Please help - need to load images only once

I have an empty movie clip (empty_mc). In it I create empty movie clips into which I load images dynaimcally (“holder”).
here’s the script:

var image_arr = new Array(“1.jpg”, “2.jpg”, “3.jpg”,…“7.jpg”);
for (var i = 0; i<image_arr.length; i++)
this.createEmptyMovieClip (“holder”+i, i)
loadMovie (image_arr*, “holder”+i);

Then, from the main timeline I want to manipulate empty_mc. move it around and creat effects like alpha fadeout. For that I need to insert keyframes on the main timeline where the empty movieclip is. The problem is that everytime I insert a keyframe it loads the images again!. I have to have the images load ONLY ONCE into thier “holder” movie clips.
Can anyone PLEASE help me and adjust my code to allow that to happen?

nobody? :frowning:

do you use actionscript for the alpha changing?

hey, 2nd Day,
I don’t use action script. I need to do it “manually” on the time line. alpha is not the only effect i use, so i need to add frames ontop of the timeline