Ryan McNeal

Ryan McNeal

With a background in oil painting, drawing, photography, and design, Senior Colorist Ryan brings his knowledge of both modern and classical art into the color suite. Ryan’s true passion lies in narrative storytelling, he excels in using color to help tell the story and influence the viewer’s emotions, all while keeping in line with the vision of the project. Ryan has experience coloring a wide range of projects, from short films to features to music videos. 

An international award winning colorist, Ryan has brought his eye for color to a number of film projects, from short film to documentary to full length features, and covering a range of genres. His color work on the horror anthology “The Mortuary Collection” won Best Color on a Feature Film in the 2020 Colorist Awards. His color work on music video “Braille” by Therese Curatolo, and animated film “The Carrier” are featured as Official Selections for the 2021 Colorist Awards, chosen among submissions from around the world. Most recently, Ryan’s eye for color can be seen in the Academy Award 2022 nominated short film “Please Hold” 

Ryan’s talent for color can also be found in music videos- his clients include award winning artists such as Panic! at the Disco, Alicia Keys, Diplo, The Jonas Brothers, Steve Aoki, Fitz and the Tantrums, Lindsey Stirling, and more. His commercial color grading works include Viceland’s first scripted series “What Would Diplo Do” as well as working on campaigns for clients that include Casa Dragones, Hasbro, Nike, Nissan, Red Bull, and Lenovo.

Ryan also works as a director, taking a bold and cinematic approach to every directing project. He has directed music videos for critically acclaimed artists such as Two Steps from Hell, Jennifer Thomas, and DJ Snails. Ryan’s true passion lies in narrative storytelling. His short film “Desert Rose” has premiered at acclaimed film festivals including the Academy Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival in Los Angeles.

Alicia Keys | Time Machine (mv)

Fortnite x Lebron James

Diplo | So Long ft. CAM (mv)

Defining Moments x Sophia Chang (documentary trailer)

Please Hold (short film trailer)

The Dark and the Wicked (feature trailer)

Palm Swings (short film trailer)

The Mortuary Collection (feature trailer)

Lips Don’t Lie

Quay

Anna Akana | Run (mv)

Acura

Sebastian x OPI

Last Call For The Bayou (documentary)

LENOVO IDEAPAD

Ole Henriksen x Diplo

Bose | “Strong”

De Su Mente (short film)

Therese Curatolo | Braille (mv)

LG Velvet

Lindsey Stirling | Santa Baby (mv)

Panic! At The Disco | Hey Look Ma, I Made It (mv)