Hey guys. Thanks a lot for the input. Yes The "reel" might be too strange and it might not help me find a job. I just wanted to put together some of the work, and see how people react to it. This work is usually showed on large projections, with dancers, or actors or singers performing in front of it. It is not commercial, it is usually shown on experimental venues, in collaboration with other experimental artists, always played on real time.
It is psychedelic, and might not be everybody's cup of tea. I try to push the engine to the "wrong" places, I am always looking for unique images, that press "uncomfortable" buttons. Errors and serendipity are essential to my process. There is so much more than sleek images, beautiful landscapes and characters. The "industry" is taking care of that. I have been lucky enough to be able to do the experiments i want to do. Of course, if i was working with a team, for a commercial project, the approach would be different. It is great to hear the input here, it makes me think and doubt.
the distortion of the face is made through vertex deformation on the material applied to the mesh. This technique is generally used to create bending and distortions on vegetation or other SFX. It is not intended for deforming faces, If you push the values, you get strange results. The audio of that sequence is from an Orson Wells radio show, where the characters are discussing the insanity of one them. I tried to "approximate" an image of insanity.
Well and as it being a "dump" or with too many drugs. I can say that there is a lot of work behind those images, yet i can understand people disliking it.