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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Three Austin places will remain open, Check a?n Go spokesman John Rabenold said

Nationwide payday lender Check a?n Go was find links closing some of its Austin locations, citing credit limits that the Austin City Council passed away this past year.

Check a?n Go runs eight stores in Austin, and additionally one in circular stone and one in Cedar playground, per its internet site.

Exactly what we watched were individuals being cheated and (loan providers) generating micro-loans at substantial rates of interest of 300 and 400 %

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The metropolis Council passed an ordinance last year that called for payday lenders to register together with the area, restricted what quantity of money beforehand payday loan providers could possibly offer to borrowers, limited the quantity of period a borrower can refinance their loan and forbidden where these lenders can manage. That regulation gone into influence in 2010.

a?once you begin being forced to bring different units of guidelines and surgery, they becomes actually difficult for a company to operate where trends,a? the guy said.

City Council affiliate Mike Martinez, who backed a few of the restrictions passed by council, stated he was pleased about the news headlines. These types of lenders target a?lower socio-economic status individualsa? that happen to be caught in financial crises and finish signing out brands with their motors or property, he stated.

a?i do believe it is an excellent help just the right course,a? Martinez mentioned. a?Loaning cash is not illegal and assisting individuals who need help is definitely things we would like to help. a?

The city’s ordinace has spawned litigation from payday lenders just who said the constraints break county rules. TitleMax , a Delaware-based vehicles subject loan company, and Rubicon assets associates LLC , a different limited liability business, both charged the metropolis in Summer.

TitleMax’s suit alleged that ordinance a?prescribes serious limitations on the regards to financial loans offereda? and a?may almost forbid TitleMax from conducting the businesses in the way approved by county law.a? Rubicon’s fit made similar reports. Both meets are ongoing.

Rabenold mentioned a regular Check a?n Go place hires several full-time workers

Rabenold disputed the characterization their organization ended up being using consumers. People enjoyed having readily available credit, the guy said, and a?haven’t become displayed where talk that Council have.a?

Check always n’ Go works together people exactly who can’t see their own terms, occasionally offering them no-cost expansion methods, the guy stated.

Last year the Texas Legislature passed brand-new regulations for payday lenders, demanding these to post full interest rates, costs and terms of service.

Some towns and cities have passed away their rules of this market. In Austin, Dallas, San Antonio and in other places, town governing bodies bring passed zoning ordinances to limit the expansion of payday lending businesses.

Management in Austin along with other cities said they desire the Legislature to take and pass tougher constraints for the future treatment.

Martinez stated the Check n’ Go closures would be the very first example he is viewed of a payday loan provider completion in Austin considering the brand-new rules.

a?For me, i do believe it is simply a positive advance, that effect of our very own ordinances are making everyone think twice precisely how they conduct business with of the most prone folks in the people,a? he said.

Rob Norcross, a spokesman for your customers solution Alliance of Colorado, a trade business for creditors, said the Austin legislation could have a-ripple result, affecting not just companies like Check a?n Go, and its employees and others.

a?For these people, even though the costs within payday and car subject sites were more than other sorts of credit open to other folks at finance companies, they are actually reasonable economic choices for people who tend to be experiencing additional, higher priced, alternatives,a? he stated.

Austin town Council representative costs Spelman asserted that while payday loan providers are providing one thing useful, the concept behind the metropolis’s tip modification was to get more affordable conditions for buyers.

a?i believe these guys simply decided it isn’t really as profitable a company because had previously been, let us run someplace more,a? the guy stated.