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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How Amnesty International got over online dating app Tinder

As part of her ladies rights promotion, Amnesty International grabbed a danger and kept the ability in the possession of of those – whether or not they swiped kept or correct

As Tinder is very much indeed powered by the folks – Amnesty worldwide Australia admitted that they had to retract their unique sleeves to produce an impression. Picture: Amnesty Global

As Tinder is certainly much run on people – Amnesty International Australian Continent admitted they’d to roll-up their own arm to create a direct effect. Picture: Amnesty Worldwide

Just in case you failed to discover, Tinder is just one of the current personal fashions among 18 to 34 seasons olds. It’s an internet dating application where singles upload profile photographs via their own fb account and employ the app to swipe through spouse options. As a photo pops up, you swipe to the left to deny, or right for a yes. If for example the sure swipes off to the right also, you have got a match and you will start messaging.

The ideaSo what does any of this relate to a major international real person legal rights organization? In March Arlington escort reviews, Amnesty went a Tinder Takeover – to highlight ladies’ rights. As opposed to visibility photographs, Amnesty provided online artwork with comments to demonstrate just how life alternatives are not an alternative for most people around the world.

The idea originated in innovative service Circul8 as a result to our simple requesting a ‘digital entertaining wedding instrument’, focusing on a youth-based readers, to draw attention to Amnesty’s manage ladies liberties in areas like Afghanistan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia.

The promotion is centered around International ladies’ time using the Tinder graphics that Amnesty posted creating people to the make a decision site. Right here, we ran a quiz wherein users had been questioned to produce alternatives like marry for cash or marry for admiration.

a click revenue uncovered an innovative new web page that described that in rural Pakistan a lot of women are sold into pressured wedding. Data, such as email addresses ended up being seized on the internet site, and curious subscribers are called to see if they wish to supporting Amnesty’s peoples legal rights jobs.

Picture: Amnesty Global Australia

What should be considered when working with brand-new channels?Social media is actually evolving always, therefore so that rate and become innovative, while maintaining costs straight down, its smart to get ready to simply take chances. Tinder is very underdeveloped as an advertising software, but it offers wedding with a gathering that we you should not often record the attention of.

Because wasn’t a normal medium and is greatly running on individuals, we’d as ready to move our arm to render a direct effect, so that it got all practical platform making it happen. That required recruiting followers and activists in different states to become listed on all of our Tinder takeover.

Through all of our site and fb web page, we asked anyone to log in to Tinder on Global ladies time, post Amnesty’s artwork as his or her profile photographs and motivate other individuals to consult with the Make a change web site in their about myself part.

At the time Tinder prioritised Amnesty’s visibility meaning it can highlight on a lot more user’s screens. When customers logged about the app they saw visibility pictures showing messages particularly, “not absolutely all female have the capacity to select as if you do” and “you select your partner. Most females aren’t given the solution.”

Despite being unable to keep track of the precise amount of individuals, Amnesty International got thousands even more click-throughs on their site and people registered inside their 100s.

Material cluesTinder best works in a cellular atmosphere when compared to channels fundraisers like myself personally typically need. We had been aware we comprise talking-to individuals in recreation form so we comprise additionally cautious that Amnesty’s messaging could encounter as ‘too really serious’ this kind of a relaxed moderate. But for us, taking the possibility involved generating newer guides, getting users to generally share our very own messages and generating a buzz around our work with ladies liberties.

Picture: Amnesty Overseas Australia

Feel creativeWe went with an unbarred compact and were willing to take a risk. Circul8 sent a very earliest idea. We certainly discovered through this effective research: if you need creativity you’ll want to offer and then leave space for creativity.

We did look for approval from Tinder to launch the takeover, plus they happened to be most supporting of the idea, but the main aim is the fact that although it is all of our idea, the prosperity of this collaboration arrived down seriously to the people from outside and inside of Amnesty Global that had gotten behind they and made the choice to takeover Tinder. The mixed content was that everyone, irrespective of their sex, gets the directly to decide: yes or no.

Caroline Easter try a promoter exchange supervisor at Amnesty Foreign Australian Continent.

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