How to Create an Adobe Flash Preloader Screen
An Adobe Flash preloader screen is something anyone who has browsed a website is familiar with: It's that "Loading" bar that you encounter before a Flash-heavy site pops up. Sometimes all you see is a simple "Loading" bar, and other times it's much more interactive and interesting (like an hourglass where the sand drops down until you get to 100% page loaded).
You can produce your very own Flash preloader by checking out this video. You'll need Adobe Flash CS4 and an existing Actionscript 3.0 website.