While watching the live Simpsons video you guys did I noticed that they had stickers over the specific keys on the keyboard so it was easier for them to trigger actions. A digital alternative to this as a separate panel with the option to upload your own images and/or pick from defaults would be great. Especially if the panel could be opened in mobile touch device (iPad) to use while recording your animations. Different sections could be created, labelled, scaled and even colour coded. Please see my quick example attached.
Chris Chadwick - Senior Multimedia Designer at Virgin Media