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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Disney key requirements – Preciselywhat are they and what do they suggest?

At Disney, all things must be magical even when one thing lower than magical is happening. Issues and visitor difficulties often take place and should be resolved together with the finesse of a Prince Charming. Listed below are some associated with Disney codes which have been made use of over the years by Cast Members. Let’s communicate Disney!

1. “White dust Alert, light Powder alarm in part of Space hill!”

This is actually the Cast affiliate laws term whenever a guest attempts to spread the ashes of their dearly departed during the trip at room Mountain. Considering no body might find them open up a bag and dispose of the cremated families Disney buff in his favorite ride from the playground, they’ve been severely mistaken. Digital cameras are positioned most spots inside the areas, on trips, as well as destinations being safeguard friends. Very, it’s likely a “burial” are caught on digital camera.

Since distributing ashes is absolutely illegal, this causes large problems for the operation of this region and it is disruptive to having to pay friends. Specific tips must next go in motion. Very first, the attraction are closed and extremely unsatisfied friends are exhausted. Then Cast people in protective garments must today vacuum, yes, vacuum the dearly departed’s ashes! Now, if this illegal work happens unobserved, similar end result takes place. The evening team will vacuum, sweeping upwards any ashes inside their program cleaning. Then last desecration occurs. The vacuumed particles, ashes and all of, can become when you look at the dump. Hopefully Disney visitors will think when it comes to dumping a loved one’s ashes anyplace on Disney belongings.

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2. “Code V in Dumbo The traveling Elephant”

This really is not really a Cast people best signal. With all the current various food, products, desserts, combined with twists and turns of adventures, and put a little heating, playground guests will probably identify individuals over for the bushes dropping meal. A Vomit alarm (or protein spill) phone calls some lucky Cast user to clean upwards ASAP. Needless to say, it really is carried out with the proper Mickey decorum and a smile!

3. “Code 101” and “Code 102”

You won’t ever listen to, “Splash Mountain is currently closed because of technical problem.” Nor are you going to discover, “Splash Mountain is currently open.” One could trigger fantastic dissatisfaction, together with other would cause a stampede. In place of utilizing keywords like “down” or “broken”, a code “101” implies a particular trip try straight down. Similarly, when a ride try working again code “102” try communicated between Cast users. Whenever speaking right to guests, Cast users are taught to declare that a ride is actually “temporarily unavailable”. This has been stated that “101” was previously the interstate that went north regarding the newly established Disneyland. (Now Interstate 5) The joke is that in case a code “101” had been also known as, it required the visitors could “hit the road”.

4. “Signal 70” means there clearly was a lost mother or father… kids are never ever described as “lost” to make sure they’re from panicking

5. “Signal 25” shows a flames

6. Disney follower “Code Speak” The following are many popular abbreviations to help you add to yours Disney rule words (but not licensed by WDW). Remember that all WDW vacation resort is managed as unfolding of a drama, you can expect to comprehend many Disney Speak.

Visitor – any guest in almost any a portion of the WDW hotel

Cast associate – all people helping Disney

Costume outfit – what a CM wears to your workplace

Reveal – whatever is going on near you onstage

Character – all Cast user tasks

Onstage – most of WDW the guest can see

Backstage – most of WDW the guest are unable to see

Green Room – the restroom

Dark colored drive – an indoor drive

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7. “The Kiss Goodnight”

This unique laws is frequently skilled by night time visitors just who linger inside Magic empire half-hour following the playground has shut. This polite indication to “please set the Park” features the recorded secret empire dedication speech using the unique lighting playing regarding Castle. After “when you need Upon A Star” are starred, you are sure that you have got obtained your “Goodnight Kiss” therefore’s time for you to rapidly build your option to the leave! Timeless Disney!

Section of Disney’s beauty is in the information and they small laws terms just enhance the magical feel we take pleasure in. Where more would you ever notice workforce of a style playground called “Cast customers” and friends named “Audience?” It simply goes to show your that Disney is magical toward key!

Palace image thanks to Disney photograph Snapper