Dave von Fintel

Filmmaker/Photographer specializing in Aerial Cinematography


  • Filmmaker specializing in Aerial Cinematography2014 - Present

    Kansas City, MO

    I'm taking my creative skills to new heights - piloting a UAV to produce dramatic aerial video/photo solutions as well as producing & editing conventional video for a variety of industries.

  • Freelance Creative Director2012 - 2014


  • Web Development Director2004 - 2012

    Rockhurst University

  • Creative Director1999 - 2004

    Rockhurst University

  • Art Director1998 - 1999

    Rockhurst University

  • Graphic Designer1997 - 1998

    GB Design


  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Graphic Design1991 - 1996

    University of Missouri

  • Graphic Design, Photography & Video Production1995 - 1996

    University of Tasmania School of Art, Australia


  • “Dave has exceptional skills as a designer and web developer. As his supervisor for several years, I found him to be a joy to work with, and a great team player. He is a problem-solver who finds a solution to every challenge. I would not hesitate to hire him again.”

    Rosita McCoy, Senior VP - KU Endowment Association

  • “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Dave on many projects. He’s always able to bring a fresh perspective to every job. His positive personality and openness to trying new things, makes working with him a very fun & collaborative event.”

    Mark McDonald, Owner - Mark McDonald Photography

  • “I worked with Dave for several years while employed at gb Design. Dave and I collaborated on a variety of design projects and I always found him to be easy to work with and valued the ideas and professionalism he brought to the table. Since that time, my agency has had the pleasure to work with Dave and his team at Rockhurst as a vendor providing online development solutions and consulting to Rockhurst University. Dave continues to provide impressive direction and management skills to the projects we have conducted with him and his team.”

    Ryan Lorei, Owner - Voltage Creative

  • “In the seven years Dave and I worked together, I watched him consistently come up with effective, creative solutions for various print, web and video projects. He stays on top of design trends and web standards, and everything he touches looks refined and professional. He has exceptional talent and lots of ideas, which made him a valuable member of our team.”

    Jamie Swearingen, UX Copywriter - Garmin International

  • “I have hired Dave may times for his expert graphic design services, and have also brought him in as a consultant on several high profile web design and development projects. Dave's ability to listen to my client's needs, and his ability to translate their ideas into reality are second to none.”

    Matt Couch, Real Estate Analyst - Hopkins Appraisal Services


  • • CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education): Silver Award
- '09, Excellence in Multimedia: Single Web Page (Ready for Rockhurst) 
- Bronze - '02, Rockhurst University Alumni Magazine 
- Silver - '01, Rockhurst University Alumni Magazine
 - Gold - '00, Rockhurst University Alumni Magazine Cover 
- Silver - '00, Rockhurst University Campus Banners 
• Web Marketing Association's Web Awards Judge - '08 
• JAA (Jesuit Advancement Administrators): '06 - Award of Merit: Multimedia, Admission Pages 
• Internet Advertising Competition '05 - Best Education Integrated Ad Campaign - Rockhurst Website 
• Center for Digital Education: '05 Best of the Web 2nd place, Rockhurst University 
• Web Marketing Association: '05 Best Education Internet Advertising Award, Rockhurst University 
• American Association of Webmasters: '04 Silver Award, Rockhurst University 
• Mead Papers: Certificate of Excellence in the Graphic Arts - Rockhurst University, 1999 Annual Report

Visit Instagram/davevonfintel for frequently updated shots. Some of my work features footage that may be purchased as stock video or photo.


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Obviously, nothing in our troubles have resolved. The matches recurring themselves.

The arguments have even worse. All of our inability to actually ever see both hung around the necks like an albatross. We were both self-absorbed to the level where we can easilyn’t also speak that efficiently. Never ending hours mentioning from the telephone with absolutely nothing really mentioned. Searching back once again, there is no desire it absolutely was gonna last. However we kept it for three drilling age!

In the end, admiration conquers all, best?

Unsurprisingly, that partnership burst into flames and crashed like the Hindenburg into an oil plot. The break up was actually unattractive. Together with larger example we took far from it was this:

While love can make you think best regarding your partnership dilemmas, it willn’t actually solve any of your partnership trouble.

This is one way a toxic relationship works. The roller coaster of behavior is actually intoxicating, each higher sensation more vital plus valid versus one before, but unless there’s a well balanced and practical foundation beneath your feet, that soaring wave of feeling at some point appear and wash almost everything away.

3. Really Love Isn’t Necessarily Worth Compromising Yourself For

The defining traits of enjoying anyone is you have the ability to think outside your self as well as your very own should assist care for someone as well as their goals and.

However the matter that does not get asked typically sufficient is exactly what have you been compromising, and is also they worth it?

In passionate interactions, it’s regular both for men and women to sometimes give up their very own desires, their own needs, and their own time for example another. I’d believe this might be typical and healthy and a large part of what makes a relationship so great.

However when considering losing one’s self-respect, one’s self-esteem, one’s physical body, one’s aspirations and life function, simply to be with anyone, next that exact same appreciation gets challenging. A loving union is meant to augment our specific character, perhaps not problems it or replace it.

If we look for our selves in times when we’re tolerating disrespectful or abusive behavior, next that’s basically what we’re creating: we’re enabling our want to eat you and negate you, of course we’re not careful, it is going to leave us a shell of the individual we used to be.

The Relationship Examination

Among the earliest items of commitment guidance inside the guide are, “You as well as your mate must be close friends.”

A lot of people examine that piece of advice when you look at the good: i will spend some time using my partner like I do with my best friend, i ought to communicate openly with my partner like i really do using my best friend, i will have fun with my personal lover like I do with my closest friend.

But men should also view it for the negative: