lighting moving characters?

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  11 November 2002
lighting moving characters?

after reading some great tutorials on the net i finally understand how to setup the lighting... for a still picture.
but what about animations?
for example: i have an open space with 2 characters moving from point A to point B. (one character is in the front and the other is walking behind him). the scene is in the night and i want to use a small source light with high contrast on my characters as a key light because the mood is suppose to be very dramatic.
but what am i going to do with my light when the character moves? at a certain point he won't be seen, since the source light is suppose to be small. should i move the light with him, wich will probably look wierd, or should i place several source lights? any ideas?
and when you change your camera angle (like after you made a cut) do u change also the lights angle?

btw the lighting don't have to be realistic but i would want to put some realistic elements into it. that's why moving the light source with the character won't be a very good idea.
  11 November 2002
you're not just lighting your characters, you're lighting the whole scene, and you need to plan out your lighting like that.

You can have your characters photoreal, fast or cheap. Pick two.
  01 January 2006
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