Senior Modelmaker, Matte Painter and Star Wars veteran Paul Huston participated on an online chat at the official Star Wars site's Hyperspace area. The chat tookplace September 17 at 2:30 pm. PT.
You can read more about it here:
Here is the report from Shane:
He's doing mattes for Episode 3 right now. He prepped for about a year prior learning some of the new tools available.
He worked directly with Brad Silberling on Lemony Snicket.
ILM is also developing a "super-software" that will incorporate 3D, 2.5D camera work, as well as lighting,texturing,rendering, and everything else.
He'd like to try production design for films someday.