Designed for educational use, the Hue Animation Studio is a great way to introduce children aged 5+ to the art of stop-motion animation. At the moment it is selling on Amazon UK for less than £50 (full price £79.99), the kit contains everything you need to create stop motion animation videos, apart from a computer.
The kit includes a Hue HD camera, fully-featured animation software for Windows or Mac and Plasticine modelling clay. With Christmas just around the corner it would make a wonderful gift for a youngster in your family. It is sure to keep them engrossed during the Christmas holidays.
The Hue Animation Studio is perfect for all areas of education. The webcam is flexible, good quality and has manual focus. The camera can also be used as a visualiser or document reader and has a built in mic. The included software allows for both the filming of the animation and the post-production (adding layers of sound, titles and transitions). There is a Mac and PC version.
Oscar Stringer, director and founder of Animation For Education said “I think this is a great combination, I’ve long been a fan of the Hue HD webcam as it is so easy to use and versatile. Now it has been thoroughly tested with this animation software it means you can be making your own animation very quickly.”
After a joint Church Ashton infants school and Lillshall primary school, professional development day using the kit one teacher said: “Excellent day, very informative and useful practical activity. This has made me confident to go back and start implementing animation with my students”.
The Hue Animation Studio kit in action.