Flashin’ It @ AIGA Philadelphia

I had an opportunity to present Flash to a fantastic audience at an event hosted by the Philadelphia chapter of the AIGA. During the session, I promised that I would share some of the resources I mentioned during my marathon 4+ hour session:

Developer Connection – www.adobe.com/devnet
Design Center – www.adobe.com/designcenter
(Both of these sections are organized by products and categories. If you are new to Flash, check out the ‘Getting Started’ pages.)

Adobe Events – www.adobe.com/events.
Adobe runs a lot of live events globally, but you can always attend a live eSeminar on a variety of topics and products. Check out this link.
Or you can watch a recorded eSeminar at your convenience at – lots of great stuff here. For example, here’s a list of all the Flash-related recorded seminars.

Other non-Adobe (free) resources:
gotoandlearn.com
kirupa.com

Other non-Adobe (not-so-free) resources:
lynda.com
totaltraining.com
xtrain.com

Bridge Home – if you have Bridge CS3 installed on your computer, you can find a lot of the resources listed above right inside Bridge Home (‘home’ icon at the top of the Favorites panel).

Also, if you’re looking for a particular resource on Adobe.com, you can try the search feature on the site – or you can use Google (e.g. “cs3 video workshop site:Adobe.com” – which will search for the keywords ‘cs3 video workshop’ within the Adobe.com domain).

Lastly, if you’re interested in working with video in Flash, I would highly recommend the book Adobe Flash CS3 Professional Video Studio Techniques by Robert Reinhardt. Very good information covering all aspects of video – from shooting video to encoding to deployment.

One other note: if you’re interested in AIR, the Adobe Media Player or Flex 3, check out Adobe Labs – http://labs.adobe.com.