Sunday, June 15, 2008

Emmy Awards '08

Well, the Daytime Emmy Awards show (for below-the-line players) was held Friday night in New York City. We (our sound team from WB) were nominated again in the "Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing - Live Action and Animation" category.

Too bad that Warner Bros thought it was not in their best financial interest to send out the team from LA to the show. However, I did have a couple of calls from nice friends who did go, telling me that we won for The Batman again this year!

Honestly, I was pretty surprised about the win; The Batman has been a perennial winner (this is our fourth win in a row on The Batman show for sound editing, and my fifth Emmy overall), so I figured that our luck had probably run out. Naturally, I'm glad the judges disagreed with me.

When I started working at WB, I had no idea I would be in the position to win awards too. Awards? I was looking for a paycheck really. I have found it an honor to work on such great shows while at WB Animation. I can still remember shortly after I joined the crew, I called Chana to telling her, "I just edited my first 'Zoinks!' Casey Kasem said 'Zoinks!' and-and-and I just cut it into the show!" I'm such a nerd, but it's also legendary stuff. What a privilege.

So thank God for the icing on this big slice of cake, and now as I move on to another chapter of my sound career, I will still believe that the greatest award (reward) is getting to do what I love, no matter whether there are tangible accolades or not.


Karenkool said...

I'm wondering what the next chapter is... ZOINKS! I loved that!

You so totally rock. I was bragging to my kids just yesterday about you--telling them that I knew you and how famous your are!!! Hee. I hope you don't mind.

Anyway... I am proud of your accomplishments. It's very impressive!!!

Mark Keefer said...

Karen, you're hilarious. Famous. HAHAHAHAHAHA. BTW, you have awesome kids. Tell Terry Happy Father's Day.

Anonymous said...

Getting paid to do what you love and then whoops! You get an award for it too?

So awesome. And congratulations, very sincerely.

leslie wong said...

God is amazing, is He not? Five Emmys?!

Happy Father's Day, Mark!

Unknown said...

Ah, another well deserved Emmy... Congrats!
Has your mantle collapsed yet?

Be sure to save some room for the other golden trophy, the one with good posture.

Mark Keefer said...

Thanks guys. A lot.

I won't even go there Riz. You are on the fast-track for one of those, and I will be in the cheap seats screaming my head off!

Unknown said...

um. wow!

like. i "know" you. well. not really.


congrats Mark...that's awesome!

We Misfits said...

Well, dang! I was going to congratulate you with a big ol' ZOINKS! But you have that one already.

Congrats, Mark. It never gets old receiving your just rewards. The industry knows who is doing a great job. I hope you enjoy this one as much as the previous ones.

I am humbled to say I know the Award Winning Mark Keefer!

(Oh, I hear you were once famous at Kanakuk as part of The Calling. My son Mark is there this week. Hope he hears The Calling--the Big One, not your group. If you get what I mean...)

Adam Palmer said...

Now all you need to do is win a Daytime Oscar.

Congrats, champ.

Mark Keefer said...

Um, er, like that is crazy. Thanks. BTW, I really enjoy your blog.

Kanakuk was very good to the Calling in our day. Those gigs pretty much paid for our album by themselves. That facility was amazing too. Good, good times. Here's to your son answering that call.

Daytime Oscar, :).
BTW- Adam, I have been reading your book. Great work man.

mandy said...

now, see, that's what its all about - getting to do the thing you love, not for applause, but because you love it.
that's "money" right there!

but congrats anyway! ;)

Richard Gaspard said...

I won an award for knowing all the books of the Bible. I was seven. Take that Emmy Boy.

Unknown said...

@Richard - that is hysterically funny!

Mark Keefer said...


Congratulations, do you still have the award? More importantly, could you name them now?!? Hmmm???

Any more guff, and I'm gonna zap you with my Bat-ray.

(BTW - I can't do it. The books get fuzzy for me after Leviticus.)

Richard Gaspard said...

I can still name them all, it's just what's in them gives me trouble ;)

Jen said...

Hi Mark, so glad that you been checking out my blog. I love to see pics of your kids since we don't get to see you all much. Next time you all are in TX give us a shout, we are only 3 hours away. There is going to be a big bday bash for the trips, Aubrey & Beck in August in the Big D at Jac's. Tell Chana & the kids that we said Hi!!