TOY PHOTO DESIGN STUDIOS - RICHARD DIXON
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" THE  BRATZ  " FROM  MGA  TOYS  USA.....

HALLOWEEN  HAUNTED  HOUSE  MODEL  SET 

CREATED BY RICHARD DIXON .

TITAN  PUBLISHING  -  BRATZ  MAGAZINE .

A  SHOWCASE  WEBSITE   COVERING  MY  THIRTY  THREE  YEARS  IN  ADVERTISING  PHOTOGRAPHY  FOR  THE  TOY  INDUSTRY ,  CHILDREN'S  COMICS  AND  MAGAZINES , TOGETHER  WITH  MY  SUPERMATION  PHOTO  STORY  CREATIONS  AND  FILM  MODELS  PRODUCTION  DESIGN.....

THIS  STUDIO  WEBSITE  HAS  RECEIVED  OVER  130,000  VIEWERS  SINCE  THE  SITE  WAS  CREATED  IN  DECEMBER  2016.....

RICHARD  DIXON'S  TPD  STUDIOS  NOW  AVAILABLE  TO  VIEW  ON  THE  YOUTUBE  CHANNEL.....

TPD STUDIOS  HAVE  TEN  VIDEO  TRAILERS  AVAILABLE  TO  VIEW  ON  THE  YOUTUBE  CHANNEL.....

VIDEO TRAILERS ON YOUTUBE.....AVAILABLE NOW

 

I have released ten video promotional trailers on the YouTube Channel in May 2021 .

 

Included in the first batch of trailers are items for SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS , SINBAD GOLD RAIDER HEROES and my latest creation "MAGNUS JONES IN THE 25TH CENTURY" .

 

If you have a few minutes available please check them out.....just search "RICHARD DIXON TPD STUDIOS" on the YouTube Channel......

" THE BRATZ " PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICHARD DIXON / TITAN MAGAZINE PUBLISHING - UK .

ACTION  MAN  PHOTOGRAPHY  AND  MINIATURE  SET  DESIGN  BY  RICHARD  DIXON .

CREATED  FOR  MARVEL  COMICS  UK  PANINI  COMICS  UK  HASBRO  TOYS  UK  GEMMA  CARDS  UK .

SUPERMATION  VISUAL  DESIGN  FOR  TOYS  ADVERTISING  AND  CHILDREN'S  MAGAZINES  FROM  TPD  STUDIOS  RICHARD  DIXON.....

MY  PHOTOGRAPHY  AND  SUPERMATION  SET  DESIGN  WORK   HAS   APPEARED   IN   THE   PROMOTION   OF   MANY  TOY   INDUSTRY   PRODUCTS  OVER  THE  YEARS.....

 

THE  ART  OF  SUPERMATION.....

A   BLENDING  OF  TECHNIQUES  OF  IMAGE  DESIGN  USING  ORIGINAL  ARTWORK  , PHOTOGRAPHY  ,  MINIATURE  SET  DESIGN  AND  CREATION ,  SPECIAL  EFFECTS  PHOTOGRAPHY  ,  ANIMATION  TECHNIQUES  DESIGN.....

TO  BRING  IT  ALL  TOGETHER  TO  COMPLETE  A  FULLY  DESIGNED  FINISHED  FINAL  IMAGE  FOR  PRESENTATION .

 

THREE  PROJECTS  IN  PARTICULAR  IN  MY  CAREER  HAVE  RECEIVED  PUBLIC  AND  INDUSTRY  ATTENTION  WHICH  I  AM  PROUD  TO  HAVE  MADE  A  SIGNIFICANT  CONTRIBUTION  ON  WITH  THE  SUCCESSFUL  LOOK  OF  THE PRODUCTS  PRINTED  PRESENTATIONS  TO  THE  MEDIA .

 

My work has featured in the creation of ACTION MAN COMICS PHOTOSTORY ADVENTURES with fifteen stories fully illustrated in action adventures for MARVEL COMICS / PANINI UK with over 700,000 copies sold .

