Beyond the obvious you can flag the mics. It's the wins hitting the mics that creates most of the racket, just like when an actor pops a "P". You need to minimize the airflow hitting the mic. Oh, I agree. It's certainly not practical in a lot of circumstances for the director not to edit the show, especially on small crew/no-budget films . On the other hand, oftentimes a fresh pair of eyes does indeed result in a fresh approach. In the case of TTI's 4th Act part of the problem was the people who directed and produced it were too close to the material to see how it should go together, and I was the fresh pair of eyeballs on that.