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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What United States Women Should Be Aware About Matchmaking International Men

Cross-cultural partnerships are incredible. Nonetheless they may also be difficult to navigate. Some tips about what to anticipate if you’ve always imagined internet dating a foreigner.

An old stereotype holds that US people find foreign boys tres attractive.

Unfortunately for American people, this label actually is true frequently adequate. Merely ask web media. Main-stream publications and web sites are full of content, geared toward United states people, that detail the finer things of internet dating international guys.

For-instance, there’s this piece from Glamour, titled, “Here’s a Way To fulfill those Dudes With Sexy unknown Accents,” this from SheKnows together with the title, “exactly why Single Women should-be Dating considerably overseas guys,” and this 24 section just called, “precisely why international Men Are Hot.”

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So what is it, just, which make men from abroad thus enticing to US women? And, more importantly, the facts really like to possess a relationship with some body from a different country?

Very first items initially: Let’s chat accents.

As referenced into the style piece above, the most typical causes you’ll notice for exactly why foreign men are thus appealing is that they’ve got those “hot” accents. That renders sense, in a manner; would Hugh offer have grown to be Hugh Grant if the guy spoke like Anderson Cooper? The truth is, though, the elegance of an accent most likely features small to nothing to do with the way that it sounds, and anything to do with unexamined presumptions Us americans giselle white flirt4free usually make.

12/10 people would concur. Hugh Grant’s feature is advised. #GoldenGlobes

One of several earliest & most fundamental findings in the field of linguistics is the opinion of accents is a lot more significantly linked to the social and social trappings we keep company with all of them than due to their objective sonic properties. The whole way returning to the sixties, linguists have tried anything referred to as “matched-guise method” to evaluate audience’ attitudes toward certain words, dialect, or accent by blindly rating all of them predicated on a specific group of standards.

Including, due to the joined States’ very early record as a part of colonial the uk, most People in america still usually link Brit accents with stature, or higher social status. Maybe that assists to describe exactly why british accent was actually recently named the “sexiest” around, about whenever boys utilize it.

What’s making use of United states fascination with Uk accents?

As Emily Ngyuen, a PhD applicant in linguistics at nyc college advised Glamour, “There’s a perception that British English try smarter and perhaps that features regarding our very own thought of Uk someone are smarter despite language.”

Just as, Nguyen claims, Us citizens’ information of France and Italy as actually areas of customs, enthusiasm, and love can cause American lady to view people with those accents to be more cultured, enthusiastic, and passionate.

Uhh…Italian guys aren’t playing! These fellas in the united states better acknowledge! ?+#ToRomeForLove

Aim staying, it seems that both for US ladies and foreign males, attractiveness often has actually additional related to ideas and preconceived impression than it does with aim truth. Placed another way: charm is within the eye—or the ear, since case may be—of the beholder.

Stateside Research

Accents aside, online dating professionals say that American people taking a trip offshore should do a little research before talking upwards an area.

Public norms vary from culture to lifestyle, and a simple act of flirting in one country maybe viewed as offensive an additional.

Dating and commitment professional Kayla Kalinski claims that online dating foreign males is actually a terrific way to realize other ways of lives. But she recommends checking out up on your own destination’s traditions lots just before address a handsome complete stranger.

“Do your research,” Kalinski states. “Check out different trips web sites and blogs to have a concept of the culture just before your vacation.”

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Knowing the society before following a romantic mate do more than simply protect you from an embarrassing faux pas. Additionally, it may shield you from misinterpreting a typical greeting as an opening salvo inside subsequent great relationship.

“Again, shop around to understand various gestures in different societies,” Kalinski claims. “Nothing was tough than considering the hot guy your fulfilled at lunch had been into you when he ended up being simply stating hello.”

Despite these possible downfalls in early phase of a cross-cultural relationship, though, Kalinski is a superb promoter of intercontinental relationships.

“There isn’t any better way to experience different enchanting traditions than to go on a night out together with a nearby,” she states.

At the same time, matchmaker and relationship coach Isabel James, whom breaks the woman international lifestyle between Mexico, France, and nyc, states you should take your analysis towards street. She suggests contacting neighbors to learn about just how relationship works in other countries, online or perhaps in person.

Obviously, you don’t need to go anywhere as of yet one from a different country. Even in this age of ambivalence toward immigration, individuals continue steadily to come on U.S. coasts. In 2015, the final season which is why the Migration rules Institute provides stats, 1.38 million people-born in other countries relocated to the U.S. Therefore even when you’re not-out in search of a fascinating guy with an adorable highlight, many times one by accident—or through future, if you believe in that kind of thing.

Really Love Globally

State you’re an US girl, and you also end up slipping crazy about a person from another country. What will happen next?