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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Writeup on aˆ?Hani and Ishuaˆ™s Guide to Fake Datingaˆ? by Adiba Jaigirdar

Seemingly, she can’t be bi if she is only dated men. Cornered into appearing their sexuality, she says to all of them she actually is online dating someone-Ishita aˆ?Ishuaˆ? Dey, the directly students whom seems more concerned with learning than relationships.

Whenever Hani ways the girl about artificial relationship, she agrees on one conditionaˆ“that Hani help the woman be much more prominent so she can victory the institution’s mind female election. Oahu is the best plan to enable them to accomplish their particular objectives, until Hani’s friends being jealous that she is investing additional time with Ishu. They are going to fit everything in they can to push a wedge between them and destroy Ishu’s odds of getting head lady.

Whenever Humaira aˆ?Haniaˆ? Khan is released to their pals as bisexual, they straight away question the girl

Today, Hani enjoys a decision in order to make: really does she break off their commitment with Ishu in the interests of the girl friends? Or really does she determine Ishu how she truly feels and become their unique aˆ?fakeaˆ? partnership into anything actual?

Again, it is a pleasant YA sapphic prefer facts, this time after two Irish-Bengali ladies. While there are several difficult subjects resolved during the facts, really basically fun and lighthearted.

I really felt for Hani and also the situation she actually is in with her two aˆ?friends.aˆ? They demonstrably don’t have a lot of esteem for her customs or religion, and she is a people-pleaser, thus she allows them walk all-around this lady. I became grateful whenever she started initially to take action upon witnessing how they addressed this lady upon this lady coming-out for them as bisexual, and all of them getting truly bi- and lesbophobic, although I did want that activity got integrated cutting them down sooner. However, in their situation and provided her era, i will comprehend this lady outlook.

I truly loved Adiba Jaigirdar’s debut, so I ended up being looking forward to Hani and Ishu’s help guide to Fake Dating

I really appreciated Ishu, and particularly in exactly how besides anything that will give this lady an advantage inside working become mind female, she had been self assured and failed to proper care what people considered the woman. Everyone loves just how the lady views in the toxic men Hani hangs on with serves as a comparison, and just how, and even though they aren’t also truly close at first, Ishu is out of the lady solution to make certain Hani’s standard needs become met whenever fun, like guaranteeing the diners they’re going to is halal. I was specially happy with Ishu when she stepped directly into advocate for Hani’s should Hani’s aˆ?friendsaˆ? whenever class happened to be all meeting to a cafe or restaurant that has been maybe not halal, along with only 1 selection for vegetarians.

I also actually enjoyed the good household affairs for the book. Hani’s group is actually acknowledging of their bisexuality, creating a stark distinction to this lady aˆ?friends,aˆ? and showing the nuance across matter of Muslims and queerness. And also with of the problems, I absolutely liked Ishu’s relationship together with her sister, complex though it ended up being, and exactly how Ishu’s relationship along with her mothers is a bit most fraught and also toxic, due to the fact that she feels the requirement to confirm their really worth inside wake of the woman aunt being a bit of a disappointment.

I did think this book experienced some tempo conditions that afroromance free app influenced my pleasures, particularly in exactly how specific things comprise performed, like Hani using the majority of the publication to understand just how toxic the woman pals are and not really creating a lot of web page time for you render circumstances up to Ishu. But’s however more or less a fairly enjoyable, engaging facts that hits a good many proper records.