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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Should Dating App Developers Perform Considerably To Vet Users?

Dating programs cannot conduct criminal history checks on people, so it’s up to each individual to ascertain if they’re comfy fulfilling up with somebody.

The top two doing online dating software has 12.9 million users in the United States, creating internet dating a popular message board in order to satisfy everyone. They develops relationships, present men, and possibly paperwork life-long fits. Sadly, it is also a breeding floor for assaults for most consumers, with numerous women and men coming forward with accusations of assault, thieves, and even attempted kill. As they cases still climb, it pleads the question, include dating apps carrying out their own part in order to keep their area safe?

The dynamics of internet dating applications

When two people accommodate on the web, the goal is see physically eventually. Most likely, not so many everyone invest hrs chatting with people they never ever desire to see. Of these times, consumers tend to be advised to always meet in a public put. Remain somewhere illuminated. Never ever get in the vehicle. And manage a background check into the person before going. That’s appropriate. Run a check in the people you’ve been conversing with before meeting right up. So just why may be the obligations about consumer rather than this site that keeps all of them?

Are dating systems implementing her regulations?

Nearly every dating system features stipulations outlining who is going to join the web site. For many, found guilty felons are some of the variety of forbidden people. Unfortunately, through blatant overlooking or skipped telecommunications, several members include definitely on different internet dating programs with previous unlawful fees, actively seeking fits. It establishes the build for prospective folks you’re gonna meet through program, plus it’s a bad search for the software. In addition, market monster complement party enjoys verified it does not monitor members for registered sex culprits from the free of charge merchandise they offer. In addition they display that several members on these programs are on the list.

The reason why don’t online dating software scan criminal background?

Using ease of use happens yet another brand of problems for business leaders, such as restricted suggestions to cross-reference. This means that cost-free versions associated with the internet dating applications don’t gather sufficient details about their unique users to confirm user’s identities. Unfortuitously, that also ensures that the onus continues to be with the consumer to ensure the folks they’re appointment become safe individuals. Some networks verify these details regarding service, suggesting your manage your inspections on possible fits to be certain individual protection.

Should Dating Software Do A Lot More?

When considering user security, a platform enjoys an ethical and moral duty to ensure the users stick to the terms of service (from the really minimal). Having signed up intercourse offenders on the internet site is not just breaking the formula; it’s placing the physical lives each and every potential match vulnerable. Implementing a mandatory testing techniques from the registered intercourse culprit list is an essential first faltering step all internet dating networks is taking. Paid membership internet have all pages cross-referenced contrary to the number – no-cost networks need the same services requirement.

Just what details should-be incorporated into mandatory testing ?

Validating private information should be of the market leading focus for memberships on online dating applications. Guaranteeing the individual’s very first and finally name needs to be a fundamental action to a safe internet dating neighborhood. From that point, all online dating software should play a background check on the associate. The facts can include unlawful task, gender offender standing, and any monetary indications that would raise an issue. That’s not saying that all information needs to be shared in the public eye; instead, it must prevent users from being able to access the working platform when they’re found guilty of risky or sex-based crimes.

If a member is on the platform and holds a criminal history, customers should arranged variables around these ailments. You ought to be able to opt out-of those with a criminal record, getting rid of all of them from the look function. This enables people to generate informed decisions on their fits on line. If you’re comfortable communicating with some one with a criminal record, the onus comes throughout the user to analyze furthermore and gauge the hazard. Once the website leaves people in the dark colored, they remove an essential part of the decision making processes.

What limits should be thought about?

Before complimentary together with other users, arranged the limits on common problems. Some customers may have a blanket preference for history check results. Others are able to bend the rules, depending on the connection with a specific individual. Consider just what you are really prepared accept and understanding an immediate deal-breaker prior to beginning to help make factors more straightforward to narrow down.

Should matchmaking apps deploy private criminal record checks?

Knowing that no free online dating application goes through its users for criminal task, all people must operated a back ground review the possibility complement ahead of the appointment. Make sure to obtain the earliest and latest title of your own potential romantic partner, in conjunction with distinguishing facts ahead of the day. License plate number, automobile generate and model, and a phone number can all help keep you secure whenever appointment anybody. Many background checks should include social media marketing profile with other suggestions; see the profiles to be sure the people is unmarried (and not hiding a relationship). Any person you should meet face-to-face need a back ground check sang to make sure your own protection while matchmaking.