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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Love Isn’t Enough Appreciate is great. Admiration is essential, Like is actually beautiful.

But fancy isn’t adequate.

In 1967, John Lennon composed a song called, “All You Want May Enjoy.” The guy additionally overcome each of his spouses, left behind one of his little ones, vocally mistreated their gay Jewish management with homophobic and anti-semitic slurs, and when have a camera staff movies him sleeping nude in his bed for a complete day.

Thirty-five ages later, Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Fingernails published a tune called “Love Isn’t Sufficient.” Reznor, despite becoming fabled for his alarming period shows with his grotesque and distressing videos, had gotten thoroughly clean from all drugs and alcohol, hitched one lady, have two young ones with her, after which terminated entire albums and trips so that the guy could stay residence and start to become good spouse and dad.

One of these brilliant two males got a definite and practical comprehension of like.

One of these wouldn’t. These types of males idealized prefer once the treatment for all their problems. One didn’t. One of these men was probably a narcissistic asshole. One of those wasn’t.

Inside our society, a lot of us idealize appreciate. We come across it some lofty cure-all regarding of life’s dilemmas. All of our films and our stories and our history all celebrate it life’s supreme goals, the last answer for several your serious pain and challenge. And since we idealize fancy, we overestimate it. Consequently, our relations pay a price.

Once we believe that “all we truly need try appreciation,” subsequently like Lennon, we’re prone to disregard fundamental values such as admiration, humility, and willpower to the men we love. After all, if appreciation solves every little thing, subsequently the reason why bother with the rest of the stuff—all of this difficult things?

However, if, like Reznor, we believe that “love isn’t adequate,” next we understand that healthy affairs need more than pure emotion or lofty interests. We understand that you will find factors more important in our lives and our very own connections than being in fancy. And also the success of the affairs depends on these further and essential prices.

Three Severe Truths About Appreciate. 1. Appreciate Doesn’t Equivalent Being Compatible

The issue with idealizing like is they triggers united states to develop unrealistic expectations by what appreciation actually is and exactly what it can create for all of us. These impractical objectives after that ruin the affairs we keep dear to begin with.

Let me demonstrate:

Even though your adore individuals does not indicate they’re a good spouse to help you getting with over the long run. Appreciate was a difficult process. Compatibility was a logical procedure. Additionally the two don’t bleed into each other very well.

it is possible to-fall in deep love with an individual who doesn’t heal you better, who causes us to be think more serious about our selves, would youn’t support the same esteem for people while we would for them, or who’s such a dysfunctional lifestyle themselves that they jeopardize to take us all the way down together with them.

it is possible to fall in love with an agent who has different aspirations or lifestyle aim which are contrary to the own, who holds various philosophical opinions or worldviews that conflict with the help of our very own feeling of reality.

It’s feasible to fall obsessed about someone who sucks for us and the happiness.

Which could sound paradoxical, but it’s genuine.

When I imagine all the disastrous relations I’ve observed or people have emailed me when it comes to, most (or many) ones were joined into on the basis of emotion—they believed that “spark” and so they just dove in head first. Forget about he had been a born-again Christian alcohol and she was actually an acid-dropping bisexual necrophiliac. It simply noticed correct.

Then 6 months afterwards, whenever she’s tossing his shit out onto the field and he’s praying to Jesus twelve instances on a daily basis on her salvation, they look around and question, “Gee, where made it happen go awry?”

The fact is, it gone wrong before it also started.

When online dating and looking for somebody, you should use not simply the cardio, but your head. Yes, you wish to come across a person that can heb een kijkje op de website make the center flutter along with your farts smell of cherry popsicles. However should also estimate a person’s prices, how they address themselves, the way they treat those near to them, their unique dreams, as well as their worldviews generally.

Because if your adore a person that was incompatible with you… really, once the ski instructor from South Park when mentioned, you’re likely to have actually a poor opportunity.