06 January 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Orlando Audio Podcast: Episode 004

This is part 1 of 2 in our series – Networking Advice for Surviving the Entertainment Business.

In this episode we talk with our in house social media guru Marko Torres. Marko shines some light on how to use social media effectively and appropriately. We also discuss individual platforms and how to use each one best.

22 December 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Melrose Center: On the Road

As 2016 comes to an end, we’re already looking forward to some awesome events in January 2017. If you don’t believe us, check out our events page!

One such event will bring our team on a (short) ride from our Downtown Orlando location to the Orlando Science Center. Otronicon will be held January 13 – 16, and our staff will be there to demo some technology that we’re working to make available to for our Melrose members (and some that’s already accessible)! You’ll be able to participate in this virtual ring-side game event in one of four ways (or do them all). We’re calling it The Melrose Immersive Experience. We hope you’ll come find our booth!

To learn more about Otronicon or purchase tickets, click on the link below:

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09 December 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Introducing the Melrose Creative Expo!

Did we mention that the voting period for the third annual Melrose Awards is underway? If you haven’t already, you should check out all the submissions that were sent in by some majorly talented people, and VOTE! Go ahead, clicky…we’ll wait right here. [Edit: The voting period is closed…Plan on coming to the Expo to see who won!!]

Wasn’t that so much fun? If you’re not careful, you’ll get some of those songs stuck in your head, amirite?? Okay, so that aside, the winners will be announced at our newly named Melrose Creative Expo! I know, you’re shrugging and wondering, “Why is it a big deal to stray from the short-lived tradition of calling it an Anniversary?” Well, that’s because we wanted these celebrations to be less about the mere passage of time and more about the creativity, community and innovation that has grown in and around the Melrose Center. Our Studio and Lab doors will be open with hands-on demonstrations inside. A number of scheduled live performances will keep us all entertained (I can’t promise that this won’t turn into a dance party) while you connect with exhibitors throughout the Melrose Center.

We plan on celebrating big and we want you to join us! Save the date: Saturday, February 11, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

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Also, if you would like to be an exhibitor at this event, please complete the online form and we’ll be in touch!

If you’re not quite sure what you’re getting into, check out the photos below, taken from this year’s event.

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The Second Annual Melrose Awards kicked off the event.

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Exhibitors, like the Orlando Science Center, brought activities that helped to showcase their organization.

 

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Even locally-based businesses in the Tech & Maker fields were amongst our exhibitors.

 

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Interest-based meetup groups were also in attendance. Pictured: Orlando Virtual Reality

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Orlando Podcasters were also present.

 

02 December 2016 ~ 0 Comments

The Instructor: Episode 005

Hope you enjoyed meeting Chase last time. Now, it’s time to meet Winny, one of our Photography Instructors!

The Instructor: Episode 5: Winny

The Instructor: Episode 5: Winny

Posted by Melrose Center on Thursday, December 1, 2016

29 November 2016 ~ 0 Comments

ICYMI – Voting has started for the Melrose Awards

Sorry to say, voting season is not over…only, we think you might find voting for the next Melrose Award finalists a LOT more fun! Check out all the submissions that made it to the voting phase (click on any of the images below to go to the voting page), and be sure to vote for your favorite in each category. Voting closes on December 18.

Audio:

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Film:

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Photography & Graphic Design:

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And an entry each in Game Design & Programming and Maker:

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If you’re one of the entrants featured above, be sure to share the voting link with friends and family because, this year, voting has opened up to all users (no need to have a library card–just a valid email). Don’t forget, the winners will be announced at the Melrose Creative Expo. It will be held 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Be sure to mark your calendars!