Clayton Hutson is a rarity with owning a business in the music industry. He seeks to create unparalleled live music experiences with aesthetic perfection while working all day long, sunrise to sunset. Hutson studied theatre design in college and worked for companies providing solutions for live entertainment while he attended. He learned the skills he needed from positions such as Project Manager and Sound Engineer.
An inspiration for Hutson’s Company
Clayton Hutson worked in the music industry for years gaining experience in live entertainment and the production of tours prior to opening his own company. He used his individual employment to improve his skills so he could navigate the ins and outs of live entertainment successfully. Hutson decided to launch his own company for production management after the company he was working for suffered from the recession.
Typical Day for Clayton Hutson
Hutson has been running the show when recently doing stage management. He starts his day around 6:30 in the morning working for Kid Rock. Before anything, Hutson begins his day getting to the venue. There he goes over the schedule for the day, walking through, creating a plan for storage and starting the list of things to do for his crew.
He increases productivity by making sure everything that is done before the show is done with the effect it will have after the show. Hutson breaks down the steps to get the venue successfully organized during the show. He gives instructions so everyone knows what to do.
Making Ideas Reality
Clayton Huston envisions his ideas for the lighting, sound and set designs. He has a solid understanding of what will and will not work. Then, he uses his knowledge to create his visions. Hutson does a lot of CAD design. He has a practical nature that allows him to work out the problems with the designs. Using his experience, Hutson has to know the measurements of the venue exactly to ensure that all of the equipment fits. This way, he knows all of the necessary things can be fit into the space without causing the performers any trouble during the show.