IMAGE / SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS / CREATED BY RICHARD DIXON .
" THE BRATZ " FROM MGA TOYS USA.....
HALLOWEEN HAUNTED HOUSE MODEL SET
CREATED BY RICHARD DIXON .
TITAN PUBLISHING - BRATZ MAGAZINE .
MAGNUS JONES STARJET RANGERS
TPD STUDIOS PRODUCTION 2021
" THE BRATZ " PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICHARD DIXON / TITAN MAGAZINE PUBLISHING - UK .
RICHARD DIXON'S TOY PHOTO DESIGN STUDIO......
WE MAKE TOYS AND A WHOLE LOT MORE LOOK GOOD IN PICTURES.....
MY PRODUCTION WORK HAS APPEARED IN THE PROMOTION OF TOY INDUSTRY PRODUCTS AND CHILDREN'S PUBLISHING PROJECTS OVER THE LAST THIRTY THREE YEARS....
ON THIS WEB SITE YOU WILL FIND MANY IMAGES THAT I HAVE DESIGNED AND CREATED THROUGHOUT MY CAREER IN THE STUDIO AND ON LOCATION .
ACTION MAN PHOTO STORY MAGAZINE SPECIALS.....
Fifteen Photo Story Supermation Adventures selling over 700,000 magazines for Marvel Comics UK / Panini Comics UK .
Over sixty photo action full colour covers for Action Man Comic.....
Dozens of full page posters and competition pages created for Action Man Comic.....
A best selling Action Man Greetings Card Range for Gemma Cards .
With individual colour supermation Action Man figures in seven scenes .
Pedigree Books Action Man Annual Covers and Posters Photography .
SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS.....
A web comic supermation action photo story style , twelve episode series with over 125,000 viewers .
A sci-fi story of incredible adventure from the bottom of the sea .
SEASTAR 5 is available to Publishers in the UK and USA .
Please contact the studio for more details
at our email address....firstname.lastname@example.org
SINBAD GOLD RAIDER HEROES.....
A new re-imagined short photo story adventure created in a supermation style based on the old Arabian Knights Tale of "Sinbad the Sailor" .
A picture book release of the story may be produced for sale from the studio later in the year .
Preview images from the story now on show on the web site .
This adventure childrens story in supermation imagery is currently available to Publishers , please contact us for more details at ....email@example.com
NEW.....Arriving in 2021.....
MAGNUS JONES STARJET RANGERS......
A new serialized type of sci-fi action adventure storytelling for todays children .
The concept production will be a fully illustrated supermation photo story with digital imagery format which is set on a future Earth in a Mega Island New York City.....
Before the adventure story moves forward to the other side of space beyond ' Orions Belt '....
In a distant Galaxy where a New York Police Officer called Magnus Jones will join the Starjet Rangers Command and find himself as a stranger in a strange land .
A new Lawman on an alien world with no known way back to his own planet and time .
Our adventure begins....
This is MAGNUS JONES AND THE STARJET RANGERS......
A RICHARD DIXON SUPERMATION PRODUCTION .
The first episode arrives on this web site later in the year .
Preview images are available to view on the Home Page and also now on the dedicated page " MAGNUS JONES STARJET RANGERS ' on the site menu .
More preview images will be appearing soon .
If you wish to have more details on my latest story adventure ....please just get in touch with the studio by my email address below .
To contact Richard Dixon.....
Please email me at the studio.....firstname.lastname@example.org.....
CONCEPT ART PRODUCTION POSTER FOR SIMON COX'S FEATURE FILM IN PRODUCTION IN ENGLAND " OF INFINITE WORLDS " .
* TO SUPPORT THE MAKING OF THE MOVIE AND RECEIVE YOUR NAME ON THE CREDITS OF THE MOVIE - PLEASE CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE FOR - " OF INFINITE WORLDS " FOR INFORMATION ON HOW YOU CAN HELP THE PRODUCTION OF THIS NEW UK BASED FEATURE FILM *
"OF INFINITE WORLDS "
BEHIND THE SCENES IN A UK MOVIE STUDIO - WATFORD ENGLAND 2020 .
The mothership " Victorious " being filmed in the studio for motion control effects sequences .
This image copywrite 2020 Simon Cox Alpha Star Productions - " OF INFINITE WORLDS " all rights reserved .
