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A Relevant Practical Education–Means Production–In 7 Parts.


We must find ways to make education practical. What good is education, if it does not show us how to produce & manufacture?

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Applied Knowledge…is Most High

Applied Knowledge…is Most High
how many youth
have u cleared they eye
cloudy forms
miseducated minds
jewels lost
did u redirect they minds
give them jewels
to break out these man-made confines
talk & theory 4 d birds
realness & production
where the proof at?
running mouth & shoes ova like a 4 leaf clover
wish upon a star
but never raising d bar
like a engine without d car.


Melvin Van Peebles/– Author, Poet, Playwright, Painter, Film Maker, Astute Business Man


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Melvin Van Peebles

Author, Poet, Playwright, Painter, Film Maker, Astute Business Man

At one time he was homeless in France. This was right after his independent films were a big hit with the French after they were screened.

Struggle. Something about struggle & hardship, no school can compete wt. Successful people not made overnight. Instant success has no staying power. Because it is like a Mirage in the desert. It ain’t real. Melvin Couldn’t get a job in Hollywood as a writer or Film maker. They did tell him he could be a janitor.

Melvin wrote a book of his observations as a Streetcar driver in San Francisco. He hooked up wt a Photographer and Published a book. It was only a short period later he was fired. A friend told him his book was a movie. So he started the long, hard journey into film making. Self-taught.

He made a few films. Along the same time his marriage started falling apart. Got divorced and decided to go back to school over in Europe on his GI Bill. Before he left, a Guy stopped by his house and asked him could he show his films in film festivals. Melvin agreed to it and went on to school over in Europe. While in School, the guy showed his films along wt others across Europe. Melvin’s Films became a big hit wt the French people. They had a big showing of his film and invited him to come. He came and was a standing ovation……Then he fell on hard times in France. Real Hard times. At one Point he was homeless. But, his boyhood days of selling wares and various items to homeless people in Chicago served him well in these very difficult times. He had setup shop among the homeless as a little boy, selling various items to homeless people for a cheap price.

Melvin has a great business mind, even as a little boy. His daddy encouraged him and told him the importance of having all kind of hustles while a boy in Chicago. Melvin always had money in his pockets, even as a little boy–hardwork and grinding to make his goals a reality……during this time, while in France, homeless, he was learning French Language and he was always sharp and picked up fast. He learned French so well, he became a journalist. Became a very good French journalist….he also learned if he was a journalist, he could put in for a Film Maker’s Grant. …He put in for it and got a Big Grant. Now, he was really able to make movies the way he wanted to wt The Right Equipment and all he needed to make movies….He got so good at it, America was having a Film Festival in California. France sent him as their best Representative. The rest is History Folks. He Kicked Down the Doors of Hollywood. Now, they started in after him. He did Watermelon Man wt Hollywood. Saved the Money from That & Bill Cosby Loaned him $50,000 and Melvin made his Own Movie and Became a Multi-Millionaire.


Digital SLR Cameras wt Video Capabilities. Many wt HD Video.


If you ever thought about having a solid Digital SLR & Video Camera all in one, you no longer have to worry about that.

Many New Digital SLR Cameras have Video capabilities these days. Many in HD Video. I have a Nikon Digital SLR. The D3100 wt a 18-55mm lens & a 55-200mm lens wt Video Capabilities. I am very happy with it.

I brought a Vertical Shutter Release/Battery Pack for mine. This adds Height & Weight, which add more Stability for hand held shots.

The battery pack gives me the power of adding an extra battery as well. When 1 battery goes out, the other one kicks in.

I can crop photos right in the camera once I take them, turn them to Black & White Photos, Put Duo-Tones on the photos, Control the Color Balance. There are many features to these Digital SLR Cameras today.

You can get them in Nikon, Pentax, Canon, Sony and many other brands.

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