Testimonials

A selection of testimonials from our home and education customers.

Quotes from schools

Anything that allows children to get hands-on and creative will always get a big thumbs up from me. Expression and communication are so important in children’s development and Hue Animation supports these key areas. It will no doubt inspire children to follow creative career paths but also bring fun into their learning. It is also extremely affordable and great value for money.
A job well done!
– Gareth Boldsworth, LEGO® Education Europe
This is a fantastic resource which we have used in our school for several years. It has been instrumental in raising standards in a range of curriculum areas. Pupils are inspired and motivated and thoroughly enjoy making their own films and animations. Staff use them daily to model/display pupil work/lesson objectives and exemplary work. Highly recommended!
– P Moran, Headteacher (Lionel Primary School)
As an introduction to animation, HUE Animation Studio is a great way to discover the joy of creating and seeing the illusion of moving images in a manageable school time frame – whether it is one lesson or a school open evening.
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– Martina Attille, Media teacher (Islington Arts & Media School)
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Thank you for creating a wonderful product. The abilities of bringing stories to life has helped children in our setting give purpose to story telling. Dyslexics find it hard to write what’s in their minds but this allows them to write their stories.
– Mils & Leon Chaffrey (Super Thinkers Ltd)
I have used HUE Animation software and cameras with my class of students who have autism and severe learning difficulties. They were able to create their own short movies with minimal support – the activity also encouraged them to work cooperatively, something that they can find very challenging. They were all very pleased with the results which we put onto our MLE to share with families.
– Sally Paveley (The Bridge School)
We use the HUE Animation cameras and software with children who have special needs. They quickly learn how to operate the camera to move either a background or item and check on the laptop screen how that will appear in the ‘movie’. Children operating at 5 year+ levels become very independent and work cooperatively to share their ideas, retell stories and illustrate what they have learned The ease of use means that the learning is not hampered by the technology.
– Tina Wright, ICT teacher (Slated Row School)
I have used the HUE cameras in several schools in the UK as both visualisers and cameras to easily create images for animations. They are so easy to set up and to use.
– Richard Smith (Igloo Education)
The children love to see handiwork on screen when using as a visualiser, but the most exciting part is using HUE for animation. This particular topic is a highlight of the year – fun and instantly rewarding.
– M Fearn (Ripley Junior School)
We use the cameras with our Year 2 pupils. The most exciting part of HUE is the animation aspect. The children love seeing their images move. We have also used them in class as a visualiser.
– Polly Honeychurch, Headteacher (Cottage Grove Primary School)
Excellent day, very informative and useful practical activity. This has made me confident to go back and start implementing animation with my students.
– Teacher at Church Ashton Infants School and Lillshall Primary School after a joint PD day
Exciting, satisfying and fun filled- better than a day at Alton Towers.
– Teacher at Church Ashton Infants School and Lillshall Primary School after a joint PD day
Wow what an entertaining day! Eat your heart out Nick Park.
– Teacher at Church Ashton Infants School and Lillshall Primary School after a joint PD day
A wonderful day, I can’t wait to try it out at school.
– Teacher at Church Ashton Infants School and Lillshall Primary School after a joint PD day
A great day proving that good teaching can be playing with Plasticine.
– Teacher at Church Ashton Infants School and Lillshall Primary School after a joint PD day
What fun! Good team building exercise. We learnt that a good thing can’t be rushed.
– Teacher at Church Ashton Infants School and Lillshall Primary School after a joint PD day
What an interesting way to spend a PD day. I feel quite animated it was great to have hands on experience that was as much fun as it was informative.
– Teacher at Church Ashton Infants School and Lillshall Primary School after a joint PD day
What fun! Good team building exercise. We learnt that a good thing can’t be rushed.
– Teacher at Church Ashton Infants School and Lillshall Primary School after a joint PD day
I can’t think of a better way to show how children synthesize information.
– Educator, Denver Public Schools, CO
SAM Animation is the standard for what educational software could be.
– Educator, High Tech High, CA
Students are empowered to demonstrate their own learning.
– Educator, Boston Public Schools, MA
The students are so engaged that they are having such rich content conversations in their groups. The hands-on nature has appealed to many different types of learning styles, too. Everyone is on task and making a contribution. The technology tool, SAM Animation, truly is a facilitator allowing for real world skills to be developed and core curriculum to be front and center.
– Instructional Technology Specialist, Massachusetts, USA
Students were asked: Doing this project, I feel that a) I know more about the explorer than I did before or b) my knowledge of the explorer hasn’’t changed. Almost 100% have chosen “a”.
– Fifth Grade Teacher, Massachusetts, USA
SAM is a great way to assess and solidify student’s’ understanding of certain concepts, but it also helps them develop cooperative working skills, creative thinking, and simply enjoy learning. We can’’t wait to start our next SAM project!
– Teacher, Minnesota, USA
SAM gives students of all ages opportunities to show what they know in an artistic, engaging and non-threatening manner. And they have fun while they learn!
– Teacher, Massachusetts, USA
I love how SAM is both easy to use and affordable so that I can share the magic of making stop motion with my 5th grade students and stick to a very limited budget!
– Teacher, Iowa, USA

Quotes from families and animators

Fantastic animation kit! I use these for group animation workshops for disabled children and young people and they are so simple to use, the children really engage with them. We have made some really impressive work with these and the accompanying hints and tips book is great for learning techniques. The flip-down set included on the box is really useful too! Very highly recommended for group activities or for a gift.
– Liz Whitaker, Follow Your Dreams
The educational impact is tremendous as children’s creativity is unleashed and they develop additional skills in communication and teamwork that will be of benefit to them throughout their lives.
My grandson was at a loss for words when he started on the program. He can be quite a talker, but he seemed stuck on one word: cool… cool… COOOOL.
– Paula, grandmother, USA
HUE Animation is really fun and simple to use, with a cool camera, producing sharp images; great for all ages and abilities. We loved using this to create stop motion animations, as well as some nice drawn ones.
– Katrina of Able Radio, a radio station which supports and empowers creative people with disabilities
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The most fabulous part is that even though they are only little kids, they are able to use the software all on their own.
– Parent, Australia
It is refreshing as a parent to see an app that is not a game or simply a way to drill kids on subject matter.
– Parent, Massachusetts, USA
It’s amazing how easy it is to use and inherently teach at the same time.
– Parent, Venezuela, South America
I tried a lot of a demo versions of stop motion software out there, and my 8-year old loves your version the best. Thank you!
– Parent, USA
My 12 and 10 year olds learned SAM animation at a summer camp affiliated with their school and LOVED it! It was amazing how incredible the movies were. I was stunned and sooo excited!
– Parent, California, USA
It makes them feel really big to be able to think about a story and then create and film it is so much better than spending their time playing computer games!!!
– Parent, Australia
Thank you for all your help and assistance, I must say I am very impressed with your level of support.
– Parent, UK
I am very impressed with the added customer service you have given me! You went above and beyond and I really appreciate it!
– Parent, Tennessee, USA

Video Testimonials

Watch students and teachers talking about using our products in their classrooms.

Fifth graders talk to their learning experiences in making stop-motion videos to illustrate geological formations.
Teachers reflect on how stop-motion enables them to truly identify their students’ understandings.