November 22, 2011

dialog test

I have been trying dialog out again recently. This is my latest test. Nothing special and really short. I just wanted to focus on achieving good facial expressions and a convincing lip sync.

I found the rig online and I dont quite remember how, but I am pretty sure it was through this page some how.

Let me know what you think.

November 5, 2011

fun in the leaves

These are a couple of videos we made after we finished raking the leaves infront of where we are living now.

I'll post a cooler one soon.

November 3, 2011

warm ups

I don't do a lot of fan art, but I thought that I might try. I used to draw Superman all the time, but I have been afraid of drawing him for quite some time now, as y knowledge of what makes good art has progressed and my recognition that my skills are not to that point yet.

but then I figured it might be time to face my fears and go for it. So here is my first attempt. I plan to do a more rendered version of this in the next couple of days, but here it is for now.

oh and I should mention that I tried to emulate one of my favorite sketches of Superman, which can be found here. Its the one on the bottom of the page.

October 28, 2011

latest project

so ... I recently started doing freelance and I completed my first project for a client last week. It was pretty fun to do. And in addition ...

they are going to fly me to Australia to be a part of the tour!!


ok, not really ... if you have an interest, you can check it out. Its a little over 3 min long and it was completed with nearly the entire adobe suite. It was a fun little project to do.

dont look it up on YouTube(becuase it has the word sexy in it, the suggestions are a bit sketchy, unless you just want to add to the number of "likes" it has), just hit the play button.

Then here is the website where you can find more info about the tour, and what the video was made for:

warm ups

I am trying to play with Photoshop settings a little more and I'm relearning how complex this program is. Also I got tired of just having a gradient background, so I'm trying to put more design into it.

Let me know what you think.

October 26, 2011


This is the latest assignment I completed for AM. There are things that work and things that don't. If I have time, sometime, I'll go back and fix a few things on it. I still think its entertaining.

October 17, 2011

warm ups

well, I'm waking up now that September has ended. Greenday...? Anyone...?I've been pretty busy, even if I haven't posted. I figured if nothing else then I can post my daily warm ups on here that I have tried to do. It's been a struggle to get them done daily, but I have a few that I can share that I think are decent.

I have also just begun doing them digitally again, which should make them easier to share. So here they are.

July 23, 2011

just thoughts this time.

i'm not sure how many people read/follow this blog, but i'm sure that most anybody that does isn't aware yet, so my Wife is due with our first child in December!!! yeahhhh.

With this news I wanted to share something.

There are few times in ones life were you can say with a surety, "this is going to change my life forever" or "i am going to remember this moment forever." Well, having a baby on the way lets you have lots of these moments.

The first one was when my wife told me she was pregnant. The next was when we heard the babies heart beat for the first time (which sounded really fast and totally cool). The next was when we went in for an ultra sound and saw an actual human form on the screen (that was awesome!). Then it was finding out that we are going to have a girl, which we just learned this week.

Tonight, I had another one of those experiences. I felt my baby girl move for the first time. Just subtle little movements, barely noticeable, but it was so surreal to me. I am going to remember it for the rest of my life. This is one of those things that I wish that every person on earth will get to feel at some point in their lives because of how it has effected me.

There will be many more moments like this to come and I anxiously await every one that comes along, but every time they come, it is always a shock to me, and leaves me wondering and sometimes saying out loud, "did that really just happen?"

I am so grateful for the opportunities that a am experiencing with this new change in my life, and hope everybody can enjoy a simar experience.

We're having a Girl!!!!!

July 16, 2011

... animation mentor ...

Animation School

I recently started Animation Mentor and I am having a blast doing it. Right now the assignments are all fairly simple.

June 23, 2011

... more HR animation ...

I know that none of these are good animations. They are just good enough for what the project needed. However, I did learn new things with each of the animations that I did. Before this particular animation, I can't recal ever doing a 3D walk cycle that looked passable. I have also never done a cycle and implemented the cycle into another scene.
Anyway there are lots of flaws with this, but I spent enough time trying to figure things out that I felt it necessary and appropriate to add here.

Another HR Animation from Tim Hinton on Vimeo.

June 7, 2011

my film Bedtime Story made the news paper

I'm not sure how many people read this blog, but there are probably fewer people that know that I am making my own film as a personal project. So I will post this information here first in the hopes that more people will know about it. The working title of the film is 'Bedtime Story'. If you are interested to see a ROUGH version of the story in "layout" form, let me know.

I am posting this here now, because Emily Hogg at the Daily Universe on campus just posted an article about the film. You can read the article online here

There were a few things that i forgot to mention about the film in the article. One is that this is a project that's combining the disciplines of multiple departments at BYU and I only know of a few other films that have done that here, and I am very grateful for all of the help from those departments.

The other major contribution we have had on the film so far is that we were able to get some members of the local community involved. Our actor Mark is the star of our film and his family provided our set. We were able to film in his house, which was hugely beneficial as it was the perfect location for us.

May 13, 2011

... more animation

This is the completed slide for the HR Animation that I've been doing at work. It's fairly poor video game quality animation and the audio is a bit off, but here it is. It was fun to do.

HR Animation from Tim Hinton on Vimeo.

March 2, 2011

Our film is looking beautiful. These are a couple of test renders from the film of shots that I animated.

Even though they are just tests, they are very encouraging to all of us.

January 19, 2011

On the news

BYU's Animation program was on the news

It aired this morning. I didn't get to watch it but i heard that they also aired a shot I did off of our film Butcher'd Meats

January 6, 2011

Another Trailer

Here is a link to the second trailer for Age of the Dragons. There were some complications with the schedule and the pipeline, so although I worked on a lot more shots on the film, not all of the work that I did ended up in the film.
However most of the shots that I did work on are in this trailer, so even though my work is not what you see, it is really exciting to see the final shots all rendered out.