Credits include: Evil Angels (1988), Moulin Rouge! (2001), Rome + Juliet (1996), Road to Perdition (2002), Elisabeth (1998).
Bilcock talked about how being an editor is an art form as well as a technical skill. To be a good editor and contribute to a film, she considers an editor must have a:
- good understanding of the story, sub-text and characterisation, not just the script;
- good visual eye to select which part of a scene to start with, or end with, which is mostly instinct;
- sense of rhythm to know how to use different effects, edits or dissolves to help create either energy or momentum of energy in a scene, or mood; and
- being able to work with, and being sensitive towards, the director with how the story is to be presented.
Bilcock also believes there’s no formula for successful editing. It’s a skill and an instinct that develops with experience.