Model miniature designed and created by Richard Dixon TPD STUDIOS - Lancashire , England .
Richard Dixon Model Miniatures Production Designer on " Of Infinite Worlds " 2020 - 2021 .
SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS.....The adventures of a super submarine and her crew of Aquanauts in the undersea world of the 21st Century......Illustrated in Supermation Imagery.....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 of twelve episodes in a photo story format was created to show the visual story possibilities with the story idea if developed into full production in animation , picture books or a film format .
Its a fully illustrated concept.....a full script.....with miniatures all built and character figures created.....
.......a full production concept now available for interested companies to take further .
If you would like more information on this series please get in touch with us at the studio in England for a brochure or if you wish to talk about the production in more detail .
The production of SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS has now received over 125,000 viewers since the first completed episodes were released for public viewing in 2016 .
All twelve episodes can be seen on this web site , fully photo illustrated......just check out the menu site map at the bottom of the page .
The Children's Photo Story Series has received two articles in UK Magazine "INFINITY".....
and also featured on the magazine's web site.....
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 .
SEASTAR 5 PRODUCTION CREDITS.....
PRODUCED AND CREATED BY RICHARD DIXON
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
RICHARD DIXON - LANCASHIRE ENGLAND
CONNOR MAGILL - NORTHERN IRELAND
LEE RICHARDSON - LANCASTER ENGLAND
AL KENT - LANCASHIRE ENGLAND
IMMORTAL GRAPHICS USA
FLYING MONSTER INSECT CREATION BY PETER MONTGOMERY - HELENSBURGH SCOTLAND .
SEASTAR 5 MADE AT RICHARD DIXON'S TPD STUDIOS LANCASHIRE UK
LOCATION PHOTOGRAPHY - MAURITIUS / INDIAN OCEAN
ANUBARS CASTLE " DRAGON'S KEEP "
MOUNTAIN STRONGHOLD ON A PLANET ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE UNIVERSE .
LARGE STUDIO MINIATURE SET , BUILT IN THE STUDIO .
TOY PHOTO DESIGN STUDIOS LANCASHIRE UK .
MODEL SET DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION BY MINIATURE DESIGN SPECIALIST RICHARD DIXON .
MAGNUS JONES STARJET RANGERS SLIDESHOW.....
ENTER OUR NEW PRODUCTION TO SEE THE LATEST IMAGES .....
THE FIRST EPISODE FOR MAGNUS JONES STARJET RANGERS IS DUE TO BE RELEASED TO THE WEB SITE LATER IN THE YEAR .
CREATED IN SUPERMATION DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY BRINGS YOU SCI-FI ACTION FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE UNIVERSE IN A PHOTO STORY ANIMATION STYLE FOR THE WEB.....
PLEASE RE-VISIT US OVER THE COMING MONTHS TO SEE MORE IMAGES FROM THIS NEW SERIALIZED DIGITAL ACTION SCI-FI SUPERMATION SERIES....
All enquiries , brochure requests for " MAGNUS JONES STARJET RANGERS " should be made to the studio email address at email@example.com
THANK YOU FOR LOOKING IN ON MY LATEST PROJECT.....
Richard Dixon / TPD STUDIOS / Lancashire / England .
With any story ....there is a begining .
This is my story and the creation of Richard Dixon Toy Photo Design Studio .
My creative career in the UK Toy Industry and Children's Publishing really started when I decided to take my work into a completely new direction .
Following nineteen years of photography work which started in 1970 in the north west of England .
I worked on Portraits , Weddings , Theatre Entertainment Photography and General Advertising work for Trust House Forte - Entam Ltd - EMI - FIRST LEISURE CORPORATION - ODEON CINEMAS .
I made the move into the Toy Industry and Children's Comics in 1989 and began building my studio and Brand...TOY PHOTO DESIGN STUDIO in Lancashire , England .
This new direction for me over the next thirty three years would use my creative talents and imagination across many areas of the Toy Industry , Children's Publishing Projects and the Greetings Card Industry .
I have worked with many Companies over these years.....with big and small projects.....the list of the Companies and the Products are endless...many I don't remember now ....they were extremely busy times.......some of the work no longer exists in my archives.....but here are some of the highlights from those years .
