Never Gonna Give You Up

WHAT IF you wanted to give a cute digital video “card” to someone, ALL entirely based off a portion of music lyrics from a song that you both know well?

Production Notes:
Well, of course, I’m experimenting with Rick Astley. I created this using illustrations from, recreated the melody by playing on my laptop computer keyboard with GarageBand and animated the text on Adobe After Effects.

Umm…it’s a little difficult to make a song on GarageBand without a piano keyboard, but the fact that it’s doable is pretty awesome. No instruments needed to create the song, just GarageBand.

This was a fun exercise in After Effects and I relied heavily on these tutorials —

How to animate handwriting using stroke
How to use the camera better in After Effects

Digital Tools Used: After Effects, GarageBand

October 2016