Feb 13, 2008 12:33 PM EST

Web Celebrity, Jeff Roney, Finds Lost TV Locations, and Takes Fans Along

Web Celebrity, Jeff Roney, Finds Lost TV Locations, and Takes Fans Along
Orange, CA, February, 2008 -- Jeff Roney was fortunate to go to Oahu a number of times over the last month for business, and his love for the TV show Lost gave him an idea - he would share his filming location quest with the world.

Armed only with his trusty Sony Cybershot digital camera (which also shoots video) and a 2 Gig memory stick, he set out to find and document as many Lost filming locations as possible.

Prior to his trip over to the island, he scoured the internet, like Indiana Jones researching a new adventure. He needed addresses, screenshots from the episodes, and a mapped plan to video as many locations as possible on his lunchtime "adventures". He videoed an introduction, the filming location (as it is today), and a close. His wife joined him one weekend, and the two Lost fans went about like pilgrims trekking to sites on a special quest.

Jeff found many great filming sites, like:

1. Hurley's Sanitarium,
2. The cafe where Libby gives Desmond her boat,
3. The alleyway where Bernard helps Rose out of the snow, and many others.

He missed the top two filming locations on his list:

1. The beloved beach crash site, and
2. The Others compound.

But he promises to return to chronicle even more locations next time.

"There were funny stories along the way, too," Jeff said, "like the lady that walked up to us while we were filming, and asked if she could help us by talking our picture". The entire exchange was captured on the Tamarind Park "Jeff Finds Lost Location" video, as well as the picture she took.

Jeff also decided to use a new website, http://www.jumpcut.com that allows you to upload video, edit it online, add titles, transitions and effects, and publish it for the world to see. These smaller digital cameras that can capture and encode video, auto adjust, then use websites like jumpcut.com make it so much easier to video and publish on the go now. "It is very exciting these days to be involved with all the new cutting edge technology. Web 2.0 and digital audio and video now have the ability to bring the world along with you," Jeff says.

Jeff is no stranger to internet productions. He has produced a number of award-winning podcasts, like "Tatooine TV", "Star Wars and More Comedy", "RoneyZone Radio", and "A View and Interview" podcast. It was a natural progression to move his Lost passion into a short, video format, especially with the proliferation of video sharing sites, and such a voracious fan base for TV shows like Lost.

Jeff said, "It's one thing to look at a static photo of a filming location as it is today, but its much more exciting for me to ‘take fans to the locations, with me (visually speaking),' and that's what I set out to do. I hope people have just as much fun as I did, discovering these locations with me".

All videos can be found on jumpcut.com using the keyword "roneyzone".

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