SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS
A RICHARD DIXON TPD STUDIOS PRODUCTION - UNDERSEA ACTION ADVENTURE SERIES IN TWELVE EPISODES OF SUPERMATION PHOTOSTORY IMAGERY......
" THE BRATZ IN WINTER WONDERLAND " ....SUPERMATION PHOTO POSTER CREATED BY RICHARD DIXON FOR TITAN PUBLISHING AND MGA TOYS USA......
My work career in visual media started in 1970 following a College Photography Course which took me into Commercial Photography , Entertainment Industry Photography in Theatres , Wedding and Portrait Photography , Motor Sport Photography of Formula One - Formula Two -Touring Cars....and Advertising Product Studio Photography .
I entered the World of Toy Photography in 1988 and added Children's Comics and Magazines to my work in the following years .
Over the next thirty three years my work in the Toy Industry , Children's Comics Photographic Illustration.....and now in the TV and Film Industry with Miniature Set Production Design and Model Making....has taken my visual media work across England , Europe , United States of America and around the world .
I set this website up in 2016 to showcase my visual media work and it has now received over 150,000 viewers , with over 2500 visitors to the site each month looking in on my latest supermation imagery .
My Toy Industry Advertising work has featured across many leading products over the years.......
ACTION MAN - THE BRATZ - LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER - ZERO HOUR - G I JOE ACTION FORCE - MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE - MIGHTY MAX - JOHNNY QUEST - MEGA FORCE - POWER RANGERS - M.A.S.K. - TRANSFORMERS - BUTT UGLY MARTIANS - JUNIPER JUNGLE - PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN - DANGER GIRLS - DIGIMON - POWER PUFF GIRLS - QUAKE 2 - BETTY SPAGETTI - WARNER BROS LOONEY TOONS and lots more .
My Children's Media work has featured in the creation of fifteen photostory comics adventures for Hasbro's Action Man products using Supermation Photography techniques .
Selling over 700,000 copies of the Summer and Winter Specials for the Action Man Comic .
My studio also created over sixty cover shots for the monthly Action Man Comic , together with over two hundred poster pictures during the eight years I worked for Marvel Comics UK / Panini Comics UK / Hasbro Toys UK .
In the Greetings Card Industry I created seven very successful supermation style Action Man Birthday Cards designs for the UK based Company GEMMA CARDS , together with realistic photography of Action Man for the Book Annuals published by PEDIGREE BOOKS .
My Exhibition Photography Media Advertising work has featured in the promotions for Gerry Anderson's "SPACE CITY EXHIBITION" and also BBC Television's "DR WHO EXHIBITION" in Blackpool , Lancashire , England in the nineteen seventies .
The TPD Studio's Visual PhotoDesign work with my photography has appeared for the following Companies Products in Children's Comics and Newspapers / Magazines ......MARVEL COMICS UK , PANINI COMICS UK , HASBRO TOYS UK , MATTEL TOYS UK , TOONTASTIC COMICS , CARTOON NETWORK COMIC , WARNER BROS LOONEY TOONS COMICs , BUTT UGLY MARTIANS COMIC , TRANSFORMERS COMIC , NINJA TURTLES COMIC , LUCKY BAG COMIC and PEDIGREE BOOKS ACTION MAN ANNUAL , THE BRATZ MAGAZINE for TITAN Magazines , FIRST LEISURE CORPORATION , EMI , The Blackpool Tower and Winter Gardens Company , Blackpool's North and Central Piers....together with many more....
My SUPERMATION PHOTOSTORIES created at my studios in Lancashire , England have been featured in UK Film - TV Media Magazine "INFINITY" in three Editions .
The American website " Animation World " , the UK websites " Moonbase Central - Projectswordtoys " , " Small Scale World Blogspot " , " BBC Radio Lancashire Website " have all featured my original Photostory Series "SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS . The Children's undersea adventure series of twelve episodes has also been featured on a further twenty media sites across the web in the last five years........
In 2021 I have now released preview images for a sequel to the series with "SEASTAR 5 UNDERSEA EMPIRE" a Supermation Format feature story now available to be viewed on the website .
In 2020 I entered the UK Film Industry for the first time to design and create the miniature spacecraft models for a new British Sci-Fi Feature Film being produced by Simon Cox called "Of Infinite Worlds".
This exciting movie currently being created in England will once again show my modelwork visual designs to a world wide audience .
