STRANGE RUMBLINGS…

Globe have just released the trailer to Strange Rumblings In Shangri La, the new film by the always on point, Joe G. Shot over 2 years, the film documents the team as they scour the world searching for spots that you couldn’t even dream up after a bag of magic mushrooms. Year Zero was, in…

SCULPT SESSIONS

This video was made by Harrison Dancaster who usually shoots stills but doesn’t mind flicking the switch over to video mode to craft together sweet little edits like this one. You may remember a video he made from another trip down south with Brett Burcher and Scott ‘Whippet’ Dennis charging 10 feet slabs clocking up…

DILLON, IRON & RESIN

      Two short films have just dropped which are certainly worth your time. The subjects in each of the clips are from California and both share a left of centre, outcast type, personality. The films feature Malibu surfer, Dillon Perrillo and Ventura label, Iron & Resin and are shot and cut by Morgan…

EXTERNAL WORLD (1.5)

From the genius lens and vision of Kai Neville comes Epokhe’s External World (1.5): “Join us for another pilgrimage into the raw & uninhabited landscapes that have become a refuge for the EPØKHE creators. An external world of unearthly women, waves and industrial backdrops. The film takes a minimalistic approach inspired by the design and…

HIDDEN LIVES

Every time something by Mickey Smith drops, we drop everything and glue our eyeballs to the screen. This time it’s Hidden Lives with good friend and world class charger, Tom Lowe. Their work has always resonated with us at Velvet Sea, moody, sometimes dark productions that focus on film making just as much as the…

MEET: CHRIS SIRNEY

Name: Chris Sirney Instagram: @chrissirney Age: 30 Field: Photography (artist) Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Where are you from and what do you do? I would like to start off by saying a thank to Velvet Sea for doing this with me. I’m from Southern California and I live in Costa…

VS to US

  One of Velvet Sea’s main contributors Luke Cheadle has landed in the US of A. Not just popping over for a leisurely holiday, but Cheads and his gilfriend intend to be in LA indefinitely.   He has also been in contact with Mike Pagan. An extremely talented film maker that has been kind enough…

MEET: Harry Triglone

Field || Film Age || 22 Resides || Between Coffs and Byron Inspiration || Life, friends, music, good times and happiness. If your happy you’re inspired Years in the game ||  6? Equipment Digital/Film || I shoot most surf stuff on a Canon 60d but my dad just got a Sony nex fs 700 which…

SMOKE and DIAMONDS

Summer time in LA might not conjure up images of perfect waves but you’d be surprised what you can find. The Pagan brothers have been really impressing us of late, churning out edit after edit, with one brother in the water and the other behind the lens and in edit booth. This is their latest…

NTI SHEETO

To use their words, “Nti Sheeto (Knee-sheet-o) is a surf film illustrating the contrast between the psychedelic and magical natural wonders of Indonesia with the surreal and demented trappings of it’s darker nighttime street culture.”. It’s superbly directed by Dion Agius and shot and cut by Blake Myers. If you haven’t seen this film yet,…

VS WEEKLY SOUNDS #6

This weeks #vsweeklysounds comes from Sydney DJ duo LUSH, made up of Velvet Sea’s Luke Cheadle and good mate, Shawn Irving. The pair have been playing numerous gigs around Sydney as of late and are starting to make a name for themselves and their groove filled sets. “House, Not A Home.” is an epic mix…

TWO FOR A THURSDAY

Simple, no fuss, self explanatory title. Here are two clips, worlds apart both in theme, style and place of birth. One is from Australia, shot and cut by young South Coast film maker, Wade Carroll and features the talent of Ty Watson. The other is a tasty, left field, lookbook/campaign video for Dion Ochner from…

ALANA

Here we have an ever-so-lovely post. We’re hoping it makes up for our missing Happy Monday this week. It was the long weekend after all and the hangovers were definitely on the “long” end of the spectrum. Anyway, on to the post. Alana Blanchard. What more do we need to say, really? Maybe the fact…

SHARKS SUCK

A shark attack at Redhead beach just out of Newcastle has left Lenny, from Down-Under Tattoo, awfully injured. We feel for Lenny as fellow surfers and it’s something we all fear but never think it will happen to us. God bless Lenny and we all hope he has a speedy recovery. Lenny is quite the…

#VSMEETS | Nick Pumphrey

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While I was putting together my recent videos in France, the crew spent plenty of time at a bar called Le Surfing.

