With the World Cup in full swing now, it’s a perfect time to share Grant Orchard’s two-minute masterpiece PARK FOOT BALL (2005), which can be seen on the studio AKA website. The film was created entirely in After Effects, and it’s one of the most brilliant bits of animation I’ve seen in a while. All the characters in the film – people, birds and a dog – are reduced to abstract blocks of color, yet their actions are not only clear, they’re also funny. The sound design by Nic Gill is equally perfect and inspired. I’d previously written about another of Orchard’s films, WELCOME TO GLARINGLY, here.