My work on the movie has been recently featured in the "Evening Gazette " newspaper in the northwest of England and more images will appear here very soon .
More spaceship miniatures imagery from the movie can be seen on the website "OF INFINITE WORLDS - HOME PAGE "....just put it into Google to be amazed at what is coming soon.....
New work on my future SUPERMATION PRODUCTIONS is arriving this year on this website for " MAGNUS JONES AND THE STARJET RANGERS ", "STEAMBOAT JACK " and "PIRATES OF THE GALAXY " .
Preview images for these new productions will appear on the site in 2022......
ACTION FIGURE IMAGES IN SUPERMATION.......
TPD STUDIOS ONLINE STUDIO SHOP PHOTOGRAPHY.....
MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE - TOONTASTIC COMICS - MATTEL TOYS UK......
IMAGE ABOVE....BLUEBIRD TOYS " MIGHTY MAX ADVERTISEMENT " 1994.....
- ARGOS CATALOGUE....SUPERMATION PHOTOGRAPHY DESIGN BY RICHARD DIXON .
" MAGNUS JONES AND THE STARJET RANGERS "
CHILDREN'S SCI-FI SUPERMATION ADVENTURE CREATED BY RICHARD DIXON 2020 .
PRODUCTION IMAGE / CY MEC 7 ROBO RANGER TROOPER - WITH SKYJET BIKE .
PRODUCTION DESIGN CREATION IN THE STUDIO BY RICHARD DIXON 2020-2021 .
SEASTAR 5 UNDERSEA EMPIRE POSTER .....CREATED BY CONNOR MAGILL - DIGITAL ARTIST NORTHERN IRELAND . SEASTAR 5 SUBMARINE MINIATURE CREATION DESIGN BY RICHARD DIXON .
SEASTAR 5 UNDERSEA EMPIRE - RICHARD DIXON COPYWRITE 2021 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED .
CREATED AND WRITTEN BY RICHARD DIXON
PHOTOGRAPHY , MINIATURES AND MODEL LANDSCAPE SETS DESIGNED AND BUILT BY RICHARD DIXON AT TPD STUDIOS - LANCASHIRE UK .
SPECIAL CGI / PHOTOGRAPHY EFFECTS BY CONNOR MAGILL - NORTHERN IRELAND DIGITAL ARTIST
SPECIAL CGI PHOTO EFFECTS BY LEE RICHARDSON - DIGITAL ARTIST - LANCASTER - ENGLAND .
SEASTAR 5 UNDERSEA EMPIRE - SUPERMATION PRODUCTION MADE AT TPD STUDIOS ENGLAND .
IMAGES FROM SIMON COX'S FEATURE FILM NOW IN PRODUCTION ......" OF INFINITE WORLDS "
THE EARTH SPACE SHUTTLE CRAFT " MONTANA "
ORIGINAL CONCEPT DESIGN AND MODEL BUILD BY RICHARD DIXON TPD STUDIOS UK 2020 .
EFFECTS WITH " UNREAL ENGINE " 4K FILM PROCESS SYSTEM .
" OF INFINITE WORLDS " SCIENCE FICTION FEATURE FILM
PRODUCED BY SIMON COX - ENGLAND 2021- 2022 .
THE SPACE SUPPLY PLATFORM SHIP " SARATOGA ''.
MINIATURE CONCEPT DESIGN WITH DISPLAY PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICHARD DIXON TPD STUDIOS UK 2020 .
More news and images from " OF INFINITE WORLDS " coming soon.........don't miss them.....
GERRY ANDERSON'S INTERGALACTIC RESCUE....
JIFF FRUITS CINEMA COMMERCIAL 1978.....ORIGINAL STUDIO MODEL SET
PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICHARD DIXON - GERRY ANDERSON SPACE CITY EXHIBITION - BLACKPOOL .
MOONBASE ALPHA ORIGINAL STUDIO MODEL SET FROM GERRY ANDERSON'S "SPACE 1999" TV SERIES....
PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICHARD DIXON IN THE STUDIO .
LADY PENELOPE FROM THUNDERBIRDS TV SERIES.....ORIGINAL STUDIO PUPPET
PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICHARD DIXON
GERRY ANDERSON SPACE CITY EXHIBITION - BLACKPOOL ...1970's .
LADY PENELOPE'S ROLLS ROYCE FAB 1.......THE PUPPET SIZED VEHICLE CREATED FOR THE
" THUNDERBIRDS TV SERIES " . PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICHARD DIXON .
