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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Feds, provinces look at choices in order to payday loan

OTTAWA – Ottawa enjoys inserted brand new provinces to search for lesser possibilities so you’re able to controversial “payday” money, given that Canada’s conventional loan providers mainly ignore the perimeter borrowing markets having reduced-earnings experts.

A market Canada committee is investigating ways individuals who rely towards short, short-title finance away from pay day enterprises get an equivalent vacations since the Canadians which fool around with traditional borrowing, instance loans.

The job of the half a dozen-state category, which Industry Canada co-seating that have United kingdom Columbia, observe an assessment going during the 2000 you to definitely found a means to manage this new payday loans industry one very first appeared in Canada simply four decades before.

One review at some point resulted in Expenses C-twenty six, an unlawful Password amendment adopted because fundamentally empowered the provinces to produce regulations to save payday loans people manageable.

Pay-day people in the Canada typically provide 10-big date financing, worth on average $280, to the proof of a routine paycheque. The following paycheque try closed out to the company, which have charge, notice and insurance fees deducted. The transaction, with little to no red-tape, can take ten minutes.

New legislation, that Ontario reduce price of an online payday loan so you’re able to $21 per $one hundred lent, appear to have motivated of many fly-by-nights operators out of business if you’re offering fringe individuals a great deal more safety.

In may last year, brand new committee analyzed good landmark report they commissioned toward low-cost borrowing from the bank items in the us, France, Germany and you can someplace else giving minimal options for vulnerable people exactly who you are going to otherwise use payday loan.

“You will find a surprising amount and variety from affordable fund systems to own insecure people in the seven places analyzed,” said Jerry Buckland, an international creativity professor on College regarding Winnipeg.

“The analysis identified the biggest level of properties and apps inside the the fresh new U.S., accompanied by Australia and also the Uk. Belgium, France and Quebec got a medium quantity of software, and you will Canada (outside Quebec) and you may Germany got couples understood properties.”

Buckland found that credit situations into operating poor my latest blog post from the You was indeed one of the most creative, many paid from the taxpayers otherwise non-bodies communities.

However, almost every other U.S. examples he read with it financial institutions offering straight down-prices borrowing towards the crack-actually terms and conditions otherwise with modest earnings no taxpayer subsidies.

“You to reason listed is actually that lack of regulation out of payday financing acted while the a hurdle getting FIs (financial institutions) to track down doing work in short finance. It is modifying now, since the provinces expose guidelines,” states the fresh file.

A government spokesman refuted to add facts about the actions from the working class, co-chaired of the an elder rules specialist during the Community Canada, David Clarke, and you will Anne Preyde, B.C.’s director out-of individual rules.

The guy entitled Expenses C-26 good “second-best impulse” into the dilemma of pay day loan, recommending Quebec becomes a model with the most other provinces

A number of training during the last decade features unearthed that payday loan subscribers features low revenues, more compact knowledge, was more youthful and you will will live-in large family members which have pupils. Regarding one fourth utilize the services once per month, recommending most are trapped to your a credit fitness treadmill. Federal studies highly recommend around 7 percent of one’s Canadian populace has utilized a pay day lender will ultimately.

Canada’s loan providers arrive content to let credit cards and you may overdraft safeguards promote one small-title, low-dollars credit to help you vulnerable customers, the guy said.

Yet, nine provinces possibly has actually restrictive payday loans regulations to the guides or plan to pass guidelines, that have Newfoundland and you can Labrador truly the only holdout

“Evidently loan providers are not really in search of examining solutions,” Buckland said. “People don’t just want playing cards . Possibly someone need a little loan with a payment period.”

Payday loans have long been regulated of existence about province and you can caisses populaires — exactly like credit unions — has filled the gap.

Good spokesman toward industry class representing the most significant players for the the newest payday loans markets told you his players anticipate people race off antique lenders.

“The greater amount of borrowing from the bank options discover getting people, the better,” Stan Keyes, president of your Canadian Pay day loan Organization, told you of Hamilton. “Competition? The members state ‘Bring it on’.”

New association’s 23 user enterprises, including 432 sites of your large Currency and asked the newest the regulatory regime, told you Keyes, an old Liberal cupboard minister.

The guy requested if or not antique loan providers can bring brief, no-frills solution since effectively due to the fact association’s 588 affiliate stores.

The newest organization represents not even half of all of the pay check channels when you look at the Canada hence altogether enjoys lent to $dos million a year.