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 had an eight-year connection with an Aspie. No, it’s not some alien on Superstar trip and sometimes even celebrity Wars.

although often his conduct could have been considered Spock-like. I am speaking about one with Asperger’s problem. Asperger’s was an autistic spectrum condition currently that sounds very complicated, right? Truly and isn’t.

Understanding A Range Ailment?

a spectrum condition means there isn’t any typical, one-size-fits-all conduct in the world of autism. Individuals with autism can vary from those who find themselves completely non-verbal to your that happen to be extremely smart and operating really in lifestyle. Asperger’s disorder falls into that class, although once again there is certainly a scale of conduct actually among individuals who have Asperger’s.

My personal appreciation interest ended up being neurologically atypical his wires wasn’t like normal’ person. He was attractive, exceedingly smart, and totally maddening in so many ways but entirely interesting at the same time! (Always irrational, Mr. Spock!) The guy thrilled in contacting himself above normal, and then he got can a lot more.

He Had Been Mr. Fix-it

He could heal everything. It absolutely was a point of pride with him whenever the guy did not understand how to fix anything, he’d see. While I buhha e relazioni found myself reading female training guides like allure and Cosmo, he had been checking out How To Repair Everything. In which he performed. The guy created an amazing rooms set when he cannot find one he enjoyed, the guy developed incredibly intricate crown molding for his home, he rebuilt trucks from the floor up.

Nevertheless when they involved nurturing a partnership, it absolutely was challenging. And that is common of people with Asperger’s. Their particular shortage of empathy and social knowing prevents the synthesis of close private connections with others. However, there are many people with Asperger’s who will be married and have now become consistently, there are numerous, many others who are not hitched or even in a relationship, because they can’t shape and maintain the range of connection that’s needed in a relationship.

Similar to people who have Asperger’s, he previously hobbies he devoted themselves to, towards the hindrance your commitment. People with Asperger’s have a tendency to create a number of thin welfare and their fascination turns out to be extreme. Imagine craft on steroid drugs! The pastime eats their time and mind and initiatives, therefore a relationship along with you may become a sideline.

Adoring individuals with Asperger’s is certainly not simple, but it is worth it.

Allow Me To In!

Many of the welfare of my guy were also interests of my own. traditional automobiles, water-based activities, marine lifestyle. But he had come alone so long, he had no idea tips involve me personally or inclination sometimes. When he became centered on a spare time activity or task, which was they, I became record until he learned the work or shifted to a higher craft. But some hobbies of men and women with Asperger’s come to be full blown obsessions in which they see it is difficult to compartmentalize and spend plenty of opportunity considering and dwelling on all facets of them.

Performs This Outfit Make Me Personally Take A Look Fat? Yes!

People who have Asperger’s include savagely truthful, thus be prepared for inappropriate, although not intentionally mean-spirited responses regarding your looks, human body, etc. They’re simply findings, perhaps not reduce downs! However, if you try to mingle your own guy together with your pals, be mindful! Odds are he will probably finish offending some one and you’ll be on a friend. We invested many years wanting to let my pals comprehending my personal guy’s attitude. They mayn’t understand just why we endure they, i need to have actually really low self-respect, etc., etc.

Just how to Pretend Your Own Wedding Is Fine

Simple tips to Winnings The Battle With a Meddlesome Mother-in-Law

It is wonderful to not be by yourself in my own predicament in order to get to my personal guy. I’ve understood Frank for decade. He is these a kind hearted people. that’s what took my cardio! We dated for 2 many years and happened to be partnered We were together for just two yrs. In those 2 yrs. really took place that I didn’t realize. He’d allow my house and check-out their mother’s to get this lady purchasing and keep coming back 4 days later with no phone call or any such thing. He’s got a really simple, child like high quality about your which makes your burn when you’re around him but he can switch his behavior off and on like a faucet! That is unsettling to a non AS wife. After couple of years. of relationships, I experienced not a clue that he got while. I’d never observed they. I found myself at my wits end! We delivered him packing returning to his mother’s house and then he leftover. The things I couldn’t realize was actually just how material he was at their mother’s home. It was just as if We never ever been around- Four decades passed and that I would see him occasionally at events and church. He was passionate to see myself and my child, just who he’d aided increase. It’s taken me personally a couple of years to allow go of fury that built-up when he was actually living with myself. 1 day not too long ago, I decided to get on the computer and figure out what he had. I discovered AS therefore changed everything- I have review countless material- We now understand just why he did things that he did! He never realized he was damaging me. I recently desire I experienced known earlier in the day. I called him, informed him what he previously, introduced him information to learn and he are reading it. I think he or she is relieved to understand what simply because the guy constantly knew he had been various- Im finding out coping skills would like the wedding working. I informed him that i’d handle your, the budget, and his awesome requirements. I know he can not be by himself. I simply need him becoming a partner in life in order to create recollections with him. like’s will make big lifestyle associates in case you are aware of her problem and can understand how to answer their own emotions. I am clinging inside for the present time! 🙂