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Jackson Heights: A New York Story
Zachary Rockenstyre

Jackson Heights: A New York Story

In an ever changing New York, the neighborhood of Jackson Heights remains a sanctuary for many - where a tapestry of cultures and backgrounds have built a home over the last several decades. ‘Jackson Heights: a New York story’ aims to be more than a portrayal of a neighborhood; it’s a love letter to our shared human experience, and our collective resilience during times of uncertainty and change in this city and the world at large. As we continue to witness friction rooted in gentrification and displacement throughout the boroughs, as well as greater conflicts on a global scale, this project serves as a reminder of the commonalities that connect us rather than those which divide us. Poem: The Unwritten Letter by Muna Abdulahi @munaabdulahi_ Photographer & Director: Diego Bendezu @diegobendezu Director, DP, Colorist & Editor: Zach Rockenstyre @zrock1 Stylist: Noah Rosa Diaz @noahrosadiaz Make Up / Art Direction: Juan Jaar @juanjaar Hair: Takuya Sugawara @hairbytaku Talent: Tomie Martel @tomiemar, Rahm @rahmbow, Javion Rob @javionrob, Melissa Ramirez @the_meli_show, Kai Soléil @kaisoleil_, Alex Rodriguez @em0spit, Michael Pico @lilap3, Donovan Santos @donovansantos8 Casting: Ojeras + Juan Jaar @juanjaar Casting for Michael & Donovan: Cheyma @cheymha AC: Justin Yoon @justoob Photo Assistants: Brandon Abreu @__bandobrando and Diego Rodriguez @diegorodriguezzss Make Up Assistant: Shaena Baddour @shaenabaddour Hair Assistant: Rina Miecel @miecel.rina Production: Ojeras / Austin Esterline @austin_esterline Production Assistant: Amber Li Special thanks to @dart993 @martin_jacksonheights
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Zach's 2020 Reel
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Nike Zoomfly x Black Roses
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Red V-Raptor VV
  • 3x 2 TB CFexpress Cards
  • USB-C CFexpress Reader
  • ​4x Idx lMicro-150 Batteries
  • Bright Tangerine Cage
  • Mutiny Nano Breakout Box
  • 7" DSMC3 Touch LCD
  • Simultaneous Dual V Mount Charger
  • Bridgeplate & Dovetail
  • 15mm Baseplate
  • AC Power
  • RF-PL & RF-EF Adapters
  • Rosette Side Handle
Leica R
Simmod Set
Leica R Simmond Cinemod 8 Lens Set
  • 19mm f/2.8
  • 24mm f/2.0
  • 35mm f/2.0
  • 50mm f/2.8
  • 60mm f/2.8 Macro
  • 90mm f/2.0
  • 100mm f/4 Macro
  • 135mm f/2.8
  • De-Clicked
  • EF Mount
  • 77mm Threaded Fronts
  • 80mm Clip On Front
  • 2x RS3 Pro Battery
  • Tilta Advanced Cage
  • Tilta Underslung Battery Mount
  • Tenba Gimbal Backpack
EVO 42
  • Mast Riser System
  • Camera Mount System
  • 100mm Ball Mount
  • Mitchell Plate
  • Vest Rod For Readyrig
  • Rolling Spreaders
  • Hard Travel Case
  • Mid Level Spreaders
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Tilta Clip On
Matte Box
  • 15mm Rod Clamp
  • Clip On Back Kit
  • 3 Filter Stages
Kessler Shuttle Dolly
  • 4x 42" Kwik Rail
  • 100mm Bowl Insert
  • Universal Cheeseplate Insert
  • Kwik Release Receiver
  • Center Rail Support
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Kessler Cineshooter
  • 18" White Corian Turntable
  • Lens Control Motor
  • Kwik Release
  • Kwik Baseplate + 15mm Rods
Red Komodo 6K Cinema Camera
  • 3x 512 GB AngelBird CFast Cards
  • USB-C Red CFast Reader
  • 2x IDX lmicro-150 145 Wh V Mounts
  • 1x IDX Sequential Dual Charger
  • 2x Canon BP-955 Batteries
  • 2x Canon BP-975 Batteries
  • Dolgin TC200 Simultaneous BP Charger
  • Wooden Camera B Box
  • Wooden Camera Battery Slide (Vmount)
  • Tilta Cage For Komodo W. Side Handle
  • SmallRig Nato Top Handle
  • Red Link Adapter
  • Canon Drop-In Filter EF-RF Adapter
  • Variable ND, Clear Filter
  • P Tap Cable
  • AC Power
Canon R5C
  • 3x LPE6N Battery
  • Dummy Battery P Tap Cable
  • LCE6 Charger
  • 3x 256 Cfexpress Cards
  • Cfexpress Reader
Flanders Scientific DM240 24" Field Monitor
  • V Mount Plate
  • Sun Hood
  • Baby Pin Mount
  • Table Stand
  • Sun Hood
Teradek Bolt 1000
Bolt 1000
  • 1x 1000 TX
  • 1x 1000 RX
  • 1x Sidekick Gen2
  • Mk 3.1/Z Hand Unit
  • Mk 3.1 Motor
  • Mk 3.1 Smart Knob
  • Latitude MDR
  • 2x Canon LPE6 Batteries
  • Canon Battery Charger
RT Motion Remote Follow Focus
RT Motion
Mk 3.1
703 Brite
  • Wooden Camera Director's Cage
  • 4x IDX C95
  • IDX Dual Simultaneous Charger
  • Sun Hood
  • P Tap Cable
  • Sun Hood
702 Brite
  • Schneider ND .3-1.2
  • Black Pro Mist 1/8

Andi Obarski

I'm a bi-coastal cinematographer who is from all over the East Coast. I attended Ithaca College and recently completed my MFA in Cinematography from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, CA. I am a member of ICFC, CXX, IATSE Local 600 and was selected as a mentee for the 2020 ASC Mentorship program.

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Zach Rockenstyre

I grew up in Upstate NY, graduated from NYU/Tisch Film in 2011, met Andi working at Hello World Communications in 2012 and organically began my on set career. I was birthed into freelance with the MōVi in my hands and have always been drawn to the relationship between art & tech.

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