Chapter 17 of 20 from Natalie Portman

Demo: Working 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 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

Natalie Portman Teaches Acting

Oscar-winning actor Natalie Portman shares the techniques at the heart of her acting process—and teaches you how to tackle your next role.

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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.

Oscar-winning actor Natalie Portman teaches her process for creating complex characters through psychology, voice, gesture, and movement.

A downloadable workbook with lesson recaps and supplemental materials accompanies the class.

Upload your acting videos to get feedback from the class. Natalie will also critique select student work.

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

A wonderful and an amazing soul. So real and a joy to watch an A class actress like her. Extremely useful for screenwriters in terms of what character development means and how actors perceive that. Loved this master class and wish Natalie Portman all the best in both her career and personal life.

Natalie gives a lot of deep insight into the world of acting. The intricacies of character development that she offers are great tools to know. A lovely class.

I've completed a few master classes and this was the best. Natalie shares so much information, very detailed and she is so clearly passionate about what she does, but wanting to really benefit others also. Very inspiring!

I'm an actor who is also not classically trained but have taken classes and am open to new ways of preparation. I liked that Natalie is very practical and modern in her approach, especially in the way she researches. Very real and grounded class. Thank you!

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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 .