Movie Clips are quite a cornerstone piece of Flash(I’m stuck in my ways, sue me.) Think of Movie Clips in Flash like folders and files in a computer.
In a computer, you have folder, then you have the individual actions within.
In Flash, the Movie Clip is the folder; which can contain movement and graphics. One of the main advantages of using a movie clip is to be able to control and dictate a big group of data(I.E. Animation and graphics) all at once.
You see, using the immeasurable power of code, you can dictate that a movie clip with an instance name, which is where everyone slips up, and dictate the movie clip to your will.
Oh, and I’ve created some artwork.
Trust me, it’ll make sense at the portfolio.