Bio

Jill Woodward is a filmmaker and freelance editor. She also collaborates with the dance collective mdas, and dances with the Hungry March Band.

Jill works on a variety of creative, primarily non-fiction projects. She’s edited segments for PBS, videos for organizations such as the U.S. State Department, Sotheby’s, and TIME.com, music videos, plus personal stories of artists and a holocaust survivor.

Jill in edit with CNN’s Jeanne Moos

Jill began her broadcasting career at CNN in Atlanta in 1990, and transferred to CNN-New York in 1999. During her tenure she covered Hurricane Katrina, the September 11th attacks, both Gulf Wars, major U.S. elections, the entertainment industry, and financial news. She edited award-winning coverage which garnered Emmy, Dupont, and Loeb Awards.

In 2006 Jill Woodward moved to Amsterdam and wore two hats: radio news producer and documentary film editor. She worked for the English language newsroom at Radio Netherlands Worldwide, sharpening her writing and interviewing skills. Collaborating remotely with NYC filmmaker Randi Cecchine, she edited the independent documentary feature Trail of Feathers: The Missile Dick Chicks Take on America, helping create story structure from 300+ hours of observational and interview footage.

Athens refugee project photo by Alice Klugherz

Following her return to New York City in 2009, Jill began a collaboration with choreographer Despina Stamos on a dance project with refugees in Greece. She directed a trilogy of short documentaries as a result: passTRESpass, bodies of resilience (screened at Athens Video Dance Festival & Socially Relevant Film Festival), and Journey without a Map, a work in progress. In 2016 she was an editor on a political documentary that will premiere with a major distribution outlet in 2017. Her East Village edit suite includes Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Final Cut Pro 7. She is also available to work on site. You can find recommendations for Jill Woodward on her LinkedIn profile.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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