Staff profile

Barry Squires

Senior Lecturer in Media and Arts


Film and Media


College of Arts, Humanities and Education


School of Arts


Markeaton Street, Derby Campus



Senior Lecturer in Media and Arts (Film & High-End Television)

Barry Squires is a highly skilled and experienced professional in the camera department of the film and television industry. With years of experience and over 300 hours of broadcast entertainment under his belt, Barry has honed his craft and become an expert in his field. He has worked on a wide range of projects, including feature films, TV shows, and commercials, and has garnered a reputation for delivering exceptional results.
Barry's expertise lies in his ability to operate and manage various types of camera equipment, from the latest digital cameras to classic film cameras. He is also adept at using specialised equipment, such as cranes, dollies, and Steadicams, to capture stunning and dynamic shots that bring a story to life.
In addition to his technical skills, Barry is known for his creativity and collaborative approach to working with directors, cinematographers, and other members of the film crew. He understands the importance of teamwork and communication in achieving the vision of a project and is always willing to go above and beyond to ensure that the final product exceeds expectations.
Overall, Barry Squires is a highly skilled and dedicated member of the camera department, with a wealth of experience and a passion for capturing beautiful and compelling visuals that tell a story.
In addition to his extensive experience in the camera department of the film and television industry, Barry Squires also has significant teaching experience in higher education. He has served as a Senior Lecturer at several universities, where he has taught courses in cinematography, camera operation, and other related subjects.
Through his teaching, Barry has developed a reputation for being a patient and engaging instructor who is passionate about helping his students grow and develop their skills. He brings his practical industry experience and knowledge to the classroom, providing students with real-world insights and guidance that prepares them for success in their future careers.
Barry's ability to convey complex technical concepts in an accessible and easy-to-understand manner has helped him to connect with his students and earn their respect and admiration. He is committed to creating a supportive and collaborative learning environment where students feel comfortable asking questions, sharing ideas, and exploring their creativity.
Overall, Barry Squires' experience as a teacher in higher education, combined with his extensive industry experience, makes him a valuable asset to any film or television production. His dedication to teaching and his passion for the craft of cinematography make him an ideal mentor and collaborator for students and fellow professionals alike.

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Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Recent conferences

Programme for New Media in China - Shenzhen P.R.C

Experience in industry

Currently engages within the camera department as 1st Assistant Camera (Focus Puller). With experience with celluloid and digital acquisition, Barry has worked on many productions including feature films, pop promos, international sports and drama for broadcast.

Barry also keeps his production skills up to date working within the film and broadcasting industry. For broadcast in recent months, he has worked with Peter Kay for his new television series ‘Car Share’ and for CBBC children’s drama, BBC Match of the Day and BT Sport covering international and Premiership football for live television.

Typical clients include BBC, Channel 4, BBC Films, Four Films, Canal Quatro, and Warner Bros Music.

Additional interests and activities

 Licensed skydiver and scuba diver.