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.

This class has helped me break down characters and to be comfortable on set. Thank you masterclass and Natalie Portman. Hope to share screentime with you one day.

I'm a voice actor and I found so much of this material to be helpful when creating characters, finding a unique voice and tone for a script, and to get a sense of the industry. Great class!

It's very inspiring and helpful as an actor to hear her stories, experiences, and the tools she has gained from experience to help her be a better performer.

I was curious. I'm a mathematician and I use my imagination every day, all the time. Active empathy means a lot to me. But, now, thanks to this class, I've understood how awful it must be to be an actress. I'm so happy I'm not one. Thank you Natalie Portman!

Comments

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 .