I learned the old "Chill it down and rack before pitching" trick from JZ as well. It is really nifty and turns out awesome!
1. Chill the wort down to 41 F (5 C) and settle overnight
2. Rack the wort off the trub into your primary
3. Pitch the yeast
4. Let that badboy free rise to around 48 F (9 C)
5. When the fermentation finally looks like it is starting to slack, kick the temp up to 50 F (10 C)
6. When you are within a few points of your FG, ramp up to around 61 F (16 C) until it reaches FG to let the yeast to clean up (diacetyl is the devil)
* This is really important if you made your starter at room temp
I do this for most every lager. After i do all this I usually cold crash it as well to get any lingering yeast to settle out. Then I rack it to the keg and lager for 4 weeks or more, but a minimum of 4 weeks.