Making a slide show thingy

this is what i want to do…have a empty movie clip that randomly fades images in then out…what code do i use load images in that fade in the out? should i just make swf out of the images then make them fadin in and out? how then when one swf has been loaded in, faded in, then faded out do i get it to load the next swf.
I have no i dear how to do this in action scrip many thanks for any help.