Outside of making music, Adam Yauch was most known as a creator and proponent of film and video. In 2008 he founded Oscilloscope Laboratories, which produced and distributed many acclaimed independent films (see below). He also directed films and videos (under his own name and the alias Nathaniel Hornblower) including the innovative concert film Awesome; I F*ckin’ Shot That and basketball doc Gunnin’ For That #1 Spot. His music video work included the classic “So Whatcha Want,” and the recent, star-studded “Fight For Your Right Revisited.” And, he was even, for a time, a magazine publisher—Yauch founded Grand Royal with Beastie Boys bandmates Adam Horowitz and Mike Diamond in 1993.
Here, a sampling of the beyond-music work that the pan-creative Yauch helped to bring to the world.