Through a generous gift from the Kendrick B. Melrose Family Foundation, the Library developed the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center for Technology, Innovation and Creativity. The Melrose Center is a 26,000-square-foot digital technology center located on the second floor of the Orlando Public Library. In addition to technology-related classes, it offers audio, video and photography studios along with simulators (flight, driving, construction), a fab lab with 3D printers and a large interactive media wall. There are also other services such as access to a conference room, printing and a wireless multi-display presentation gateway that presents wirelessly using laptops and mobile devices.
Get hands-on experience with our audio engineers recording live guest bands. Practice studio set-up, signal routing and recording with industry standard equipment in the Audio Studio.
Required Skills: Introductory knowledge of Pro Tools and experience operating a control surface, such as the Avid C|24. Knowledge of microphones and signal routing.
Create graphics using pen tablets, the preferred drawing tool for digital artists. Pen tablets are a great alternative to using a mouse for drawing and painting in a more natural way, similar to using pencil and paper. Learn more about tablets, drawing software, and techniques.
Explore the power of the sun while you build solar powered alarms, radios and experiment with light levels. Learn the basic science of solar power and how they impact our everyday lives. Make learning about electronics a snap.
Do you want to master the equipments in the Video Studio or need a quick review for the assessment? Let us help! A Video instructor will be available to assist you in this open lab. Please note: questions are handled based on the topics discussed in any of the classes offered at the Video Studio. Recommended Audience: Any
Create engaging, multi-touch interactive experiences without writing one line of code. Learn how to use IntuiFace, a modern platform for creating presentations built specifically for touch. Try out your creation in the Melrose Center's 12'x8' Interactive Media Wall!
Recommended Audience: Adult
Tour the Photography Studio. Learn the Photography Studio workflow, procedures and best practices. Individual photography assessments are available after the orientation. Prior to booking the photo studio, users must participate in an assessment to show proficiency in using the photo studio equipment. This is a prerequisite class to gain access to the Melrose Center Photography Studio. To register call 407-835-7323.
ASSESSMENT REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT: To register for this orientation and assessment, cardholders must attend the General Orientation for the Melrose Center and must be at least 18 years of age. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (18+ years of age).
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Prior to booking a studio, we ask that users participate in a studio-specific orientation and successfully complete a brief assessment.
To register for this assessment, cardholders must be 18 years old or older. Children under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult (18+ years of age).
ASSESSMENT REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT: Must attend the Video Studio Access Orientation.
Tour the Video Studio. Learn the Video Studio workflow, procedures and best practices. Individual video assessments are available after the orientation. This is a prerequisite class to gain access to the Melrose Center Video Studio. To register call 407-835-7323.