“Students as producers” can be found in everything from gardening to media production, game design and programming. It provides engaging opportunities to teach digital literacy, citizenship and creator’s rights.¹
Teaching kids multimedia skills develops their critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and collaboration capabilities and demystifies media and IT technologies.
This Is Where HB Animation Studio Kit From HamiltonBuhl Comes In.
The simple and easy to use Animate It! software has an intuitive interface with stunningly powerful features that will have your students creating stop-motion animations in no time!
The Animation Studio Kit includes a 5MP, 30FPS, gooseneck webcam with a non-slip base and Animate It! stop motion animation software, developed by the award-winning makers of "Wallace & Gromit."
Almost any topic can be made more interesting using stop motion animation, and students will learn from this exciting teaching technique.
Simply plug in the included USB webcam, grab an item - a toy, a fruit, a book, anything at hand - and get animating!
Software features include:
Capture from any webcam
Use the software to take images using a USB webcam to create animation
Add an audio clip from your music library or record directly from the included webcam microphone
Add 2D shapes to animations or as a masking tool
Import Video Images
Import both still images and video to use as a background in animations
Add the movie feel with titles, subtitles and credits
Set up the camera and use the time lapse setting to record action over a long period of time
Whether using a Windows or Mac computer, Animate It!
Ideas for stop motion videos are becoming more and more imaginative, and the technique is being applied to all types of content, from informational videos to quirky advertisements.
Producing animations requires teamwork and collaboration, problem solving and creativity. The HB Animation Studio Kit is perfect for students of all ages. The Animate It! software is detailed without being overwhelming and kids will love seeing the end result of their hard work.
¹ Educational Dealer June/July 2017 – Here is What Educators Are Talking About by Tina Manzer
HB Animation Studio Kit Includes:
- (1) Animate It! software
- (1) 5MP digital webcam
- For ages 8+
Animate It! Software Specifications:
Windows PC Users
- Windows XP, Vista, 7,8 or 10
- Microsoft .Net Framework 4 (available as a free download from the Microsoft website)
- Graphics card recommended and should support DirectX 9 shader model 2.0
- Intel Mac, OS X version 10.8 or later
- USB webcam (included with HB AnimateIt Studio Kit)
- 1.5GB RAM (2GB RAM recommended)
- 2GHz CPU
- 100MB HD space
NOTE: Download a FREE trial of software before entering License Key. Once key is entered, no software refund can be given.
- 5MP CMOS Sensor
- Resolution: 1080 x 720
- Bendable arm for optimal positioning
- Gooseneck microphone
- Suction-type base
- Windows XP, XP2, Vista, Win 7/8/10 & Mac OSx
- Rate: 30 FPS
- Interface Type: USB 2.0 High Speed
- Imaging distance: 30mm ~ Infinity
- 1x IR LED Light: Infrared light
- Easy capture shutter for still images
- Captured image format: BMP, JPEG, PNG
- Captured video format: AVI, WMV
- Working Temperature: -10° ~ 40°
- Materials: ABS plastic
- Sensor Size: 4386 mm x 3.64 mm
- Cable length: approx. 4’