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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I Am 35 & My Sweetheart Is Actually 25. Interestingly, It Really Works.

If you had informed me that, at 35 years old, i’d bring a 25-year-old date who had been many psychologically adult, supportive guy I’d actually bring outdated, I would personally have laughed within face. I was all for online dating young males, not THAT younger.

I surely was not searching for a more youthful man. If something, I found myself questioning whether i ought to increase the years limitation to my matchmaking programs from 28 to 30. See, I’ve constantly outdated younger, but consistently found that get older, better, MATTERED. I continually have my heart-broken by men three, four, 5 years young than me, and had been getting fairly sick of they, to tell the truth.

Then again, Paul Mescal was at town.

Paul (we’re on first-name conditions) for those who didn’t binge Normal folks in lockdown, was the hot Irish star of wildly well-known enchanting drama collection. He was in Sydney to movies, as every celebrity appears to be in 2021, together with become spotted during my region often. Subsequently, I read rumours he had been regarding internet dating applications – and coordinating with folks.

I became hell-bent on finding your, and so I Googled his age. TWENTY. FOUR. Yikes. Still, I reduced my personal limitation to 24 and have swiping. Used to don’t find a Paul Mescal but I did so select a Tom, 25, who had been lovable, loved puppies, together with the sort of app-banter We adored.

After a couple of weeks, the guy expected me personally on. I happened to be shocked – I’m 35. Why would a 25-year-old want to carry on a night out together beside me?

Now, possible probably inform that I share my personal romantic life a large number, and I also also provide a matchmaking podcast, trousers and a Nice leading. Thus I went with Tom, mainly for “the story”. Whatever took place, online dating some guy a decade young than me personally would definitely feel *a story*.

We went for products at a nearby club, after that ended up at supper at a cheap Italian place. Conversation flowed and he made me chuckle. It had beenn’t probably the most magical day in history, but it got pretty unique and that I realized I’d need to see him once more.

Flash-forward four months and we’re in love. It’s been the easiest partnership I’ve previously experienced – we’re yet to have a life threatening battle, but In addition understand when we perform, Tom won’t panic and try to escape like other people I’ve dated do. He’s supportive and constructive together with his advice on from complex work stresses to friendship troubles. He is able to deal with my personal union anxieties. He makes me chuckle, and that I tends to be myself around him. It’s just smooth, and I’m the best and happiest i have previously been in a relationship.

Astonished? Exact Same. I didn’t expect matchmaking a younger people be effective, especially given all of our respective centuries. Placing it merely, we decided we’d take various levels of existence – far too different to become suitable. But, cut for several significant talks which I’ll information below tna board hesap silme, it’s already been hanging around.

I actually do envision, if you are venturing into an adult woman/younger people relationship, it is worth creating a number of chats in advance of acquiring severe, and inquiring yourselves some inquiries. Here comprise ours.

1. would you both wish toddlers, while therefore, whenever?

Probably the most pressing concern for me personally using this relationship got the infant talk. I’m 35, and I’m nevertheless maybe not 100% sure i would like teens, but I’m bending towards sure. Due to this, I’m conscious I should getting using next few years honestly, since the window which I’ll likely need to beginning trying for an infant.

When I was 25 I seriously didn’t need young ones. But I’m perhaps not Tom, and also as he considered me whenever I blurted away that individuals couldn’t potentially function because exactly why would he wish a baby before he’s 30 – “why are you presently presuming you-know-what i’d like?”

Simply speaking – do not preempt your own younger partners wants and needs. Simply increase it together with them, and make sure you are really on the same web page.

2. can you fit into each other’s social groups?

Another problems some older ladies with younger males (or young couples as a whole) may face is quite friendship groups. I’ve a core number of family and so they mean a lot to myself, so it thus implies a lot to me that my personal lover becomes alongside all of them.

You might find that the hobbies of your respective friendship organizations vary. In my own case, Tom’s family enjoy the same items my friends perform – visiting the pub and sometimes creating a residence party. But if, say, the guy and his awesome friends remained dance club rats or huge on celebrations, that might be good – provided that I could happily compromise occasionally and savor those interests, too.

Your don’t need to have relationship groups might effortlessly combine, but you do have to assess as much as possible feasibly see time in the partner’s circle, at least often.

3. Could You Be on the same webpage?

This is certainly a concern for just about any new union, but we thought it actually was particularly important given I was dating a 25-year-old. Fundamentally – would you like anything major? Create they? There are no wrong responses here, you don’t desire to be assuming everything is acquiring severe.

Matchmaking community in 2021 is very, highly complex and there are numerous relations without tags or responsibilities. it is probably her online dating society is a little considerably relaxed than yours, therefore it’s really worth examining. I’m sure that is a stereotype if in case Tom checks out this, he’ll entirely yell at me personally because of it because the guy got awesome annoyed as I assumed he wished a casual affair. But hey, you’ve gotta secure yourself! Just check-in if your wanting to see too spent.

4. Could you get past what individuals will state?

My personal goodness, you receive some opinions once you date a younger man. They’re going to, as well – both Tom and that I were satisfied with lifted eyebrows, phrase of concern and doubt about all of our relationship. The majority of people happen open-minded and happy for all of us, but you have to be prepared for most of your family members getting. not so delighted available.

The primary focus is that you will not work, due to the fact get older space is actually wider. But that’s truly for you to choose. I will picture there are plenty of 25-year-olds i really could never ever date, but Tom and I also simply. services.

At the conclusion of your day, it is your life. If you should be experience they, do it now.