Hi to readers of Animation World .
Would like to introduce my work to you.....for the past thirty years been a professional photographer in the Toy Industry and Children' Book Publishing in the UK . I have always loved animation and carried out some humble efforts at it in my spare time over the years .
While doing some work with Panini Comics in the UK under their MARVEL COMICS UK brand I created fifteen photo story adventures for HASBRO TOYS .....for ACTION MAN some years ago which were very successful with over half a million comic magazines sold .
I always thought that the format could be taken further with a totally original idea.....so I started SEASTAR 5 .
Two years ago , I started work this personal project made in Digital Art / Photography / Model Animation to create a concept adventure story and illustrate it using these techniques .
Today the project has reached a small milestone in having been seen by over 47,000 people . Now with six photo story episodes completed , two more in production and a fully animated preview trailer heading towards You Tube later this year I thought it was time to place it in front of you all on Animation World Magazine .
The project is called SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS . Written and created by myself using specially made miniatures and sets designed in my Studio in England .
I chose the format of a photo story style to illustrate this project because it was the most inexpensive way of getting it made . To start out with a full eight episode animation series to be made by one person with eight half hour length programmes was just too expensive . In England , getting funds to do one is very hard , to do eight is nigh impossible !
So I have created the concept story using the materials I understand and have worked with over the last thirty years to get the job done in a reasonable length of time . Its still not been easy , but the project has been made along side my normal Toy industry work and so far I have achieved what I set out to do .
Please take a look at my web site Richard Dixon TPD Studios Lancashire England if you have a liitle time . The first six episodes for this underwater based science fiction adventure are available for free public viewing without advertisements !!
Would love to know what you all think about it.....good or bad ...no problem.....would appreciate opinions.....
Thanks for taking the time to read about my story about a super submarine in the oceans of the 21st Century .
Richard Dixon....TPD STUDIOS - ENGLAND - UK .