A freeze frame is the effect of “stopped time”. It’s typically used at highest emotional points, positive or negative: a character’s triumph, as in Rocky or a character’s suffering. Movies sometimes end with freeze frames (“Farewell, friend”, “400 blows”). A wide-spread technique is to halt the action on the freeze frame and to let the […]

Rendering function processes the effect and creates a separate clip: a render file. That clip (file) is stored in the Render Files folder on the scratch disk. When a sequence invokes the rendered effect, the render file is loaded into the sequence and played. The render file (clip) doesn’t appear as the item neither in […]

You can place the values of the array within the parentheses of the constructor: var myArray:Array = new Array(“This is the first value”, true, 0.7);

The sortOn() method only exists in the Array class. It is not supported in the Vector class of ActionScript 3.0. The sortOn() method works with arrays whose elements are objects. These objects must have at least one common property than can be used as the sort key. NOTE the use of the curly brackets {}: […]


hide, show and toggle functions in jQuery have optional callback function (used within the same parentheses), that allows to assign action after the effect is finished. For example, after something is shown or revealed, you may go to a URL or display a pop-up alert box. Here’s an example: <script type=”text/javascript”> $(document).ready(function(){ $(‘:submit’).click(function () { […]

Use the toggle function: $(‘:submit’).click(function () { $(‘div’).toggle(); });

If you hide several elements located one nextto another, you can assign increasingly faster speed to hiding each element, for example like this: <script type=”text/javascript”> $(document).ready(function(){ $(‘:submit’).click(function () { $(‘#veryslowhide’).hide(‘4000’); $(‘#slowhide’).hide(‘3000’); $(‘#fasthide’).hide(‘2000’); $(‘#fasthide’).hide(‘1000’); }); }); </script> <script type=”text/javascript”>$(document).ready(function(){ $(‘:submit’).click(function () {$(‘#slowhide’).hide(‘1000’);$(‘#fasthide’).hide(‘300’);}); });</script>

Subliminal cut is a cut of only a few frames so that the viewer is unconscious of them but it affects the viewer on the unconscious level, Subliminal cuts are used in The Exorcist. Subliminal cuts of Bourne’s past are used in many scenes in Bourne Ultimatum. William Friedkin: “The subliminal cut is the single […]