#VSLIKES | FULL PART

Velvet Sea has always kept an eye on Jamie Krupp’s talent, knowing that sooner or later he would transform out of grommet hood and add some extra meat onto those skinny bones. Jamie’s latest clip shows that the time may have already come, digging into his rail turns and throwing the fins with the best of…

#VSFRAMES | CASSANDRA

Back in 2012 a very hungover Cassandra rocked up on my doorstep on a sunny Sunday morning willing to have a crack at her first photo shoot. All I had laying around the place were some my random clothes and Velvet Sea tee’s. The rolling is the result of a few hours of Cass, random clothing and good tunes.
Hope you enjoy it;

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…

MEET: TRAIT

Wollongong based artist, Trait Cross is somewhat of an enigma. Type “Trait Cross Art” into Google and, besides his Tumblr page, you won’t find much, which in this day and age is quite refreshing. No bullshit, no hype, just his art and your opinion on it. It takes some guts to operate that way, whether…

VS WEEKLY SOUNDS #5

We missed a #vsweeklysounds last week, so this week we’ll have two. The first one, will be an album by a band called Swans, titled The Seer. They’ve been around since the 80’s (the front man is 58!!!) but you wouldn’t know that by listening to them. Their new album The Seer is, in my…

VS WEEKLY SOUNDS #4

It’s a balmy Tuesday after a weekend of horrendous storms and this #vsweeklysounds couldn’t be more fitting. It’s a mix by Mike Parker for the always amazing, Electric Deluxe podcast and it’s probably like nothing you’ve heard before. Deep crate digging with an envious flow and a refreshing sound. It’s an expansive listen and a…

#VSFILMS | BEFORE SCHOOL

Three clips to satisfy on this lovely Friday.

Rare footage of Ginger Tobler shredding Bondi before school, Woodwreckerz crew season edit and the trailer to “Remind me to forget”. If you can’t find something you love from these three clips, then you’re most likely dead.

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VS WEEKLY SOUNDS #3

Today being a Friday and all, we thought this one should be a proper party starter and, once again, we couldn’t look past our boys, Cut Snake. They’ve just dropped a remix of Phoenix track Entertainment and it is a massive, deep house number. Big warm bassline and soaring synths, they’ve crafted a real bomb…

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…

VS WEEKLY SOUNDS #2

This weeks #vsweeklysounds comes to your ears on a Friday and from our very good friends, Cut Snake. The infamous Aussie party starters have crafted a nice mix which, in my mind anyway, is a perfect warm up for your weekend party ways. Warm, Deep House, grooves that you will make you wanna dance. The…

VS WEEKLY SOUNDS

Due to the fact that we listen to, download, buy and play so much music, we’ve decided to start a regular weekly post recommending some of it. The posts won’t fall on a specific day, or follow a specific routine, which is simply because limiting them to a specific day would influence the music we…

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…

MEET: EPOKHE

We had a chat to Epokhe co-owner Mitch Coleborn about his new sunglass label. Velvet Sea (VS) – Who are the founders and how did it come about? Mitch Coleborn (MC) – Kai Neville, Dion Agius and myself. We have been wanting to get something going since Modern Collective. We had a tight little crew…

SALLY THE MOVIE

Nicholas Damen & Simon Treweek have been at it again. Sally The Movie is a new surf film and it features surfers: Craig Anderson Ryan Callinan Marti Paradisis Mikey Brennan Michael Spencer Rangi Ormond Tyler Holmer-Cross Andrew Mooney Locations include:  Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and more. Stay tuned as this is first glimpse.…

KIT KAT

Recently we were made aware of a competition that Kit Kat ANZ were running on their youtube channel, www.youtube.com/kitkatanz. We have entered the comp, albeit a bit late, and stand the chance of winning $10,000. We’re thinking that if we win we will use the money to buy beer and have a mental party. So…

JAMES DRAKE

James Drake is a musical genius. Never heard of him? Really? Well that’s good, because if you had of then you’d be living in a dream world. You see, the name James Drake is a play on the names of two, true, musical wonderboys James Blake and Drake. One, a post dubstep artist from the…

T.woods/N.deane

Thomas Woods and Noa Deane were two of the surfers that were on my recent Bali trip. Most of the time we surfed side shore Canguu, which is about the closest thing surfers can get to a skatepark. The wind was perfect for airs and, trust me on this, they were flaring. I came home wanting…

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…

BLIND

VelvetSea have been up on the Gold Coast scoring some fun sessions on the QLD points, which is rare for Sydney siders. We are now back at home faced with the usual mush we regularly grovel in. Things are looking up though as Autumn swells are just around the corner. To farewell the Summer, here’s a new clip…

SESSIONS: Luke Cheadle

Here we have the first of a regular, featured post titled SESSIONS: As the name states, the posts will be a bunch of sessions cut together and edited up for your enjoyment. SESSIONS: #1 features one third of Velvet Sea, Luke Cheadle and was filmed over a few months in Spring. Click play and enjoy…