As I will be learning mixing every day from here on out, and quite possibly won't ever stop learning, I have a question regarding Sound Design and Mixing:
Time and again, in most of the interviews and articles I have read, I have come across a constant - Storytelling. It's mentioned quite a bit that a mixer has to be able to tell a good story.
Where does one learn this? What do you suggest is a good reference, practice, drilling, etc. to cultivate this skill? Or is one just born with it or does it only come after hours on the job? Is it able to be taught? Is it something that is mentored? Is there a Storytelling 101 class?
I'm curious to find out from you what professionals like yourselves did to acquire this important skill to this line of work.