate with some fantastic and talented people.

One of the film’s stars, Christopher Philly Williams (Pictured here in the green hat) is a member of local band The Big Strong Men, who have been peddling their happy-go-lucky jazz pop around town for the past few years. I strongly recommend catching them live if you get the chance.

The film’s first big showing is on March 4th at MCAD.

Photo by Dan Huiting.

Tags: Film MCAD Minneapolis Piano Short Film St. Paul The Big Strong Men Keys