Film & TV
Lesson time 07:43 min
Real-life resources are invaluable for developing your character. Natalie explains how historical research, documentaries, and even YouTube videos can help you understand your character’s motivations and behavior.
Topics include: Draw Your Character From Real Life • Use Documentaries to Inform Your Character • Use YouTube as a Resource • Learn the Historical Context for Your Character • Invent What You Don't Know • Research Ahead of Time
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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Oscar-winning actor Natalie Portman shares the techniques at the heart of her acting process—and teaches you how to tackle your next role.Explore the Class
For me the best learnings: on set your acting in an environment of sensitivity. make everyone feel comfortable
I really enjoyed this tuition. Many great points to think about and take on board. My only suggestion would be to include more actual footage from films the actor has been in, and anaor at least, more on set movement / instruction etc.
Natalie is obviously a great actress and I think she did a great overall job of trying to cover all aspects of acting. I work in casting and it was also very helpful to me.
Was good but seems it's more suitable for someone who's already acting..