Russian animator Andrei Doubrovski has released an animated e-book, MEET THE FLASH.
Composed as a course for Flash newcomers, every lesson features a movie clip, showing some practical usage of the text.
The course is published as a "flash-book, " he says. It is a Flash movie that can be played on Windows, Mac and Linux systems.
The 34 embedded clips can be played as a single full-length and full-size movie (total running time about three hours). The elaborated controls allow you to instantly find any fragment by time or by topic.
The book interface features many essential functions available in popular "readers" and web browsers, such as a table of contents, history, bookmarks and text search.
Moreover, the flash-book combines the advantages of the e-book and video formats. For example, you can use full-text search to find a particular movie episode, and then bookmark it.
MEET THE FLASH is available in full and basic packages. The basic package (distributed free of charge), includes all the textual data, but only nine movie clips (total running time about 30 min). The full package is offered for $15.
More info and basic packages available at www.meetTheFlash.com.