Hi, I'm Ben Panfil. I am a sophomore from Traer, Iowa with a major in Animation and a minor in Computer Science. When I graduate I would like to get a job where I can use my creative talents to help make a difference in the world. I feel like art has a way of bringing people together and enriching everyone's lives, so I would like to contribute to that. In my free time I enjoy drawing, playing guitar and piano, playing basketball, eating good food, volunteering, listening to music, and playing games.
This was my final project for 2D Animation 1, done with frame by frame hand drawn animation. It tells a dark story of someone who returns to their home planet to find that their species has been wiped out and they are alone.
This is an animation I made at the very end of my freshman year in my Drawing 2 class. The overall message is that bees are dying and have an uncertain future. Instead of having a set color palette this piece throws them all at you.