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

As a rather experienced internet based dater, exactly how did my venture into Hinge compare with more software?

Exactly how is Hinge different to various other dating applications?

As a notably seasoned on line dater, how performed my head to Hinge compare with different programs? Really within minutes of my personal first discussion from the app, Ia€™d been welcomed to Lisbon for a first time a€“ all expenses paid. ‘Is this outstanding beginning or am we accidently venturing into escorting?’ I imagined to myself personally. My then couple of conversations with suits comprise extremely traditional small-talk, ‘Howa€™s it heading?’ are the beginning line of choice for a lot of. Versus Tinder, that was nevertheless superior to the peach or cheeky monkey emoji openers it’s my job to bring. Yes, actually – nothing like one emoji from a stranger to spark true-love.

On that notice though, one wild development i discovered ended up being your people on Hinge are in reality far more like the Tinder lads Ia€™m regularly. For guide, my men Tinder fits typically start the discussion leaving comments back at my body, whereas the women have a tendency most towards an enjoyable, easy, ‘just how have you been?’. On Hinge but thata€™s flipped on its mind. Where in fact the males would more often available with a question or at least ‘Hello’, the ladies would rush straight to explain my greatest physical feature. One literally unwrapped with ‘butt’. Oh, thanks Stephanie – not really yes where we go from here but great compliment none the less.

Precisely why have people get to be the LADSLADSLADS of Hinge? I in all honesty couldna€™t show. Maybe it’s just that the pool of women exactly who date lady on Hinge seems large – when compared to my Tinder experiences – and so i’m subject to even more f*ckgirls. However, the positive takeaway discover that for all the bisexual and pansexual communities, Hinge appears to show me just as a lot of women as men versus Tinder (in which we see one girl for every tenth people.)

Bumble had been very similar as Tinder because good sense, in my experience, but on the brilliant part i’vena€™t have anywhere close to as many peach emojis from either females or people thereon software.

However in regards to beginning an authentic talk after coordinating, Bumble and Hinge are on level: coordinating will not always equal talk on either of those. Tinder, however, is simply a match to talk assurance. I grab full fault the lack of talk on Bumble, because you know Ia€™m the one whicha€™s designed to beginning the conversation (for my male fits) and Ia€™m often as well disinterested to come up with a decent opener. However, Hinge was an equal playing field, and Ia€™ve discover additional matches than in the past will ghost as soon as you put these to begin discussion.

It might be the blatant hook-up traditions on Tinder meaning conversations are initiated right away, but I think ita€™s more likely that on Tinder, youa€™re maybe not anticipated to put real energy in. Hinge and Bumble, you ought to envision before you communicate, as well as how many on internet dating apps are in reality on there to begin a relationship? Are most of us not just driving the amount of time throughout monotonous components of a Netflix binge, or increasing our very own egos after failing to take IRL on Saturday-night?

How might Hinge many compatible services?

Maybe this general indifference, or despair at meeting someone in fact excellent within a 10-mile radius of your house, is excatly why Hinge released their particular a€?most compatiblea€™ showcase. Intended to press your towards those youra€™re most likely to including, this particular aspect utilizes a Nobel-Prize-winning formula (for a service to shagging I can merely presume), that discovers from usersa€™ tastes through her liking and moving activity, and sets these with those that they ideal align. Whenever youa€™re paired swoop reddit with anyone, your look towards the top of their unique feed whilst create theirs. Ita€™s an enjoyable tip, but additionally indicates if you dona€™t like their profile youra€™re probably surviving in assertion about whata€™s effective for you and bound to failed relationship. to not have extremely dark about this.

How does Hinge favored services?

If Ia€™ve properly ruined your spirits for romance, never worry, you’ll find positive ways to purchase the matchmaking upcoming regarding the app. While Hinge is free of charge to download, therea€™s improvement options for a€?Preferred Membershipa€™. They cost A?27.99 30 days, or A?55.99 for a few several months and A?82.99 for six. Exactly what could you be paying for? Evidently, doubly a lot of schedules (statistically, youa€™re perhaps not virtually forced on a date or nothing), the capacity to send unlimited loves (used to dona€™t actually realize I had set wants to be honest) and you can arranged higher tastes for education, household projects and vices PLUS you have access to dating pros. Which could seriously feel worth it, no less than in relation to my online dating life, Millionaire Matchmaker really screwed up my idea of matchmaking.

Another useful ability of Hinge Preferred will be the ability to discover everybody else exactly who wants you. As a free associate, you are able to merely see all of them individually, and need to reject 1 by 1 when I experience them. For my situation, thata€™s seriously some admina€¦ performed we mention Ia€™m very lazy? Watching all of them at once subsequently was actually super useful, and a fantastic pride increase to be truthful – nothing like a sea of men simping for you yourself to verify that self-confidence. Harmful recognition? Yes. Nevertheless love it though? Definitely.

Do you know the ideal answers to the Hinge concerns?

With stated laziness planned, ita€™s time I expose you to the best way to make sure matches on Hinge: with a few of the greatest solutions to the Q&A portion of your own profile.

Hinge IRL, the online dating sites extra program for a€?advice and insight into latest datersa€™, try a secret sanctuary of Hinge profits and contains several articles describing the most effective answers to several inquiries. Analysing ideal solutions that get more wedding – including terms – for each and every individual prompt, therea€™s a a€?best answersa€™ guidelines on Hinge IRL. Herea€™s a snapshot of the most readily useful solutions to a€?Most spontaneous thing Ia€™ve donea€™ and ‘latest food’ prompts.