Scenario: Animated feature from Pixar. No production sound except actor dialogue/effects.
Scenes are outside. Suburban and desert.
Lots of foley/moving actions. Different perspectives.
How would you build the soundtrack?
Background to foreground?
Foreground to background?
Low frequencies to High frequencies?
When would you consider surrounds?
Would you spend more time on a featured story element, like a specific sword the character uses, and leave the ambiences for last? What would you do on a tight schedule? What would you do if you had all the time you wanted?
Do you prefer to create a sub-library and create a series of effects for a character before spotting them to picture?
Assume you were doing it all yourself and had no supervisors/editors to delegate to. Also, assume the Director is ignorant and has no say in the matter.
Look forward to your answers.