Ben Panfil

About Me

I am a Junior Animation Major from Traer, Iowa with a passion for creating. Ever since I was young I have had a creative drive to make whatever I wanted. Now that drive goes into my passion for animating! My dream is to somehow combine my passions for animation and music into a fulfilling career. I would love to animate music videos and work with musicians on projects requiring visuals such as stage graphics or promotions. I would also enjoy working at a large studio making animations with more narrative such as a TV show. When I am not making animations I enjoy watching movies, playing or listening to music, playing games, and being with friends.

Featured Projects


Avocado

Avocado

This is the first music video that I worked on! I made it for the band Cali Conscious. It was started by someone else and I took all the assets he created and compiled them alongside my own work into a full video.

Don't Keep Your Day Job

Don't Keep Your Day Job

I make animations for a podcast called Don't keep Your Day Job hosted by Cathy Heller. It is about helping creative people pursue a career doing what they love. I make animations of Cathy talking to guests and giving inspirational speeches.

Hot Wings

Hot Wings

Hot Wings is a game that I pitched and lead the production of during the Hollywood Semester of Fall 2018. It is about a mutant chicken that fights aliens and it is here at Fuse! Play it!

The world is under siege from aliens! Human technology has proven useless against the advanced, extra-terrestrial attacks and things are looking grim. After trying every known method of defense we are turning to unorthodox measures of protecting Earth. All hope has nearly been lost when suddenly a hero emerges from the most unlikely of places. Hailing from a small farm in Iowa comes Hot Wings, a mutant chicken with the unique ability to defeat aliens with her incredible abilities! Control Hot Wings as she scrambles to eat a variety of peppers and obtain Pepper Powers to fight off the invading aliens! Use attacks such as fire breathing, water spewing, and electric shocking against a variety of enemies, all with their own unique weakness. Stand your ground and survive as long as possible in a fast-paced, alien-frying, frenzy that is fun for all ages!