A Tribe Called Quest 'The Space Program' by Warren Fu

A Tribe Called Quest 'The Space Program' by Warren Fu
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The final A Tribe Called Quest video, directed by Warren Fu, is a fitting send-off.

Fu's eight-minute sci-fi-inspired music video for The Space Program (from ATCQ's latest, final album, We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service) is a star-filled, effects-laden epic, ambitiously weaving between the sci-fi visual narrative, and current social issues with politically-charged lyrics about race and the African American experience.

Historical footage and images of civil rights activists like Martin Luther King Jr, Rosa Parks, Muhammad Ali, are amplified with the addition of cameos from Common to Erykah Badhu, Rosario Dawson to Alicia Keyes, and many more.

Warren Fu had help from Emmy-winning post studio Therapy Studios to create his vision, with Therapy's Lenny Mesina co-editing the video to enhance the visceral experienceAdditional work in sound design by Eddie Kim, and in visual effects by Flame artist Geoff Stephenson, also helped bring this futuristic odyssey to life, and bring the curtain down on one of the greatest hiphop outfits.


Warren Fu
Jona Ward
Production Company
PartizanPartizan website
Executive Producer
Whitney Jackson
Director of Photography
Byron Werner
Warren Fu
Executive Producer
Whitney Jackson
Jona Ward
Production Company
Director Of Photography
Byron Werner
Production Designer
Kai Boydell
Wardrobe Stylist
Lysa Cooper
Warren Fu And Lenny Mesina
Sound Designer
Peter Lauridsen
Additional Sound Design
Eddie Kim
Visual Effects
The Mill
Visual Effects Supervisor
Martin Karlsson
VFX Artists
Brett Lopinsky, Dag Ivarsoy, Daniel Lang, Dylan Streiff, Lisa Ryan, Jeannie Huynh (Remedy), Sam Evenson, Timothy Crabtree, Tom Van Dop
Matt Osbourne
Color Assist
Asa Fox
Executive Producers
Enca Kaul And Thatcher Peterson
Senior Color Producer
Liza Kerlin
Marie O’Briend
Post Production Company
Therapy Studios
Executive Producer
Joe DiSanto
Head Of Production
Allegra Bartlett
Margaret Ward
Lenny Mesina
VFX Artist
Geoff Stephenson
Additional Sound Design
Eddie Kim
Audio Assist
Brandon Kim And Dillon Cahill
Additional Compositing
Ciro Ayala
Assistant To Producers
Laura Lareau
Assistant To Mr. Fu
Elissa Nechamkin
State Bed Driver
Bryan Lachance
Talent Motor Home Driver
Spencer Newberg
Van Drivers
Juan Jacobo And Phil Graham
Location Stage Manager
Charlie Puzzo
Production Assistants
J. Logan Alexander, Jaison Cabebe, Dylan DeLuca, Alyssa Durling, Eric Ellis, Zach Groll, Steve Hulse, Ian James, Katie Kaag, Sean McManus, Bryce Perell, Sam Tiger, And Taylor Williams
Director’s Photographer
Saoli Nash
Behind The Scenes
Rene Vargas And Aaron Marquette
Guest Appearances By
ATCQ Management
Apple Music
Unit Production Supervisor
Rachel Ottenstein
Assistant Production Supervisor
Dana Kurth
First Assistant Director
Erik Mateo
Second Assistant Director
Anthony Hayward
Q-Tips Stand-in
Dion Shepherd Jr.
Ali Stand-in
Frank Gonzalez, Ryan Hollis
Jacobi Stand-in
Wigymbert Dieujuste
Faceless Man
Michael Kurtz
2nd Unit Director Of Photography
Juancarlos Amaya
Art Director
Drew Cookson
Asst. Art Director
Chelsea Turner
Set Decorator
Sarah Staskauskas
Set Dresser
Jeremy Glaholt
Prop Master
Jeff Legore
Leadman / Art Driver
Ed Lee
Camera Operator
Kyle Klutz
First Assistant Camera
Nick Bianchi
Second Assistant Camera
Andy Chen
Matt Berbano, Preston Phillips
Xan Hammar
Jacob Baas, George Gomez
Steven Lundgren
Best Boy Electric
Chris Patterson
Jeb Alderson, Larry Brecht, Chris Ernst, Brian Scotti
Key Grip
John Warner
Best Boy Grip
Max Gerson
Chris Soronen, Adam Murray
Grip Driver
Johnny Ziello
Special Effects Coordinator
David Mesloh
Special Effects Assistant
Trent Mesloh
Wardrobe Assistant Stylist
Leonard Murray, Santa Bevacqua, Leo Robinson
Hair And Makeup
Aliana Moss
Storyboard Artist
Brian Essig-Peppard

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