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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This yeara€™s //build/ is focused about a lot of things you could do with Universal Windows Platform (UWP) programs. Possible deploy to most tools than in the past, through the Xbox to your HoloLens. You may also rotate their Xbox One into a dev maker. You also have improved variations of most individual Computing attributes like Cortana, Inking and smart bots attain your head in.

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The UWP User Experience

Promoting breathtaking UX in Real-World UWP Apps a€“ Having the best idea for an app is just half the battle. Guaranteeing your app possess an interesting and beautiful experiences this is certainly playful and entices users to stimulate feelings whenever using it is critical to customer thrills. Stunning encounters pleasure consumers and happy people continue to use your programs, inform others about any of it, and give positive store rankings. This treatment will focus on the UI/UX portions of an actual app available that features an excellent UI base and additionally be enhanced with brand-new functionality around animated graphics, effects, and making it possible for new playful experience that excite the user. We’re going to explore the spectral range of the designer platform that enables this, from low-level effectiveness through some encapsulated characteristics in XAML that make these experiences better to illuminate.

The effectiveness of the EffectBrush a€“ In this brief chat, Chris and Kelly will explore crucial principles, rule, and demonstrations to get started utilizing the Windows.UI.Composition results system. Youa€™ll discover ways to describe, animate, and string consequence for UWP programs.

Including Manipulations into the artistic covering a€“ Learn to increase the user experience of your software and unleash your own innovation aided by the brand-new interesting component of interaction from the powerful features for the animation motor into the aesthetic coating. This talk show how exactly to need animations beyond an average time-based program and make use of feedback since operating factor. We are going to focus on an instant recap of how manipulations operate now before moving forward to developing latest creative and responsive entertaining UI encounters for your UWP software. We will focus on how exactly to hook-up insight animations into the mobility with the aesthetic level allow more tailored scrolling and zooming encounters, insight driven animation of impacts, and other interesting receptive and entertaining UI, particularly motion founded navigation.

Making use of phrase animated graphics to Create Engaging UI a€“ Learn to make use of the latest cartoon system to produce custom and receptive movement experiences inside UWP software. This talk is actually a deep diving on precisely how to make use of phrase animations in graphic vgl layer to build an engaging and exciting UI with incredible flexibility. This talk discusses concepts including development of basic term animated graphics to making use of characteristics of visuals to push appearance animations.

A lot more Personal Processing with UWP

Cortana Futures a€“ Cortana is actually evolving from reminding consumers about items to assisting all of them become points complete. Cortana are now able to proactively surface their software to consumers in best perspective and offer their application with pertinent all about which to do something. Inside session, wea€™ll walk through these latest Cortana functionality and how your UWP appsa€”with less efforta€”can make use of them to improve engagement and advancement.

UWP Lifecycle and Background performance a€“ The software lifecycle is getting updates to pay for the scenarios your value more. In this period, we’ll protect the basic principles and greatest practices associated with app performance lifecycle: just how apps is triggered and suspended. We’ll after that plunge in to find out whata€™s newer in Background performance and ways to make use of the brand new Single Process delivery product. You will learn how to ask an extension throughout the duration of your application so that you can allow multitasking and total measures which happen to be important to the consumer experience.

Pen-and-ink: Inking at increase of planning a€“ house windows Ink is focused on putting the pen front side and middle and integrating it into every thing screens.