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.


Let's Connect

aˆ?Our company is reinforcing the concept that some people are too hideous and too handicapped to possess gender just like the rest of us, and so they have to pay for it

And why will it be okay to oppress girls, in order to make their bodies an item? Itaˆ™s never assume all correct just because we are on wheels. I want to inhabit some sort of where I am regarded as viable a sexual companion as anyone else.aˆ?

And he is worried about consent problems around gender work for some handicapped someone, however benign the goal. aˆ?If someone is on an amount of impairment where they aren’t capable of giving consent, when they canaˆ™t say yesaˆ”and there are many ways of doing soaˆ”then thataˆ™s they.aˆ?

aˆ?You need to shield group. Iaˆ™m worried whether you want it or otherwise not, it isn’t their unique straight to have sex. Many people who are not impaired do not have intercourse. It is really not a right.aˆ?

Many discussions around sex and impaired people in the traditional click echo those of health ethicists, by concentrating on whether disabled people have the rightaˆ™to buy sex. But this is simply one small part regarding the general picture.

Handicapped academics and activists decorate on a much bigger fabric, writing about problems such as permission around mental capacity, the pressured sterilization of handicapped group, the legal rights of handicapped folks in establishments for sex and get without intimate abuse, additionally the legal rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) handicapped individuals.

Intimate government enjoys merely not too long ago be part of the handicap legal rights schedule, says Liddiard, who’s got furthermore performed groundbreaking research in the field of impaired womenaˆ™s sex. She highlights that disabled girls experiences much higher rate of sexual physical violence than non-disabled girls and this there are not too many treatments for impaired everyone desire sanctuary from abusive interactions.

Ju Gosling is actually a disability-rights activist together with writer of irregular: exactly how Britain turned human anatomy dysphoric and the the answer to a cure, a book that reveals the treatment of people that have aˆ?abnormalaˆ? system. aˆ?Most females we all know seek a relationship, and impaired everyone is no different,aˆ? she claims. She has problems that ladies with studying problems is avoided by those around all of them from creating sexual connections as they are at risk of exploitation.

The woman is additionally a campaigner for LGBT legal rights, and estimates that one-third of LGBT individuals have impairments. The obstacles facing LGBT people who have disabilities can be quite dissimilar to the ones from LGBT folks without disabilities, states Goslingaˆ”particularly once they be determined by help from individual assistants or carers, several of who wont accept regarding sexuality and will also attempt to control they.

She gives the instance of supported construction for people with discovering problems where heterosexual couples are permitted to remain instantaneously, but homosexual or trans couples arenaˆ™t. After in daily life, folk may move into practices domiciles where their particular sexuality normally frowned-upon. aˆ?This means someoneaˆ™s to end up being who they really are,aˆ? she states. aˆ?People cannot need to conceal her appreciation anymore.aˆ?

Mik Scarlet thought, as much adolescent males would, that his sexual life ended up being over whenever his spine folded in his teens in which he is no further able to get an erection. Fulfilling lesbian friends immediately after saved him, according to him. A couple of years after, he satisfied Diane Wallace, and theyaˆ™ve started collectively for over twenty years.

aˆ?I’m sure that intercourse is indeed even more than penetration,aˆ? he says. aˆ?Lots of impaired individuals have sex like everybody else, but also for some people our intercourse isn’t like folks elseaˆ”but that really doesnaˆ™t imply itaˆ™s less. You may make someplace else their erogenous zone, for instance, if you donaˆ™t has sensation in your genitals any longer.aˆ?

aˆ?There can be so much lack of knowledge,aˆ? claims Diane. aˆ?People thought the love life got over because Mik got handicapped. But there was a raw sexuality about Mik; he had been so easy and positive.aˆ?

In 2003 Penny Pepper printed needs Unborn, a groundbreaking guide of quick erotic reports featuring impaired folks. aˆ?i really do become I am able to mention sex in an open and calm way that we donaˆ™t discover with lots of non-disabled men,aˆ? claims Pepper. aˆ?In my opinion itaˆ™s because weaˆ™ve must confront these issues about human body image whichaˆ™s a good place to be.aˆ?

She alludes to, eg, the reality that she could query a former individual assistant to position the girl along with her then-partner capable for sexual activity: aˆ?It included seats, he was visually damaged, perhaps itaˆ™s a comedy sketch!aˆ? But, she brings: aˆ?Sex possess a central character as a pathway to happiness. There clearly was a great deal stress on folks that is beyond your body-beautiful stereotype [whether they might be handicapped or not].aˆ?

At UC Berkeley, the impaired college studentsaˆ™ Union try continuing to drive borders and has managed no-holds-barred panel conversations for college students and academics, called aˆ?Are Cripples Screwed?aˆ™ They examine problem nearby impairment, appreciation, and sex.

In a documentary concerning the sections, one student who had been matchmaking a non-disabled lady had been particularly moved, the guy mentioned, when aˆ?she advised we had sex during my wheelchair. It had been an ultimate work of approval.aˆ? A impaired girl talked eloquently about sex being aˆ?anything that I can exit on. This brings you into the human competition.aˆ?

Henceaˆ™s really the point. Disabled activists, patiently, make some appropriate details about sexuality that hold true for everyone.

When Mik Scarlet claims that penetration isn’t sex, heaˆ™s talking for elderly people, as well, and women who donaˆ™t like entrance after sexual attack, or people whoever penises have been amputated or hurt after cancer or injuries. The truth that some disabled individuals have developed erogenous zones in non-genital places, like the arms or within the throat, was understanding of use to everybody who want to offer her comprehension of sexuality. Sex does not have to revolve around the genitals, or indeed around heterosexual norms of entrance.

Liddiard discover this more empowering section of the woman analysis. aˆ?Disability and disability can stimulate sexuality, and interrupt the common norms of gender and sexuality. Disabled figures give us the opportunity to think not in the box, away from vision of entrance, the Hollywood look at gender.aˆ?

Disabled folks, by defying certain detrimental misconceptions around sex, may end up liberating many of us.