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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All About Online Dating for Men: A Perfect Guidelines

Do you really remember the latest energy you satisfied anyone in-person, hit upwards a great dialogue, traded contact information, and actually proceeded a night out together? Me personally neither. Let’s think about it — online dating has made they very simple to find a night out together, yet internet dating hasn’t ever become more complex.

There’s a formidable range matchmaking software and sites, plus the number of people in it is additionally larger. With the “fish during the sea” metaphor, there’s not ever been even more seafood in more substantial water. Practical question then gets — how can you get noticed?

Within this guidelines, we discuss the typical formula to internet dating online and provide best recommendation around ideas on how to write your biography, exactly what photographs you ought to integrate, additionally the best texting etiquette attain your internet connection traditional (That’s the goal, is not it?).

The General Policies

  1. Know what you’re looking
    • Every people have another objective whenever matchmaking. Some are away for informal site right here connections, and others may be interested in her future spouse. Knowledge what you are actually looking for will help you to decide what to put in (and leave on) of your own visibility.
  2. Opt for the suitable relationships site(s)/app(s)
    • Much like these, each dating website try focused to different wants their consumers may have. Most are much better for long-term relationships, while others were where you’ll top come across casual dating partners. Let me reveal a grid with each significant online dating site/app as well as their standard of “seriousness.” This really isn’t a great testing (we just ranked all of them considering our very own team’s views), however it’s good standard to consider selecting which platform(s) to use for your own matchmaking lifetime.
    • Tinder (application): 3
    • Bumble (app): 6
    • Hinge (software): 7
    • Zoosk (site/app): 8
    • Coffees Suits Bagel (site/app): 9
    • eHarmony (site/app): 10
    • Match (site/app): 10
    • OkCupid (site/app): 10
  3. Show, don’t inform
    • This guideline applies to both the photos your include in addition to the statement you write for the biography. Your aim isn’t to express you’re amusing, it’s to convey that. You need to enable individuals to come to results themselves, rather than putting some results on their behalf.
  4. Put most because of their creative imagination
    • Much like the aforementioned rule, your don’t need to set a stressful amount of detail inside visibility. You need to have enough details about you to pique their own interest and want to get the full story over certain communications, and ultimately a date.
  5. End up being sincere of the limitations
    • Everyone has unique limits in terms of online dating, in accordance with online dating sites, a lot more thus. There are a great number of scary tales from times eliminated completely wrong, someone stalking suits, and more. You need to understand that people is likely to be hesitant to satisfy in-person or trading contact details. The number one strategy will be empathetic the help of its requests and client due to their tastes.
  6. Schedule an in-person time sooner rather than later
    • The purpose of online dating sites is to find someone you need to go on dates within actual life. Should you invest too much time messaging somebody back-and-forth, it would possibly appear to be you’ll never ever wind up encounter each other, plus one people get bored with your partner.
  7. (incentive): never rest regarding your top!
    • Height could often be a difficult thing in relation to online dating, but it surely really should not be! anyone who you go out shouldn’t consider carefully your peak as an issue that renders you a far better mate, regardless of peak variation. There are many lovers in which one partner try considerably taller as compared to some other. When someone you’re matchmaking provides an issue together with your level, chances are they’re generally speaking maybe not worth matchmaking anyways.

So, with those basic rules taken care of, let’s get into some specifics!

Your Photographs

While there are not any hard-set policies regarding what pictures you need to have in your profile, there are some Do’s and Don’ts.

  • Cheerful (as a whole, looking delighted!)
  • Actions photos
  • Your “leading the package” (Ex: You’re right in front when climbing)
  • Pictures in which they’re going, “How did he do this?” or “That’s awesome!”
  • Selfie pictures (specifically shirtless)
  • A lot of group shots
  • *Holding a fish*

Your Own Emails

You have got a match. Great! Today it’s up to you to use all of that guidance about becoming amusing, humorous, and lovely for the dialogue! When chatting someone you matched, it is crucial that you talk to them just like you comprise speaking with them in-person. Utilize full sentences, have comprehensive thoughts, and possess great style. You’re conversing with some one on line, and additionally they is almost certainly not as available along with you as they might possibly be should you have satisfied them in-person. The objective is for you to definitely sooner meet with all of them in actuality, but also for today, you have to build a real reason for them to accomplish that.

Certain tips:

  • Be truthful
  • Personalize your greeting information!
  • Chat because would in real-life — use full phrases
  • Don’t speak about yourself excessive
  • If you love them, let them know!

There you really have they, a perfect self-help guide to online dating for males. It’s challenging, to put it mildly, but we hope this informative guide happens to be helpful in providing you with a movement in steps to start. Run have ‘em, user!