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.


Let's Connect

Feel big. Sometimes bashful folks have issues networking because they don’t think they’ve got anything big

such as a career or connections, to provide returning to an individual who aided them.

It’s correct that networking works best once you have one thing to supply, claims Ferrazzi. You do have something you should supply. Genuine fascination with your partner — actually flattery or support — are a type of kindness. It demonstrates to you have the ability to consider people aside from your self, also it goes a long way if you are network.

“feel real, show your interests, which help other folks feel good about themselves or be profitable — which is what you need to do in order to network,” he says.

Be prepared

If you’re nervous that you’ll freeze up or see tongue-tied in a personal environment, get ready beforehand.

Imagine ice-breaker inquiries you can easily query someone as soon as you meet them which means you don’t sit around sweating. If you are going to a meeting specifically to interact your path to a new task, have your lift pitch prepared, states executive skill agent Feldman. Think about the sorts of inquiries someone might ask you to answer, eg why youare looking for a new task. You will even want to put spaces within elevator pitch for inquiries so you don’t end lecturing. Bring obvious, concise responses within ready. “Your shipments has to be awe-inspiring to overcome disruptions and compensate for a lack of confidentiality,” she states.


Sharing ideas, whether or not it’s a website, article, document, or telephone number, with latest connections creates the trustworthiness, claims Northeastern college’s Sarikas. So, if you get inside a discussion about something you understand something about and promise to e-mail a written report or article to your person you simply meet on an airplane, get their card, and make sure you will do it.

“When you carry out everything’ve said you’re attending perform, it provides the other person the perception you keep phrase,” she says. If you do not, you’re yet another schmoozer.

And also this builds another to the partnership. Regardless if that person does not bring a position or lead for your needs now, they could someday, now they usually have a way to get to your when that occurs.

Become rejected

During networking, you will be sure to experience those who cannot or don’t want to assist you to. You will confront rude folk. You’ll fulfill someone too active to chat. You’ll discover yourself talking-to people that don’t like you and people you don’t like. You may differ on something’s important to one of you. You might find the lady overbearing. He could select you nerdy.

“That’s lifestyle,” states Sarikas. Cannot go actually and don’t dwell on it. It cann’t suggest something about you. Interactions aren’t equal chance. You don’t wed everyone else you satisfy; you won’t getting family or companies associates with every person your meet both. Meeting men and never striking it off is the main processes.

Accept issues

Once you over come their anxiety about getting rejected, you’ll think it is easier to help make cold telephone calls and strike up conversations with visitors.

“the individual resting near to your at a banquet or on a plane might feeling as uncomfortable while and certainly will value your breaking the ice,” says Sarikas. “and just might end up being an excellent communications for your family or be aware of the correct individual for you yourself to speak to.” do not think everybody else however you features they along. There is a large number of shy people in society. Its a rare person who never ever sensed uncomfortable in a social setting. Possibly the individual close to you is the then closest friend. Perhaps not, but you’ll never know until such time you try.

Discover a shrink

If you fail to start to prospects and express something about yourself, you will never have the ability to circle. Any time you completely cannot conquer the timidity, Ferrazzi suggests witnessing a therapist who is able to help you understand why you are so bashful and give you some hardware to assist you tackle it.

“what you can do becoming close with other people could be the core of network,” says Ferrazzi. “Shy men and women understand at her core they are depressed and really miss more closeness. They simply do not have the will and the confidence to quickly attain they.”