Becky Garner is another one of our BLUP50 talents to keep a close eye on this year. Becky is a video director and editor has worked with Reebok US, editing and self directing campaigns starring big hitters like Connor McGregor and Lil Baby. Originally from Somerset, Becky is now based in London and continues to direct commercial content for global brands including FarFetch, Nike & Adidas amongst others.
Becky balances her portfolio by leading and creating content for various pop stars and bands like Zara Larsson, Nick Mulvey and Sea Girls, adapting her mixed media & motion graphic style to maximise social engagement to great success. Her passion for music sits at the heart of her creative drive and she continues to lend her craft to working with artists like Bicep, Sub Focus and Kurupt FM on their live shows. We learned more about Becky’s craft, journey and what she’s been getting up to so far.
// HOW DID YOU BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY INTO DIRECTING AND FILM?
I always messed about with cameras when I was younger, picking up my parents’ VHS camcorder and taking photos on a compact digital camera in which the screen was so small and pixelated that you could hardly see what you were taking.
I just took an interest in it, teaching myself everything through YouTube tutorials and took a few film classes at my uni in America. But mostly just had an inner passion and drive for it. This led me to start a production company/directing duo with my friend Lucas.
// BEING ON YOUR CREATIVE JOURNEY SO FAR, WHAT’S ONE THING YOU WOULD TELL YOUR YOUNGER SELF?
Listen to your gut and follow your instincts. Trust your own choices. 9/10 they’re going to be right and if they’re not then it doesn’t matter anyway because it’s your own choice!
Also wear suncream aha!
// WHAT’S YOU GO-TO SONG RIGHT NOW (OF 2022)?
Round Round – Sugarbabes. An oldie but it’s made comeback. I think I’ve listened to it every day since watching them at Glastonbury. It bangs.
// WHAT’S A MOMENT OR PIECE OF WORK YOU’RE MOST PROUD OF?
Editing the Sub Focus and Kurupt FM visuals for their shows at Printworks with Zeal. There is something a bit different about creating content which is then shown in front of thousands of people as a production. It’s live so anything can happen. There is so much more adrenaline when it’s live and it’s just a completely different experience than making an edit and it living online. You’re in the moment.
Plus, I learnt so much from the Zeal guys, they are next level. Definitely something I’d love to do more of.
// HOW HAVE YOU SPOILED YOURSELF THIS YEAR?
Started the year with a trip to Barbados courtesy of my grandad selling his Motorhome – what a legend Legend. Also bought myself a Sinead Gorey outfit. If you don’t know who she is and what she makes, check her out.
// IF YOU COULD SPEND A DAY & ENJOY DINNER WITH ANY PERSON IN YOUR INDUSTRY TO PICK THEIR BRAINS, WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY?
Nadia Lee Cohen. Her style, uniqueness, art and the way she empowers and embodies women. She has a captivating aesthetic and I like the fact her work is instantly recognisable too. She’s shot with the best and most diverse people and everything she creates is next level. Overall, she just looks like a right laugh and I’d love to have some wines with her.
// WHAT’S THE NEXT THING ON YOUR WISH LIST?
I’ve just started a directing duo with my mate called Scratch Studio so the next step is to build the studios further. I’d also like to work with new brands and different artists.
IF YOU COULD COLLABORATE WITH ANY BRAND OF YOUR CHOICE, WHICH ONE WOULD IT BE AND WHY?
This is a tricky one as there are many brands I’d like to collaborate with and it’s forever changing. I love streetwear /sportswear, a brand like Palace would be cool and of course collaborating with musicians – Shygirl would be wicked!
// WHAT’S RECENTLY CAUGHT YOUR ATTENTION AS OF LATE?
Well it’s a sort of movement, but there is a new festival being put on by my group of mates in celebration of our good friend Harr Brook who sadly passed away last year. There’s going to be a series of events to celebrate the life and soul raising money for the festival ‘Get On’ in 2023.
// WHAT EXCITING PLANS OR THINGS ARE ON BECKY’S 2022/23 BUCKET LIST?
My brother is a skydiver and base jumper so doing my first solo skydive with him would be epic. He reckons he can teach me in a week. I want to get a commercial under my belt and get cracking with Scratch.
// WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO CONTINUE IN YOUR CRAFT?
I think it’s about living not existing. I love getting a wicked team together and creating something special. You’re not just doing it for yourself but the team around you so the sense of community and collaboration gets me going. I’m always open to collaborating with new people and want to do more this year.
I love to push the boundaries too, although my producers usually have to bring me back down to ground level- but if you don’t push then who knows what you could have achieved.
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