What sort of lighting setup do I need for 2-D stop motion?
I don't have a lot of space, so the canvas area won't be huge. I will probably use 11" x 14" heavy 11" x 14" matte paper. All the animation will consist of cutouts and be flat (not sure if this was obvious).
I'm thinking of using 2 cheap clamp lamps from Home Depot, and positioning them at the ends of long side of the paper. Not sure if I should diffuse or not.
Then I'll put my camera above the light source, to avoid getting my camera's shadow in the snapshots.