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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We have usually believed in fulfilling with on the web schedules immediately, as in-person chemistry

It’s an MTV truth tv show, it’s a prominent hashtag on twitter…It’s datingranking.net/tr/jaumo-inceleme/ “catfish.”

As somebody who spends nearly all of my entire life either to my computers or on my phone, i’ve never hesitated to on the web big date. Yes, I’ve have creeps making me think gross once they delivered an inappropriate intimate “compliment” in a message… but that’s in addition happened to me regarding subway. Exactly like we take the good with the worst when matchmaking inside the real-world, I’ve moved on quickly after unfavorable experiences online. But something has made me personally stop a time much longer. It’s an MTV truth tv series, it’s a popular hashtag on twitter…It’s “catfish.”

The expression “catfish” was developed common by a documentary of the identical identity, also it means any time someone sits about which they really are—from their title to their current address about what they appear like—in order to forge or manage an enchanting connections (or maybe just to maliciously deceive anybody). We now understand too many “catfish” scary tales to ignore how many times it occurs. Still, I have no goal of leaving out the world-wide-web just as one spot to fulfill “him.”

Here are four points I’ll be doing to be sure I never fulfill a catfish:

1. Updating my online account

As of right now my internet dating profile is a great consider who Im, what I choose to perform for fun, and exactly what I’m shopping for in a guy—but i am incorporating what I’m never wanting as well. I was lately advising men friend the way it’s an enormous turn-off whenever men mention sex at once, in which he questioned me personally if those exact words are in my visibility. They weren’t! The talk made me see an online profile is basically an income document—meant to switch as you have experience that change you. In addition going in: “Loved the movie Catfish, but never need that to take place to me.”

2. Going beyond the visibility image

All too often our company is distracted by just how GOOD some body looks within their visibility visualize (pleading the fifth on whether it has actually ever happened to me). But if you see people you wish to meet, it is so important to study their entire visibility. Besides performs this force one to contemplate whether this really is an individual you’d hope that you experienced, in case you want what you review, you can utilize they for talk fodder when you are texting. Talk about the point that the guy said he loves football, or that she said she likes cooking. Inquire follow-up questions and see if the facts stands up.

3. shopping my personal “friends of family”

Just what better method to be sure someone was actual rather than ask your outdated classmate, co-worker, or best friend you never know him or her directly? If you ask me this a no-brainer! Encounter a person who knows one of the fb friends implies you get access to a co-signer (a.k.a. an individual who can attest to her or him).

P.S. I found myself not too long ago wear to an application that claims to help make internet dating “friends of friends” easier. Take a look at Hinge (or view videos regarding it, just for kicks).

4. becoming truthful about my wants

is very important to me. But to be truthful, now-a-days I’m enduring somewhat matchmaking tiredness and I’m finding it less of important during my hectic existence. For the first time, I can find out how observing somebody merely through information initially could be very fulfilling. Sometimes all you are really trying to find are an ear… anyone to consult with. But once I’m ready for love, at the least, it’ll become energy for a Skype time.

Preciselywhat are your own tips for staying away from catfish? Maybe you have already been lied to on the web? Show the method that you handled it for the commentary.

Veralyn Williams was an award-winning reporter that has been tackling issues on identity, personal norms, and society since she obtained the lady very first microphone a decade back. Through each of the woman undertakings she aims to provide a voice to point of views which can be often overlooked from inside the media.