Kenner Toys - Bluebird Toys - Hasbro Toys - Mattel Toys - Marvel Comics - Panini Comics - Titan Comics - MGA Toys USA - Toontastic Comics - Cartoon Network Comic - Warner Bros Looney Toons - Gemma Cards - Pedigree Books and many more......
In my early years I have also talked and presented my work to some of the great past creators of miniature work in the UK .
GERRY ANDERSON and RAY HARRYHAUSEN gave me good advice on the directions I should follow with my creative work when I talked with them in the early nineteen eighties .
I also received a lot of guidance from British TV Producer Mark Hall of Cosgrove Hall Productions who invited me to his studios in Manchester .
Mark took an interest in my early miniature photography creations and allowed me to visit the studios to see behind the scenes model set constructions being created , together with the puppet sequences being filmed for
" Wind in the Willows " , " Cinderella " , " Pied Piper of Hamlin ".
I also saw the cartoon productions of " Count Dukula and Danger Mouse " being made at the studios as well .
These visits I found very helpful and applied the knowledge that I learned from Mark and his people to my own creations in my early toy advertising work in the eighties and nineties .
Along the way my work gradually improved using the model animation techniques that I had learned and now was applying to my work .
My first big presentation in the Toy Industry started in 1988 would see my photography illustrate M.A.S.K , the children's toy range from Kenner Toys . My images appeared in three newspaper articles in the north west of England .
These first "supermation images" were shown to Kenner Toys Marketing Director for the UK and Europe....and my new style of work was begining to be noticed as it stood out from other work with a realistic approach that had not been applied to toy photography to any great extent at the time .
MASK took me to Saachi and Saachi with a presentation of concept supermation toy work for " ROBIN HOOD PRINCE OF THIEVES " toy range based on the Kevin Costner Movie .
The work for Robin Hood I had created looked impressive , but my style of presentation for the range for Europe did not go forward .
The American advertising for the product eventually being chosen to be used instead , because the budget which had been mostly used initially on launching in America would not cover a separate new campaign with my designs for the European market .
I had to wait for the following year for my photography designs to make a breakthrough in the world of toy advertising .
The success I had worked for so long came on two fronts within weeks of each other .
Two of the biggest companies in the UK Toy Industry selected my work to advertise their campaigns .
BLUEBIRD TOYS " ZERO HOUR " and HASBRO TOYS " ACTION FORCE GI JOE " ranges would take my work to the top level .
My work was now appearing across all UK Comics with advertisements , Trade Brochures and Model Exhibition Display sets at UK Toy Fairs during the months of November and December 1990 .
Into 1991 the success continued with the UK Toy Fair in London with a huge model set display for "ZERO HOUR TOYS" and more images in the Comics with advertisements . More Companies started taking my work style on board for their product advertising .
Production expanded across the country....TOY PHOTO DESIGN STUDIO was go !!
The breakthrough for me that I had searched for had started....
I did not start at the bottom of this industry , but was lucky to go in at the top level with two very successful campaigns from the begining ....showing what I could achieve with realistic model supermation techniques for advertising imagery .
My new ways of doing toy advertising pictures had opened up a whole new career for me .
Over the following years some of the biggest toy brands have featured my work at some time ....Mighty Max ,....Masters of the Universe.....Power Rangers .....and then Marvel Comics / Panini Comics called me about working on Action Man with Hasbro Toys , this would take me on an eight year journey and provide me with a fantastic showcase for my work across England and internationally...
More Publishers started taking my work with Toontastic Comics , Cartoon Network Comic and Looney Toons Comic from Warner Bros and many more showing my visual creations .
Then "The Bratz" arrived in my studio from Titan Books Publishing in the UK......another six months production with the girl's brand from the USA with MGA Toys , giving me the opportunity to create another successful visual experience for toy photography images from my studio across the country .
My work life just got better and more enjoyable over the years.....and the rest is history as they say.....
My career has continued to this day in the Industry that has been a big part of my life over all those past years .
Since my early days some of the best products in the Toy Industry Business have passed through my studios over the years .
ACTION MAN - THE BRATZ - MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE - GI JOE ACTION FORCE - LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER - TRANSFORMERS - BUTT UGLY MARTIANS - POWER RANGERS - QUAKE 2 - MASK - MEGA FORCE - MANTA FORCE - MIGHTY MAX - BETTY SPAGHETTI - PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN - SPIDERMAN - DIGIMON .....and dozens more....
