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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The Rev. Chad R. Chaddick, pastor of San Antonio’s Northeast Baptist chapel, considers it section of their objective to help families with monetary setbacks, but he furthermore claims that individuals with repeating difficulties speak to a chapel deacon for gentle suggestions about following a budget.

Before Christmas time a year ago, one of his true deacons was actually assisting a household evaluate debts as he produced an alarming development: your family had been producing $200 payments to roll-over an instant payday loan – every a couple weeks for four months – without creating a damage in key. That they had shelled out $1,800, yet still owed the first $700. Today, they were vulnerable to dropping their home.

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The knowledge motivated Chaddick to join a coalition of unlikely partners – faith-based businesses, charities instance Goodwill, liberal advocacy organizations and lawmakers from both edges on the section – invested in reining inside condition’s 3,000 payday and auto name loan providers, who offering short term financial loans with pricey penalties if they’re perhaps not paid back completely.

The coalition’s initiatives has stalled a $3.8 million lobbying effort of the business and persuaded an integral lawmaker to insist on mediation between sector and customer groups to bargain just what is becoming a perennial and awful combat from the Colorado Legislature.

This week, condition Rep. Vicki Truitt, R-Keller, will ask the Tx quarters to agree a package of three costs created within the extraordinary damage effort.

Truitt, just who chairs the Texas home committee managing the matter, summoned mediators from college of Colorado class of Law to craft legislation that will trigger lobbyists to drop their particular opposition.

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The 40 hours of mediation between sector and consumer representatives led to three expenses that Truitt feels will end the worst procedures in the business. In the same manner significantly, she stated, the costs has a shot at passing in a Legislature that is reluctant to grab a stand in previous periods.

Truitt’s debts would force lenders to restrict financing to a percentage of your yearly money, and permit just four “roll-overs” of that loan. Then, the lender could be expected to set a borrower on a payout strategy without added charges. Their rules also would require the to report on its surgery, which will provide for best government oversight down the road, advocates state.

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