Many thanks Nate! Please forgive my confusion/ignorance on the subject as this is my first time on a project like this, but I am thinking that moving the virtual camera to different positions will defeat the purpose of flattening a 3D effect to a 2D blueprint.
It may be useful going the other direction (conforming a 2D anim to a 3D blueprint) but my process at the moment goes the other direction. I realize this is difficult to explain without waving hands and scribbling on napkins, but I think I am am approaching it from a different, but (hopefully successful) direction.
Time will tell once we get this thing up and running. I will report back on our success/failure/learning opportunity. Until then, I still look forward to opinions from the forum participants.