What I'd like to do is have an /image directory where small jpgs can be placed, and have some flash code that picks 3-5 random images and moves them around with fade in-out. I've read through pages of posts without finding anything like this, and I'm so new to this I don't even know what to search on.

First question, can flash pick a subset of the images without having to load all of them?

Second question, anyone got anything basic I can build on?