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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Lake Mille Lacs: The Grand Casino Mille Lacs

The Indian Games Regulatory Act (IGRA)

IGRA got finalized into legislation by chairman Ronald Reagan in 1988. It absolutely was written in line with the premise that Indian tribes tend to be sovereign places that have best of self-governance, which include the expert of gaming by themselves land. With regards to was closed into legislation, IGRA ended up being introduced for three definite reported purpose, here considering verbatim:

The large Casino Mille Lacs open in 1991, and has now been tremendously successful by any standards. Really operated by the Mille Lacs Band’s business fee, another organization through the group’s national that oversees Band business opportunities. In 1990, the Mille Lacs Reservation got the poorest Indian bookings in nation, with a a€?poverty ratea€? of around 81per cent.

Pond Mille Lacs: The Large Casino Mille Lacs

Now, this numbers provides dropped to lower than 17percent. Impoverishment has additionally diminished sharply in Mille Lacs County in general and also in nearby Pine region, where lots of Casino workforce stay. In accordance with the Mille Lacs band of Ojibwe, the earnings from Casino bring allowed these to reinforce their unique social character, go back to economic self-sufficiency, reconstruct the reservation, and increase regional success.

The Casino, together with great Casino Hinckley (also operated by the Mille Lacs Band) employs about 3,000 someone, although just about 500 among these will work on a regular schedule. Around 90 % regarding the 3,000 employees are non-American Indian, and most staff members inhabit nearby outlying areas. The number of employment in close Pine district has grown by about two-thirds since the Casinos comprise constructed, while the number of opportunities in Mille Lacs state has increased about one-third. There have been two various minimum wages about reservation, variant with respect to the size of a small business, but both are more than 20 percent lower than the state minimum-wage. Also, the income tax ability of Mille Lacs county went up 61% from 1990 to 2000.

Work in the region independent from the Casino being produced by neighboring businesses taking advantage of the visitor site visitors generated because of the Casinos, and also as numerous as 40 brand new regional businesses posses sprung to serve these requires since 1991. Smaller businesses developed by the Mille Lacs Corporate Commission consist of a coffee shop, a salon, a horse breeding team, something special shop, an indicator providers, a sewing shop, a lawn and accumulated snow service, and a construction team. Those living throughout the reservation pay alike taxation as some other Minnesota minus United states Indians, that simply don’t pay state income taxes. Also, those residing on believe lands do not shell out property fees.

Service business such as the Onamia medical facility has broadened, in which now the Casino supplies health insurance advantages to area people earlier without insurance. Local resources happen expanded so that you can offer the needs of the Casino therefore the region as a whole. The gambling enterprises have offered millions of dollars to altruistic donations since 1991.

The Mille Lacs musical organization utilizes its earnings through the Casino and various other business fee ventures to, in own terminology: a€?invest in government providers, healthcare, degree, law enforcement officials, financial developing, social maintenance, infrastructure, secure exchange, and other advantages to band users,a€? in order to a€?build overall discount and expenditures,a€? and a€?invest in area system, economic developing, and various other pros for your area.a€?

Considering that the development of the casino, the Mille Lacs group is capable deal with a wide array of making works. They’ve created two institutes, three ceremonial buildings, a words and cultural immersion grounds, two wellness clinics, three culturally sensitive and painful helped residing products, four area stores, a federal government middle, an office strengthening, a DNR establishment, a center for your elderly, two water towers, a water treatment plant, as well as over 200 brand-new property. They’ve been able to put money into road upkeep, the restoration of older households, and all sorts of additional works and treatments. The band in addition keeps financial investments in lot of of this more lucrative non Band-owned resorts, holiday resorts, and businesses, including Eddy’s use a Conoco gasoline place to a Subway team.