On the other side of the bar was Nick Pumphrey, shaking away countless cocktails to help our confidence with the hornets.

The commotion cleared and the tour made their way across the arid spanish countryside to Supertubos.

I tagged along with Nick.

I had the chance to see how he operated behind the lens and sticky beaked at the results.

I really liked his style of photography so i decided to put this post together.

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SURFS UP!

A few weekends back, upon seeing the swell that was about to hit the east coast, VelvetSea decided it was time to get up off our arses and bail the big smoke. With an absence of filmers available and getting sick of the back and forth that was happening, we thought, fuck it, we’ll do it…

A letter from the Irons family

The official autopsy released regarding Andy Irons’ death… THE NEW YORK TIMES THE IRONS FAMILY We have received the final autopsy and toxicology report filed in connection with Andy’s death on November 2nd, 2010, from the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office in Forth Worth, TX. The family apologizes for the delay in the release of…

MEET: MATT PAYNE

|| MATT PAYNE  || Pic by: Adam Ferreira Field || Filmmaker Age || 20 Resides || Huntington Beach, CA Inspiration || Syd Mead, Quentin Tarantino, Joe G. Years in the game || 1 year. Equipment Digital/Film || Panasonic P2 HPX-170 & Minolta Autopak  D-10 (Super 8) Projects (present) || Dirty Harry Series, helping out on ‘0000’ and…

Dirty Harry

We didn’t know who Matt Payne was until we came across these two clips and to tell you the truth, we still don’t know too much. All we know is he’s based out of Newport, CA and that he creates nice edits based on surfer Jason Harris, in which he experiments with narrative and medium. It’s refreshing…

MAMBO x Ray Of Hope

Mambo artist Shannon Graham paints a surfboard to be donated to the Ray of Hope fundraising campaign. Ray of Hope represents the philosophy of the Westmead Breast Cancer Institute that by providing the most innovative, specialist and professional care available today the BCI can offer early detection, accurate diagnosis and effective treatment to give each…

THRILLS SPILLS

Dane Reynolds has recently injured himself and I think It’s almost ok to say “it’s about time”, well its not ok but you get our drift. Dane surfs harder than anyone on this planet and, quite frankly, its a bit of a surprise his body lasted this long. Unfortunately this means the fresh footage flowing from Marinelayerproductions…

PAINT AND WIN $2,000

Surfing World magazine have thrown down a very enticing competition for all you arty types out there. Paint or draw a surfer, any surfer, and win $2,000. Shit, this really makes me wish I picked up a pencil at a young age instead of watching He-man and play fighting with my mates in the back…

I WANNA BE LIKE ANDY

Like most young surfers competing on the junior series I was also sponsored by Billabong. A Winter/Summer pack at my doorstep, Bong sticker slapped on the nose, travelling domestically from team house to team house and then the big trip once a year to Hawaii, crammed into a house at Sunset Beach full of eager…

JACK BE NIMBLE

Today while most of us were staring at computer screens, or digging holes, Jack Freestone was busy getting pitted out of his mind and throwing down tweaked air reverses to win the Oakley World Junior in Bali and finally, Australia, we have a World Junior Champ… Well sort of. You see people, this year, if…

TRUNKJUNK QUARTERLY

Here you go world! A brand new stand-up boardsports, and arts culture magazine focusing on the now, the tomorrow and the yesterday. This looks cool as shit and it’s good to see a couple of young guys doing something fresh. Issue one comes all wrapped up in a nice little package with a free zine,…

Cheyenne Tozzi

Cheyenne Tozzi is arguably the hottest export Australia has ever produced. She moves with effortless grace and is second to none in front of the lens. Golden skin and eyes that scorch the soul. Here’s the footage from the Mambo Goddess summer campaign. Hearts will race and undoubtably break. Watch at your own peril. Filmed…

Lost Atlas

Kai Neville is at it again! The man who changed surfing with Modern Collective is behind the lens creating another Hi-Fi surf vid. It’s called LOST ATLAS and so far stars CRAIG ANDERSON, OWEN WRIGHT, DION AGIUS, JULIAN WILSON & YADIN NICOL. Everything Kai does oozes style, and his new film is no different. Once…