250+ Views and only 1 Comment with 2 likes?! Come on ya’ll, I’m not going to bite*. That said, maybe this answer really hit the nail on the head. Thank you @Travis for your answer.
To make sure I understand, you are suggesting that it is indeed worth the effort to create a fully artistically realized space to show off the effects. That the bonus in doing this, is that this also shows off my skill in taking into account the scene’s color and lighting. That I can make an effect look part of the space or style. Correct?
To add: The effects I’m currently planning on creating for my reel are fire (of course), earth , moving dust (wind), water and electricity . Classics. Both Realistic & Stylised Vers. Plus some sort of magic effects , that I have yet to decide to make of.
Yes, that’s alot of effects, I know. As I said In my OP, my enthusiasm can sometimes get the best of me (I still really want to do it), which is why I’m trying to figure out the scope of the space, as I’m going to give my self a hard deadline. I’m figuring out the best approach in my pre-planning. I also may be using this opportunity to prove to my self that I can do this, even through I know I can.
Brains are weird. Artist brains are weird.
I am aware of the kitbash environments & Infinity Blade maps. Right now through I’m pretty hard set on making my demo reel 100% stuff I’ve made. This makes the credit where credit is due part of the reel simpler. Thank you again, not only for the suggestion, but your post in whole.
*Your results may vary. /s : P