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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Halal internet dating or halal courtship imply different things to any or all

Different viewpoints include some distinctions that seem negligible but could create a huge difference.

a black-and-white way of thinking that courtship was haram and arranged relationship could be the solution isn’t a one-size matches all answer. And it’s most certainly not necessary to act that way! Let’s consider the concept of halal relationship before relationship with two Muslimahs just who show their unique knowledge.

Arranged Marriages the very best way?

According to a report executed by figure head, 53.25% of marriages globally is organized. This percentage most likely includes both required and facilitated unions).

The divorce rate for positioned marriages is actually a mere 6.3percent. This might be dramatically less than the splitting up speed in the us (40percent), where old-fashioned matchmaking is prominent and inspired. Regardless of whether these research prove nothing revolutionary, I’m certainly not promoting for required marriage. My goal should debunk many of the stereotypes encompassing Islamic wedding plus the courtship that precedes they by using my two interviewees.

Muslimahs’ Halal Matchmaking Activities

Salma*, a twenty-four-year-old from Southern California, has been hitched for almost a year. She granted her newly-acquired wisdom concerning the halal courting processes. Salma categorizes halal courtship (online dating) since conversing with and having understand anyone together with the aim of potentially getting married. She brings this particular procedure ought to include discussing life-altering topics through the very beginning.

Salma attests that necessity of these major dialogues is one thing she wants regarding the process of halal courtship. She explains: You can find out answers to some of the most vital issues quickly to find out if beliefs and visions of relationships and life make. Should they you shouldn’t, you can respectfully end conversations earlier proceeds more, mental accessories having hold. She’s in addition determined that a premarital consultant are an essential action if each party include dedicated to producing and cultivating an effective connection.

She explains: In addition FIRMLY feel premarital guidance is very important for anybody seriously looking at marriage. An authorized premarital therapist (LMFT) can offer recommendations inside inquiries you should be considering before matrimony, and reveal subjects with you both that’ll emphasize potential red flags. That therapist is actually an unbiased party and certainly will seriously render knowledge that you could not be able to obtain all on your own.

While she believes compatibility is extremely important, Salma acknowledges that sex attraction can important. In my opinion actual appeal is as essential as creating close attributes. Sometimes folks have close properties that are admirable and what you want in a spouse. You happen to be simply not attracted to them. In my opinion locating individuals you have a spark’ with is important also!

Insincere Anyone Clog the method

Salma also alerts against some aspects of the halal courtship techniques. It could be difficult and annoying to distinguish between individuals who are merely shopping for interest and an ego boost, from those who are really wanting to get partnered, specially when the relationship creates unreturned thinking. The impression of being led on is definately not being distinctive to halal matchmaking. When someone is earnestly trying to get partnered, the effects of an uninterested, insincere suitor are far more damaging.

Another prospective downside of this halal dating process takes place when judgemental parents see too greatly included. Ladies being forced to deny high quality people because their loved ones doesn’t agree of some element of his identity, be it seems, his tasks, not prestigious enough, or their shortage of a greater knowledge (even when the people involved can give economically) is incredibly usual, relating to Salma.

She laments: often times groups generate discovering a partner means more challenging than it needs as. Some moms and dads have actually a set thought of what they want the youngster’s relationships to appear like and ignore some of the most essential characteristics like close deen and dynamics. Luckily, this decided not to take place in the lady circumstances, but she saw countless company proceed through this attempting techniques.

When Halal Relationships Crosses Over

Hana, a 43-year-old mom increasing the woman four children in Southern California, has become married since the chronilogical age of 18. She met the girl partner at a masjid childhood cluster which, as she sets it, worked out really well. Certainly one of the lady sons was nearing age of which numerous parents began thinking about prospective spouses due to their son or daughter.

Hana’s wishes for her children’s marital futures middle around the girl wishing these to be able to detect how to decide on a wife while staying with the guidelines of Islam and concurrently steering clear of emotions of duty towards basic individual they wind up courting.

Hana thinks the choice to spend remainder of lifetime with some blackchristianpeoplemeet inloggen one should be considered at duration and can even need are acquainted with lots of applicants. When it comes to time, she and her husband wish kids will meet their particular future partners in university, or soon after graduating. She foresees the problem amount growing dramatically once adults enter the staff.

For a number of younger Muslims who live in non-Muslim nations, discovering a partner sounds incredibly overwhelming and unappealing. It can be attractive to check out the group and turn to western-style relationship. But as Salma and Hana exhibit, Muslims can combine traditional Islamic principles plus some modern-day concepts in order to maximize the chance of a fulfilling and exciting union.