As the group became less active, Yauch also pursued his interest in film. He often oversaw the group's videos and went on to produce and direct a 2006 concert movie that was shot by 50 fans in the audience at Madison Square Garden. He also produced and directed "Gunnin' for That #1 Spot," a 2008 documentary about high school basketball stars gathering for a game at New York's Rucker Park.
His production and distribution company, Oscilloscope Laboratories, received two Oscar nominations for the 2009 drama "The Messenger" and another for the 2008 documentary "Burma VJ." The company also released the acclaimed 2010 Banksy documentary "Exit Through the Gift Shop."