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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Ask experts: how do you create an excellent online dating sites profile?

If you are looking for work, for the most part, the job look method is quite clear-cut. Even if you’re an innovative with license to walk out associated with field, there are particular buzzwords bondage match price and policies associated with roadway to utilize as information. But when youare looking for someone and venturing out to the online dating scene, it can be complicated to draft a profile that distills your own substance as a result of several thoroughly opted for photographs and adjectives which will (hopefully) bring in like brains.

Alyssa Dineen founded preferences My Profile, an asking business that mixes their many years of expertise as a styles stylist along with her abilities as an internet dating expert, after her very own divorce resulted in fulfilling their present mate using the internet. “many people simply create a couple of sentences about by themselves that seem like a resume, and that’s not getting some people’s interest,” she says. “You’re essentially selling yourself and plenty of folk don’t get that. There are a lot users available to you and you are just swiping through. If anything doesn’t capture your interest, you’ll just go by.”


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“It’s hard to lessen all of our characters, our idiosyncrasies, all of our passions, our lifestyle to a couple of solutions on a webpage,” claims Matthew Hussey, author of “getting the man.” “you will never manage fairness to ourselves. Thus, we get a type of sleek (and frequently cliche) caricatured version. And because the audience is concerned about getting also prone, we quite often round off of the edges really that what’s kept feels indistinct from every other visibility around.”

There are plenty of users out there and you are simply swiping through. If some thing does not find the attention, you are going to merely pass-by.

So how in case you go about generating perfect internet dating profile feasible — one that doesn’t think artificial or cliche? We expected both experts to express their tips.

Rise above the headshot

An easy headshot (no shades) is where to start out — it gives potential playmates the chance to relate with see your face — but both experts say it can take more than just one photo to capture their correct essence. “i suggest at least five or even more, with respect to the software,” says Dineen. “Start with one headshot for which you check out the cam, smiling so folks is able to see the complete face. Add another shot in which you’re doing something productive or become engaged in a spare time activity — a thing that demonstrates what you’re thinking about and that you’re active. Put another picture of you within a social condition, be it only meal with a pal or even you are at event and you’re with a couple of visitors — no big people images. And make certain you’ve got one or more image where you are able to discover head-to-toe.”

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Hussey discourages making use of friends try since your major profile pic — it can be a challenge for folks to find out who you are, and reiterates the importance of a smile. “heating is actually welcoming, and it’s really a breath of oxygen in some sort of where folks appears to be taking their own image way too really. It is okay to flirt aided by the cam, simply prevent that makes it look like a modeling shoot or you’ll resemble you’re attempting way too hard,” according to him, adding that black-and-white shots become a no-no. “if it appears to be we’re trying to conceal, individuals are very likely to bring suspicious and move on to some one they are able to bring a real sense of,” according to him.


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End up being super certain about who you are and what you’re into

Before composing your bio, Dineen suggests jotting down every type of adjective or information of your self as possible contemplate. After you’re finished, identify some of those descriptors to elaborate on. “most of the bios state exactly the same thing, like ‘I really like newer restaurants’ and ‘i prefer drink’ and ‘i prefer pilates,’ so you want to discover something more special and interesting, like ‘we continued a yoga escape in India this springtime,'” Dineen says.

The more specific you happen to be about who you really are and exacltly what the passion were, the more likely you are going to draw in someone that offers those passion.”Whether you’re a Disney freak, or geek about astrophysics and Stoic philosophy, the greater you are going into details, the greater number of you were more likely to see thrilled and thought, ‘they’re ideal for myself!’ in the event that you keep the profile surface-level and universal, it’s easy to get terminated and shed from inside the stack,” says Hussey. Additionally, elaborating in the types of lover you are looking for together with dating encounters you may like to have actually can also help prospective times determine their compatibility, Hussey brings.