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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21 men and women display precisely why they do not incorporate dating apps — as well as how they see visitors as an alternative

Though online dating programs include a common way to meet group today, there are a lot of people which like to see romantic customers in real world the very first time.

In accordance with a 2017 document by Statista , 61per cent of Us americans aged 18-29 and 44per cent of Us citizens 30-59 are presently utilizing an online dating site/app or purchased one in the last. But a 2018 review by polling platform The Tylt unearthed that practically 84% of millennials would prefer to discover appreciation “in true to life” than online.

“encounter folks ‘in the crazy’ models talks most organic and easygoing,” Maria Avgitidis, president of Agape complement , a matchmaking service based in NYC, informed companies Insider in an email.

Avgitidis mentioned that conference personally supplies a chance for research, curiosity, and a different sort of method of sexual stress. “most substantially, you aren’t covering behind a display and switching a soulmate into a pen mate,” she mentioned.

Here, 21 folk unveil exactly why they don’t really need matchmaking apps — and just how they meet everyone alternatively. The responses have been condensed and modified for clearness.

1. Charlene, 40

“I’d held it’s place in long-distance relations until a few years ago and had no aspire to decide to try internet dating apps since getting solitary

My buddies make use of them, in addition to their issues regarding the top-notch fits, the dilemma of excess solution, while the accumulation of emailing individuals for days and then meet directly rather than bring biochemistry completely set myself off of dating programs . Swipe and chat my day away on yet another application? I don’t have times for this!

Thank goodness, I’m an extrovert who is okay with only energy, therefore becoming on my own and striking right up conversations try my region. Satisfying boys is straightforward because i am living my life and doing just what interests me and, thankfully, since they’re indeed there, too, it really is anything they truly are enthusiastic about, aswell.

In my opinion boys can notice that There isn’t an insurance policy — I’m not focused on internet dating only to time or come across ‘the main one,’ but in the morning interested in linking with folks and cultivating expertise and building relations (not only one commitment with a funds ‘R’).”

2. Supriya, 29

“I’m not keen on dating applications after all! Though plenty of my friends utilize them and narrate the fun encounters they’ve had, the concept doesn’t resonate with me — they can be nothing but an algorithm.

I do believe the likelihood of fulfilling an individual through friends or group at an event or a crossdresser dating site does work get-together is more persuasive if you ask me. Meetups for like-minded individuals with usual interests seem big, too. Encounter some one in times like this set the tone and an interest for dialogue, whereas my friends whom need applications become therefore stressed about how they’ll be understood on the java day!”

3. Chris, 29

“i cannot stand matchmaking programs — it can take the chase from the formula, the fun part both for people. I put one for around monthly and other people would respond a few times, next never ever message again. They seemed like they were on the website for recognition, yet not to check out through with actually meeting. It absolutely was a large total waste of time.

I see ladies from the gym — that’s a wholesome routine anyhow! — and it exercise fantastic. I’m within my factor indeed there, which is where the self-respect is a lot of large, within aspect or room or expertise. We suggest they.”

4. Sarah, 34

“I really don’t utilize online dating programs because I really don’t think these are generally an exact representation of the individual.

Visitors often go crazy with the apps and simply reveal top parts about on their own, which inevitably results in disappointment whenever you determine they might be a slob or has anger issues. In my opinion applications are actually destroying internet dating for everyone, since they generate unlikely objectives.

Alternatively, We take the time to choose happenings in which I can fulfill new people: company’ birthday parties, coworking spaces (and all of the events they put-on), and truly, I sometimes just offer my personal numbers off to guys I fulfill at coffee shops or food markets.

I had fantastic triumph, and there is ways less stress versus all of the back-and-forth and ultimate fulfilling that happens on online dating programs. Now, i am matchmaking a guy we fulfilled at a picnic my buddy prepared 30 days in the past.”