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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Gigantic Matchmaking: It Is a (Data) Technology. For romance, the main big relationship members incorporate fit, biochemistry and eHarmony – all guarantee durable interactions.

A generation in the past, the majority of teenagers could have regarded as happier hour in the Chainsaw Sisters Saloon a target-rich planet. The drinks happened to be inexpensive together with room had been jam-packed. Above all, as the probability of “getting lucky” happened to be lowest, they were nonzero. Very in the event she stated, “You’re very likely to get struck by super rather than go homeward with me,” the guy could respond to, “Astonishing! You’re stating We have the opportunity to go home to you?”

Millennials empirically know pub moving is actually for activity – maybe not for archaic, time-wasting, low-percentage mating traditions. If you want to see somebody, you’ll find any number of large internet dating sites and applications readily available.

The Area Try Packed

For romance, the main large relationships users consist of complement, Chemistry and eHarmony – all promise long-lasting relationships. Niche websites like OurTime (for big daters over 50), ChristianMingle (for Christians desire singles with close standards), BlackPeopleMeet (for African US men and women to connect) and JDate (for Jewish singles) offer eponymous buyers worth propositions.

Inside cellular earliest arena, Tinder is the undeniable chief. Few other app arrives near its share of the market, but there are lots of additional choices. Hinge, OKCupid, and Zoosk are users, and niche applications like JSwipe (Jewish Tinder), Happn (location-based relationships), Bumble (women need to be the ones who begin the conversation) and League (“curated” customers have to be chosen to become listed on) have got all located an audience.

The Data Include Convincing

Per an infographic titled Big facts aims Online like because of the Berkeley School of info, one out of 10 Americans has used a dating internet site or cellular application, and 23 per cent need found a spouse or long-term companion through these websites. In reality, 11 percentage of US partners who’ve been together for years or significantly less came across on the web.

The coordinating enjoys enhanced. In 2005, 47% of men and women consented that internet dating lets you pick a far better complement; in 2013, that amounts moved doing 53per cent. Is on the net dating a great way to meet folk? Forty-four % stated yes in 2005, while 59percent said indeed in 2013.

Does Facts Science + Big Data = Like?

Maybe not relating to experts cited in a current San Francisco Chronicle post called Critics Challenge The ‘Science’ Behind online dating sites by Kristen V. Brown. She report: “‘There is no evidence that online dating sites do anything a whole lot more than improve the swimming pool of possible couples,’ mentioned Eli Finkel, a psychologist at Northwestern college whom scientific studies interactions. Or, as Stanford sociologist Michael Rosenfeld put it, ‘The algorithms for coordinating at online dating sites are typically smoke and decorative mirrors.'”

Thinking Everything Is Maybe Not Easily Predictable

I’ve heard lots of data researchers explain their unique strategic ways to larger matchmaking formulas. Thod Nguyen, CTO of eHarmony, describes their method as a compatibility complimentary program consisting of a “very advanced three-tier processes.” A compatibility matching unit recognizes possible fits according to a proprietary 29-dimensional range. eHarmony’s affinity matching product forecasts the likelihood of communications between a couple, last but not least, the complement submission product ensures that eHarmony provides “the right matches to the right consumer at right time also to deliver as numerous fits possible across our entire productive network.”

While this seems intriguing and may actually are a coordinating technique, the inherent issue is bi-directionality. Whenever Amazon recommends a camera for you, the digital camera doesn’t have proclaim within the material. This is not real with humans. Someone is likely to be their best match, but you’ll find a variety of factors the impression will not be shared.

That said, discover an axiom involved in support of huge online dating algorithms: children become naturally predisposed is keen on one another and try to produce (otherwise nothing folks might possibly be here).

Some Few Nos Equivalent a Yes

The difficulty at the Chainsaw Sisters Saloon wasn’t the very reasonable chances; it was the extended financial investment period expected to be successful. If you had a one-in-100 odds (1/100) to grab anybody house, you would wanted 100 excursions to the bar, on average, to accomplish your own goal. This adds a touch of a twist to large information’s part in large relationships. Certain, you’ll address the 150 issues on fit and aspire to getting coordinated your soul mates, you can also merely play the figures.

Data technology + gigantic Facts = Exponential boost in contract movement

Tinder saves opportunity. It includes an exponential boost in possibilities over pub crawling. Nevertheless, inspired developers are creating a large number of Tinderbots to boost their own effectiveness. Some Tinderbots use video game principle among others need brute power, but my favorite uses facts science to produce the purpose.

Eigenface sample Origin: Justin longer’s post, Automating Tinder with Eigenfaces

Utilizing Information Technology to Date the right Unit

On his blog site, crockpotveggies, Justin lengthy provides the rule for “Tinderbox,” a Tinderbot that taps into Tinder’s APIs and makes use of Eigenfaces to build an invariant style of the face you are most likely to “swipe appropriate.” You can easily contemplate it as your “perfect design.” A model with all of the attributes you like most. The guy in addition utilizes Stanford NLP to greatly help the robot review the sentiment of chat feedback. After about 60 handbook swipes, the program possess read sufficient to start making alternatives for you – at a speed you can perhaps not possibly duplicate. Browse their blog post – it’ll make you laugh. If you have the opportunity (and tendency), go right ahead and establish a Tinderbox yourself. You might never look at the Chainsaw siblings Saloon once more.

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