For our character I decided to make the Ribbon Spine, to allow more movement. I then built the skeleton and used Smooth Bind to attach it to the mesh. Using both the paint weights tool and the component editor, I adjusted the influences of the joints on each piece of the mesh until I had the character fully working.
After skinning the character I created all of the controls. I have now finished rigging and skinning the character.
I used joints to rig the eyebrows and blend shapes to add expressions to the face.