The 1930’s era prison we filmed this scene in had amazing textures. The producer of this short film had previously tried to create a prison in a studio, which proved to be an expensive and disappointing effort.
We got it right this time around, in spite of being in a hurry. The production was paying two sheriff’s deputies overtime by the hour, so we wanted to work quickly. For the gimbal stabilized shots, I would do one take, check the playback and move on.