From Natalie Portman's MasterClass

Case Study: Working With Terrence Malick

Unlike many of the directors she’s worked with, Terrence Malick doesn’t follow the traditional rules of filmmaking. Natalie shares what she learned from this acclaimed director’s unconventional approach.

Topics include: Don't Dictate to the Audience • Exploring Improvisation in Knight of Cups • Create Emotion Through Gesture • Find Emotional Breath in Voice-Over Work • Keep Going, Even When Your Scene Ends

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Unlike many of the directors she’s worked with, Terrence Malick doesn’t follow the traditional rules of filmmaking. Natalie shares what she learned from this acclaimed director’s unconventional approach.

Topics include: Don't Dictate to the Audience • Exploring Improvisation in Knight of Cups • Create Emotion Through Gesture • Find Emotional Breath in Voice-Over Work • Keep Going, Even When Your Scene Ends

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Natalie Portman began acting professionally at 12 and won an Oscar before she turned 30. As a self-taught actor, she uses personal techniques to create compelling, complex characters. In her first-ever acting class, Natalie shows how empathy is at the core of every great performance, how to bring real-life details into every role, and how to build your own creative process. Get ready for your breakout performance.

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4.7
Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Loved many parts of this, especially the bit when Natalie took us to set. I wish we could've seen a bit more of her actively walking us through acting. But overall, I really enjoyed this class!

Natalie Portman was excellent in this. She really helped me. I wish to meet her one day. And boy, is she GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am not studying acting before but just interested jn it. Its great to know the knowledve and skills of acting which makes me more appreciate of the profession. Interesting and clear structured lessonsq

She gave very specific tips and showed techniques

Comments

Iddo G.

Very professional material in this lesson - a lot of amazing deep insights and tips. Toda Natalie

Nastasia M.

I love the point about continuing the scene after the dialogue has ended. I didn't fully grasp the lesson about creating emotion through gesture though.

Ocubox

That's a very good tip, what happens after the scene ends, your time as an actor to play, should the director decide to keep rolling. So it's good to be prepared for this.

Terence G.

Amazing insight - certainly will be recommending this to my actors in my film and tv projects.

Angela D.

I love her as a teacher! She is wonderful, and I am learning so much from her lessons.