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
Loved the tips Natalie collected along the way....the kind you don't necessarily find in books. Really enjoyed this class: A+
I loved this masterclass with Natalie Portman. I've been an actress for 15 years while raising my daughter. Now that she's grown, I need to pursue this love I have for filmmaking further.
Loved this class! Covered an ideal range of topics, gave specific examples and shared clips of the examples which was super helpful. Really enjoyed learning from Natalie Portman.
Very professional classes by very talented(probably one of the best nowadays) actress.