So I got my first images out of the distortion mask, as I have been calling it. I made it from a polarizing material and a bit of fishing wire. The plastic is normally used on the inside of computer monitors, and creates some fantastic effects when held in front of things - sort of like a lens. It took way too long to make, and looks a little shoddy, but it was severely trying to get it to not bend on my model's face weirdly. When we finally finished the model was honestly a bit frustrated and we were both a bit grumpy so we post-poned shooting for another day.
When it did come time to shoot we snuck into a public park in the middle
of the night, but honestly it was drastically too dark. Before, when
shooting the plague doctor, the full moon and city lights were on my
side. This time I felt I had nothing. I experimented with a few things
and arrived at several different points, but honestly I am not sure how
well they are working.
Here are a few: