A few recommended Flash-related sites to visit:

FlashKit.com

The motherlode of all-Flash-related resources. Tutorials, links, galleries, etc. Well organized and always interesting

Friends Of ED

A great source of links to inspirational developers and books devoted to explaining the concepts behind the cutting edge...

Kirupa

A great source of Flash-related resources A wide varierty of in-depth tutorials are available

ActionScript

A fantastic source of Flash-related actionScript

 
 
 

Levitated

An amazing gallery of Flash kinetics at it's zenith. Evolving Computational Creatures -- Artifacts of Computation

A must see!

shovemedia

High-octane Flash
Unique actionScripting engines, Highly unusual design solutions...

 

 

A few recommended Director(Shockwave)-related sites to visit:

Macromedia
The tools of choice
Stuart Sharpe
His work stands in a class by itself. Awesome use of object-oriented lingo.
CleverMedia
His book on Lingo (The Comprehensive Guide to Lingo) is still unparalleled for its depth and deployment.