Flash developers and designers tried to brighten up this waiting time and created the attractive preloaders – custom-built flash components that inform the viewer that content is being loaded into the Flash player.
A great gallery showcasing some awesome animation and design on the Vimeo website from the people at Mashable. For anyone who likes time lapse and stop motion film making. I saw number 7. Autumn Story- a chalk board animation on Rage (a music program) a while ago and thought it was amazing. Number 3. Short Love Story in Stop Motion is just exquisite.