Mikhail Abramovich Kamenetsky (1924 - 2006) is a Soviet and Russian cameraman and director of puppet animation. Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1992). Born July 17, 1924 in the Settlement of the Kiev province. Member of the Great Patriotic War. From May 28, 1944 - Senior Field Photographer Voentorg number 15. In 1951 he graduated from the Faculty of Cameraman VGIK. Until 1955, he worked as an operator at the Sverdlovsk Film Studio. Since 1955, he worked as a cameraman at the Soyuzmultfilm studio, where he filmed cartoons directed by V. D. Degtyarev, A. G. Karanovich, R. A. Kachanov, V. P. Danilevich, N. M. Chervinskaya and others. In 1965, he made a directorial debut with the cartoon films “Here are some miracles” and “Whose are the cones in the forest?” Shot in conjunction with I. V. Ufimtsev. From 1965 to 1969 combined camera work with director. From 1969 he worked independently. In the late 1990s, he left and lived in Germany. Member of ASIFA. He died on November 1, 2006.