I also created and designed over sixty cover images for the monthly Action Man Comic in the UK .

 

SUPERMATION IMAGERY ON MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE.....

I created and designed a series of images for Toontastic Comics re-launch of the Mattel Toy Brand's Comic tie in editions using photography , figures and miniature dioramas.....to create a supermation style of imagery .

 

SUPERMATION IMAGERY ON THE "BRATZ" for Titan Magazines "Bratz Magazine" in the UK '.

The Bratz Toy Range came to my studio when Titan Magazines  required a special kind of toy photography when they created the 'Bratz Magazine' for MGA Toys USA .

I provided a six month's long photo shoot programme of supermation style images for the magazine covering seven issues .

In addition a special photostory production "Bratz's Treasures" was designed and created in supermation photography , but the presentation in the magazine did not happen .  

 

The magazine after several issues or so was taken off sale from the newstands a couple of months before the Photostory was due for release as a legal action against the toy product was launched by a competitor in the market place started in the courts .

 

Please get in touch with the studio if you would like help with supermation style images for your next Children's Book or Magazine Project we would love to talk with you.....

 

Please contact Richard Dixon at the studio ....email / tpdnorthwest@outlook.com

 

RICHARD  DIXON  STUDIO  NEWS.....

The Monthly Studio Update.....JUNE  2021

Welcome to our monthly  studio news section.....the latest work from the studio , news on new projects in production and some highlights from my back catalogue of creativity from previous years......

 

TO  CONTACT  THE  STUDIO....email....tpdnorthwest@outlook.com

 

 

More News and  Images for the following projects in production arrive next month don't miss them.....

 

 " OF  INFINITE  WORLDS " 

Still time to buy your "Promotional Mug " to support the making of this new sci-fi movie in the UK and get your name on the film's credits as a supporter of the movie .

 

SEASTAR 5 THE SERIES.....

All twelve episodes of the first series of SEASTAR 5 are available to view on this website....please check out the site menu at the bottom of this page .

 

" SEASTAR 5  SERIES  TWO " 

Preview images from Series Two are now showing on the web site .

Please check out the site menu at the bottom of the page to see them .

 

"  MAGNUS  JONES  IN  THE  25TH CENTURY  ".

This new photo story science fiction adventure series has now started production with the first images now appearing on the web site . The first photostory episode is due for completion later this year .

 

A Dimensional Supermation Anime style episode is being planned for the YouTube Channel next year....

......we are currently talking with a number of video producers about the possibility of bringing something like this to the website for viewers to see for the story .

 

This month we are showing some of our miniature landscape set design for the Planet "DUNARIA" .

 

The landscapes were all studio based model sets created and designed over the last few months .

All were made on five foot square stages with plaster and water effects  incorporated into some of the designs .

Photography on these landscapes has now completed and we feature a selection of views from the photo shoot on the site during the next two months .

 

More new images from Magnus Jones next month .

 

" GALACTIC  STAR  RESCUE "  

Promotional images are now in production for this new sci-fi adventure . 

They should arrive on the website later in the year .

 

See you next month....Richard Dixon .

RICHARD  DIXON  TPD  STUDIOS  ON  LOCATION   -  STAR  WARS  LIVE  ACTION  DISNEY +  TV  SERIES  "ANDOR "  ....THE  REAL  LIFE  CLEVELEYS  BEACH  LOCATION  IN LANCASHIRE  UK ....EXPERIENCE  A  STAR  WARS  LOCATION  IN  THE  UK  YOU  CAN  VISIT  IN  2021.....

PRODUCTION  DESIGN  FILM  MINIATURES.....

RICHARD  DIXON  BEGINS  THE  CREATION  OF  MODEL  MINIATURES  ON  A  NEW  FEATURE  FILM  BEING  MADE  IN  ENGLAND  CALLED  " OF  INFINITE  WORLDS "  .

PRODUCER  SIMON  COX  AND  HIS  LATEST  SCI-FI  FEATURE  FILM.....

