Press

This page collects press articles about HUE written in English. For French reviews please see our dedicated French-language page here, and for German reviews please visit this link.

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HUE HD Pro Camera
HUE HD Camera
HUE Animation Studio
HUE Animation (software only)
myCreate (iOS app)

Reviews and Articles (HUE HD Pro Camera)

“Using a HUE Pro Camera is ideal for getting together, getting focused and getting down to the business of learning.”
– John Dabell, Teach Secondary magazine (Link)

“Overall, the Hue HD Pro classroom camera is a cost effective device with an excellent design.”
– Our ICT (Link)

“The HUE HD Pro is a great value classroom camera and visualiser rolled into one.”
– The Whiteboard Blog (Link)

Reviews and Articles (HUE HD Camera)

The HUE HD Camera was selected as one of TIME Magazine’s Best Inventions, where it was featured in the Tech Buyer’s Guide section.
– TIME Magazine (Link)

“This little guy is the answer to all of your doc cam needs! He simply plugs in to your computer and operates just like an expensive document camera!”
– Mrs. Ehle’s Kindergarten Connection (Link/Alternate Link)

The O List: This handy-dandy high-definition webcam is compatible with Macs and PCs, bends to shoot from any angle, and bundles up for easy travel. But the real draw is that it’s cute as a button.
– Oprah, O Magazine (January 2008)

“The HUE camera for Windows and Mac is a nifty idea — a flexible webcam that offers great terrific picture and sound, and with more range than you typically find…”
– Angela Mitchell, Performing Arts Expert at About.com Entertainment (Link)

HUE was featured in this “Back to School: Hot Styles, Cool Prices” segment on Good Morning America.
– ABC’s Good Morning America (Link)

Reviews and Articles (HUE Animation)

“It’s genius…”
– Jane Moore, The Sun (Link)

“It keeps the kids (and me) entertained for hours. What more could you want?”
– The Guardian Weekend’s ‘What You Like’ feature (Link)

“Model present. Children can make their own Wallace & Gromit-style films using HUE Animation’s stop-motion animation kit.”
– Autism Eye magazine (Link)

“If you have arty children and struggle to keep them gainfully occupied for periods of more than 10 minutes, then this complete animation kit – which comes with a high definition webcam on a manoeuvrable stalk, animation software and clay – could be a lifesaver.”
– Jonathan Margolis for ‘How To Spend It’ in The Financial Times (Link)

“C’est top, je vais mettre mes films sur YouTube!”
Translation: “It’s great, I’m going to put my movies on YouTube!”
– Louise, age 11, ELLE magazine’s French edition (Link)

“In the end, we did decide at The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County to order this product for our stop motion animation station that we are putting into our MakerSpace, and I guess you can’t get a much better recommendation than that.”
– School Library Journal’s Teen Librarian Toolbox (Link)

“HUE Animation Studio simplifies stop-motion film-making on a budget.”
– Wired’s Geek Mom portal (Link)

“It all started when he got an animation kit last Christmas and for a school project he produced a LEGO® animation of Neil Armstrong becoming the first man on the moon.”
– The Gloucester Citizen (Link)

“HUE Animation Studio fosters creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking, enabling students to plan and create their own learning experience.”
– Top Ten Makerspace Favorites of 2015, Worlds of Learning (Link)

“The ideas within the book have given my daughter inspiration to try some new things after this initial movie, from using her drawings to creating animations incorporating everyday items in a more original way.”
– Kiddy Charts (Link)

“I came away from my experiments feeling like there was a lot more I could accomplish with this kit and a lot more to delve into.”
– MakerBridge (Link)

“The pack is great, and would make a great addition to any teacher interested in getting into animation. It would also make a good gift!”
– The Whiteboard Blog (Link)

“It’s a great project for an adult to do with a child, it brought out the little bit of techy geek in me and I enjoyed following Bud’s creative lead. That’s not to say he couldn’t have done it on his own, it was super simple and he could have, but I’d like to think we had more fun together!”
– Making Boys Men (Link)

