“This semester, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to intern with the Tallahassee Film Society at All Saints Cinema as one of their social media interns. The Tallahassee Film Society was first started in 1999 and operates from an old converted train station in the All Saints neighborhood. The cinema shows an eclectic array of films from classics to independents, foreign films and documentaries. All Saints will often show a movie that can’t be found anywhere else in Tallahassee.
I first heard about this internship through the Film Committee at the Student Life Cinema on campus. As one of two social media interns, I was tasked with updating and maintaining the website calendar, sending out the weekly newsletter, and maintaining the Twitter page. As part of my internship, I worked about 3 shifts at the cinema each month. During these shifts I helped with concessions and other tasks. These shifts helped me understand the theater and its clientele. Meeting the people who frequent the theater helped me to direct my social media posts towards the people who would be most interested. I was actually not very accustomed to Twitter prior to my internship, so getting familiar with that social media handle was useful. I had a goal to increase the amount of Twitter followers for the Tallahassee Film Society page and to help increase their social media presence in general. In working with the group’s Facebook page, I was able to increase the Twitter followers and hopefully reach a broader audience.
I learned a lot about demographics in relation to social media in my internship at All Saints Cinema. I also learned how important it is to have an awesome organization like the Tallahassee Film Society in a community. John Fraser, the owner of All Saints Cinema, was a great boss and helped me with my many questions. I am proud to have been able to help promote this cinema.”