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Sion Bourne popped up on my radar a few months back now with the 3 part mixtape series he put together which was dope and full of unknown WA shredders. We did an interivew in the current issue of the mag but we thought we would go into more about his camera set up so read on for some good information for anyone into filming…

Photos Courtesy of Jake Corless



First up, list the gear you have…

Cameras: Panasonic DMC-GH2
Canon 5D MKIII
Panasonic SD40 (for wedding use only)

Canon EF Lenses: 50mm f1.4
17-40mm f4 L
Canon FD Lenses: 100mm f4 macro
50mm f1.4
75-200mm f3.5-4.6 (with macro)
100-300mm f5.6
Micro 4/3 Lenses: Rokinon 8mm f3.5
Lumix 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6
Lumix 14mm f2.5

Audio: Rode Videomic
Panasonic DMW-MS1E
Sony ICD-BX112 External Recorder + Lav Mic

Timelapse: Canon TC80N3 Remote
Pixel Panasonic Remote

Other Gear: Glidecam 4000-HD
Konova K3 80cm Slider
Manfrotto 503HDV tripod head. 525MVB Legs
5 x Manfrotto 577 Quick Release Plates
About 100gb worth of class 10 SD cards, and about 50gb of CF cards
Curious Skateboards deck, with big Drifter wheels
ND filter set (nd2, nd4 ,nd8)


What goes missing the most from your bag?

Lens caps. At least one a fortnight haha

What lens do you use the most and why?

The EF 17-40 is almost always on the 5D for gliding, at about 20mm its an absolute dream.


What program do you use for editing?

Adobe CS6 Premiere and After Affects. Everything is filmed at 720/50p, and outputted from premiere at 720/25p.

Is your gear insured?

Not at all, Really need to get onto that though haha.


Favourite filmers out there that motivate you to go out and film?

Will Evans who films for CSG in the UK, is the absolute man, but Joe Simon, Ty Evans and Philip Bloom never fail to inspire.

What do you enjoy filming most?

Street riding in scenic locations is always fun, but I also enjoy weddings because there so fast-paced and challenging.


Favourite style of filming?

Most definitely gliding backwards with the rider coming towards you. On a board is a must.


Best advice you can give someone starting out…

1- Audio is half of the experience when making a video. Don’t forget about it.
2- Quick release plates on all your gear make life MUCH easier.


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