Nicholas "Nick" Browning Dixon graduated from Brigham Young University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in media arts studies. He then became a part-time faculty member in the Theatre and Media Arts Department at BYU.
Dixon took over production of the film Mr. Bellpond when its original producer, Bree Evans, left to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The film won the award for Outstanding Comedy at the College Television Awards competition in 2012. In 2013, the film received a Rocky Mountain Emmy Award in the Student Long Form for Fiction or Non Fiction category.
In 2012 and 2013, Dixon traveled with other Media Arts lab employees to the annual National Association of Broadcasters Convention to research professional products and software. In 2013, he directed a capstone film project, Without a Rope, which was produced by Willem Kampenhout. It won a 2014 Rocky Mountain Regional Emmy for the category of College/University Student Production — Long Form: Fiction/Non-Fiction. Dixon also won the Rocky Mountain Regional Emmy for College/University Student Writer for the same film. Dixon received an award for his work as the director at the 2015 Filmed in Utah Awards.
Dixon interned for MoneyDesktop and used his skills to promote the young, but fast-growing company in 2013. In the same year, Dixon helped create the Christmas music video, Christmas in L.A., for the band, The Killers.
In 2014, at the American Advertising Awards Gala (formerly the Addys), the ad WD-40 (TV), received the Student Best in Show Award, a Gold Award, and the Audience Choice Award. Dixon was director and co-producer for this ad. Also in 2014, Dixon directed and produced the commercial Sticky Situation, which won Outstanding Commercial at the 2014 BYU Final Cut Film Festival. In the same year, he won first place in Screenplays for his submission Mine from the Aperture Media Journal Awards. Aperture Media Journal is an annual online journal for media arts, that showcases BYU's inter-departmental student scholarship in critical studies of media and ignite discourse and fellowship within the community. He also won a Media Arts Outstanding Student award from the Department of Theatre and Media Arts.
Dixon worked with the Editorial/Visual Effects team for BYU's production of the full-length film Beyond as well as serving as First Assistant Director, a supervisor of the Visual FX team, and an associate producer.
In 2015, Dixon received third place in the Short Film Competition at the 2015 LDS Film Festival for his piece Without a Rope. The film also received an audience choice award. At the American Advertising Awards Gala later that year, Dixon received a Silver Addy at the Gala for his work on the "Triple Eight Brainsaver" advertisement. Along with Brandon Robinson and Willem Kampenhout, Dixon also received a Silver Addy for the short film "Going Against the Grain".
- BYU's Journal of Media Arts - Aperture Media Journal Awards Winners (18 Apr 2014)
- BYU AdLab - Ad Students Bring Home the Gold (11 Feb 2014)
- Insight: BYU Honors Program Magazine - From Accursed to Acclaimed (2013 Edition)
- CFAC - BYU TMA graduates receive seven awards at Rocky Mountain Emmys (2013)
- Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation - College Television Awards (2012)
- The Universe - BYU students win honors (9 April 2012, p 9)
- The Universe - BYU students win major awards at Student Emmys (2 April 2012, p 1)