“The kit is very simple to set up and straight forward to use.”
– Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary (Link)

“We really enjoyed the HUE Animation Studio, and I think that the more we use it the more complex and better our films will become.”
– The Soup Dragon Says… (Link)

“We had so much fun and we intend to make more with different types of animation.”
– Verily Victoria Vocalises (Link)

“Overall we found the Hue Animation Studio great fun. There are so many more things we want to try so I’m sure it’s going to get a lot of use.”
– Raisie Bay – updated review (Link)

“We are already working on our next animation, the girls think it’s great fun and are learning a lot about how animation works.”
– Raisie Bay (Link)

“Well, in true Blue Peter style, here’s one we made earlier. And we did it within, oh… about ten minutes of taking the kit out of the box. That’s how long it took to install the drivers, download the software and start making a simple animation.”
– Bringing Up Charlie (Link)

“Everything worked like it should and most importantly it was a lot of fun to use.”
– Northumberland Mam (Link)

“No longer do you need prohibitively expensive equipment or even great skill to animate. This product helps you to make genuine animations in minutes!”
– Angel Eden Blog (Link)

“Overall, this is a great kit that will be use again and again to create more animated movies. I love the fact that the whole family can get involved so it’s great for spending quality time together too. I would highly recommend it!”
– ET Speaks From Home – updated review (Link)

“Overall, we love this animation kit and I rate it 5 stars out of 5! It is fun, allows the children to be more creative and encourages imagination. It is also useful for school projects or competition entries. “
– ET Speaks From Home (Link)

“So far, the kids have had a lot of fun making films, and I’m sure there are going to be a lot more made in the foreseeable future.”
– Fun as a Gran (Link)

“I tested the HUE Animation Kit with my daughter at home this weekend and what shall I say: My daughter has been enthusiastically filming her own animation film for one whole day. Today, we put up a short version of this film onto Youtube, which worked seamlessly, without any problems. I am very very happy with this tool, especially with its easy handling and the Plug and Play and the Onion Skin function. My daughter was able to start using it right away and put her own piano music as an audio to the film. After the summer holidays I am sure going to use it in my classroom within my arts lessons and also for teaching of how to write a film script in various lessons. I had been thinking about doing an animated film in the classroom for a long time already and I have now found a great and easy to handle tool. I am already looking forward to my pupils’ ideas. I am sure they will be just as happy and successful with it as my daughter. Thank you for this great inspiration!”
– Marion Keil of Klassenzauber, originally posted in German (Link)

“I predict that stop motion animation will be a hit in Genius Hour this year. In less than 15 minutes, I will demonstrate the basics to my students and then I will be able to step back and watch what they create using objects from around the classroom (or that they bring from home), making scenery, writing/acting out stories, or just fiddling around the way I did for this test movie.”
– A Year of Reading (Link)

“Perfectly complimenting this bendy piece of brilliance is the HUE software, which despite being designed to be simple enough for children to use, manages to pack a lot of features into its interface. “
– Hotbox Studios (Link)

“HUE Animation rocks! And I recommend it to everyone!!! I reckon this would make a FABULOUS Christmas Day activity.”
– Red Ted Art (Link)

“Overall, we feel that the HUE Animation Studio is one of the best stop motion animation softwares for kids available on the market, and at a price that is reasonable.”
– Animation Software: Best Choices For Little Artists (Link)

“Moving their characters and props and using the software, the children created some fabulous animations…”
– Follow Your Dreams, UK charity (Link)

“Seriously – if you’re looking for something creative, absorbing and endlessly entertaining for the children, you simply can’t go wrong with the HUE Animations Studio kit.”
– Little Stuff (Link)

“Both educational and fun, the box comes with a USB camera, the software and a HUE book of animation and makes a creative gift for boys and girls.”
– Nadine Hill, Juggle Mum’s Christmas Gifts 2015 (Link)

“I just can’t commend HUE Animation Studio highly enough! Everything you could want and more…”
– Sarah Cooper, Family Fun Guide (Link)

HUE Animation Studio has been featured in Christmas gift guides from Modern Mom (2015), Creative Child Magazine (2015), insideKENT Magazine (2013), Rascals Of London (2013), Hull Daily Mail (2013), Ladies First (2013), Metro (2013), Your Cotswold Family (2013), Achieve Magazine (2013), The School Run (2013), The Mirror (2013), The Family Buzz (2013), 01 Net Mag N°831 (2015), Version Femina (2015), Madame Figaro (2015) and the French edition of Marie Claire (2015).

