A easy question what do you guys use for your lighting?
Here's a page on my old blog about lighting:
And some more detailed info on the newer blog:
If you click on some of the tags under the posts you can see other lighting related posts as well. I highly recommend getting a good book on lighting such as Matters of Light and Depth (which last time I checked had become a textbook and gotten ridiculously expensive) or A Shot in the Dark.
One thing that I got from A Shot in the Dark is to use those paper lanterns (alternately called Japanese or Chinese) - the globe shaped ones, with fairly dim bulbs in them, as fill light to control the shadows. You can move the lighting units closer or farther away to adjust brightness. Also make little reflectors that can be rigged up on or near the set - it's important to get some light into shadow sides of things so they don't go full black on you. Unless that's what you want of course. There might even be a big lighting thread on this message board - not sure if we re-created it from the old board or not let me check..
Ah yes - here it is: http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/forum/topics/lighting-control-th...