I have a site - Tattoo Removal for which I've made the gif animation below. It a spoof that shows the effect of Laser in a Jar (TM) Tattoo Removal Cream.
I'd like to redo it as a video file. Among other things, I want to improve on the current version (The butterfly wing fluttering is too jumpy, the butterfly doesn't really look like a tattoo to begin with, etc). I did the application of the green gel frame by frame and the shadow frame by frame, which was tedious and not as realistic as I'd like.
I'd like some recommendations on how to best proceed with making this a realistic video. Some of the features are ability to import and animate the butterfly, realistic shadow effects, application of gel.