27 March 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Dear Diary: Melrose in the Mix featuring Swamp Sistas

Dear Diary,

This upcoming Saturday, we are going to host our first Melrose in the Mix. It will be the first in a series of intimate in-studio recording performances as Orlando singer-songwriter Beth McKee brings her assembled Swamp Sistas Songwriters Circle to the Melrose Audio Studio for a special afternoon session. Beth will be joined by Hannah Harber, Renee Arozqueta and Ka Malinalli, as the Circle takes turns performing original material and accompanying one another before a small studio audience–all while being recorded. Seating for this is very limited, so we hope folks register for that soon. There are also a few opportunities to sign on as recording assistants, but interested members must have either Live Room or Full Audio Studio Access. We hope this will give all participants an inside look at live recording…and have fun while doing it!

21 March 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Dear Diary: Script Orlando Kickoff

Dear Diary,

We had our Script Orlando Kickoff last week and it did not disappoint! The speakers, Jim Hobart and Donnie Hamlett were awesome! Though they had quite different topics and presentations, they gave us some insight on a few common things that matter to our community: making an impact, connecting, giving back. Thanks to the Bungalower for their blog piece! We’re excited that more nomination/volunteer submissions are coming in. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for the next one (April 20, 6:00 PM).

28 February 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Dear Diary: 1-Hour Photo Studio Reservations

Dear Diary,

Something really interesting is going to happen for Photo Studio Reservations in March. We’ve gotten feedback that our members want shorter reservations in the Photo Studio. So, we’re trying out 1-hour reservations on Thursdays in March.

Access to the Studio hasn’t changed, so members still have to:

1. Complete the General Orientation

2. Complete the Photo Studio Orientation

3. Pass the Access Assessment for the Photo Studio

Also, each 1-hour reservation still counts towards the limit of 3 that our members can have active at any given time, but we hope this will meet the needs of our users!

21 February 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Big Thanks to Exhibitors

We want to give special thanks to all of our exhibitors for the 2017 Melrose Creative Expo. We’ve heard from a few of that you’re interested in being exhibitors next year…we would LOVE that. Each exhibitor had something special to offer, and we appreciate you taking the time to come spend a few hours with us on a Saturday afternoon. Keep an eye out for our announcement for an open call for exhibitors in late Fall this year!

If it will help to keep the memory alive, here’s a little video:

Video Link: 2017 Melrose Creative Expo

13 February 2017 ~ 0 Comments

2017 Melrose Awards

On Saturday, February 11, members of the community gathered to celebrate the Melrose Creative Expo, which kicked off with recognizing top projects created by Melrose members from the past year in the 2017 Melrose Awards. This marks the third year recognizing members’ efforts, and each passing year has shown growth–not just in the number of entries or votes, but also the range of subject matter. We’re so proud of the work our members have created and are pleased to share the work of this year’s semi-finalists:

Dale Bauer
Daniel Beran
Christopher Beverly
Brett  Clark
Stephen Jay
Joshua Johnson
James Ketant
Rupert Meghnot
Joseph Rodriguez
Kevin Watts
Ashley  Zehel

And now, it is with great pleasure that we present the category winners and grand prize winner:

Left to right: Joseph Rodriguez for Film Category, Rupert Meghnot for Game Design & Programming, Ashley Zehel for Maker, Christopher Beverly for Audio and Joshua Johnson for Photography & Graphic Design/Grand Prize.

Congratulations to the winners!

You know, if you think you have what it takes to take home a prize, be sure to start working on your project and keep an eye out for the opening of the submission period for next year’s Melrose Awards. We’ll celebrate the next Melrose Awards at the 2018 Melrose Creative Expo on February 17.