Stephen Yake Productions

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


Background

From the Yake Films website: "Stephen Yake is a director and producer whose 30 years of entertainment leadership and creativity have produced nine Dove Awards, GMA’s Impact Award, ADDY Awards, ACMA Awards, Houston Film Festival’s Bronze Award, and 20 RIAA-certified platinum and gold videos.

Well known for delivering results across a diversity of client industries and projects, Stephen has created over 500 music videos, dozens of TV series and corporate pieces, several documentaries, and over 100 national and regional commercials. Because of his collaborative approach, he is equally at home spearheading television and film projects with music superstars such as Brad Paisley and Michael W. Smith or crafting the public image of global corporations such as Citgo Petroleum and Time/Warner.

Stephen’s three decades of conceptualizing and producing captivating stories have built a broad and deep expertise. But, his commitment to serving his clients with honesty and integrity is what ultimately defines his work and produces lifelong partnerships.

When not enjoying life in the Music City or Sarasota, Florida, Stephen and his wife, Jentry, are avid globetrotters. Embracing the international travel associated with their filming projects, Stephen has embarked on countless adventures across 35 countries."

1st Logo (1993)


Visuals: On a dark blue background, a Y made of blue cartoonish/CGI filmstrip appears. Text appears below the filmstrips as follows;

"STEPHEN YAKE
Productions, Inc."

Technique: A still, computerized graphic.

Audio: None or the end theme.

Availability: As seen on Mark Lowry: The Last Word and Commander and the Kellie.

2nd Logo (June 25, 1994-1999)

Visuals: On a black background, there are three bars with green & purple trapezoids illuminating more and more as they scroll in from left to right at an angle with white dots aligned at the top and bottom of the bars, as the logo continues to scroll in, we also see a blue circle or oval with the words "STEPHEN YAKE" & "PRODUCTIONS" vertically spaced out. The "camera" pans back to the center causing light to shine through the dots on the bars. The text finally closes in on one another and the bars & lights disappear. There is the same filmstrip layout as in the previous logo, but they're now a pale gold type color.

Technique: CGI.

Audio: The instrumental of a song done within a concert, or an orchestral rock tune.

Availability: Seen on Ron Kenoly's "God Is Able" & "Sing Out with One Voice".

3rd Logo (1999-?)

Visuals: This went for a much more late 90s "cartoony" vibe. There is a black film strip with a single scrolling perforated edge falling into a spinning black oblong circle with some black dots bouncing off the film strip once inside. Meanwhile below the circle the words "Stephen Yake" and "Productions" "bubble" in stylized in all lowercase separated by a line that also "bubbles" in. Eventually everything stops moving and the film strip splits down the middle while the sides also fall creating a "Y".

Technique: 2D computer animation.

Audio: Another rock tune and the sound of a film projector is used while the perforated edge scrolls.

Availability: Seen on For Girls Only: No Boys Allowed.

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