I was asked to 'grunge up' a section of ‘Father Hu$$la’ by Andy Stalph, the director. I'd been playing with various distorted bits of stock and effects ( such as the classic scale wipe in After Effects) for some video projected sections and I used these as a base for this component.
Previously I'd experimented with some various pixel sorting scripts on still images for instagram before and fortunately pixelsorter for after effects had just come out which added another level of distortion that deconstructed the images beautifully..
Although only a small section was used, (1:07) the effect turned out beyond our expectations.
Here's another random image using the pixel sorting algorithm.