Jalal Jemison was born in Santa Cruz, California. In 1999 Jalal received a BFA in film from UCSC and soon afterwards moved to Portland, Oregon with his band, A Great Divide. Jalal has spent the past few years working on various film and media projects through various companies, videominds and Yard VFX

Jalal is currently the lead colorist at, Mission Control Incin Portland Oregon.

Recent work includes Lead Compositor for the tv show GRIMM.  Coloring for Coca Cola, Koodo and Pebles.  Coloring for the music video of David Lynch Produced song Bird of Flames, directed by Chel White.  Jalal also worked on Thome Yorke’s music video Harrowdown Hill, directed by Chel White. Visual FX for Sasha’s Cohen’s Borat, and Visual Effects and Animation for Me and You and Everyone We Know, directed by Miranda July.