Renato CARTONI (Elisabetta and Beatrice’s grandfather) was a documentary filmmaker at the Istituto Nazionale Luce. Back then, he was already looking for ways to move the camera and invented the Gyro head. His new creation was shared with colleagues at the film institute, but it was not until his son Guido, founder of the current structure, took over in 1962 and made CARTONI a fully commercial company. One of the first to notice the quality and innovation of CARTONI’s tripod heads were Arnold and Robert Richter, the founders of ARRI. The first heads were made under the ARRI brand name and sold internationally. Guido CARTONI was awarded numerous times for his inventions and I truly recommend watching the documentary film the family made about this special person, just before he passed away.
Today the company is being led by Elisabetta and Beatrice Cartoni, and together with their loyal employees they continue to innovate and search for ways to make the life of filmmakers a bit easier.
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