Faculty Biography

Trusty, Lewis M.B.A., M.A.

College of Liberal Arts
Office: 1188 Fort Street Mall, MP 139D (Sharky's Cove)
Office Phone Number: (808) 566-2462
Voice Mail: (808) 544-2462
Fax: (808) 544-0835
E-mail: ltrusty@hpu.edu
Fall 2016 Office Hours: Tues/Thurs 2:00 - 3:30 pm and by appointment

Lew has been capturing the natural world on film since the day he was big enough to hold a camera. While working on an underwater documentary at U.S.C. film school he found that he enjoyed this form of visual communication and was one of the pioneers exploring and refining specialized optics and lighting for underwater filming and photography. This gained him a reputation as one ot the preeminent underwater cameraman and videographer. For the film medium, Lew has owned and operated his own production studio in California and Hawaii filming for companies such as Disney, National Geographic, Time-Life, Animals-Animals, National Wildlife Federation, ESPN, Bay Watch Hawaii. In recognition for his documentary films, Lew has received numerous awards including the Cine Golden Eagle, Gold and Bronze Cindy's, the Silver Anchor at the Toulon France Maritime Film Festival, and Silver Medal from Downunder Australia.

For the print medium, Lew has written and produced articles for major publications in dozens of magazines and periodicals including National Geographic World, Time Life, Oceans and the New York Times. Publishers who have used his remarkable still photography include Addison Wesley, Beka Books, Harcourt Brace Jovanovitch, Garden Magazine, Amtrak Express, Houghton Mifflin, MacMillan, Scientific American, World Book, Young Naturalist, Ligature, Taurins, Wildlife Education, Audubon Zoo. Silver Burdett, Merrill Field Publications, Scholastic, McGraw Hill. Prentice Hall, Franklin Mint, Rodale Press, National Geographic and others.

Lew spends his free time traveling with many cases of cameras to the far oceans and seas of the world to document their beauty and environmental condition. When in Hawaii he enjoys paddling outrigger canoes and has competed in the Molokai channel race two times. Lew is a Deacon at Central Union Church and is a member of The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), Film and Video Association of Hawaii (FAVAH), and International Association of Audio Visual Communicators (IAAVC).