CONCEPT  ART  PRODUCTION  POSTER  FOR  SIMON  COX'S  FEATURE  FILM  IN  PRODUCTION  IN  ENGLAND  "  OF  INFINITE  WORLDS   " .

https://www.ofinfiniteworlds.com

CALLING  EVERYONE  WHO  IS  INTERESTED  IN  SUPPORTING  INDEPENDENT  FILM  MAKERS.....

TO  SUPPORT  THE  MAKING  OF  A  NEW  SCI-FI  FILM  PRODUCTION  IN  THE  UK .

IT'S  CALLED  " OF  INFINITE  WORLDS ".....

 

PLEASE  BUY  A  MUG  AND  GET  YOUR  NAME  ON  THE  FILMS  CREDITS  AS  A  SUPPORTER  OF  THE MOVIE.......ORDER  YOUR  MUG  BY  THE  END  OF  JUNE......

 

JUST  GO  TO  THE  WEBSITE  OF  THE  MOVIE  AT ....www.ofinfiniteworlds.com   

To make your purchase of official merchandise for this new film.....we need your support....please help us......

 

SEASTAR 5  INVADERS  FROM  THE  ABYSS

RICHARD  DIXON'S  SCI-FI  CHILDREN'S  PHOTO STORY  ADVENTURE  FROM  THE  BOTTOM  OF  THE  SEA.....

SEASTAR 5  SERIES  TWO  IN  PRODUCTION.....

AQUANAUT  RANGERS  RSV  ON  THE  BEACH  AT  TONAI  ISLAND.....SEASTAR 5   SERIES  TWO

 

The first episode for Series Two continues the story from the end of Series One Episode Twelve......

 

MINIATURE DESIGNED AND CREATED IN SUPERMATION BY RICHARD DIXON .

CGI SUPERMATION EFFECTS BY LEE RICHARDSON - LANCASTER , ENGLAND .

THE WORLD OF SEASTAR 5 .....THE SERIES

 

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 script concept.....with miniatures all built and character figures created.....

.......a full production concept now available for interested Publishers and Producers to take further .

 

Eight full episodes from Series One of SEASTAR 5 can now be viewed on this web site....please check out the "site menu " at the bottom of this page to access undersea supermation adventure .....

 

The remaining four episodes of the first series will be available to view in "SEASTAR 5 The Series " a fully illustrated book now in preparation to be released at the end of this year from the Studio and order at your  local book shop....get your order in now.....

 

If you would like more information on this series please get in touch with us at the studio in England if you wish to talk about the production in more detail .

 

The production of  SEASTAR 5  INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS has now received over 130,000 viewers since the first completed episodes were released for public viewing in 2016 .

 

The first four episodes as 'mini-supermation episodes' have now been released on the YouTube Channel .

Please search "RICHARD DIXON TPD STUDIOS" to view on the channel.....

 

SEASTAR 5 SERIES TWO....now in pre-production with the first episode .

A selection of Series Two Episode preview images are now available to view on the web site .

 

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 .

 

MY  LATEST  SUPERMATION  CHILDREN'S  PHOTOSTORY  BOOK  ADVENTURE  SERIES....FROM  RICHARD  DIXON'S  TPD STUDIOS.... ARRIVES  HERE  IN  LATE  2021 

MAGNUS  JONES  

IN  THE  25TH  CENTURY.....

A  photostory  picture book style  format  created  in  supermation  digital  imagery  will  be  used  to  present  a  serialized  sci-fi  storytelling  adventure  in  a  series  length  production .

A  FUTURE  NEW  YORK  MEGA  ISLAND  CITY.....IT  IS  THE  YEAR  2060

MAGNUS  JONES

NEW  YORK  POLICE  OFFICER

HE  WENT  TO  ANSWER  AN  EMERGENCY  CALL

HIS  DAY  ENDED  IN  A  GALAXY  FAR  AWAY

ACROSS  THE  UNIVERSE.....

THE  PLANET  DUNARIA  IN  THE  25TH  CENTURY  RECEIVES  ITS  FIRST  VISITOR  FROM  EARTH'S  21ST  CENTURY  MAGNUS  JONES.....

