The SF Gate reports a welcome change of pace; Lucasarts hiring new talent.
Around the office at LucasArts, Ryan Wieber is simply known as the "light-saber kid."Find out the rest of the information in the full article here.
The nickname works because he's the video game firm's light-saber special effects guru. It works even better because he really is just a kid.
About a year ago, Wieber was living the life of a normal teenager. After picking up his diploma at Del Mar High School in San Jose, he was taking a few classes at De Anza College and working part time at Blockbuster Video.
That's when a senior effects artist at LucasArts in San Rafael called.
Update: Here's the background straight from the horse's mouth - Ryan was a regular at theforce.net's fanfilms board. Ryan Wieber: Associate Effects Artist for LucasArts .
Source: SF Gate