We mixers can be a surly lot. Sometimes it's the grind of twelve-plus hour days and bad coffee from crafty; others times, it's simply the fact that sound is the only department that would take us, so here we are.
Actual pic of my on-set blood pressure.
Nicholas Allen is an exception. Is this interview from the Soundworks Collection, he comes across as erudite, thoughtful and calm. (Maybe, like me, he makes balls of gaff tape to wing at people when he gets cranky, but that doesn't come across here):