My Photo-Story Productions have now been released to join my Toy Industry work and Children's Publishing Projects on this site.
SEASTAR 5 a twelve episode story series with all episodes available to view on this web site has received over 125,000 viewers for this undersea adventure story concept since I first released the initial episodes here in 2016 .
The second production photo story release of my studio , SINBAD GOLD RAIDER HEROES a re-style re-imagination of the old Arabian Knights stories also previews on this web site as well . This production was created with a full story with images and the intention is to possibly release a picture book in due course .
We now arrive in 2021 with my latest studio creative work with a new concept serialized sci-fi adventure photo story series .
" MAGNUS JONES STARJET RANGERS " first episode is currently in production with the first images now on view with the completed first story episode release later in the year .
I am also working on a new British Sci-Fi feature film called "Of Infinite Worlds" over the next months with UK Producer Simon Cox as a Production Designer of sci-fi spacecraft miniatures for his film production .
Model miniature construction was started last year and will continue through the coming months of 2021 .
I really appreciate you taking the time to visit my studio on line and view my work , please keep me on your radar as new pictures are added to the site on a regular basis .
If you wish to contact the studio please email me at.....firstname.lastname@example.org
LANCASHIRE , ENGLAND . 2021 .
From the archives of Richard Dixon Photography - Toy Photo Design Studio - Richard Dixon TPD STUDIOS
ACTION MAN.....RICHARD DIXON CREATED OVER SIXTY COVER IMAGES FOR ACTION MAN COMIC AND FIFTEEN PHOTO STORY ADVENTURES FOR ACTION MAN......
Annual Cover Images for Pedigree Books and a range of Action Man Greetings Card Imagery for Gemma Cards.....
SINBAD GOLD RAIDER HEROES.....
A Photo Story Book of the Adventures of Sinbad has been created using our supermation style of presentation for 2021....please contact the studio for more information .
SINBAD GOLD RAIDER HEROES....A RICHARD DIXON PRODUCTION .
Produced and Created by Richard Dixon in Supermation Digital Photography....
Design and Animation by Richard Dixon....
Special Digital Photo - Effects by Paul Bradley - BLACKPOOL LANCASHIRE .
Flying Reptile Creature Stop Motion Model by Peter Montgomery - Helensburgh Scotland .
Sinbad Gold Raider Heroes Produced at TPD STUDIOS LANCASHIRE UK .
On Location Photography Glen Finnan Valley Scotland .
LADY PENELOPE / THUNDERBIRDS TV SERIES / ORIGINAL PUPPET MINIATURE .
SPACE 1999 / MOONBASE ALPHA / ORIGINAL STUDIO MODEL SET
INTERGALACTIC RESCUE - JIFF FRUITS CINEMA COMMERCIAL .
SHOWN WITH THE FIRST " STAR WARS " MOVIE IN CINEMAS .
ORIGINAL MODEL PUPPET SET FOR FILM COMMERCIAL .
GERRY ANDERSON'S "STARCRUISER "......
ORIGINAL STUDIO MODEL BUILT BY UK MODEL DESIGNER MARTIN BOWER
PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICHARD DIXON / IMAGE COPYWRITE GERRY ANDERSON MARKETING - EMI /ITC GERR Y ANDERSON EXHIBITIONS .
DELTA BEACON SPACE STATION - ORIGINAL STUDIO MODEL - FROM GERRY ANDERSON'S " INTO INFINITY MOVIE .
FAB 1 ....LADY PENELOPE'S ROLLS ROYCE / ORIGINAL PUPPET SIZED VERSION
THUNDERBIRDS TV SERIES .
IMAGE BELOW / SPACE 1999 - HAWK SPACECRAFT - ORIGINAL STUDIO MODEL
MODEL SET LANDSCAPE DISPLAY CREATED BY RICHARD DIXON .
This Home Page has shown some of my creative imagination at work covering the last thirty three years .
Across the web site you can explore many different sections of my creative work and imagery from many years of my photography projects taken from the Toy Industry , Children's Publishing and Photo Story Productions .
I hope you enjoy the visit to my site .
Please keep watching for a lot more images coming along soon......
Thanks for looking in .