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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Coronavirus lockdowns and matchmaking: exactly how singles make many of digital schedules to find adore online

The internet dating world can be daunting at the best of that time period once youa€™re unmarried – and self-isolation seriously really doesna€™t making points simpler.

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a€?Singles can certainly still date in this age of social distancing,a€? Lukis stated.

a€?When you satisfy some body through a matchmaking software, instead organising a period to meet up with them in person in a club, eatery or coffee shop, you are able to arrange an occasion in order to meet them on a display.

a€?You can really get acquainted with some body this way.a€?

Bring imaginative with virtual dates

a€?You may have digital drinks or digital lunch – you could do whatever you need,a€? Lukis stated.

a€?For singles, specifically people at all like me being house separating by yourself, ita€™s a lovely distraction through the whole COVID-19 ripple, and ita€™s a gorgeous method to interact with other folks.

a€?we dona€™t discover other singles, but for me, the highlight of my day is evolving from my pyjamas into my personal activewear immediately after which back into my pyjamas overnight – so ita€™s wonderful to truly put on some genuine clothing and just have a date.

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a€?With applications like Zoom, it is possible to establish digital backdrops, to set the backdrop making it look like youra€™re really seated in a club or restaurant.

a€?I’m sure some guy which uses a sound loop for the ambiance of a bar or bistro, in which he plays that for the history as he creates a virtual supper date.

a€?But you can additionally decide to run natural and lay on their settee, since when you will do you will get a glimpse into someonea€™s residence – very personally, I get to find out if hea€™s a slob, and I think thata€™s convenient intel on a first date.a€?

Re-evaluating your intimate views

This lockdown could also be a great chance for singles to re-evaluate her a few ideas around love and intimacy.

a€?I think getting rid of the physical part from that early stage of dating is truly likely to force all of us to place the brakes on,a€? Lukis stated.

a€?This time of online dating applications that wea€™ve all launched into features transformed united states into dating machines. Everyonea€™s dating on steroids – youa€™re swiping like your lifetime hinges on they.

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a€?But In my opinion by eliminating the opportunity to satisfy somebody physically from those initial phases might motivate individuals reevaluate their own panorama on dating in addition to their way of they – and possibly ita€™ll restore some conventional courtships toward entire process.

a€?I proceeded a delightful digital big date a week ago – and five full minutes following the day done, when I had been resting truth be told there back at my couch, he texted me personally stating, a€?I just desired to make sure that you got homes fine.a€™ I imagined that has been very nice.a€?

Things to be cautious about

a€?The most important thing is usually to be cautious with opportunity wasters,a€? Lukis mentioned.

a€?Dating applications have reported since lockdowns began a rise in people and use. There are many men to them and investing longer on it.

Can you pick like with a medical algorithm? Technology entrepreneur Tomer Garzberg reckons you can easily – but Sami Lukis possess the lady worries.

a€?Unfortunately, thata€™s browsing consist of a good share of time wasters – people that treat dating like a game title and simply always flirt up a storm without aim of creating any type of meaningful connection.

a€?Therea€™s most likely lots of people on matchmaking applications at the moment which arena€™t actually unmarried.a€?

Manage their objectives

a€?You should also be wary of creating untrue connections and extremely control the expectations contained in this course,a€? Lukis stated.

a€?We all know it is possible to feel youra€™ve have this amazing relationship and spent weeks chatting on line – but if you fulfill them directly ita€™s a dud.

a€?Youa€™ve surely got to make up pheromones, chemistry, touch and scent, which are all very important issues that basically might make or break the partnership when you fundamentally meet the individual – so dona€™t go planning your wedding ceremony before youa€™ve really met them in-person.

a€?Also reject the urge to attain out an ex, and belong to the sexting trap. Wea€™re all bored stiff and solitary,y but be sure to dona€™t land in some saucy situations that you feel dissapointed about after.a€?