With enough time and access to relatively inexpensive tools it's now possible for anyone to make a movie with very high production values. I've come across a couple of these recently, both of which deal with aspects of deep time. What I love about them is that they've managed to combine professional visuals with all the love and energy you find in a 'home made' project,

Big Bang Briefly
by Keith Olwell and Elizabeth Kiehner

A Record of life
by Owen Gatley and Luke Jinks