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 pay an extra $100 applied toward principal each month

If you choose to put it in a piggy bank for a rainy day, it will come to a time when your piggy bank will be equal to or greater than the mortgage you owe and will one day be able to have a glimpse at this weblink pay off the mortgage in a lump sum when the rainy day comes.

So cautiously save a nest egg for a rainy day today, while you get enough cash to pay off the mortgage later in a lump sum later on

Since I’m only on the 13th payment of a 360 payment (30 year) mortgage, every $100 I pay now saves my about $139 in interest.

Calculate your savings for a single $100 additonal payment this way: $100 times the interest rate, divided by 12, times the number of remaining payments on your mortgage. You have to eventually pay the $100 anyway, so you might as well save a lot of money over the long haul.

We plan on living and growing here

I’m from New Zealand. Little country to the west of us called Australia for those who don’t know where we are.

Any how, you cannot claim a tax deduction against your mortgage here. However you can make weekly payments on your mortgage. That DRAMATICALLY cuts the time, and interest, on a mortgage. However, you can’t make a single extra payment on your regular mortgage payment. It has to an extra payment done through the bank. But that’s ok, it means less chance of them stuffing up the calculations from the weekly payment changing. Also, our mortgage payment is an automatic deduction by the bank from our money account. No hassles, no late fees, no problem. Just how I like it.

We ad an extra whopping $12/month to our mortgage payment and I believe that little bit is taking 6 or 9 months off of the life of my loan. We were putting an extra $200/month, but that was before we had a child.

Finally being debt free (except for the house obviously), we can now put more money towards the house again. Every little bit helps. Hoping to pay it off in 15yrs, for a total of about 22yrs. Still less than 30yrs, so I’ll be happy with that.

I’d love to live in a condo or townhouse, but because we have gotten “burned” in our last condo deal, as well as all of those crazy HOA rules, the hubby never wants to live in a condo/townhome again. He goes crazy if he doesn’t have a garage which he can tinker in and make noise, so that’s why we bought a house.

Paying of a home early is a great option for those in different areas of the country. My state WA here over on the west coast. Our Cost of living here is very expensive. Not to mention homes. You can’t get a decent home for under 200,000. Anyways, we bought our home, we are able to live very comfortably by the grace of God due to our faithful giving too. Plus we have a reserve. Our home is about 450k. We are 28 years old. Great career. I wonder how would I be able to pay off my home sooner? I can definitely add or a month but will that even put a dent in it? We plan on living here for 30 years. Any suggestions? Maybe make two or three extra payment a year? We can definitely afford that. Hmmmm. Any advice would be great. I’m all for paying off our home at a young age. ??