10 Cool Full Length Amateur Movies on YouTube

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reel   10 Cool Full Length Amateur Movies on YouTubeThe art of the short film may be the most underrated film style today, although with our 21st century attention spans, they are the ideal way to pass 5 or 10 minutes of spare time. YouTube is brimming with both amateur and award winning short films in every language imaginable.

The movies will make you laugh, will make you think, and some will simply leave you in awe. We’ve sifted through a long long list of movies on YouTube and selected a few that stood out.

Bartholomew’s Song

Bartholomew’s Song, a 10 minute student film, is A Brave New World-esque story about the consequences of individuality in a society in which conformity is the norm. Through music, Bartholomew 467 finds a sense of individuality and you’d be surprised at the unexpected twist in such a short film. A great short that will make you think.

The Sound Machine

The Sound Machine, based on the short story by Roald Dahl, is a thought provoking and beautifully made 10 minute short film. The lack of dialogue, coupled with some of the sound effects and music may be unnerving for some, but the film has an interesting and compelling message.

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A must for all Roald Dahl fans, but definitely not for the faint of heart.

Fifty People, One Question

More of a journalistic endeavour than a film, Fifty People, One Question deserves a place on this list just for how beautifully it has been made. As the title suggests, in the original film, they ask 50 people one question – What would you wish to happen before the end of the day? It’s interesting to see people answer with a combination of spontaneity, superficiality, thoughtfulness, and honesty. It’s an interesting human experiment. The original video was shot in New Orleans, but there are quite a few other videos, with some additional questions, shot all over the world from New York, to London, to Perth.

Heavenly Appeals

If you want a bit of animated fun, the short 2 minute film Heavenly Appeals will definitely bring a smile to your face. Appealing his case of Eternal Damnation, Raymond K. Hessle has high hopes for finally passing through the gates of Paradise. Or will he?

Deadline

Deadline, a CGI car action short film, is more about special effects than plot. And that’s fine. In this Spanish film (subtitled in English of course), a man is instructed to steal a mysterious object, and a high speed car chase ensues.

The film was created for a Lightwave 3D training course and shows you just how much can be done as far as computer generated special effects are concerned, even on an amateur level. There is a second version of the film in which professional actors dubbed the audio.

Why?

Why is a short monologue by one man, asking one question. You guessed it – Why? Why am I here? The film is a brilliant combination of elements that will keep you on the edge of your seat. We won’t say more than that because we’d end up giving it away. Why was shortlisted for a Thinksync Award in 2008.

Love and Hamburgers

Love and Hamburgers is a sweet short film about two neighbours leaving short messages for each other on each other’s doorsteps. Will it have a happy ending? Watch to find out.

Control

Control is a short film where the screen is split in two. Think of it as the Short Film version of Sliding Doors. It starts in 1981, with a mother telling her daughter not to go outside because it’s too cold. The film takes a look at the concept of how the smallest of decisions can shape your entire life.

An Inclusive Society

Just under one minute, this film from India aims to convey the message, “Ignorance of the Ability brings Disability.” The film deals with a very sensitive topic, but does so in a thought provoking way.

Memories

Memories is an award winning student film, just over 2 minutes long. The story follows a man as he walks through the street, finding rolls of film – representing his memories. A combination of striking cinematography and beautiful original music by a Slovenian band make for a very touching film.

What are your favourite amateur movies on YouTube? Let us know in the comments.

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John Doe

I thought Deadline was pretty cool. And about the rest don’t really know, lol. Just watched what I thought was interesting.

Claudia

great links, thanks :)
did you see “Alma”?
here is the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irbFBgI0jhM

nm

Thanks for sharing the link Claudia – at first I thought how cute and whimsical it all seems. Didn’t see that coming!

Claudia

great links, thanks :)
did you see “Alma”?
here is the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v

MUO Newbie

Another vote for the deadline.

nm

Well then you’re definitely in the wrong place.

tony

I loved 6 ways to kill your parents
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v

Drone

“Words” is a nice thought-provoking short. It accompanies a Radiolab.org netcast of the same name:

“Words have the power to shape the way we think and feel. In this stunning video, filmmakers Will Hoffman and Daniel Mercadante bandy visual wordplay into a moving exploration of language set to an original score by Keith Kenniff.”

http://www.radiolab.org/blogs/radiolab-blog/2010/aug/09/bonus-video-words/

NetCast

http://www.radiolab.org/2010/aug/09/

Heve Fun – David (Not affiliated with Radiolabs)

Drone

“Words” is a nice thought-provoking short. It accompanies a Radiolab.org netcast of the same name:

“Words have the power to shape the way we think and feel. In this stunning video, filmmakers Will Hoffman and Daniel Mercadante bandy visual wordplay into a moving exploration of language set to an original score by Keith Kenniff.”

http://www.radiolab.org/blogs/radiola...

NetCast

http://www.radiolab.org/2010/aug/09/

Heve Fun – David (Not affiliated with Radiolabs)

Tina

I enjoyed them all. Thanks for sharing!

Noa

Notice that “Raymond K. Hessle” is also the name of the character in the book and the movie “Fight Club”, who is… persuaded into turning his life around.

Tina

I enjoyed them all. Thanks for sharing!

Aibek

it’s rather limited, the free version let’s you only download the video in .flv format. In order to watch it on the iPod the user will be asked to purchase another program. There are many programs out there that will do all of this for free.

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Aibek

it’s rather limited, the free version let’s you only download the video in .flv format. In order to watch it on the iPod the user will be asked to purchase another program. There are many programs out there that will do all of this for free.

- Back To Basics: How To Get YouTube Videos On Your iPod
- Get Any Youtube Video to Your iPhone/iPod Touch in 2 Clicks

Saikat Basu

Some of them should qualify for the YouTube awards.

Jmacrae523

You Should check out the miniseries “Marble Hornets.” It’s really cool!

Twelvemagpies

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Cosplay Costumes

great links, thanks

Baxter Tocher

These may be good, but how are they “full length”? A full length film is usually around 90 minutes long.

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Weeksy

I looove short films. I was glad to find some that I hadn’t seen, here. I think you might enjoy these two:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZR17rlXNWw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsKghhQ41FM

Weeksy

I looove short films. I was glad to find some that I hadn’t seen, here. I think you might enjoy these two:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v

Matt

All of these were really good. These are a couple of my favorites.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cbk980jV7Ao
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TN3VtWwks4

Matt

All of these were really good. These are a couple of my favorites.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v

knapp

Knowndebaser2

deadline sucked
the rest are good

Knowndebaser2

deadline sucked
the rest are good