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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Effie takes a plunge to the world of online dating

Effie requires a plunge in to the realm of internet dating

Effie Stephanides is nothing otherwise related. The instantaneously recognised, adorable, big-haired, no retains prohibited, sassy Greek Australian personality exposes tough facts, wears her heart on her arm and has now become training you about existence and fascination with the past three decades through the woman theatre and television shows.

We have now observed their be dateless and concerned about being left from the rack in A Date With Effie, and celebrated the lady searching real love after reconnecting with her first hug Dr Shane Bradley Cooper in Effie The Virgin Bride. Finally, Effie seemed to bring their fairytale, content inside her adore ripple.

Or so it felt. In place of absolute marital satisfaction for the former virgin, a flavor of exactly what this lady has been missing out on this entire time has unlocked the intimate monster in Effie. As Effie, herself expresses, a€?Yes i’ve a Gourmet principal dish in the home. But wouldn’t it is good commit out for dessert on the odd occasion?a€?

We are about to discover the truth through appreciation us Tinder, the newest offering creator, thespian and comedic genius ed figure Effie Stefanidis, whom we met and fell deeply in love with when you look at the hit tv program Acropolis Now, and who has carried on to captivate us across all methods since.

a€?Effie is within enjoy really but she actually is also directed a very sheltered sexual lifetime. In fact, in advance of Shane, a non-existent one. She made a decision to accomplish that because she got paranoid about revealing the lady romantic part,a€? says Coustas.

a€?Since the vacation, she finally knows precisely what the publicity is all about with gender. She actually is curious but hesitant. She’s captivated but worried. And the woman is modifying to relationships. To dropping the lady independence and the everyday routine of wedded life. This lady has the 7-month itch. The woman is dealing with her greatest obstacle at this time. May be the turf greener?a€?

As Effie shows, a€?Like Eve inside the backyard of Eden, we yielded on serpent. Shane’s serpent. And has now unleashed a dangerous attraction in me about what otherwise and exactly who otherwise exists.a€?

a€?Tinder are an intimate Smorgasbord. It is the Sizzler of gender. Any meat need, it is indeed there. Even fish, if you are up for this.

a€?but simply because I’ve seen what is on Tinder does not mean I’m gonna do just about anything. I am merely having a sniff. I’m simply exploring. Can’t damage can it?a€? Effie requires.

These are just certain lots of principles that Effie will check out in a show that will have people taking pleasure in unbridled laughter outside of the bottomless pit of comedic gold the world of internet dating includes.

Coustas enjoys were able to achieve the large challenge of maintaining Effie pertinent, relatable, lovable and humorous for over three decades, no mean task when you element in that this lady appeal is distribute across three generations of both Greeks and non-Greeks.

a€?So so many people are satisfying online these days,a€? states Coustas. The job of comedy is to echo what is taking place in the field through fun. To reveal facts. To capture the hypocrisies. And to drop a comical light in route people act.a€?

a€?There is a lot of behavior on the web. Some passionate and quite a bit intimate. How exactly we promote our greatest and attractive ourselves and how most of a myth which can be might be fantastic comedy.a€?

Crazy Me Tinder, Effie stands up a mirror to your complexities to find adore and keeping it in a humorous look at the hypocrisies of people about like, connections, and gender. How do we humans claim to be developed and yet still have these types of pet urges? Can you really be smokin’ hot and struck upon each day whilst still being stay loyal?

a€?These time will it be love at first picture or love to start with swipe? If appreciation you should not costs a thing next exactly why is separation and divorce thus costly?a€?

The online dating globe has secure many techniques from organized marriages, blind schedules, and appointment using the internet, exactly what’s best- the proxenio or Tinder?

a€?The proxenio operates if you don’t believe your personal preferences,a€? claims Coustas. a€?If you do not have the esteem. Or if perhaps it actually was 60 years back. Tinder could be the cost you pay for your style. If you are wanting to think confident. Incase you imagine there isn’t any better way.a€?

a€?I think it reveals a complete arena of likelihood. Abruptly there’s use of more and more people,a€? she says. a€?I really don’t envision it really is a romantic room nor a realistic one. Basically it is a marketing fitness. Quite often everyone is photoshopping, posing and curating a version of on their own like that too often isn’t really a genuine type of who they are. Often its a fantasy, a game title. There isn’t any space for biochemistry or charm whenever there are strain and texting included. Maybe not my personal ideal method of fulfilling someone,a€? she states.

Gina Mamouzelos

Gina Mamouzelos was the second generation Greek Australian just who was raised immersed in her Greek heritage, including the vocabulary, customs, traditions and paying attention to this lady grandparent’ mesmerising reports about existence in Greece. Passionate about making sure the Greek words is certainly not disregarded among the list of younger generations, in 2002 she turned into a panel affiliate on SBS Greek broadcast show a€?Let’s chat Openly.’ She finished with a Media and marketing and sales communications amount from college of Sydney and also put her lifelong desire for writing to make use of working in social media, pr and advertising. Gina now joins GCT’s team as an author.