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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6. I couldn’t deal with a liquids slide

“It actually was spring break and my buddies and I decided to smack the regional liquids park. One of my personal favorite flights is actually a slide that shoots your into a giant pool like a cannonball. I would eliminated on it so many days and do not got problematic, but this time, as I strike the liquid my swimsuit top travelled off! I got it and started using it right back on when I got outside of the share, nonetheless it was still rather awkward taking walks through the giggling lifeguard.a€? – Emily, 20

7. I went into a trash can

“For spring split within my elder 12 months of high-school, my friends and I decided to go to my beach house, and immediately smack the coastline on the the first time. We had been tossing around a frisbee and that I decided to go to run because of it. The problem got that I wasn’t searching straight down and went into the trash can. Worse yet? My personal more mature bro’s band of sweet family viewed the whole lot. I found myself mortified!” – Erin, 20

8. I fell facing everybody

a€?I became on spring season break with my buddies and now we are so passionate to ride the ferris controls throughout the boardwalk that neglected the coastline. We had been further thrilled that a small grouping of lovable males we fulfilled desired to join you. Unfortuitously, because drive is ending and I also had gotten out from the swinging couch, we totally forgotten my balance and dropped on the ramp respected on the ride. My friends laughed about any of it for the entire other countries in the travel.a€? – Alison, 21

9. I managed to get my years

a€?I was at the coastline using my company and had to go to the bathroom. As I have during the stall, we understood I experienced obtained my years, and so I went along to the door and yelled (loudly) to my pals waiting outdoors to find out if any of them got a tampon. When not one person replied, I started the entranceway simply to find my pals have moved back into the seashore as well as 2 precious men comprise located there trying never to chuckle! It actually was mortifying.a€? – Michelle, 17

10. I had to move back the lake

a€?Last spring season break I visited the lake using my best friend and was actually back at my cycle, but I didn’t learn. We had gotten from the water and outlined from inside the sand for some time. Some attractive men came over and we all considered it’d become funny to create myself into one particular mud mermaids, but when we stood right up, there was clearly loads of bloodstream into the mud! I was so embarrassed that We jumped back to the pond and waited for my mommy to come with a brand new bathing suit.a€? – Jessica, 18

11. I found myself utilizing expired sunscreen

a€?My family and that I had gone as a result of a beach nearby for daily during spring split. We starred in on the coastline plus the water all night! Since I’m very pale and responsive to the sunlight, I reapplied my sunscreen almost every half-hour. My friends made humor about over-the-top it was as they installed around sunbathing from day to night. At some point, whenever I ended up being virtually out of sunscreen, we lead house. When I have home, I discovered my back got vivid red! Despite my personal most useful efforts i acquired horrible sunlight poisoning – it turns out my sun block ended up being ended! Today I never ever go to the coastline without a personal umbrella. My friends nonetheless tease me about it.a€? – Aubrey, 21