It has also been highlighted in publications such as French magazine Gulli, le Mag (2016), At Home Magazine with Jo Frost (2013), Affinity Magazine (2013), The Evening Express (2013) and The Guardian (2014).

Générations Numériques, a television show which runs on French technology channel Ouatch TV, reviewed the HUE Animation Studio kit as part of its Découvrez les Sorties et les Films de 2016 feature (the full segment can be viewed at the 41-minute mark in this video).

Reviews and Articles (HUE Animation software)

“The kids love it… when they get going, they want to do their best. If that figure doesn’t come out right or that scene wasn’t quite perfect, they want to do it again…”
– 7 Amazingly Easy Video Ideas for Capturing and Keeping Students’ Attention, The Journal (Link)

Reviews and Articles (myCreate for iOS)

“I really enjoyed the myCreate app. I love app that encourage creativity, and this app definitely does that. I would recommend this app to parents, and play with your child, it’s fun!”
– The iPhone Mom (Link)

“This app is great for children with expressive language delays, language processing disorders, word retrieval deficits, articulation disorders, pragmatic language disorders, and so much more!”
– Building Blocks Magazine (Link)

“myCreate for the iPad allows students to quickly create and share stop-motion animations of their conceptual understandings. Based on the well-regarded SAM Animation software, students use myCreate to capture still images from the camera that can be played back in movie form like a digital flip book.”
– Today’s Catholic Teacher (Link)

“This app is absolutely amazing… It allows students to create a personalized storyline by constructing a physical story with tactile props, stop-motion, music and their voice.”
– Naomi Harm, Innovative Educator Consulting via edNET News (Link)

“There’s nothing that lights up the eyes of students like an animation sequence used in teaching, and iCreate to Educate can help make these classroom items easy to build. From a cartoon version of photosynthesis to letters organizing themselves as words and sentences, the possibilities are endless.”
– Scholastic (Link)

“Parents can encourage kids to use myCreate to document and share family vacations, environment changes, or even depict how plants grow in the summer. Using the myCreate app is as simple as positioning, pointing, and clicking.”
– Digital Smarts blog, Power To Learn (Link)

“myCreate is a perfect hands-on tool to enhance curricular content for just about any subject. Watch myCreate on YouTube; it will make you want to download it right away.”
– Technology blog, Power To Learn (Link)

“The myCreate app is based on Stop-Action Movie (SAM) Animation software. Students can edit videos by slowing down or speeding up the delivery of frames, duplicating frames to lengthen scenes and adding music or audio recordings to their videos. Completed videos can be saved to personal albums and/or shared with family members and friends via Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, or HapYak.”
– District Administration magazine (Link, Alternate Link)

“myCreate is designed for K12 students. Simple icons and navigation make it easy for students to film scenes and edit videos. Students can slow down or speed up delivery of frames, duplicate frames to lengthen scenes and add music or audio recordings to their video. “
– Tech & Learning (Link)

“…a great starter for making stop motion animation.”
– Stop Motion Animation in the Elementary Classroom, KQED Education (Link)

“Kids can make animated stories with crafts, toys, or anything hands-on, to share with friends and family. myCreate is a learning tool validated by thousands of teachers and parents around the world for enhancing creativity. Using the built-in camera, kids capture a series of photos of the physical world around them, and immediately play back a stop-motion animation. After recording audio, kids can upload their animations to Facebook and YouTube.”
– App Of The Week, eSchool News (Link)