Okay, hope you're all well and good. Here's a basic intro to Symbols in Flash.
Once you've gotten the hang of symbols, you're ready to do some Tweens. "Tweens" stands for "in-betweens" as in you, the human, sets the keyframes, while the computer interpolates the changes between the keyframes for you. The tweens we're doing will require that the drawing to be tweened is first converted into a symbol. Behold.
And for that extra magic touch... nested and instanced tweens!