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Animation tips part 2: Chroma Key (Green Screen) Tutorial

Today's tutorial is about one of the more advanced features in our HUE Animation software package: Chroma Key. This is often known as 'green screen', and it's the technique used in a lot of major movies and television shows to make people appear as though they're somewhere else. The idea ...
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Nationwide Roller Coaster Trip: An Engineer’s Homework

One of my favorite aspects of being an engineer is that often times finding a solution to a problem is in the art of seeing what's already out there and instead of reinventing the wheel, simply putting it in a different orientation. How can we take advantage of what's already ...
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/ Education, HUE Animation

“What does the fox say” with iCreate Red Bird

With the holidays in full swing, we're trying to integrate some fun into what's a normally stressful time of year with travel, gifts, holiday functions, end-of-year meetings and reports, and generally time moving at full-throttle. Ally and myself here in the Austin office were inspired by the viral video "What ...
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/ Animation, HUE Animation, Videos
HUE HD Camera with book

Ask a Tech Teacher recommends HUE as an affordable document camera

We recently came across a lovely article on the Ask a Tech Teacher blog where writer Jacqui explores the versatility of the HUE HD Camera as a teaching tool in the classroom. As we have quite a few readers in the education field, the article is well worth checking out! ...
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Accommodating all learners with a stop-motion activity

One of the principles identified in the “Science of SAM” is the idea of flow, where students of all ability levels can be equally challenged. Below we’ve listed some extensions and ideas to challenge different levels of learners and demographic groups when using stop-motion animation in the classroom. And we'd ...
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/ Children, Education, HUE Animation, K12

Animation tips part 1: Flying Tutorial

Have you ever wanted to make things fly? Nothing easier. At least, there’s nothing easier in the beautiful world of animation, where you can forget about gravity and where even elephants can fly. Your imagination, your rules! Follow this link for a video tutorial on how to make objects in ...
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Atari, Superheroes, Technology, and Learning: They Have More in Common Than You May Think

As children we all have big dreams and aspirations. Some mornings you wake up and you want to be a fire fighter, a doctor, a truck driver, a cowboy, a superhero, or any number of other professions that seem downright awesome at the time. As we grow, learn, become educated ...
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/ Children, Education, HUE Animation

Bringing Up Charlie tries animation from a dad’s perspective

We’ve highlighted a number of reviews from mums (and grans) in the last few weeks, written about introducing their families to the fun of stop motion animation. It’s been great hearing their perspectives but it’s about time we got a dad’s point of view as well! Thankfully, full-time father Tim ...
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Confidence and Storytelling: Going Beyond the GoldieBlox Toys

As a female engineer how can I not comment on the recent viral video with a house-sized Rube Goldberg machine that appeared to be constructed by 3 young girls? If you were one NOT of the 8+ million people who saw the video in the last week, check it out ...
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/ Education, HUE Animation

Using SAM with limited technology in the K12 classroom

Many educators can quickly identify SAM and myCreate's value to education, but usually ask for specific ideas and examples for integration into their own content areas - and often times with just the resources they have on hand. Three years ago we first mentioned the idea of "whole class" animations ...
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Silverstein, Ferlinghetti, and Animation: Bring a Book to Life

As a child I remember certain books that I really connected with. That said I also remember some cartoons, superheroes, and toys that I was pretty fond of as well! But in all honesty, there were certain books that made me think, that I truly enjoyed, and that helped my ...
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/ Children, Education, HUE Animation

BiblioNasium: Where Kids Flex their Reading Muscles

When I started iCreate in 2010, you could probably count the edtech startups in the whole country on 2 hands. Now, over 3 years later, innovation and capital are flooding the education sector, and where I once prided myself on keeping a pulse on all things edtech, there's simply not ...
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Are You Serving Bite Size Information?

Learning happens in many different ways, speeds, and formats. That said one thing that I have been thinking on lately is the common elements that transcend most all forms of learning. The one overarching theme that I have found to be most consistent is that of breaking learning into parts, ...
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/ Education, HUE Animation

Dutch website Trendmatcher mentions HUE in its BETT visualiser coverage

We were delighted to see we had a mention from Willem Karssenberg of Dutch website Trendmatcher following the BETT show this year. His article covers his experiences at the show, including a visit to our stand and his impressions of the HUE camera. It’s great to see people thinking about ...
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The First LEGO League for Animation: Scinemation

One of the most impressive worldwide non-sports competitions for kids is the FIRST LEGO League. Impressive from both participation and standardization levels. It's our model for what we hope to build out as the first worldwide animation competition, which has been pioneered by Singapore for three straight years. Scinemation - ...
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HUE – informations en français (Information in French)

HUE - informations en français Bonjour à tous nos amis francophones! En général, nous publions des articles en anglais, mais pendant ces dernières semaines, nous avons remarqué une augmentation des visites sur notre site provenant de pays francophones, particulièrement France, et comme quelques personnes nous ont aussi demandé des informations ...
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/ Français, Français

Working Through the Block

Sometimes you get stuck. It’s true we have all been stuck at one time or another. Sometimes we are physically stuck, be it due to lack of transportation, weather, or that unfortunate time you got your hand stuck in the jar trying to get that last cashew (I know I’m ...
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/ Education, HUE Animation

Moshi Monsters: Moshi Movies

Drum roll please, we’re presenting to you the Moshi Monsters: Moshi Movies stop motion animated movie kit for Windows and Mac! Moshi Movies contains everything that you need to create your own monsteriffic stop motion animated movies. Included in the package is a fully-featured animation software, a HUE HD camera ...
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iMovie: How SAM Animation and myCreate are more than making movies

Apple's recent Q3 earnings report indicated a record adoption of iPads in education. There’s certainly something to be said by Apple’s path of taking over the world. As a small business it’s both a blessing and curse… on one side their ability to transform how we all interact and work ...
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/ Education, HUE Animation

London International Animation Festival

The 10th edition of London International Animation Festival starts today, October 25th, and will be on until November 3rd. Main screenings will be taking place at the Barbican. LIAF 2013 will open with the screening of Persistence of Vision and will be followed by 10 Comedy Animations. On Saturday 26th ...
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/ Animation, Events, HUE Animation, News, UK
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