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03 July 2019 ~ 2 Comments

Melrose Monster Makers on the Loose!

The whole Melrose Center is coming together for a family-friendly Meetup of gargantuan proportions on Wednesday, July 17.  Journey through the Fab Lab, Video Studio and Audio Studio and experience the making of a giant creature feature.  Participate in a range of movie monster making techniques from a variety of eras.  Activities include old school Japanese man-in-suit style model destruction, green screen acting, foley sound effects, and modern day CGI motion capture technology.  Be sure to join us as we destroy the library and the whole city!

15 April 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Melrose in the Mix 2019

The 2019 Melrose in the Mix season kicked off the first weekend in March. On Saturday, March 2nd, local band Artefacto blended nuances of alternative rock, pop and electronic music, performing a clutch of powerful songs sung in Spanish. On Sunday, March 3rd, veteran Orlando singer-songwriter Marc With a C played solo versions of some of his older classics for his loyal fans. Marc’s session will be released as one of the vinyl sides on his upcoming triple album career retrospective. Earlier this month, on April 6th, we welcomed critically-acclaimed folksinger John John Brown, as he performed some songs from his latest album as well as his current project, New York Photo Songs.

The rest of 2019 is taking shape and is set up to be an amazing year of live recording sessions. Here’s a look ahead:

Sunday, May 5th, – Beth McKee (and her Funky Time Band)

Sunday, June 2nd – Swamburger Presents: AMIAM

Sunday, June 9th – Terri Binion

Saturday, July 6th – The Pauses

Saturday, August 3rd – Meka Nism

Sunday, August 4th – Demon****

Saturday, August 10 – Onry Ozzborn

Saturday, September 7th – Steve Garron

Saturday, November 2nd – Bella Fontella

Sunday, December 1st – Amy Robbins

Melrose in the Mix live recording sessions offer very limited seating.  Reserve a spot for the upcoming session.

13 April 2019 ~ 0 Comments

Melrose Film Festival Accepting Submissions April 14 – June 14

The Melrose Film Festival seeks to highlight the work of imaginative filmmakers across the globe. Interested in submitting your short film, animation or music video to win cash prizes?

Submissions will be accepted April 14 – June 14 at

The festival will be held in September in the Melrose Center, featuring screenings of selected films, industry panels and Q&A discussions.

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.   

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!