Clayton Hutson is a sound engineer and project manager who works in the music industry. With considerable experience working with renowned music artists, Hutson became an entrepreneur who created his own live entertainment production venture. This firm produces, manages and designs concerts. He has worked with popular artists, including Pink, Guns’n’Roses, Garbage and Kid Rock.
Hutson prides himself on ensuring his work is precise and organized. This prevents errors from occurring during shows. These efforts are important because it reduces the chance of injury during a show and helps the performers satisfy their fans. Hutson keeps lists of tasks to complete, including minor details that may seem inconsequential to some. This sometimes requires significant time for Hutson, but he recognizes that even a small error could have serious consequences.
Because the success of the concert is largely dependent on the satisfaction of fans, Hutson strives to keep himself informed about the latest technological advancements in the music industry. By doing this, he is able to arrange for entertaining shows, with satisfying visual and audio enhancements. This includes the use of mobile lights, video screens and walls, stunts and other forms of art. This sometimes requires putting in extra time, which Hutson recognizes is essential to his success in the industry.
To keep shows entertaining and interesting, Hutson pays careful attention to design and measurements. His engineering background is especially useful in this regard, as he knows how to utilize CAD design programs to assist in planning the proper dimensions for audio and visual equipment. Through trial and error, he has found what works and what does not in stage shows.
Many of Hutson’s client relationships were the result of referrals from other artists who worked with him. Hutson recognizes the importance of maintaining a good reputation in the industry to allow his business to be successful. He enjoys working with performers who are involved in their shows and explore cutting-edge forms of entertainment.