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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Bowing to US pressure, Chinese manager offers homosexual matchmaking software Grindr

NEW YORK — Beijing Kunlun Tech provides approved provide homosexual a relationship app Grindr to abide by assignments from the U.S. federal government, which considers Chinese property of the Los Angeles-based corporation a nationwide security risk.

Kunlun’s panel has actually recommended the purchase of Grindr for $608 million to an American investments maintaining organization, they explained in a saturday regulating filing. The Shenzhen-listed service had put $245 million into getting the Los Angeles-based business, which is why they received plans for a preliminary open public offering.

Times after Kunlun’s statement, U.S. chairman Donald Trump finalized an executive order mandating another Shenzhen-listed team, Beijing Shiji Information Technology, to divest all pursuits in StayNTouch, a Maryland-based software business promoting maintenance programs to lodges.

“there exists credible information that leads us to genuinely believe that” Shiji, through the investment in StayNTouch, “might act that threatens to impair the national safeguards for the U . S .,” Trump believed in a week facts launch.

Chinese guidelines demands organizations to supply entry, cooperation, or service for Beijing’s intelligence-gathering actions — a guideline with encouraged the U.S. to distrust employers covering anything from telecom devices maker Huawei technology to viral video clip software TikTok.

Just last year, the panel on Foreign financial in the United States (CFIUS) ordered Kunlun to withdraw Grindr after determining the property for the going out with program, containing sensitive and painful personal data such as erotic orientation and customers’ HIV status, makes up a national threat to security.

The cross-agency federal body’s likewise examining ByteDance’s 2017 order of close movie program music.ly, which was later on included in their TikTok manufacturer.

Kevin Wolf, spouse at Washington-based law firm Akin Gump and original assistant secretary of marketing inside the federal government, anticipates much more cases this year blocking Chinese opportunities including technology companies that bring a substantial container of vulnerable personal information, as brand new CFIUS principles broadening the range of nationwide safeguards challenges accepted results earlier on this year.

Matters over these types of purchases include “not necessarily unique to the Trump management,” Wolf said.

“CFIUS my personal morning got close questions concerning acquisitions of providers with large volumes of sensitive and painful personal information,” they claimed. “one huge difference now is that criterion is more articulated as a statue rather then just an insurance policy that CFIUS had concerning examining national safeguards effects.”

Entry to U.S. people’ personal data by an overseas adversary — a class China declines under — sometimes appears by CFIUS as facilitating espionage, Wolf mentioned.

Anxiety over Beijing’s control of americans’ facts have likewise intensified recently following the U.S. determine Chinese military personnel liable for the hacking of debt agency Equifax, that 2017 compromised personal information of almost 150 million Americans.

Regarding StayNTouch, the working platform could create Beijing use of a sizable swathe of journey info, which could be utilized to keep track of U.S. federal government workforce or jeopardize them.

Wolf believed a similar circumstances is also reasonably constructed in TikTok’s case. The short training video application ended up being downloaded 738 million moments in 2019 on your own which is hugely popular among teens.

As well as CFIUS examination which may probably go right here compel ByteDance to withdraw they, TikTok is design temperatures from some on Capitol Hill.

Republican Sen. Josh Hawley on Wednesday believed he’ll eventually submit guidelines banning the application on all federal government accessories.

Chinese title of TikTok is “significant risk of security for that United states people,” Hawley mentioned Wednesday. “This legislation are an important move to shield the security of US while the records safeguards of any American.”

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