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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Next, that pay day loan are used for regime expenses such as for instance rent and you can food

In the op-ed “Pay-day financing isn’t damaging to lower income borrowers” in the Hill’s Congress Blogs on the , Thaya Brook Knight of the Cato Institute contends why payday loan was an essential equipment in the event you you prefer them. Knight’s coverage regarding payday loan providers arrives given that Individual Economic Security Agency prepares so you can announce the latest laws and regulations cracking upon the, and this Knight states stands for an excellent paternalistic attack.

Knight’s circumstances sleeps on the around three objections. To cut regarding a great borrower’s use of pay day loan perform undermine their ability to cover this type of called for expenditures. Last but most certainly not least, one payday loans are expected because of the absence of appropriate choice. This type of arguments depict an elementary misunderstanding out-of pay day loan, the risks it present to consumers, and you can a great refusal to reform a broken community.

Knight alludes to a beneficial Pew Charity Trusts studies one interviewed condition regulating studies and found consumers remove normally eight pay check finance annually, having a whole value of $step 3,100. Knight argues the thought of “going back to get more” would be to show an effective borrower’s satisfaction on cash advance, however, it is not the case. More often than not payday loan providers lure borrowers during the toward promise of sensible interest levels, just to significantly elevate pricing in the event that debtor offers the new cost agenda. This new debtor will be forced to pull out extra payday loan to pay for their a great of those, creating a hill of loans. Knight states consumers try regarding personal debt away from a quick payday loan inside the four weeks, but this doesn’t take into account the a lot more loans they’ve got adopted because of then financing.

It is a pattern I’ve seen much too have a tendency to certainly my personal constituents into the The Mexico. From the one out of five The brand new Mexicans features looked to term and you can pay-day loan providers battery charging interest levels averaging 3 hundred per cent. An average debtor takes out financing from $630 and you will spends $step one,250 to expend they straight back during a period of four weeks – if they be able to repay it. Many refinance the first loan otherwise use extra money simply to pay the desire on their unique financing and you may end up in a beneficial spiral out of disastrous debt. Their vehicles are repossessed, lease, resources and other vital costs go delinquent, and their college students go without first necessities.

First, you to definitely individuals take-out multiple pay day loan per year, appearing a happiness towards the device

You to definitely cycle away from financial obligation is particularly unsettling considering that, according to Pew, the fresh borrowers surveyed have fun with pay day loan to possess costs such as for instance book, eating, and you can utilities. A borrower struggling to pay back their loan – who already are thousands of dollars in debt – you will definitely chance dropping their property or becoming unable to put dinner up for grabs. The very thought of trying out obligations merely to make do is actually impossible and ought to feel reined inside. It’s as to why the latest Pew data cited by the Knight ends up that “the new payday loans industry is promoting a product one to not everyone play with due to the fact customized and therefore imposes loans which is continuously even more pricey and you will more than claimed.”

A problematic pay day loan system, considering Knight, nonetheless brings an invaluable lifeline to those who want it. However, if the current system leaves the credit and you will way forward for its consumers at stake, just how beneficial can it its getting? The clear answer, Knight says, should be to produce brand new and better facts to take on payday lenders. On this subject area, we concur. Customers need to have expanded choice not only to get the best offer readily available, however, to stop being required to enter into a contract with an effective predatory pay-day financial.

That is why You will find partnered into the Coalition having Safer Financing Solutions, an organisation you to definitely brings together regional finance companies, area and you can religious teams and you will individual advocates nationwide to cultivate innovative alternatives so you can payday loan. Already we are seeing as functions repay.

One of our coalition professionals, Personnel Loan Solutions, offers sensible, safer funds through its TrueConnect system

TrueConnect people having companies that enables these to bring financing to help you their workers within a lowered price as compared to old-fashioned payday loan. This season, this new NM Condition Senate passed SM 27, a monument asking for the state staff office study making this free of charge and you will risk free work with accessible to condition employees. Studies signify one out of four government professionals have taken away triple hand interest short money. That have wages largely frozen because of tight costs, there might never be a far greater time to render this service.

While doing so, community-centered communities particularly Native Society Financing are offering low interest monetary products and helping anybody swept up inside predatory lender obligations to help you refinance its loans on affordable prices.

We are creating our region growing selection to pay day loan, however, much more tasks are nevertheless necessary to rein in the business. My hope your Consumer Economic Defense Bureau often recommend solid step facing predatory loan providers one benefit from borrowers in need, locking her or him on perpetual financial obligation and ruining its credit rating.

Since Thaya Brook Knight acknowledges, money are needed to help individuals who want it. I can not agree more. The sole concerns is whether or not those who work in the right position to aid will perform thus inside a responsible, secure ways. In the interests of lots of people in need of assistance, I really hope those individuals alter will come at some point.

Javier Martinez means District 11 on the New Mexico House regarding Representatives that’s the policy Movie director and you may Standard The advice of Commitment getting Community Action