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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Exactly why are millennials scraping pay day loan and you can pawn storage?

Nyc (Reuters) – David, 31, was in a pinch. He had been strengthening out another spot for their family members’ jewelry store inside Queens, Nyc and not having enough dollars. The guy considered a neighbor hood pawn look payday loans Alexandria LA online for funding to get rid of the construction, a choice he today regrets.

“It had been way too hard to track down a bank loan,” said David, who’s married and you can college-experienced. He told you he was managed very because of the pawn shop he made use of, but mentioned that, inside retrospect, the stress from pawning jewellery of their list was not value it.

Millennials instance David are particularly heavier pages out of solution economic services, primarily payday loan providers and pawn sites. A joint study on PwC and you may George Washington College unearthed that 28 per cent away from college-experienced millennials (years 23-35) have stolen quick-name financial support regarding pawn shop and payday loan providers in the last five years.

Thirty-five percent of these individuals was credit card users. Thirty-9 percent has bank accounts. Very, the theory is that, they have to has additional options to view cash.

There’s a label you to users off alternative monetary services try regarding lower income strata. But consumers of pawn shop and you can pay check lenders are often center-class young adults, struggling to make means regarding post-college real life versus financial assistance throughout the Lender away from Mother and Father, predicated on Shannon Schuyler, PwC dominant and you can head business responsibility officer.

“It may be area of the helicopter-parent pattern,” Schuyler states. “He’s got an existence one can use them so you’re able to, in addition they are unaware of exactly what things costs.”

Of a lot individuals already carry huge obligations tons out-of student loans once the better since mastercard stability racked upwards inside university.

Way of life On Financial Line

The study also learned that almost half brand new millennials you’ll maybe not assembled $dos,100 when the surprise you need arose within the next few days. Nearly 30 % is actually overdrawing their checking account. More than half (53 per cent) sent a credit card harmony within the last 1 year.

Eric Modell, holder of your own pawn shop chain “David” made use of, said one to cause millennials try looking at pawn stores is the fact the method will not harm a beneficial borrower’s credit record the way other types of finance you will.

“It value exactly how less credit score could effect the business, otherwise their capability to locate a home loan when they need it,” Modell claims.

At the same time, an effective pawn deal requires a matter of minutes, the guy noted. “It’s a simple money,” Modell additional. In comparison, finance companies fund can take date, cover enough records, and certainly will are expensive to set up.

What makes millennials tapping payday loans and you will pawn sites?

Across the country, the average pawn shop mortgage means $150, with regards to the Federal Pawnbrokers Organization. What you can pawn in addition to cost of borrowing may vary of the county. From inside the New york, such, interest levels was capped from the 4 per cent four weeks, with an extra $10 maximum percentage.

Modell told you borrowing small quantities of money for a little while, also on higher prices, to eliminate costs instance a check moving or a late fee into a statement, is often a far greater move.

Doug Boneparth, an official financial planner and you may spouse from the Lives and you may Money Think during the New york, told you the guy doesn’t like the fact that too many millennials was dollars-strapped.

Boneparth told you he recommends millennials to consider most other capital choice, whether or not they may not be most readily useful. Such as for instance, ask a member of family for assist. The guy and ideal taking right out financing away from a great 401(k), whenever possible.

However, family members carry out make inquiries. For this reason the discernment regarding a great pawn store or any other choice financial service providers is really tempting, Modell said.

As for David, he nevertheless owes throughout the $16,000 into the their mortgage throughout the pawn shop, which is stressing him aside. “The bucks is just delivering sweaty on the sink,” the guy said.