Cem grew up in the sound studio of his father. Whenever other kids played with toys, he used to play with technical equipment. The logical consequence was a huge interest in audio production and even in film and TV. In the age of 14 he took part in a Super8 film competition – and won. After school he was busy with music production until he decided to become a media designer – in order to be able to also shoot music videos. After his apprenticeship at DW TV he worked (and still works) as a freelance camera man, editor and sound engineer for several production houses as well as for DW. He also trained youth in media as a volunteer. He enjoyed that so much that he decided to join DW Akademie as a technical trainer.