A   DESERT   ROCKY   WORLD   WHERE   DR  ANUBER'S   HYPER   WARPER   CRUISER   BRINGS   A   NEW   YORK   CITY   POLICE   OFFICER   ,  CAPTURED   IN  A   ROBBERY   TO   HIS   MOUNTAIN   FORTRESS   ON   THE   PLANET   DUNARIA  .

 

MAGNUS  JONES  ARRIVES  ON  AN  ALIEN  WORLD  LIKE  NOTHING  HE  COULD  HAVE  IMAGINED .

 

A  LAWMAN  FROM  EARTH  IN  A  STRANGE  LAND .

 

HE  WILL  LOOK  FOR   A  WAY  HOME  FROM  THIS  DISTANT  PLANET   .

 

THE  JOURNEY  WILL  NOT  BE  AN  EASY  ONE  TO  MAKE  .

 

A  MEGA  INTERGALACTIC  WAR  IS  HAPPENING  AROUND  THIS  GALAXY  ON  ALL  SIDES  .....

 

AND  THE  INHABITANTS  OF  DUNARIA  DO  NOT  LIKE  STRANGERS  IN  THEIR  WORLD .

 

THIS IS........   MAGNUS  JONES  IN  THE  25TH  CENTURY 

A  SCI-FI  SPACE  ADVENTURE  STORY  ON  THE  PLANET  DUNARIA

WITH  A  FUTURE  LAWMAN'S  FANTASTIC  JOURNEY  ON  THE  OTHER  SIDE  OF  THE  UNIVERSE ....

 

A RICHARD DIXON PRODUCTION

TPD STUDIOS UK ....2021.

MODEL  DESIGN  LANDSCAPES  ON  THE  PLANET  DUNARIA ..... SUPERMATION  MINIATURE  DESIGNS  CREATED  BY  RICHARD  DIXON  IN  THE  STUDIO .

IMAGES  OF  DUNARIA.....THE  DESERT  OASIS  OF  TELEMAR

 

A miniature sequence in the story that features a confrontation at the small outpost of Telemar .

More images from this sequence will appear later in the summer with final production images of the complete set with buildings .

 

These large miniature landscape model sets.....created on five individual model stages , with five foot square baseboards in the studio .

I used "daylight" broadlight balanced lighting effects to give realistic reality lighting .

The rocks were made from plaster and modelling clay....with rock moulds giving texture effects and also our 'special mountain rock' building supermation mix technique to give a realistic presentation .

 

MAGNUS  JONES  IN  THE  25TH  CENTURY  SLIDESHOW.....

ENTER  OUR  NEW  PRODUCTION  TO  SEE  THE  LATEST  IMAGES .....

ALL  CREATED  BY  PRODUCTION  MINIATURE  SPECIALIST  DESIGNER  RICHARD  DIXON ......

 

PLEASE  RE-VISIT  MY  WEB  SITE  OVER  THE  COMING  MONTHS  TO  SEE  MORE  IMAGES  FROM  THIS  NEW  SERIALIZED  DIGITAL  SCI-FI  SUPERMATION  PHOTOSTORY  SERIES....

THANK  YOU  FOR  LOOKING  IN  ON  MY  LATEST  PROJECT.....

Richard Dixon / TPD STUDIOS / Lancashire / England .

 

MAGNUS  JONES  ON  THE  STREETS  OF  NEW  YORK  MEGA  ISLAND  CITY  IN  2060....

" CLARKSON TOWERS ".....Magnus Jones Apartment is in the Clarkson Towers Complex which over looks the East River Babylon Village District in New York Mega Island City .

 

Model Design creation by Richard Dixon for his new Children's Sci-Fi Adventure Photo Story Series arriving on the web site in late 2021 .

 

 

Something new arriving next year.....

GALACTIC  STAR  RESCUE  ADVENTURES   WITH  THE  RESCUE  STAR  CRUISER  GSR7   ACROSS  THE  GALAXY.....NOW  IN  DEVELOPMENT.....

