Once I'd set up the main poses for each shot and was confident it would work the next step was to actally animate and bring him to life. Reference movies from Emile with timings and actions was vital for each shot due to character animation being fairly labour intensive. Those supplied were perfect - he even laid down a temporary sound bed which really helped achieve the feeling of weight and scale which fed back into keyframing.
Requred clips were:
Intro: Stomping shakes, hand smashes through and front screen lifts to reveal Frank on rear screen. Followed by a seamless look around loop.
Screen open: Frank 'opens' the screen like a double door, peers through then retreats closing them
Screen tap: Frank leans down, stares at the audience, taps the screen the pulls it close from the top down
Lift up: Zoom out over head to Frank who then lifts up Brian May (hand on the front screen, Frank rear wall)
Radio Gaga claps: timed to the song, loopable
End of show farewell: Frank waves goodbye at the audience, gives a wink then pulls the door closed from top
The last two in this list were added during production as requested by the band. This movie shows the smaller shots alongside the preview animatics: