A little slice of pie turned into a bespoke diamond, ready for another era of exquisite wedding film and cinematography

In business since 2008 offering a boutique and bespoke wedding experience with an award-winning wedding cinematography studio known for its creative film & photography work, production values and unique cinematic style. Black Diamond was born from the heritage of Pie in the Sky, known for it’s blends of artistic style and unobtrusive camera work with cinematographic, storytelling approach to create vibrant, dynamic and personal movie experiences for your special day.

This is your special day. It’s the day that you and the love of your life pledge your commitment and loyalty to each other. It’s a day of celebration and a day of fun, family and friends.

Black Diamond delivers wedding films that capture the magic and romance of your wedding day, edited and polished off with a beautiful, professionally produced cinematic finish for you to reflect on for years to come.

About Us

Capture Your Special Day with Stunning Wedding Videography

Your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event filled with love, joy, and precious memories. Let us help you preserve those cherished moments forever with our professional wedding videography service. At Black Diamond Films, we understand the importance of capturing every detail and emotion of your big day. Our team of skilled videographers is dedicated to creating beautiful, cinematic films that will transport you back to the magic of your wedding day, allowing you to relive those cherished moments time and time again.

Exceptional Quality: We use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to ensure that every frame of your wedding video is of the highest quality. From crystal-clear audio to stunning visuals, we strive for perfection in every shot.

Tailored Packages: We offer a range of customizable packages to suit your specific needs and budget. Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, we have the perfect package to capture your unique love story.

Cinematic Storytelling: We believe that your wedding video should be more than just a collection of clips. Our talented editors skillfully weave together the highlights of your day, creating a compelling narrative that reflects the essence of your love story.

Unobtrusive Approach: We understand the importance of being discreet on your special day. Our videographers work seamlessly alongside your photographer and other vendors, ensuring that they capture every significant moment without being intrusive.

Timely Delivery: We know how eager you’ll be to relive your wedding day memories. That’s why we strive to deliver your professionally edited wedding video within a reasonable timeframe, so you can start relishing those special moments as soon as possible.

Don’t let your wedding memories fade away. Choose Black Diamond Films for your wedding videography needs, and let us create a timeless masterpiece that you and your loved ones will treasure forever.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discuss how we can make your wedding day truly unforgettable.

We are not all the same. We’ve all got our own outlook on life, love, and happiness. In my time filming weddings, I have found that the best way to weave your film together is through the stories and toasts that you, your family, and your friends tell on your wedding day. The toast lends a glimpse into who each of you were separately as well as now, combined. I’m here to capture those quirky, sentimental, and candid moments that build your story. Our lives are perfectly imperfect. So yeah, sometimes the toast gets burnt, and that’s ok. I find that, more often than not, can be the best part. From the first kiss to grandma gettin’ crunk.

I’m here to help you relive all the most important moments of your wedding day.

You, along with your family and friends, are the center of my focus as a filmmaker. The people that surround us are what meld us as individuals. It is my goal to capture all those quirky, romantic, and candid moments with those people. These moments build a narrative that represents your story. Let me create a story from your wedding day that you can look back on and relive at any point in your marriage.


No couple is the same. Your story will be crafted to share your unique journey. Let’s get started!

In the realm of love, a black diamond shines as a testament to the extraordinary. Like a wedding, it embodies strength, elegance, and a rare beauty that defies convention. Just as two souls unite, a black diamond symbolizes the depth and resilience of a bond that weathers the tests of time. Let its darkness reveal the brilliance within, a reminder that true love’s journey, like a black diamond, is both unique and extraordinary.

The black diamond. Mysterious. Elegant. Sophisticated and certainly a bold choice in a diamond that makes a real style statement that is hard to ignore.

Black diamonds have always been available, but as people—we say people, because black diamonds are not just for women—begin to look for new ways to express their own personal style, they are gaining popularity rapidly.

Legend says black diamonds are bringers of good luck…

People are always fascinated by the meanings, myths, and legends behind gemstones and diamond jewelry when they are shopping for that perfect piece. There are plenty of these associated with black diamonds, and they differ significantly from culture to culture, especially when it comes to black diamonds’ meaning.

The ancient romans encountered black diamonds as they explored and conquered large areas of Africa and quickly became enamored of them. They believed that the gems were very lucky and that they were, therefore, an exceptionally good choice for a wedding ring.

The Romans actually decreed that women be given two wedding rings upon marriage. A simple iron band was designed to be worn around the home while completing household chores, etc., while a gold ring with a dark stone was to be worn when going out.

Many men chose to give their brides rings of gold and onyx, but if they wanted to truly show off their wealth and status, they opted for a black diamond instead. Status, and demonstrating status, was a big deal in ancient Rome, and so giving your new bride a black diamond ring as her ‘going out’ wedding ring was a big flex. This is us, the big flex, the bespoke brilliance to capture you beautiful day professionally produced and polished in 4K or HD resolutions.

Cinematographer. Filmmaker. Storyteller.

Hello! My name is Rudi Van Zyl, and I am long overdue for an introduction here. I’m South African, Cape Town born and raised and currently reside in Cape Town. I’m the guy behind the camera working to serve my couples thru wedding films that focus on intentional story telling with a bit of spice. When I’m not working, which is rare, I enjoy hiking/backpacking/mountaineering with friends and traveling to new places!

It has been an absolute WILD ride since I started this company back in 2008. I’ve been able to grow incredibly quick thanks to the help and friends and family. There are tons of positive change happening in 2023 and beyond! From a new website to a complete business rebrand and overhaul, I cannot wait to share everything! I’m really looking forward to working with all of my upcoming couples and I’m thankful for all of the phenomenal couples I’ve had the honour of working with these past few years. I can confidently say, for the first time in my life, that I’ve found my purpose and I’m loving every second of it.

I started creating cinematic wedding films in 2008 when I filmed my friend’s wedding.

This was the same year in which I started filmmaking professionally, so I’m super grateful he took a chance on me! From there I fell in love with falling in love. I’ve handcrafted countless wedding films, and the feedback I get from my couples is always overwhelming and humbling.

I’m by your side from the time you book until after you’ve received your wedding film. I want the experience of working with me to be just as amazing as the film itself. I value diversity, my brand is an ally to the diversity of religion and LGBTQ community, and I am an animal rights activist.

I’m a native South African and have lived in Cape Town most of my life. I know the area like the back of my hand. Some of my favourite things are spending time with my significant other, playing with my kids, exploring nature and outdoor adventures & activities.

I resonate well with engaged couples who are open minded, value life experiences, and love epic vegan food!

If you resonate with any of that I am excited to hear from you and learn more about your special day! If you live in the Cape Town area, let’s meet up for coffee. If not, let’s chat over FaceTime or Whatsapp!

Our Packages

Our style is rather simple to explain, here at Black Diamond Films we create wedding films which are more than just watchable, they are emotive, endearing and sometimes even humorous…

Black Diamond Films is committed to providing wedding videos that embody the magic and romance of your big day, polished off with a spectacularly cinematic finish. We are passionate about capturing the essence of your wedding day. Creating a time capsule-like collection of memories that will immediately take you back to when you said, “I do”, whenever you watch it again throughout your life together.

Wedding Cinematography Packages

The Seed

  • 6-Hours Wedding Film

  • 2 x Camera Crew

  • 3 x 4K Cameras Used

  • Drone (Weather Permitted)

  • Engagement video shoot

WHAT WE CAPTURE

  • Wedding ceremony
  • Couple shoot & pre-drinks
  • Full reception and formalities

WHAT YOU RECEIVE

  • Coming soon trailer
  • Highlight AfterMovie 
  • Full ceremony video
  • Pre-drinks & couple shoot video
  • Full reception & formalities video

The Flower

  • 8-Hours Wedding Film

  • 2 x Camera Crew

  • 3 x 4K Cameras Used

  • Drone (Weather Permitted)

  • Engagement video shoot

WHAT WE CAPTURE

  • Bride and groom preparation
  • Venue scenery
  • Décor, flowers, and other detail
  • Pre-drinks
  • Wedding ceremony
  • Couple shoot
  • Full reception and formalities

WHAT YOU RECEIVE

  • Engagement trailer
  • Coming soon trailer
  • Highlight AfterMovie of the entire day
  • Bride & groom preparation video
  • Full ceremony video
  • Pre-drinks & couple shoot video
  • Full reception & formalities video

The Diamond

  • 10-Hours Wedding Film

  • 2 x Camera Crew

  • 3 x 4K Cameras Used

  • Drone (Weather Permitted)

  • Engagement video shoot

WHAT WE CAPTURE

  • Bride And Groom Preparation
  • Venue Scenery & Time Lapses
  • Decor, Flowers, And Other Detail
  • Pre-Drinks
  • Wedding Ceremony
  • Guest Mingling
  • Couple Shoot
  • Full Reception And Formalities

WHAT YOU RECEIVE

  • Personalized branded Wooden USB Flash Drive With The Following:
  • Engagement video trailer
  • Coming Soon Trailer
  • Highlight Video Of The Entire Day
  • Groom Preparation Video
  • Bride Preparation Video
  • Full Ceremony Video
  • Pre-Drinks & Canape Video
  • Couple Shoot Video
  • Full Reception & Formalities Video

Elopements

POA

  • Are you up for an adventure?

  • Near, far, wherever you are.
  • Tailored to you needs

ARE YOU UP FOR AN ADVENTURE?!

Feel like breaking free from tradition? Don’t get me wrong, a traditional wedding can be a perfect fit for some; but for those who dare to dream differently there’s the elopement!

Imagine you and your loved one hiking up to a breathtaking mountain vista, or exploring a hidden beach on a tropical island. What better way to pledge your love to one another than on an adventure of a lifetime. The possibilities are endless!

NEAR, FAR, WHEREVER YOU ARE.

“TILL DEATH DO US PART”

LET’S MAKE THIS adventure last a lifetime!

Live Streaming

  • 2-Hours Max Steaming

  • 2 x HD Cameras

  • Data Router

  • And More

The world is changing due to COVID and making it harder to celebrate your special day with family and friends.

We have the solutions: STREAM IT.

We offer virtual weddings with a custom online event page, and we stream your wedding live. We cover the event with multiple cameras and broadcast it live on any platform you prefer. See and hear your guests’ toasts and watch their reactions as they share your special day with you. Afterwards, watch it all in full HD at home – we record everything!

Testimonials

Let our brides and grooms do the talking

Thank you for the great service Rudi and Daniel !! You guys were professional and very kind!! Can’t wait to see the memories you have captured!!

Amoré Stemmet

Wow! They blew us away! Every detail was perfect. The service was warm and professional. They met every request with ease. Weddings are stressful, man, but these wonderful people make it a dream.

Karien Hutchison

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