the best puppet builder is a puppeteer
The challenges of producing a puppet project doesn't end with the commissioning of a professional custom built puppet. There are several tips and tricks that accompany shooting with puppets and Puppet Garage is happy to lend it's knowledge and give advice for any project it builds for. As well as supplying specialized puppet gear.
An integral part of working with puppets is having a puppet wrangler at your shoot. Wranglers are basically the hair, makeup, costuming, prop department and personal assistant for the puppets. If a puppet needs to hold a prop, like a musicial instruments, the wrangler is the person to figure out how to do that, and then does it. They are also there to help the puppet get to the puppeteer should the puppeteer be buried in a log or a couch.
Puppet Garage is more than happy to suggest professional monitor skilled puppeteers that truly enjoy using Puppet Garage creations.
Many people don't realize the specific skill that professional puppeteers have. They watch a monitor of what the camera sees, basically when the character needs to go right on screen the puppeteer needs to turn to their own left. It's the opposite of looking in a mirror and taking a selfie.