More studio news coming next month....thanks for reading this edition of Richard Dixon Studio News....

 

See you back here very soon.......

 

A  JOURNEY  THROUGH  MY  CREATIVE  WORK FROM  1989  TO  THE  PRESENT  AND  BEYOND

From the archives of Richard Dixon Photography and  Toy Photo Design Studio - Richard Dixon TPD STUDIOS 

 

ALL  OF  THE  FOLLOWING  PRODUCTS  HAVE  FOUND  THEIR  WAY  THROUGH  MY  STUDIO  DOORS ON  TO  MINIATURE  MODEL  SETS  WITH  PHOTOGRAPHY  AND  SET  DESIGN  BY  MYSELF......

 

I  HOPE  YOU  LIKE  THESE  VIEWS  THROUGH  MY  ARCHIVES  OF  CREATIVE  WORK .

MASK - KENNER TOYS UK

ZERO HOUR - BLUEBIRD TOYS - MATTEL TOYS USA

ACTION FORCE - GI JOE - HASBRO TOYS UK

MIGHTY MAX - BLUEBIRD TOYS UK

ACTION MAN - PANINI COMICS UK - HASBRO TOYS - PEDIGREE BOOKS - GEMMA CARDS......

 

WORKING  WITH  THE  ACTION  MAN  RANGE

RICHARD  DIXON  CREATED  OVER  SIXTY  COVER  IMAGES  FOR  ACTION  MAN  COMIC  AND  FIFTEEN PHOTOSTORY  ADVENTURES  FOR  ACTION  MAN  OVER  AN  EIGHT  YEAR  PERIOD  WITH  MARVEL COMICS  UK  /  PANINI  COMICS  UK .

MY  WORK  WITH  ACTION  MAN  TOY  RANGE  FOR  HASBRO  TOYS  ALSO  INCLUDED  ANNUAL COVERS  FOR  PEDIGREE  BOOKS  AND  A  SEVEN  CARD  RANGE  OF  GREETINGS  CARDS  FOR  GEMMA CARDS  DURING  MY  TIME  WORKING  ON  THE  PRODUCT .

 

TRANSFORMERS - PANINI UK - HASBRO TOYS UK

MASTERS  OF  THE  UNIVERSE ...TOONTASTIC  COMICS  AND  MATTEL  TOYS  UK.....

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE.....MER-MAN.....A RARE SIGHT FROM THE ACTION FIGURE RANGE......

LARA  CROFT  TOMB  RAIDER  - PANINI  COMICS - PLAYMATES  TOYS

POWER RANGERS - BANDAI UK - TOONTASTIC COMICS

THE BRATZ - TITAN MAGAZINES - MGA USA

RICHARD  DIXON'S  SINBAD  GOLD  RAIDER HEROES  PHOTOSTORY  ADVENTURE  IN SUPERMATION  DIGITAL.....PREVIEW  IMAGES

 

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 .

 

THE  WORLD  OF  GERRY  ANDERSON   BLACKPOOL  EXHIBITION  1977 -1980   PHOTOGRAPHY  BY  RICHARD  DIXON  STUDIOS   FOR  EMI - ITC  EXHIBITIONS .

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 .

 

 

I  HOPE  YOU  HAVE  ENJOYED  YOUR  VISIT  TO  THIS  HOME  PAGE  AND  THE  PREVIEWS  OF  MY  WORK  ON  THE  WEBSITE .

IF  YOU  HAVE  MORE  TIME  PLEASE  VISIT  THE  OTHER  SECTIONS  OF  THE  SITE  TO  SEE  MORE  OF  MY  IMAGINATION  AT  WORK.....

 

THANK  YOU  FOR  YOUR  VISIT  TO  MY  SITE....

 

RICHARD DIXON

TPD STUDIOS

LANCASHIRE 

ENGLAND .

 

EMAIL  ADDRESS  FOR  CONTACT ....tpdnorthwest@outlook.com