In this course, you´ll learn how to create animated, interactive movies in Flash CS4. You will develop a fully-functioning Flash application, complete with animation, graphics, and interactive buttons. You will become familiar with the Flash workspace, creating text and graphics, and animating objects on the Flash movie stage. Then, you will learn the anatomy of a Flash movie, including how to use the Flash timeline, layers, and frames to control objects and timing on the stage. You´ll learn how to format and embed external digital media and how to make them appear or play at specific times. You will also look at how to control digital media based on specific events, such as end-user mouse clicks. No course on Flash is complete without an introduction to ActionScript, Flash´s powerful programming language. So you will jump into ActionScript 3.0 by creating interactive buttons. You´ll also learn to write scripts that control movie flow as well as scripts that call to and load external videos, Web pages, and other Flash movie files.