Answering your questions: part 1

Answering your questions: part 1

Answering your questions 1: SAM Animation, HUE Animation, Moshi Movies. What is the difference? Sorry for any confusion that may be out there in regards to all these products. To keep things simple, there is no difference between SAM Animation and HUE Animation in regards to the features and what ...
Whiteboard Animation

Whiteboard Animation

If you are at least remotely interested in animation or watch educational videos on YouTube, you must have come across RSA Animate style videos. Doesn't ring a bell? Here's an example: But why did we start talking about this? Many teachers ask us how they could use the animation kit ...
BioArtAttack Contest!

BioArtAttack Contest!

Looking for a fun summer project? We are sponsoring the BioArtAttack which is now open for entries until 22nd August 2014. BioArtAttack is an initiative which brings together art and science and individuals or groups of students, 18 years old and younger, are eligible to participate. Whether you are a ...
Looking for an original Father's day gift?

Looking for an original Father’s day gift?

It's Father's day on the 15th of June and if you are still looking for a perfect and original gift, look no further! Chosen by The Guardian as one of the most perfect, imaginative gifts for fathers, the HUE Animation kit could be exactly what you are looking for this ...
iCreate with HUE:  Bridging the Atlantic

iCreate with HUE: Bridging the Atlantic

I read an article from Harvard Business Review recently that discussed the overall success rate of companies that make strategic international acquisitions. Not only does the acquiring company’s international market reach expand, but studies have shown that even domestic performance improves. The former makes sense, but the latter I wouldn’t ...
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Pinteresting videos

Pinteresting videos

Earlier on we published a post about stop motion in music videos. If you love music as much as we do here, you definitely have not only favourite songs but also favourite music videos which you like for one reason or another. We started compiling all the stop motion music ...
HUE partners up with Teach Design

HUE partners up with Teach Design

We’ve recently partnered with Teach Design, a not-for-profit organisation aiming to improve and modernise education in the UK. HUE cameras are now be available in each of their tech centres across the UK where they will be used for different workshops such as streaming footage of sketching techniques in classes ...
Stop motion in music videos

Stop motion in music videos

Do you like watching music videos? We’ve seen quite a few famous videos which use stop motion to stand out from the crowd. First up, Mykonos by the Fleet Foxes dabbles in some experimental 2D stop motion animation with some very pretty results. Or how about an old favourite, some ...
Conseils pratiques partie 9 : Mettre en place la scène – l’éclairage

Conseils pratiques partie 9 : Mettre en place la scène – l’éclairage

Conseils pratiques partie 9 : Mettre en place la scène – l’éclairage La lumière naturelle n’offre pas de bonnes conditions d’éclairage pour une animation car elle varie tout le temps, ce qui a un effet négatif sur la qualité de l'image. En effet, des scintillements se créent en présence de ...
Animation tips part 9: Setting up the stage – Lighting

Animation tips part 9: Setting up the stage – Lighting

Natural light doesn't tend to provide good conditions for animation as it changes all the time and this has a negative effect on image quality. Never make a movie with your back to the window as your main light source as you create a big shadow! Try to keep natural ...
From the blogosphere: Bloggers talk about HUE Animation

From the blogosphere: Bloggers talk about HUE Animation

British mum Victoria Welton over at Verily Victoria Vocalises is one of the bloggers getting hands-on with our HUE Animation Studio kit. She's written a lovely review of her experiences and also posted on-line the finished film. All Lego lovers should check out The Soup Dragon Says as they made a very nice short ...
Animation tips part 8: Setting up the stage - Backgrounds

Animation tips part 8: Setting up the stage – Backgrounds

We already published several posts with animation tips over the past few months but these were all more focused on the animation software itself and on how to make the most of its features. Today’s animation tips will be about the stage itself as this is an important part of ...
Conseils pratiques partie 8 : Mettre en place la scène- le fond d’écran

Conseils pratiques partie 8 : Mettre en place la scène- le fond d’écran

Conseils pratiques partie 8 : Mettre en place la scène- le fond d’écran Nous avons consacré plusieurs posts au cours des derniers mois à vous donner des conseils sur la façon de créer vos animations, mais tous étaient axés sur le logiciel d'animation lui-même et sur comment tirer le meilleur ...
HUE en France

HUE en France

Bonjour ! Nous avons décidé de consacrer cet article à nos lecteurs français. Certaines informations sur nos produits sont désormais disponibles en français ! Suivez les liens suivants pour plus d'informations : caméra Hue HD et studio d´animation Hue. Si vous résidez en France, cela va vous intéresser ! Les produits Hue sont disponibles sur Amazon France ...
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Where do I get soda cans?  Are we losing our creative edge?

Where do I get soda cans? Are we losing our creative edge?

Last week I was visiting with a couple of former colleagues who are now professors, and they were expressing somewhat of a disappointment in many of their students' (college age, remember) inability to think and take initiative beyond the verbatim task at hand. This is in line with some of ...
/ Education, HUE Animation
Inspired by the Learning Center for the Deaf

Inspired by the Learning Center for the Deaf

The latter part of last week I brought the warm Austin weather with me to Boston and made the rounds to visit old friends in both the iCreate and Tufts communities. With a full schedule both days (presenting at the Tufts Entrepreneurship conference tomorrow), I'm especially thankful I was able ...
HUE Animation Studio giveaway

HUE Animation Studio giveaway

If you follow our Facebook or Twitter accounts, you may have already come across the news that both HUE Animation and Moshi Movies kits have received the Good Toy Guide’s seal of approval, having been put through their paces by a tough panel of reviewers. Both were awarded top marks, ...
Beetles as Indicators of Riparian Areas... Um, what?!

Beetles as Indicators of Riparian Areas… Um, what?!

As a fourteen-year-old girl in small-town Montana, you'd expect experiences such as... 1. having to sit on pillows to see over the steering wheel because yes, you did in fact have your driver's license that young; 2. going to Yellowstone National Park on field trips and spotting wolves (bears were ...
/ Education, HUE Animation, K12
You know it's trendy to be an Entrepreneur when Barbie becomes one.

You know it’s trendy to be an Entrepreneur when Barbie becomes one.

Last month at Toy Fair the toy giant Mattel debuted Barbie's most recent career... yes, none other than "Entrepreneur" ! You know it's trendy to be an Entrepreneur when Barbie becomes one. What I find most fascinating about this is what Barbie the Entrepreneur is wearing. And clearly if that's ...
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SAM increases students' ability to link observation with scientific ideas

SAM increases students’ ability to link observation with scientific ideas

At iCreate to Educate, we always like seeing evidence of SAM Animations' efficacy in the classroom. SAM animation was recently highlighted in the January/February issue of National Association of Elementary School Principals magazine. Here's a brief summary, to read the full article, visit here. SAM increases students' ability to link ...