From Natalie Portman's MasterClass

Demo: Working With the Set, Props, and Camera

Natalie walks you through a sample scene, pointing out important questions to ask the production designer and director. She also shows you how to work with the set, props, and camera.

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Natalie walks you through a sample scene, pointing out important questions to ask the production designer and director. She also shows you how to work with the set, props, and camera.

Topics include: Demo: Working With the Set, Props, and Camera

Natalie Portman

Teaches Acting

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Make every role extraordinary

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.

Reviews

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!

It help me understand acting a bit more, and I now feel like I have acquired a newfound knowledge and foundation for my future endeavors that include acting.

This has been truly a life changing experience for me, I deeply want to thank you for this incredible initiative, you are providing university level classes by the most prestigious professionals for an accesible price that is way far away from the current american system. Thank you for sharing knowledge and wisdom to all... thank you.

I can't wait to start watching movies again after watching Natalie Portman's Masterclass. Even though I am not planning on being an actor, I found every one of her segments to be fascinating. You could tell she put a lot of time into the preparation and examples. I loved learning about how she studies for roles and learns accents. Fascinating.

Comments

Iddo G.

But.. next time throw the vase to a place the camera sees it break, let us enjoy! ;)

Antonio Roberto P.

The camera angle in 3:15 is perfect: it seems that the orange flowers in the breakable vase are on fire!

Sydney

This was such a fun lesson to watch! It was so cool how Natalie was actually able to show us all the possibilities you can do in just one scene, and it was really helpful to see something like that play out right in front of you. I was also so satisfied when she did end up breaking that vase haha!

Robert A.

Wow! This is truly one of the most helpful and amazing things I've ever seen being done for a Masterclass! Thank you very very much Natalie, Sally, Julian, Spencer & the entire Masterclass.com team! It's right up there with Herzog standing up and showing us all how to do the Klaus Kinski or Kinski spiral! Thanks a bunch!

Casie

To share your work, get feedback, connect with students and discuss the workbook, visit The Hub! Tons of great resources there. Here's the link: https://community.masterclass.com/c/performance/np-workbook

Robert A.

“What do you have doubles of if I want to break something ?” I love this MasterClass .