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 Voter application launched latest fall with a screen that borrows the swipe-right-swipe-left metaphor of online dating apps to present suggestions for the 2016 presidential promotion. It provides political suits based on how users react to some yes-or-no questions. Modern version, readily available Tuesday, supplies the same guidance for U.S. Senate and gubernatorial events.

Chief executive and creator Hunter Scarborough said he set out to create a mobile application that solves problematic for millennials like your: People who are skeptical of conventional reports sources, but lack the time for you to scrutinize candidates’ voting registers, speeches or endorsements.

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Scarborough stated he was sitting at lunch one day whenever a pal urged him consider the dating site OkCupid . It seemed the right complement promoting a match of another type. Within weekly, the artwork fashion designer produced a mock-up of what can get to be the Voter app and began showing family and friends.

Their unique passionate reaction encouraged him to seek somebody with knowledge of application development, Voter’s co-founder and CTO Sonny Nyamathi. The application officially premiered Sept. 17 — Constitution time — after a soft introduction on July 4.

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“Most governmental apparatus available to choose from are produced by politically involved people for politically interested folks. This is the opposite of us,” mentioned Scarborough. “We synthesize all this complex items, so that at first glance it’s effortless, but under the bonnet it’s intricate.”

Voter comes their referrals from multiple publicly available root, including the study of such nonpartisan, nonprofit communities since the sun base and start Secrets, and voting files from GovTrack.us. A team of scientists also evaluates a candidate’s community remarks to glean their position on key issues.

Scarborough is courting a constituency of a special kind nowadays while he aims to obtain investors in a seed circular that would financing promoting an Android os version of the application. Current application can be acquired only on fruit tools.

This short article at first showed up on Recode.net.

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