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Chris Georgenes is a full-time freelance artist, animator, and all-around designer for the web, CD-ROM, and television. His clients include Macromedia, LucasArts, Universal Records, Hasbro, Ogilvy, Yahoo! and AOL, to name a few. He maintains www.mudbubble.com as his online portfolio and www.keyframer.com as his Flash tutorial website. He is also a course author and instructor for sessions.edu.
Design Styles; Transformation and Distortion; Masking; Motion tips & tricks; Character animation; Flash to video; Animation Examples; Working with sound; Working with Video; Interactivity; Going Mobile; Extending Flash; Time-Saving Tips