The road to recording engineering and stage rigging is one that requires a lot attention to detail. Even the setup for a stage requires a significant amount of work. This is what Clay Hutson reveals in interviews where he talks about all of the things that is he responsible for. When you work in an environment like this the livelihood of the artist that you are working for is on the line. That is why you have to work towards getting things right for the sake of keeping your job.
The role that Clayton Hutson has is a big one even though he is behind the scenes. He had been able to work for other companies before he started his own company. When he became proficient enough to do things on his own he realized that he could provide the entertainment solutions that people needed. What Clay would discover is that his back ground in stage and sound management would lead him to big stages. He has worked for solo artists like Maxwell and bands like Guns N’ Roses.
When you build up a big clientèle it is your job to make sure that you know what they need. It is your job to make sure that the stage is safe, that the lighting is correct. Some people that perform don’t require much, but there are some people want very elaborate setups for their concert venues. Clay Hutson knows that he has to have a plan in place when an artist like Pink asks for someone that requires wires a bit of acrobatics on the stage. This is what Clay Hutson is responsible for when people hit the stage. He is in charge of making sure that they have the setup they need.
This involves things like knowing how big the entry door to the concert area is for the things that will be on the stage. He has to know if certain things will fit into the doorway. There are all types of things that he must know about lighting and the size of the stage for certain props as well.