Neil Webber's Biography
ANIMATION BIOG: MUTANT BOY
ANIMATOR: NEIL WEBBER
I studied for an MA in animation at the Royal College of Art in London. My Graduation Film; Ugly Head won the Student prize at The International Animation Festival in Stuttgart, Germany in 1996.
For the last few years I’ve been creating animation for Internet based projects and Television using Macromedia Flash. It’s been a happy revelation going from creating thousands of hand painted cels and using huge film rostrum cameras, ending up with tins of 16mm film to creating the whole thing at a desk on a computer, ending up with a CD.
Mutant Boy is my first animated short using Flash; it’s an allegory of the dangers of the modern world from nuclear radiation to junk food. It’s also an excuse to draw monsters.