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30 November 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Virtual Event: Creative Community Meetup – A Changing Industry

The pandemic has significantly affected some creative professionals, forcing them to adapt in order to make a living. Some have reimagined their business model and others have reinvented themselves to offer different services. Have you successfully overcome the challenges of safely conducting business? Or are you looking for ideas to move forward? Join us Wednesday, December 2 at 6:00 p.m. to discuss success stories and share tips to inspire others.

This Virtual Event is presented by Melrose Center instructors. Join our Meetup groups to connect with other creatives in the community.

Orlando Audio

Orlando Digital Media Design

Orlando Out Tonight Theatre

Orlando Video and Post Production

Orlando Photo + Design

Orlando Melrose Makers

09 October 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Our Current Closed Status

As has been the case since March when the Orange County Library System closed all locations due to COVID-19, the Melrose Center is currently closed to the public.  While OCLS has reopened all locations, the limited service parameters currently in place have continued to guide us with regard to re-opening the Melrose Center.  In the Library’s current phase of restoring services, locations are open for services limited to returns, grab-and-go service and computer usage for up to one hour.  Seating areas, charging stations and meeting rooms are not accessible.  It would not be practical to limit typical Melrose Center customer activity – studio use, editing bay, editing workstation and sound booth sessions, for example – to one hour.  Therefore, it would not be appropriate to open the Melrose Center during this phase.

OCLS continues to carefully monitor the situation, and when we move to the next phase of restoring services, we will reopen the Melrose Center. As we draw closer to that time, we will announce details about how the center itself will be reopened in stages.  The Melrose Center, by its nature, is a high-touch environment outfitted with sensitive equipment.  We are currently working to address the challenge of effectively sanitizing equipment after each use and putting plans in place to assure Melrose customers can resume utilizing the resources safely.

Please know that Melrose Center staff miss seeing our wonderful customers.  We very much look forward to again opening our glass doors for the community of innovators and creators that help make the center such a great place.  Until then, please take advantage of the dozens of virtual events that Melrose Center Staff offer each month – type “Melrose Center” into the search box to see just those events led by Melrose Center Instructors.

08 October 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Melrose Film Festival – Award Winners and Thanks!

Congratulatons to the 2020 Melrose Film Festival award winners! We’d like to thank all 75 filmmakers for sharing your amazing works. And a big thanks as well to all of the virtual attendees.  We recorded more than 1,100 views of the film festival programs, and received 66 votes for the Audience Choice Award.

The 2021 Melrose Film Festival will take place in September, with the submission period opening in April.

18 September 2020 ~ 0 Comments

Melrose Film Festival – Category Winners & Audience Choice Award

The 2020 Melrose Film Festival is underway through September 27!

You can vote for your favorite film for the Audience Choice Award through the end of the festival.

We are pleased to announce the Best of Category Winners as selected by Melrose Center Video Production Instructors and Managers:

Animated Short – “El Perro de Piedra”, Director – Brennan Brinkley

Documentary – “El Chácharero”, Director – Krisstian de Lara

Micro Short Film – “Overthinking It”, Director – Chen Sing Yap

Music Video – “June & The Jones – In My Head”, Director – Raphael Dussud

Short Film – “Rude Boys”, Director – Ken Hagen-Takenaka

Congratulations to all the winners, and to all 75 Official Selections being screened during the festival!



22 August 2020 ~ 0 Comments

3rd Annual Melrose Film Festival

Join us as we celebrate the art of visual storytelling in short films, animation and music videos with the 3rd annual Melrose Film Festival. This year’s festival is all virtual, with online screenings of 75 selections representing more than 20 countries chosen from over 1,300 submissions. Categories include Animated Shorts, Documentaries, Micro Shorts, Music Videos and Short Films. Melrose Center staff will also offer virtual events on scene and character development, sound effects, and 3D and motion capture animation in the days leading up to the screenings.

Visit for screenings and information about virtual events.

Screenings will premiere Friday, September 18 at noon and remain accessible through Sunday, September 27 at 6:00 p.m.

Congratulations to this year’s Melrose Film Festival official selections:

Animation Films
Alice in Typhoidland
Candle Lit
Cotton Cloud
El Perro de Piedra
Fred’s Night Out
Keep It Light
Kenya’s Symphony
March of the Potguins
Mr Indifferent
St George and the Dragon
The Lighthouse Man
The Myth Of Haftvad Worm

Documentary Films
El Chácharero
Elementary Dogs
For Your Memory
Humans@Work | Portrait of a Potter
MAVEN Explores Mars to Understand Radio Interference at Earth
Siberian Powder
Taking Root
The Harvest

Music Videos
2 in a Million
Alien Felines From Beyond The Galaxy
Back to Selo
Buckle Winter
Devotchka “Done With Those Days”
Don’t Play With Little Hearts
Dr. Yen Lo
June & The Jones — In My Head
Mourning Mantra by Baeilou
My Research
Stars and Rabbit – Any Day in the Park

Short Films
Cheeky Monkey
Die Grossen Fragen Des Lebens
Family Tree
La Santa
My House
Rude Boys
Sasha & Clark
Saving Jake
The Forest of Silence
Till Death Bring Us Together

Micro Short Films
After the Beep
Alien Stalker
Black Blanc Beur
Down to Earth
Expedition Under my Bed
Family Views
Jelly Cars
Modern Times (Too Much)
No Monsters Allowed
On The Beach
Overthinking It
Paul’s Lockdown Daily Timetable
Perception Blind Massage
Textures of a Confinement
The Mother
Way Back
Win – Win
Yesterday, I Bought A Bike