The guys at Sounddogs Blog has published an interview with sound designer Rob Sephton, talking about general things of his sound design career.
S.B.: What would you say is the best part of being a sound designer?
R.S.: Well that’s it, the best part of being a Sound Designer is the design of the sound of movies. That’s the fun stuff. As with everything else, there’s the application side of it, the management side because I do both, sound supervising and sound design on my movies. So I still have to sound supervise the overall project. I have to answer to post-production, keep an eye on the bid, have to worry about people and working longer days or overtime on the dub stage. Now when I get to go into the sound design mode I just get to sit in my room and that’s where I get to work with sound and come up with ideas and variations on sound to work towards the picture I’m working on which hopefully of course appeases the director and producers and the film editor. It’s not just usually one person, the director has definitely the lead on it all, but producers and picture editors also chime in. So you’re trying to appease a lot of people, however, the director is whom I actually work for and although everybody else’s ideas are welcome, it’s the director’s opinion I go with.