Since moving to LA I have found two types of houses for mixing.....houses that want you to creatively tell a story and work with the producers to realize a vision not yet manifested and houses that want you to not mess with the already mixed material and design they have approved coming out of an AVID suite. They simply want you to take that mix and "make it legal" for air. One views audio as a fun wonderland of interpretation and possibility, while the other sees a mixer as a technical position created to optimize things for broadcast and clean unwanted noise. I literally had a producer say to me this week "It is basically already mixed, just run the limiter thing on it."
Has anyone had this experience as well? Is this a growing epidemic? When did an AVID editor become a sound designer and pre-dubber? Are they really given time like that to cut? I was stunned.