CHANNEL ELSTER is a platform for Out of the Ordinary Cinema and Sound.
Currently, you can watch The Prologue for the upcoming film series The Being Experience, which encompasses precursors for the upcoming series ...IN THE WOODS. In addition, you can view some of the videos and mixed media from the exhibition The Retrospective of an Extroverted . This Fall/Winter we will begin showing series from The Development Underground so please do stay tuned.
The film series began as an invitation into the woods where no one knew what would happen. The series then embarks on a strange excursion into the labyrinthine minds of the filmmaker and her subjects where pathways always seem to recede. The parameters of filmmaking are stretched to explore new ways of telling a story. ...IN THE WOODS, a part of The Being Experience, errs on the side of risk and penetrates what is often unspoken. The series exposes the complexities of existence and reveals the essence of the subjects.
Below the ground there is The Development.
Different people stop by. It's peculiar.
NOTE FROM ELSTER
"So much to end up here. For nearly a decade I have obsessively filmed subjects, examining existence, and exploring crevices in the psychological underground. I return, in all instances, to a compulsion to penetrate depth while playing with the boundaries of filmmaking with a brave and daring CAST. Getting lost in a hellish mental state was part of the way. Instability had come into my frame many times, as did joy. The results are an unabashed look at the wilderness of getting through... and whatever else.
While in this very long and strange post-production on the feature films and the series The Being Experience, I began filming The Development Underground which includes performance pieces, the process of the process, and interactions with visitors at The Development.
Last year I curated my art into a show that formed THE RETROSPECTIVE OF AN EXTROVERTED RECLUSE . I also hand sculpt leather accessories which have become the J. ELSTER collection.
Most recently, I have been exhibiting and performing art at different venues in New York City and recording an album.
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HEADVILLE is an archive blog that also serves as a place for honest discourse and the ...In the Woods story.
ITW Pathway is a website with integrated introspective pathways that can be entered at TheBeingExperience.com. A prequel to the film series, the interactive experience samples textures from the original film footage to create an experience of parallax depth, pushing the limits of the medium in unexplored directions. You must have Flash to enter, sorry.