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Oct. 24, 2016

In 1991 Tom Hanks presented the AMPAS Technical Awards, and that evening he was interviewed by Johnnny Carson where he described the ceremony where he presented “strange-sounding” things like the award to “Doctor Engineer Guido Cartoni for the repeatable fluid modules in fluid action heads”.

Fluid modules became well-known from that day.

Guido, after making his gyroflywheel heads for ARRI he designed the FL4, the first of a very long series of great professional fluid heads. Since those days, Guido has deposited over 30 different innovative patents. He will also be remembered for the award winning Dutch Head and Lambda, and the tools he invented for his friends Rossellini, Fellini, De Sica, Blasetti, Antonioni and famed cinematographers such as Di Palma, Rotunno, Storaro, just to name a few. 

After a long and rewarding life he passed away in Rome at age 96 but managed last year to celebrate his company’s 80th Anniversary. He is survived by his wife Alicia and daughters Elisabetta and Beatrice.

Sept. 26, 2016
The ultimate innovation in Cartoni Fluid Heads designed for today’s Digital Cinematography. 

Related products: Maxima 30 | Related expo IBC 2016 - Booth 12.E30 | Related news: The New Lightweight Fluid Head MASTER 30 Series

Sept. 23, 2016
This year, the Society of Camera Operators (SOC) presented Cartoni with a Technical Achievement Award “for outstanding contributions to cinematography through the design and development of the Lambda Head.” 

Related products: Lambda 10 , Lambda 25 , Lambda 50 | Related expo IBC 2016 - Booth 12.E30, CINEC 2016 | Related news: SOC Technical Achievement Award

Aug. 22, 2016
New lightweight, compact head is available in Broadcast and Digital Cinematography versions. 

Related products: Master 30 , Maxima 30 | Related expo IBC 2016 - Booth 12.E30 | Related news: Cartoni MASTER CINE 30

May 30, 2016
An interview with Colt Seman, Director of Photography from Los Angeles. He is working now on a new film, Airplane mode, a crazy comedy about a no normal airline, Koala air...

Related products: Master MK2 , Maxima 40 , Lambda 25 , Lambda 50

April 11, 2016
The start of NAB Show 2016 is almost here, we’ve already sent out our new lineup of products to Las Vegas. Our partner, Manios Digital has been already hard at work, and we’ve started to transfer our team to Nevada from Rome.

Related products: Focus 8 , Focus 12 , Focus 18 , Focus 22 , Lambda 10 | Related expo NAB Show 2016

April 6, 2016
An interview with Mathieu Cowan from Sunset Films about his new project in Montreal about Seb Toots and his incredible tricks with snowboard.
March 29, 2016
Rome, March 19 – The fourth edition of Microsalon Italia took place March 18th and 19th, held in the oldest film school in Western Europe and one of the most important movie archives in the world: the “Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia” – the Experimental Cinematography Center – founded in 1935 by Benito Mussolini, not the best example, but a proponent of the power of motion pictures.

Related products: Focus 12 , Focus 22 , Master MK2 , Maxima 40 , Lambda | Related expo Microsalon Italia 2016

March 25, 2016
Lightweight fluid head is included in Canon C300 and Sony FS7 camera packages.

Related products: Focus 12

Feb. 18, 2016
A big thank-you to our friends at Sony USA! 

Our US partner Steve Manios Jr informs us that they have purchased more than 175 CARTONI FOCUS 12 Systems between November ’15 and January ‘16. 

The FOCUS 12 Systems, which can accommodate payloads up to 12 Kg (26 lbs) and are perfect for ENG use, will be incorporated into Sony’s Video Journalist backpacks. 

Sony Newsgatherers now have a lightweight but rugged tool to help support their work anywhere in the world and we are proud to support their vision!

Related products: Focus 12