Chris Georgenes has been using Flash professionally for more than a decade, and has gained a wide following. He is the proprietor of Mudbubble.com, a Web animation studio, and he is the Art and Animation Director for Acclaim Games. His books for Focal Press, How to Cheat at Flash CS3 and How to Cheat at Flash CS4, have been steady sellers. He presents frequently at trade shows such as Flash in the Can, Flash on Tap, FlashForward, and Adobe MAX.
Justin Putney is a freelance designer, developer, and consultant and produces animations for his studio, Ajar Productions. Justin has created and released 20 Flash extensions and a handful of scripts for other Adobe applications. He will provide ActionScript expertise for this guide. His animation work, tutorials, and extensions can be found on the Ajar Productions blog, and his work is available at putney.ajarproductions.com.