Tim Matsui

I'm an Emmy-nominated multimedia journalist and producer focusing on human trafficking, alternative energy, and the environment.


I tell stories for non-profits, news organizations, and, for companies, I specialize in social media-ready projects relating to corporate social responsibility .


More about me:
www.timmatsui.com
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Contact: +1.206.409.3069 | tim@timmatsui.com

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Posts I Like

My partners in crime showing off the goods we’re integrating into “Leaving the Life” with the help of @thefledglingfund.
Photo by @blueearthphoto “Direct engagement results from Collaborations For Cause. Laura Lo Forti and Andrew De Vigal present Harvis, a new technology that invites audience perspective and engagement. The Fourth Act: Strategies for Community Engagement. @a4thact #AFourthAct #C4C14 @photowings”

True Multimedia.
Viola, youngest member of @afourthact, displays her contribution to @blueearthphoto Collaborations for Cause. #C4C14 #multimedia #mixedmedia #art

Firsts.
@peterdicampo fresh from NYC, Photoville, and about 24 versions of his talk, “but the first with a beer in my hand” at the @blueearthphoto Collaborations for Cause. The co-creator of @everydayafrica is talking about this amazing community-building @instagram first that’s become a global movement.
#C4C14 #everydayseattle #everydaypeterdicampo #everydayafrica #socialmediaforsocialchange #seattle #pnw @terukuwayama you’re not the only one with a beer in his hand…

Very real look at independent journalism today: “@timmatsui speaks with Mike Davis of @alexiafdn. Tim: Do you feel visual journalists can meet this demand (photography, grant writing, finding funders). How many hats do these people need to wear? Mike: increasingly you have to be a jack of a million trades, but an expert in one subject.” Thanks for grabbing that quote @blueearthphoto #C4C14 #freelancelife #independent #journalism #seattle #pnw

@dpdavis odd to be captured by another photog, but this feels right. Thank you! “@timmatsui shows the trailer to his film, The Long Night. @mediaStorm @alexiafdn #c4c14 @blueearthphoto” @leavingthelife #socialmediaforsocialchange #bw #portrait #docfilm #dmst #csec #seattle #pnw

Pretty psyched to be here, really appreciative of all who turned out! by @benjdrummond “@timmatsui kicks off @blueearthphoto Collaborations for Cause in Seattle #C4C14 ” @leavingthelife @alexiafdn @mediastorm @fledglingfund #socialmediaforsocialchange #dmst #csec #indiefilm #photojournalism #seattle

The Seal.
The other evening I was running down a cobblestone beach when a beautiful woman stepped forward and said “Be careful of the baby seal.”
I stopped to look; there it was, no more than a piece of mottled driftwood amongst the kelp.
“We thought it was sick,” she said, gesturing to her group. “I called the wildlife people and they said they’d come out, but this isn’t uncommon. This happens sometimes when the mother stops nursing and the baby has to decide…”
She paused, as if remembering the conversation.
“If it’s going to live?” I asked.
“Yes.”
I’m paraphrasing, but the story I took away was that when things change, we have the choice of laying on the beach to die, or swimming into the deep water and seeing what we find.

#trailrun #discoverypark #seattle #pugetsound #pnw #beach #dusk #seal #marinemammal #lifelesson #change

Set Up.
@drewvigal carrying part of the PA we used to screen the first chapter from “Leaving the Life,” our @thefledglingfund grant project to engage audiences in participatory media created from my @alexiafoundation funded work. We had a great turnout and good mix of service providers, law enforcement, and other subject experts. Many thanks to Renton Police Dept., Canon, American Music, the Lincoln Square Cinema staff and of course Fledgling and @blueearthphoto for making yesterday’s event possible.
Stay tuned for more!
#socialmediaforsocialchange #leavingthelife #icausebeautiful #dmst #csec #engagement #makechange #bellevue #seattle #kingcounty #pnw #cinemark #lincolnsquare

Jockey.
Would you believe in a previous life @sarahleannehart broke and trained race horses? Since taking up climbing, she’s gotten a little more rodeo, but she’s still trying to train ‘em…seems to be working so far with @colinhaley1. #rodeo #romance #cowgirl #climbinglife #lotsalaughs

These Two.
Spending the weekend in Squamish is one thing; Squamish is amazing. Spending the weekend in Squamish laughing and telling stories with these two turns it into a small vacation. @sarahleannehart and I went climbing while @colinhaley1 volunteered his time for the Alpine Mentors program, but with short approaches and great weather, there was still plenty of time for everyone to drink smoothies, ride bikes through town, and tell incredibly bad jokes. #latergram #squamish #canada #oldfriends #portrait #bw