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20 February 2019 ~ 0 Comments

2019 Melrose Awards Winners

The 2019 Melrose Creative Expo took place on February 16, featuring numerous interactive experiences throughout the Center and engaging exhibitors from around the community.  The Expo began with the 2019 Melrose Awards presentation, honoring the top projects created over the last year using Melrose Center resources.  The 2019 winners: Audio: H. Gorlitz Scott, Director’s Pick: Josue Gimbernard, Video and Grand Prize: Laura Leandra Bland, Digital Media Design: Krystina Ramos, Photo: Melissa Westbrook.   

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16 January 2019 ~ 0 Comments

The Melrose Creative Expo is Back, February 16, 2019!

The 2019 Melrose Creative Expo marks the fifth anniversary of the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation and Creativity.  Join us on Saturday, February 16 from 1:00 p.m. until 4 p.m. for an afternoon of family-friendly activities throughout the Melrose Center, including virtual reality and video green screen demonstrations, live audio recording sessions, short film screenings, theatre performances, photo studio portraits and vehicle simulator experiences.  Visit with a host of exhibitors from throughout the tech and creative communities, and help us celebrate the best audio, video, photo and digital design projects created during the past year at the Melrose Awards presentation.

The Melrose Center is also about collaboration and community.  Staff hold monthly meetups pertaining to audio, video, photo, design, theatre and makerspace activities, while local groups also use the space as a venue for meetups on topics ranging from robotics and podcasting to web development and game design.  Events such as Technoween, the Melrose Film Festival, Melrose in the Mix: Live Recording Sessions, Open Mic: The Voice of Melrose, and Script Orlando, further define the Center as a venue for emerging and established performers as well as inspirational and informative speakers from across Central Florida.

The Melrose Creative Expo provides the perfect opportunity to explore all the amazing resources the Melrose Center has to offer.  Come see for yourself, help us celebrate our first five years, and learn how you can be a part of the next five!

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13 December 2018 ~ 0 Comments

Public Voting for the Melrose Awards Open through December 31!

The Melrose Awards submission period has closed but there is still work to be done. Weigh in with your choice for the best Audio, Video, Photo and Digital Media Design projects made in the Melrose Center this year.

Vote Today!

 

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16 October 2018 ~ 0 Comments

2019 Melrose Awards – Now Accepting Submissions!

Calling all creatives! The Melrose Center is accepting entries for the 2019 Melrose Awards. A $250 Prize will be awarded to winners in four categories! A $1000 Prize will be awarded to the Grand Prize winner!

On Saturday, February 16, 2019, the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center will celebrate its fifth anniversary by hosting the Melrose Creative Expo. The Orange County Library System is pleased to announce the fifth annual Melrose Awards to encourage and recognize creative efforts.

For full contest information, visit http://ocls.info/melroseawards today!

 

 

 

 

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26 January 2018 ~ 0 Comments

The Melrose Creative Expo is Back, February 17, 2018!

The Melrose Creative Expo provides the perfect opportunity to explore the Melrose Center as we celebrate our fourth anniversary on February 17.  Come join us for the Melrose Awards ceremony as we honor the best projects completed using Center resources during the past year.  Tag along for tours of the audio, video and photo studios, take a spin on one of our simulators, or try on a VR headset and step into another reality.  Enjoy live music from Beth McKee, E-Turn and Marc With a C, and visit with a number of community exhibitors including representatives from the Orlando Science Center, Apple Florida Mall, Tourist City Ghostbusters and many more.

Since opening in February 2014, the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for technology, Innovation and Creativity has allowed the Orange County Library System to expand its role as a provider of technology education. Occupying 26,000 square feet on the second floor of the Orlando Public Library, the Melrose Center allows users to gain the understanding required to be a contributor to and consumer of emerging technologies.  We offer state of the art audio, video and photo studios, fabrication and simulation labs, an interactive media wall, editing bays, sound booths, collaborative work spaces and the means to pursue virtual reality and video game development. Over 9,000 OCLS patrons have become Melrose Members by taking the Center’s general orientation. Last year, Melrose instructors taught nearly 4,500 classes, guiding patrons toward self-sufficiency with an array of equipment and software.  During that same period, Melrose Members reserved over 2,200 sessions in studios, editing bays and sound booths.

The Melrose Center is about fostering an atmosphere of collaboration and community engagement. It is a monthly meetup venue for numerous groups with interests including robotics, podcasts, web development and game design.  Additionally, staff have created monthly meetup groups pertaining audio and video production, photography and digital media design, with combined group membership over 3,700.  Our Family STEM Saturdays and Makerspace Open Lab introduce electronic engineering, 3-D printing and basic robotic concepts to enthusiasts of all ages.  Regularly scheduled events such as Open Mic: The Voice of Melrose, Script Orlando, and Melrose in the Mix: Live Recording Sessions further define the Center as a venue for emerging and established performers as well as inspirational and informative speakers from the community.

Come see for yourself all the amazing resources and activities the available at the Melrose Center, and help us kick off Year Five in style at the Melrose Creative Expo.

 

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