I'm curious to who sits in on the mix of their Sound Design work on a movie?
Do they let you in, usually?
Does the Director invite you?
Are you scorned at or frowned upon for being there and cheerleading for your effects to be turned up louder? Are you asked to get coffee and donuts so they can mix in peace?
I know I like sitting in and making sure what I envisioned becomes a reality, and the mixers I work with are always happy to have me around - and I hope it isn't always just to ask "what the hell did you put that sound there for?"
Obviously on that "dayplayer" job you get for sound designing the Cheers laundry detergent commercial or the one-off episodes of TV shows I don't expect you to sit in and spend more time rooting for your effects - or do you?
And how about that job you get which is epic or artistically satisfying (Benjamin Button, Assassination of Jesse James, those types of movies), would you go to great lengths to make sure what you Sound Designed for 6 months goes through to a spectacular finish?
What's the usual protocol on this type of thing? Would you take on the job of Sound Supervision as well as Sound Designer just to babysit the mix?
Anyway, I'm curious to know what you do during the mix!