GERRY ANDERSON SPACE CITY EXHIBITION - BLACKPOOL 1970's .
STARCRUISER ......ORIGINAL STUDIO MINIATURE CREATED BY FILM AND TV MODELMAKER MARTIN BOWER .
PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICHARD DIXON
GERRY ANDERSON SPACE CITY EXHIBITION BLACKPOOL .
These images from Gerry Anderson's Space City Exhibition from the nineteen seventies were part of a photoshoot I was commissioned to do with over sixty images taken for publicity purposes for EMI / ITC in Blackpool , Lancashire .
STEAMBOAT JACK . COM
COPYWRITE RICHARD DIXON TPD STUDIOS 2021
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STEAMBOAT JACK CHARACTER CONCEPT IMAGERY FROM RICHARD DIXON .
STEAMBOAT JACK - A RICHARD DIXON SUPERMATION PRODUCTION TPD STUDIOS 2021
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" JUNGLE RIVER ADVENTURES CREATED ON MINIATURE STUDIO LOCATIONS .
PRODUCTION MINIATURE SET DESIGN BY RICHARD DIXON FOR STEAMBOAT JACK "
STEAMBOAT JACK STYLE GUIDE CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION TOGETHER WITH PREVIEW IMAGES FOR THE PILOT EPISODE STORY ARRIVING IN MARCH 2022 ON THE WEBSITE .
ONCE UPON A TIME IN A GALAXY FAR ACROSS THE UNIVERSE ....
A new swashbuckling tale of a pirate style adventure in a science fiction story setting is currently being written by visual storyteller Richard Dixon .
Production on this new Children's Sci-Fi Adventure at TPD STUDIOS UK......starts in 2022 .
A fully illustrated style guide book and preview images to the series are currently in production .
RICHARD DIXON'S SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS.....
Adventures of a super submarine and her crew of Aquanauts in the undersea world of the 21st Century......Illustrated in Supermation Imagery in a twelve episode serialized story.....the concept format is created using miniatures , stop motion photography techniques and photo CGI effects in an original Photostory format , written and designed by visual storyteller Richard Dixon .
The production was created to show the visual story possibilities of a story idea that could be developed into a full style production in animation , picture book or a film format .
Its a fully illustrated script concept.....with miniatures all built and original character figures created.
Please check out the " site menu " at the bottom of this page to access the twelve episodes of undersea sci-fi adventures .
Its appeared on BBC Radio Lancashire web site together with over twenty other web sites including "ANIMATION WORLD " a leading web site in Hollywood USA .
A new sequel feature length photostory production " SEASTAR 5 UNDERSEA EMPIRE " has now been created with preview images for this new release now showing on this website.....please check out the "UNDERSEA EMPIRE" page now.....its awesome to view...
SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS and its new sequel feature length production SEASTAR 5 UNDERSEA EMPIRE are both created and designed by Richard Dixon in SUPERMATION at TPD STUDIOS , Lancashire UK .
CGI DIGITAL ART EFFECTS for both productions are created by CONNOR MAGILL , Northern Ireland Digital Artist and Lee Richardson Digital Artist from Lancaster , England .
" LOWER VAULT - SAFE DEPOSIT AREA.....SECOND NATIONAL SECURITIES BUILDING NEW YORK MEGA ISLAND CITY....DR ANUBAR MAKES HIS ENTRANCE ON HIS QUEST TO ROB THE VAULT ".....
A SCENE FROM RICHARD DIXON'S " MAGNUS JONES AND THE STARJET RANGERS ".....
DR ANUBER'S HYPER WARPER JUMP CRUISER......CREATED AND DESIGNED BY RICHARD DIXON .
PHOTOGRAPHY AND ART DIRECTION BY RICHARD DIXON .
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RICHARD DIXON ON SET...."SEASTAR 5 - THE SERIES........LAVELLE MARINE LAB - OMELEK ISLAND - PACIFIC OCEAN - MINIATURE MODEL LOCATION LANDSCAPE - TPD STUDIOS - STUDIO 3 .
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ZERO HOUR TOYS....TRADE ADVERTISING POSTER....BLUEBIRD TOYS....MATTEL TOYS USA....
PHOTOGRAPHY AND MODEL DISPLAY SET DESIGN BY RICHARD DIXON ....1990 / 1991 .
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