[PAST EVENT] Documentary Editing as Writing - Georgia Dodson '04

March 27, 2021
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Documentary editors are writers! For my workshop, I’ll detail my process for writing a documentary, and show the development of a scene from first draft to final cut.

After graduating from William & Mary in 2004 with degrees in both English and Literary and Cultural Studies (RIP), Georgia worked several odd jobs before starting her editing career as receptionist at a commercial post house in New York City. She later discovered her love for documentary editing with Matt Lenski’s short Meaning of Robots, which debuted at Sundance and screened at MoMA’s New Directors/New Films. She was the lead editor and co-writer of the feature documentary Underplayed, directed by Stacey Lee, which premiered at TIFF in September 2020. At William & Mary, Georgia could usually be found at rehearsal for the sketch comedy group 7th grade, or making staff recommendations that no one cared about at Plan 9 Music (also RIP). She currently resides in Los Angeles, where she is represented by P.S. 260. Her work can be found at this website.