I spent last week at the Java Posse Roundup conference, where I gave a 5-minute "lighting talk" entitled "Filthy Rich [Flex] Clients." The video is posted on YouTube, along with other videos of lighting talks from the conference, but I'll embed it here as well:
The quality isn't really up to the task of showing how the code actually works (I'll blithely blame the video quality, and hope that the problem is not with the speaker). But I thought I'd post the video as a teaser for future articles. These demos are nice byte-sized techniques that you can use in Flex and Flash to get some nice graphical effects for rich applications.